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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 }

***ANDREA*** October 23, 2009 at 9:45 am

To eat, I love Godiva. But I also really enjoy Dove chocolate (more budget friendly).

Cindi October 23, 2009 at 10:04 am

My favorite is Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate.

Sherry October 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

I love to let a Dove chocolate melt on my tongue!

Jill October 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

Godiva and Russel Stover do good chocolate, but I just recently had a pan of brownies with a Hershey Symphany bar in the middle, a little chocolate, a little toffee, yummy!!!

Grace October 23, 2009 at 10:16 am

I love Ghiradelli chips and once in a while, I still enjoy a Hershey’s bar…it’s a childhood thing!

Janis October 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

My favorites are Callebaut and Valrhona. I guess I like Valrhona a smidgen more but Callebaut is more accessible and affordable. Both are great. The book looks great too!
Thanks for a chance at a nice giveaway!

Celeste October 23, 2009 at 10:48 am

Favorite brand of chocolate?? What ever I have in my house!!! I LOVE all kinds of chocolate! But if I had to choose, I would buy Lindt Lindor Truffles. Mmmm

(plus, like Grace, I also still enjoy a Hershey’s bar – it must be an inner child thing)

suzie October 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

nestle tollhouse semi-sweet. I bake so many chocolate chip cookies that semi-sweet chocolate is the only kind that tastes good to me anymore!

Bianca October 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

My favourite would definitely be without a doubt Valrhona chocolate. They make chocolate a science understood and enjoyed by all! Excellent for baking and on its own.

Eva. October 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

For eating, Ghiardelli Dark plus Caramel squares; for baking using chips, Ghiardelli regular dark chocolate baking bits; for baking via melting in recipes, Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate bars (a HIGHLY underrated and/or overlooked chocolate).

Tanis October 23, 2009 at 11:10 am

When I want to splurge I buy Scharffen Berger Chocolate for baking, when I don’t have that I use Ghiradelli semi-sweet or bitter-sweet. If I am going to eat chocolate, it has to have some kind of nut in it like kisses with almonds or snickers..not just plain chocolate.

Looks like we have a lot of chocoholics on this site, LOL!!!!!

Jen October 23, 2009 at 11:18 am

I find that Lindt is a great chocolate to bake with and is often on sale at my local drug store – bonus!

Linda J October 23, 2009 at 11:21 am

I love the Nestle mini semi-sweet chocolate bits. They are inexpensive and good! Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook.

Shan October 23, 2009 at 11:28 am

Pretty much any milk, semi-sweet, bittersweet, or dark. Love Lindor Truffles, but I’ll take just about any

krista October 23, 2009 at 11:36 am

Ooooh I love Lindt dark chocolate with orange and almonds. It comes in a huge bar and I have to be very careful not to eat the whole thing by myself in two days! YUM!

Kathy October 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

I’d have to say Ghiradelli for baking, and Godiva or Lindor truffles for eating….yum!

arlette October 23, 2009 at 11:40 am

Hmmmmmm I love white chocolate!

Clara October 23, 2009 at 11:42 am

I love Kopenhagen chocolate. It’s superb. And also lindt dark chocolate! Yum!!

Christina October 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

I’m simple… Hershey’s milk or dark chocolate for eating.
For baking, I like Ghirardelli 100% chocolate (not so good for eating though).

Jelli Bean October 23, 2009 at 11:53 am

Ever since I was a kid, my favorite chocolate has been Lindt. My father often went to Europe for business travel, returning with a prized box of truffles for my mother *who occasionally shared. I just love the silkiness of each of their chocolates, and it doesn’t hurt that I also lived for 6 months in die Schweiz.

Susan October 23, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Dove Promises for nibbling and a reasonable quantity is healthy with all those antioxidants.

sara October 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Oooh, it’s hard to say my favorite brand, but I’d have to go with Scharffen Berger for just eating a plain bar of chocolate…so good! Their dark milk is amazing.

charmy October 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I have a couple squares of Lindor 70%’s at lunch daily. They’re individually wrapped, so the chocolate always seems really fresh and melts in my mouth MMMM =O)) It’s a nice end of meal treat

Jocelyn October 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Oh wow what a great giveaway! I love milk chocolate, but I recently bought chocolate from IKEA and it was fabulous. Can’t tell you what kind it was because it’s all gone :-) Gotta get some more. Thanks for entering me.

Miri October 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Lindt for eating and Callebaut for baking and cooking. Especially the darkest kinds, plain or with cocoa nibs

Lauren October 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Ghiradelli is my usual go to chocolate, but there are a variety of other great gourmet bars that I’m starting to enjoy as well.

Stephanie October 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Oh, there are so many to choose from! :-) I like Ghiradelli for baking, but also like the Trader Joe’s Pounder Plus for melting in brownies, cakes, etc. Love Ritter Sport for a delicious snack. :-)

Jill October 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Green & Black

Danielle October 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

My favorite is Ghiradelli, but really I could eay any! :)

Lucretia October 23, 2009 at 2:35 pm

My fave is the good ole’ Hershey’s bar. I also love their special dark. Mmmmm…

Maggi October 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Ya know, I have found Mercken’s chocolate to be my go-to for baking lately (I buy it through King Arthur Flour) and I have no problem nibbling on it when i bake. But I also think the Trader Joe’s Pound Plus (chipped up) is great for cookies.

Stacie October 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

The Lindt Lindor white chocolate truffles are my absolute favorite!

Emily October 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Hi Anna!

I like Askinosie chocolate. It’s made right here in Springfield, MO. Let me know if you want to try some. I actually saw a store selling it when I was in New York.

Shelley C October 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Gheridelli makes the best fudge and brownies! I’m not too into chocolate, but Russel STovers use to be my fave.
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Pam October 23, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Ghirardelli — dark

Chelsey Green October 23, 2009 at 5:37 pm

im not a chocolate person but i love baking with Shauffenberg Chocolate

Alison October 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I adore Lake Champlain Chocolate’s mint chocolate crunch!!! mmmmmmmmm

susan from food blogga October 23, 2009 at 5:49 pm

WHOA! 236 comments! Looks like Nicole will sell a lot of books. :) My favorite chocolate is Scharffen Berger anything!

Elizabeth October 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Until I find another brand that does not have a peanut/tree nut allergy warning on the package, it’s Hershey’s milk or semi-sweet chocolate for me!

Tammy October 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm

My favourite chocolate is Lindt Chocolate Wafer bar. It is very hard to find. I had my first one in Italy and after that I have been hooked.

P.S. My boyfriend makes it special by giving me 6 bars every Valentines Day because he knows I love them and because he knows that I can’t find them. It gives me something to look forward to every Valentine’s Day!

Donna October 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Godiva milk chocoate!

Dianna October 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I love Scharffen Berger, especially with cocoa nibs.

Jen October 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Valhrona! My mom buys it for me as a fancy present every time I go to visit her, just so I can bake something for her with it…

Jill October 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

My absolute favorite chocolate comes from the Wilbur Chocolate factory in Small Town, PA. I live in California now, and my husband and I have our families export Wilbur’s to us on a regular basis!

Katia October 23, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I like to use Trader Joe’s Pound Plus for baking and a Ritter Bar to eat straight!

Aly October 23, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I love Lindt and Godiva!

Pete October 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Good old classic Hershey’s.

Piroska October 23, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I’m Swiss, so my favourite brand of chocolate is Tobler.

Heidi October 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

See’s Candy makes some wonderful chocolates!

Laura October 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

my favorite chocolate to bake with is 60% cacao ghiradelli baking chips cause they are really big so when you put them in say…….chocolate chip cookies you get big chunks of chocolate!! otherwise i looove any kind of dark chocolate bars with fruits and nuts and stuff………..okay i could really go for some chocolate haha

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