Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Giveaway - Tropical Traditions Peanut Butter (+Chewy Granola Bar Recipe)

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

A month ago I had the opportunity to review Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil. Do you remember? Feel free to take a peak at my previous review. It was really yummy stuff! I wasn't sure how it could get any better, but I was then approached to try another of their products. I chose the Organic Peanut Butter. I mean, yum!
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I had my eye on this great chewy granola recipe that calls for peanut butter. Well, it called for butter too, but I went ahead and threw the Coconut Oil in also. This is my new favorite recipe. I haven't made it once, but 3 times and they are phenomenal! A real reason to never buy boxed again. I would love to tell you that I had tried many great recipes... but, well I am hooked on these granola bars!

You Will Need:
1 2/3 c. quick rolled oats (I also added a handful of old fashioned for texture!)
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. oat flour (just process up in a blender or food processor)
1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 c. dried fruit and nuts (as you like!)
1/3 c. organic coconut peanut butter
6 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 c. honey
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 Tbsp. water



Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 9″ x 11″ x 2″ pan in one direction with parchment paper, allowing it to go up the opposing sides. Lightly grease the parchment paper and the exposed pan, or coat with a non-stick spray.

Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and nuts. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ,coconut oil, liquid sweeteners and water. Toss the wet ingredients with the dry and peanut butter until the mixture is evenly crumbly.

Spread in the prepared pan, pressing them in firmly to ensure they are molded to the shape of the pan. Use a piece of plastic wrap and really press down firmly.

Bake the bars for 30 to 40 minutes, until they’re brown around the edges. They might seem a little under baked, but will set up as they cool.

Cool the bars in their pan completely on a cooling rack.Use the parchment paper to help lift them out of the pan. Chilling in the fridge will also help with cutting. Store in the fridge wrapped up. Enjoy!

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The coconut peanut butter itself also goes well on toast, english muffins, you name it! I enjoyed the fact that it needs to be stirred. It just reminds me that it is natural. It does have a hint of coconut flavor in it which is my favorite part. I just love coconut.

Overall I am very happy with the product. Even my DH enjoyed it. I promise your regular peanut butter will be jealous. I mean, they can't claim to have only 2 ingredients. This stuff contains organic peanuts and organic coconut. That's it! Nothing else! No fillers, no binders, no sweeteners, and no preservatives. This is something I can be proud to give to my family.


To learn more about the coconut products you can watch, “How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil - An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h6eycjf29M

Would you like to win your own jar of Organic Coconut Peanut Butter, just like the one I reviewed? Of course you do!
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*Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
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