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Baking Bites Cookbook Giveaway

by on October 22, 2009 · 279 comments

Here’s another chance at a free book! Nicole from Baking Bites is giving away a copy of The Baking Bites cookbook.


I got a sneak peak at The Baking Bites Cookbook last month. The recipes are scratch, the design is bright and cheery, and the directions are concise yet thorough enough for novice bakers to understand. And what I was really happy to hear was that all but 4 of the book’s 51 recipes were completely new. Nicole, who manages to post almost every day, was able to set aside her favorite original ideas and save them for the book.

What’s also admirable is that Nicole chose to see the project through from start to finish and published the book in a way that it is both beautiful and affordable. With a few mouse clicks, you can buy a copy for $16.95, and if you buy two copies, you save a few bucks. And trust me, it’s pretty enough to give as a gift.

So buy a copy, and win a second for a gift. I’m giving one copy away this weekend. For a chance at a free book, leave a comment saying your favorite brand of chocolate. I’ll pick a random winner at noon on Saturday, so make sure you get your comment in before then. Good luck! It’s a great book and I’m very proud of Nicole.

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Published on October 22, 2009

{ 279 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsey October 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Suzin L. Chocolatiers is based in Elyia, Ohio. They have the greatest, most melt-in-your-mouth chocolate I’ve ever tasted!

Claire October 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Hmmm, I love white chocolate in baked good but to eat I love a good dark chocolate.

Jen October 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm

The Trader Joe’s bittersweet pound plus bar is fantastic!! It’s priced so reasonably and the chocolate is very high quality. I have baked with A LOT of brands …

Laura E. October 22, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Taza makes great chocolate.

Laura E. October 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Oops, I forgot to add my email. Thanks Anna!

Laura E. October 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Taza makes great chocolate.

Kelsey October 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Ghiradelli dark chocolate – like 70% cacao, with a teaspoon of almond butter on top – MMM!!

Valentina October 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Scharffen Berger!!!!!

Meryl October 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

It’s so hard to pick just one. I love Fiori Sera 65 %.

Doris October 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Probably too pedstrian but I use Nestle’s chocolate chips all the time. The most special choclate was suedy’s kooki sushi.

breabella October 22, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Godiva. Godiva. Godiva.

Be still my heart.

Sylvie October 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I have been using Callebaut chocolate in my baking.

Suzy October 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I’d have to say Vosges for snacking – the applewood bacon bar!

Tessa October 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips… now I want some!

Valerie October 22, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Hmm…welll I enjoy any kind of dark chocolate. Lately I have been buying Trader Joe’s Fair Trade Swiss Dark Chocolate. However, whenever I am at a meeting I am always digging for the Hershey’s Dark.

pam shank October 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm

We have the Holl’s Chocolate Company here in Parkersburg WVa. Many great varieties. So awesome. They ship all over the country. My favorite chocolate for sure.

Ellen October 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Really good dark chocolate always makes any day better. :)

carolina October 22, 2009 at 9:00 pm

i love Ghiradelli chocolate..white or is so good!!!

Lorie October 22, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I’m gonna have to say Ghiradelli.

KKicks October 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm


Debbie October 22, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Godiva! :)

Jayna October 22, 2009 at 9:59 pm

I use Scharffen Berger for ‘special’ baking and Nestles for ‘everyday’ baking…

Angie October 22, 2009 at 10:05 pm


My favorite baking chocolate is Ghirardelli. I love the milk and the dark, they stay creamy and they are not waxy at all. It is my go to chocolate!

Eve October 22, 2009 at 10:11 pm

My favorite brand is Hershey’s

Michelle October 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm


Sally October 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm

My favorite all around chocolate (both milk and dark) is Trader Joe’s Pound Plus bars. They are delicious Belgian chocolate and are very reasonably priced. I bake with it and use it for candy making . . . my kids just eat it right out of the wrapper . . . OK not the whole 17.6 ounces but they would if they could.

Kali E. October 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

anything that’s godiva!!

Connie in K.C. October 22, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I’m a Ghiradelli fan!

Angelica Macklin October 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm

My favorite baking chocolate is Scharffen Berger and my fave to munch on is Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight. Mmmm!!

Gwen October 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Dove – especially Dove dark. I know they aren’t anything fancy or imported but just to eat or to bake with I always get great results.

Diana October 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Geez, I love the chocolates with cayanne pepper. Also the new bacon chocolate is pretty dang good too!

krista October 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm

when i was little, a trip to Hershey park made me fall in love with Hershey chocolate forever! I can still smell the chocolate factory.

Jennie October 22, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Trader Joes’ dark chocolate OR this place called Chuao Chocolatier makes chocolate-covered goat cheese with cayenne…yummmmmmmmmmm.

keke October 23, 2009 at 12:10 am


Vicky Reidelberger October 23, 2009 at 12:13 am

Ghirardelli, love it.

pumpinpie October 23, 2009 at 12:27 am

I have had a lot of happy baking moments using TraderJoe’s pound plus 72%.

Alicia October 23, 2009 at 12:33 am

I love Lindt 75% dark chocolate. Mmmmm. I eat and bake with it.

sahib October 23, 2009 at 3:00 am

i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee chocolate! however i would have to say i love dark chocolate with nuts best yummy

DPLK October 23, 2009 at 7:12 am

For baking, my favorite chocolate chips and bulk chocolate are those I buy from a local chocolate store called Mon Aimee Chocolat–great quality stuff, but don’t know what company actually makes the chocolate, haha. I just assume it’s probably from Europe. Otherwise Ghirardelli is my go-to “good stuff.”

Samantha October 23, 2009 at 7:30 am

Swiss chocolate is AMAZING. But I also like Ghirardelli.

Jessica October 23, 2009 at 7:45 am

Merckens is my brand of choice for making candy during the holidays. Mmmm!!!

Sarah October 23, 2009 at 8:05 am

Godiva for sure!!!!

Kathy October 23, 2009 at 8:09 am

On my end, for snacks all imported choclates such as Lindt, belgium type choclates and all artisanally made chocolates. For baking, I have found some very good cooking chocolate at Walmart. But I also agree that all chocolate is good, except maybe for white chocolate which I really do not like and which really is not chocloate. Happy baking.

Yvonne October 23, 2009 at 8:37 am

My favorite baking chocolate is Scharffen Berger-next favorite is Ghiradelli. My favorite eating chocolate is Cadbury Dairy Milk or Hersheys Kisses.
Holiday baking time is almost here!!!

Sue H October 23, 2009 at 8:37 am

I LOVE white chocolate. I miss out on a lot of treats here at work because they are milk chocolate and I won’t eat it (why gain pounds for something I don’t really like??)!

Nancy October 23, 2009 at 8:45 am

Ever since I can remember, dark chocolate is my favorite. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Patty October 23, 2009 at 9:18 am

I love Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips…especially in pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Yum!

Dawn October 23, 2009 at 9:23 am

If it melts in my mouth, it’s my favorite!

Siri October 23, 2009 at 9:28 am

I’m Norwegian, and love the Norwegian brand Freia. We even got to visit their chocolate factory in secondary school, which of course adds to my affection for them!

Mary Lynn October 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

Dark Chocolate is my favorite, except at Easter time, when I favor White Chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

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