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Chocolate Seed Bombs {Giveaway}

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Chocolate Seed Bombs

In our house we are crazy for chocolate. We love it baked, drizzled, made into ice cream and we especially love a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

When Green & Black’s asked if I wanted to try out their Latin infused chocolate the Maya Gold, preview their new cookbook and offer a giveaway to my readers I quickly responded YES! Who says no to chocolate? Not this gal.

Do you want to try Green & Black’s Chocolate? Giveaway below~ 

As I scanned the book the first recipe that I knew I had to try was the Chocolate Seed bombs. They are inspired by the seed bombs made up of seeds and compost gardeners use to beautify neglected patches of land.  These sweet seed bombs are loaded with oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate and sprinkled with poppy seeds. A sweet chocolate bite of happiness. My girls had a blast rolling these little balls and had even more fun dipping them and went crazy sprinkling the poppy seeds.  Enjoy~

 

Chocolate Seed Bombs

Yield: makes 20

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 7 oz milk chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup rice cereal
  • For the coating
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Heat a dry frying pan over high heat and toast the oats until they begin to change color and smell a little, then transfer into a mixing bowl. Use the hot pan to toast the sunflower seeds, followed by the pumpkin seeds, each time until they smell gently roasted and start to look shiny-be careful not to burn them. Transfer the seeds into the bowl with the oats.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barley simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Set aside to cool. Once it has melted, add the corn syrup and stir gently.
  4. Combine the rice cereal with the toasted oats and seeds in the mixing bowl. Pour in the melted chocolate and syrup mixture and fold in well.
  5. Take chunks out of the mixture and roll into chestnut size balls. Lay them on the baking sheet.
  6. Melt the chocolate for the coating in your bowl following the method above.
  7. Take each and dip half into the melted chocolate then place back on your baking sheet, chocolate side up. Once you have coated all your balls, sprinkle the chocolate tops with poppy seeds and leave top set.
  8. Tip~ instead of using dark chocolate in the coating, use butterscotch and ginger chocolate too.

Notes

recipe from the Green & Black's Ultimate Chocolate Recipes The New Collection Cookbook, by Micah Carr-Hill

http://sweetlifebake.com/2012/10/02/chocolate-seed-bombs-giveaway/

 

The Maya Gold ~ The first product to be awarded the UK FAIRTRADE mark back in 1994. Traditionally, the Maya Indians in southern Belize flavored their cocoa with spices. We recapture this by blending rich, dark chocolate with a refreshing twist of orange that is perfectly balanced by the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla.

from the Green & Black’s Website.

Mi carino and I really enjoyed the Maya Gold. The flavors were warm and reminded me of a sweet mole sauce.

 

GIVEAWAY~

3 Winners will receive:

A Green & Black’s cookbook

3 Green & Black’s chocolate bars

 A Green & Black’s tote bag 

How to Enter:

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Tweet this giveaway (above) and add @greenblacksUS

Open only to US residents

Giveaway ends October 9, 2012 winner will be chosen via  random.org  and contacted via email

Prize will be shipped by sponsor.

Good Luck!!

 

 

Sweet Life Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post; Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Sweet Life Bake. In the event prizes are to be fulfilled by Kraft Foods.  I will provide Kraft Foods with the necessary information (names and addresses) to enable Kraft to send prizes to the winners.

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72 Responses to Chocolate Seed Bombs {Giveaway}

  1. The title of the post got my attention :) Those look yummy!
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  2. I love that all the seeds are roasted first! Great giveaway!
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  3. So I just received the Maya Gold in the mail last week, I’m dying to try it in cupcakes! Your chocolate bombs look Amazing!
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  26. Now these are different. I love that everything gets roasted first. I bet that really complements the chocolate. Gotta make me some of these!
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  47. Hi Vianney,

    Your chocolate seed bombs look amazing! Life without chocolate is simply not worth living. Lol:) Plus I think Mexicans have chocolate running through our veins. I’ve tried Green & Black’s Chocolate and think it tastes great. Thanks for sharing:)
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  51. Wow…those look incredibly delicious…. Awesome recipe and photos!
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  64. How pretty! I bet they taste delicious.
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  65. I am also crazy about chocolate. This recipe looks delicious. Thank you.

  66. Oh, what a great treat! I love the idea.

    Cheers,

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  67. Those look fantastic! I’m a huge chocolate fan here.
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  69. those sure do look good
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  70. I’ll have to try making these for my dad this Christmas. He’s a chocolate fanatic.
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