Homemade Food Gifts for Chocolate Lovers and a Myprotein Coconut Oil GIVEAWAY!

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Myprotein® is an award-winning sports nutrition producer and Europe’s leading online sports nutrition brand.

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They are respected for their commitment to product quality, value for money and customer service.

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The company prides itself in locating only the finest quality ingredients and impressively high quality control standards which includes independently conducted micro-biological tests.

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The products are competitively priced, the same as or cheaper than the leading high street brand.

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I was surprised with some delicious products to try. I tried the peanut butter with no added salt, sugar or palm oil, just pure peanut goodness; the deliciously whole Brazil nuts and the impeccably delicious dried coconut slices.

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The best bit? Myprotein® are giving away a tub of their Coconpure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to a lucky UK reader!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

Now, for some treats that would make fabulous Christmas gifts with that extra homemade love.

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Sugared Brazil Nuts:

Adapted from my Layered Coconut Mousse

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Ingredients:

  • 400g/3 cups raw Brazil nuts (or other raw nuts)
  • 280g/2.5 cups coconut or unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tbsp water

Method:

  1. Mix together the nuts and sugar in a pan and place over a moderate heat. Stir constantly, allowing the mix to caramelise and turn brown and coat each nut. Add the vanilla and water a tbsp at a time to help all the nuts coat in the sugar.
  2. When caramelised and golden, pour the nuts onto some parchment paper and leave to cool. Once cool, roughly chop the nuts.

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Bounty Truffles:

Adapted from Sarah Lynn Smile

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Ingredients:

  • 200g/ 2 cups dried coconut
  • 60ml/1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 60ml/1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 100g/2/3 cup vegan dark chocolate

Method:

  1. Blitz together all ingredients except the chocolate until the coconut has become buttery and a sticky dough is formed.
  2. Chill the mixture whilst you melt the chocolate over a double boiler and get a tray lined with non stick parchment ready.
  3. Roll teaspoons of the coconut mixture into balls, sit it on a fork and dunk in the melted chocolate. Lift out and allow the excess chocolate to drip off then use a second fork to place the ball on the parchment.
  4. Continue until all the mixture is used up and leave to chill for the chocolate to harden. Store in the fridge.

Panforte Rocky Road Truffles:

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Ingredients:

  • 200g/1 1/3 cups dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 4 tbsp/1/4 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 75g (approx. 8) vegan amaretti cookies (use another cookie if you can’t find/make vegan amaretti)
  • 4 tbsp/1/4 cup dried figs (or dried cherries, cranberries or raisins)
  • 4 tbsp/1/4 cup salted peanuts or almonds
  • Cocoa powder

Method:

  1. Melt together the chocolate and peanut butter in a double boiler until smooth.
  2. Crumble in the cookies and chopped fruit and nuts and pour into a bowl and leave to cool.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least a couple of hours to firm up before rolling into rough truffles and rolling in cocoa.

Tropical Chocolate Bark:

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Ingredients:

  • 400g/2 2/3 cups dark chocolate
  • 50g/1/3 cup dried pineapple
  • 100g/1 cup dried coconut

Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate and pour into a line 9 x 9 pan, scatter over the pineapple and coconut. Chill until form then crack into uneven shards

White Chocolate Coconut Clusters:

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Ingredients:

  • 400g/2 2/3 cups vegan white chocolate
  • 200g/2 cups dried coconut

Method:

  1. Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler. Stir through the coconut then drop heaped teaspoons onto parchment paper and leave to set.
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15 Responses to Homemade Food Gifts for Chocolate Lovers and a Myprotein Coconut Oil GIVEAWAY!

  1. These all look so yummy – I would be very happy to receive any as a gift 🙂

  2. Oooh, what delicious treats Poppy! I’m definitely going to try those bounty bites! Good to hear that My Protein have some good vegan products on offer and the prices look pretty good too.

    • Poppy says:

      Thanks Emma! The Bounty bites are really nostalgic 🙂
      They have vegan protein powder that I want to try and yes, great prices! Have a very happy Christmas ❤

  3. Oh my Yum. Looks awesome Poppy !

  4. Oh my gosh, woman! You’ve been busy! I wish I lived closer so you could give this chocolate lover some of those beautiful treats ;-). Love to you and Merry Christmas!

  5. Violet says:

    Looks very delish and great ideas for gifts! 🙂 Merry Christmas to you Poppy & may this season be filled with love, joy, peace & laughter to you and yours! XO, Violet

  6. Lovlie says:

    I used to buy a few of their powders and minerals when I was in the UK and Ireland. They were some good stuffs. Happy belated Christmas. 🙂

  7. Sophie33 says:

    I made your vegan white chocolate coconut chocolates &’loved them!
    So, now, I am going go make the rest of the tasty recipes too! OOOh yes! X 🎅🎅

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  9. These are my kinds of chocolates and I love edible gifts! Thank you for sharing!!

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