Friday, October 8, 2010

Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter Review and Giveaway!!

I recently chose to review Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter and I'm so glad I did!

Here is some info from Tropical Traditions:
*Made from organic peanuts and organic coconut
*The peanuts are 100% organic Valencia peanuts that free from aflatoxins. 
*The dried coconut is certified organic coconut meat that contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. 
*Together, these premium organic roasted peanuts and the premium organic dried coconut are ground together to make a delicious and nutritious spread! 

I was so thrilled to see that this peanut butter has only 2 ingredients that are organic.  I love peanut butter and I love coconut, but I was surprised at the sweet subtle taste this spread made.  I decided to try a few recipes  to test out this product.
Coconut Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
4 - 5 servings
Preparation Time: 3 minutes
Combine dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk in water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Boil for 2 minutes. Whisk in Coconut Peanut Butter.
Add milk and whisk and heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract. Serve topping with whipped cream.
*If using honey, use less then you would for sugar. Brown sugar may be used.
Recipe courtesy Sarah Shilhavy
This recipe came from the Tropical Traditions free recipes website.

I liked this new twist on hot cocoa!

Heavenly Homemakers Granola
Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
1/2 cup peanut butter or sunbutter (I used Coconut Peanut Butter)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (or another oil of your choice)
1 cup oats
1 cup total of any combination of:  sesame seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips
In a medium sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.
Remove from heat and add one cup of oats.  Choose your favorite combination of coconut flakes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and mini chocolate chips, to equal a total of ONE CUP.  (I just got out my one cup measuring cup and poured in the ingredients until the cup was full.)  Pour in and stir well.
Stir well, then spread mixture into a 8×8 or 9×4 pan.
Chill for two hours, then cut into bars.
Wrap in plastic wrap for a quick grab and go snack!

I also put some coconut peanut butter in my son's oatmeal and he said, "MMMMMM!"  Well, that about says it all!

Buy it: A 16 oz. jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter is $9.99 and a 26 oz. jar is $15.45. 

When you place your order please use my ID # to get your FREE book: 6015262 in the "Referred by a Friend".  (Thank you!) You can also obtain your own complimentary copy of Virgin Coconut Oil book through the Referral program if you are ordering for the first time.  Please click: for more info. The book will be automatically be added to your order.  I encourage you to look through the website for some great products.  I have already tried the Lavender Natural Deodorant (aluminum free), the Organic Shredded Coconut and the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  Be sure to sign up for their newsletter to get updated information on products and sales.

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Disclaimer: 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 in return for the free product.

Win it:
One reader will receive this 16 oz. jar of  Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter.  Open to US.  Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 20.

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