candy bar smoothie

by Kristina Sloggett

in Books, Breakfast, cookbook review, daily smoothie, Gluten Free, recipes, Smoothie, Vegan

candy bar smoothie

veganmofo

It’s my third cookbook review of Mofo, and again, I am giving away a copy to a lucky reader!

I am also sharing with you a recipe from the book – for one of the best smoothies I have ever had. Really, Jason keeps asking for it, I keep making it. I mean, a candy bar smoothie?

Yes, it really tastes like a candy bar. Adding the protein is what we generally do, and this easily takes me through a busy morning.

Bake and Destroy Vegan Cookbook

This week I bring you Natalie Slater’s new book, Bake and Destroy – Good Food for Bad Vegans (or as the back cover states, “Vegan Recipes That’ll Punch Your Taste Buds in the Mouth”).

I have already made her Honky Tonk French Toast (I always have to try the French toast…), Game Day Dip (because… yeah, football), and the Chicago-style sandwich. All over the top tasty.

With beautiful photography and fun stories on every page, Natalie’s high energy cookbook is fun to just sit down and read.

Recipes I will be making: Fruit Punch Winkies (yes, a bright red fruit flavored snack cake), Mighty Migas (the first breakfast I veganized, I cannot wait to try another version), and the Indian Buffet Pizza. That just sounds incredible.

and this smoothie. This smoothie is now permanent in our standard breakfast rotation.

www.picasion.com

candy bar smoothie

YIELD: one smoothie

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

INGREDIENTS:

1 frozen ripe banana
1/2 cup (46 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
2-3 tablespoons (32 to 48 g) almond butter
2 tablespoons (14 g) flax seeds
2 tablespoons (19 g) raw cocoa nibs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place the banana, coconut, almond butter, flax seeds  cocoa nibs, cinnamon and vanilla in a blender. Cover with almond milk and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk to achieve your desired consistency.

Party Tip: add a scoop of Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder if you’re drinking this post workout.

vegan candy bar smoothie

GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive a copy of Bake and Destroy – Good Food for Bad Vegans.

ONE winner, many ways to enter – leave a comment for each:

#1) what is your favorite candy bar?

#2) tweet about this giveaway, including a link back to this post (tweet this):  enter to win Natalie Slater’s Bake and Destroy cookbook from @spabettie –> http://www.spabettie.com/?p=11929

#3) Pin this post

#4) follow spabettie on twitter

#5) like spabettie on facebook

#6) follow spabettie on bloglovin’

Enter through midnight Tuesday October 1. Winner selected via random number generator and notified via email by Wednesday October 2. Winners have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

 

 

{ 132 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Abby September 26, 2013 at 5:09 am

Seems simple enough! I would omit the coconut because I think it tastes like suntan lotion smells, but to each their own. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. ;)

I can’t remember the last time I act a candy bar, but I like the little mini ones once in awhile (and a small piece of chocolate every night after dinner. Chocolate closure.) A favorite? Couldn’t pick. Rolos, Heath, PB cups, Snickers–anything in small doses!

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2 Dawn September 26, 2013 at 5:09 am

My favorite these days is probably not considered a candy bar by some, but it’s the Nugo Gluten Free Chocolate Crunch.

Btw, that smoothie sounds wonderful! I have everything but the almond butter at home and I have almonds to make that :)

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3 Dawn September 26, 2013 at 5:10 am
4 Dawn September 26, 2013 at 5:11 am

I like spabettie on facebook

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5 The Peace Patch September 26, 2013 at 5:15 am

This looks like one of those smoothies I could slurp up for breakfast and for dessert everyday…totally addicting. ;)
My favorite candy bar I think is Theo’s Fig, Fennel & Almond 70% Dark Chocolate…I love all of their bars but that flavor combo spins me silly. :)
Thanks for the recipe. Cheers!

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6 purelytwins September 26, 2013 at 5:20 am

anything with raw cacao nibs is yummy in our book ;)
smoothie sounds amazing!!

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7 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 26, 2013 at 5:21 am

That’s tough. I always loved Heath Bars (kind of funny I ended up with a dog named Heath after that very candy bar), but I also love any with nuts and caramel!

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8 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 26, 2013 at 5:22 am
9 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 26, 2013 at 5:22 am

I follow you on twitter

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10 Heather (Where's the Beach) September 26, 2013 at 5:24 am

And I follow on FB

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11 lysette September 26, 2013 at 5:42 am

Any kind of dark chocolate with crunchy sea salt :)

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12 Emma September 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

This smoothie sounds decadent! Perfect for me as I loved “bounty bars” as a kid :)

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13 Laurel September 26, 2013 at 7:20 am

I think I’m gonna haul my sorry butt out of bed and make this. I just wish I had some almond milk on hand or hadn’t just finished off the almond butter. Cashew butter it is then (yeah, BIG sacrifice). My favorite candy bar used to be Milky Way’s Twilite Bar. No its’ Endanger Species’ Dark Milk Chocolate bar.
Thanks for the review. I just put her book on my wish list!

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14 A. Cook September 26, 2013 at 7:24 am

Pregan fave was Twix but now it’s the Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate bar. It’s amazing.

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15 A. Cook September 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

Oh and I follow you on Twitter!

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16 Emily September 26, 2013 at 7:29 am

I used to love Payday’s, but I’ve yet to find a vegan substitute:(

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17 Dee Dee September 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

I had to fight myself before answering, but I’m going with everything Vosges makes. In fact, I want to have all of their chocolate so I can keep it in my apartment!

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18 Dee Dee September 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

And I follow you on fb and twitter!

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19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

I want to work this into my macros tonight. Again, I just spent wayyyy too much time staring at the animation. Easily amused…

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20 Denise September 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

I loved peanut butter cups. Still searching for a yummy vegan version.

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21 Ashley F. September 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

Wow – that looks amazing! Making it tonight! My favorite candy bar used to be Twix, hands down.

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22 Ashley F. September 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

I follow you on FB and Twitter!

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23 Liz September 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

My favourite candy bars are Nak*d bars in the UK ^^ the cocoa orange flavour is so yummy!!

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24 Ashley F. September 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

Also follow you on Bloglovin.

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25 Liz September 26, 2013 at 10:01 am
26 Ashley F. September 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

Pinned!

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27 Liz September 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

I follow you on fb and twitter @lizcampbll :)

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28 Megan September 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

We have smoothies for breakfast almost every morning and sometimes for dessert too! This sounds great! My favorite candy bars from childhood are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and KitKat Bars.

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29 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty September 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

Must try this!!

I LOVE how that picture works!!! :) looks so fun!

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30 Jasmine Gee September 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

Mmm must try, this looks delicious!!
Butterfinger is definitely my favorite, ♡.♡

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31 Jasmine Gee September 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

I followed on twitter; username @ jazz_lestrange.

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32 Jasmine Gee September 26, 2013 at 11:12 am
33 Jasmine Gee September 26, 2013 at 11:39 am

Pinned:

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34 Jasmine Gee September 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/318066792404182602/
here’s the link I meant to post with my comment #28.
my web browser was acting wacky and didn’t go through right.

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35 Johnny September 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Yum yum gimme some!

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36 Lizzie September 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

These days I think my favorite is the Go Max Go Jokerz bar. :)

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37 Lizzie September 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm
38 Lizzie September 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Now following on Twitter.

@wickedliz

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39 Lizzie September 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I like you on Facebook. :)

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40 charj September 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

My favorite candy bar is the Valor Dark Chocolate with Marcona Almonds

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41 Lizzie September 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Just signed up to follow on bloglovin’.

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42 Michelle September 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

My favorite is defintely Ferrer Roche

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43 Lizzie September 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Just pinned this post, as well. :)

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44 Chef Amber Shea September 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

My fave candy bar was called a Whatchamacallit! I wonder if they’re still around…

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45 Chef Amber Shea September 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I tweeted (@chefambershea)

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46 Chef Amber Shea September 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I follow you on Twitter…

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47 Chef Amber Shea September 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm

…and FB.

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48 Heather B. September 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

My favorite candy bar? Peanut Butter Twix!

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49 Jason September 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Favorite candy bar – Take 5!

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50 Jo Fuller September 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I love snickers bars!
I followed on twitter, my handle is @sparklesandrust
I tweeted about the contest.
I liked the page on face book. My name is Jo Fuller

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51 Eileen September 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Well, now I need to go get some cacao nibs. :) NOM. It’s way too hard to pick just one candy bar–I like schmancy chocolate bars, the Amy’s crunchy chewy etc series, and the more usual M&M/Mars bars. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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52 Emme September 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Favorite candy bar has to be the Cleo.

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53 Emme September 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

And I follow you on twitter!

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54 Emily September 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes for my son, and this looks delicious. My favorite candy bar is the Chocolove almonds and sea salt bar.

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55 Emily September 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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56 Emily September 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I also liked you on Facebook.

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57 Kerry A. September 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I love love love 3 Musketeers bars!

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58 Kerry A. September 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I now follow you on Twitter!

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59 Kerry A. September 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I liked you on FB!

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60 Kerry A. September 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

And, finally, I pinned this post

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61 natalie@thesweetslife September 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

You had me at the title of this! Yum!

My fave candy bar is probably Take 5!

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62 Lisa K. September 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

My favorite candy bar(ish) was always peanut butter cups. Vegan ones are hard to find, though so I usually make my own peanut butter balls.

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63 jacquie September 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I don’t know when I last had a candy bar – I did used to enjoy mounds and peanut butter cups.

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64 Trina September 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Will have to try this when I go purchase some cocoa nibs.

When I ate candy bars I lived three musketeers and regular Hershey bars!!!!

About to like spabettie on Facebook!!!

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65 Marci F September 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm

What candy bar *don’t* I like would be an easier question!
I have now liked, followed, pinned, liked again, and tweeted…
https://twitter.com/marciferous/status/383443610517000192

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66 Gabby September 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Right now it’s Justin’s Dark chocolate peanut butter cups but it used to be Snickers (pre-veg).

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67 Diana September 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

MMMmmmmmmmmm! My favorite candybar is, without a shred of doubt, the Cherry Mash! I actually wrote the president of the Chase Candy company and told him the same–and he wrote back! I have been a fan for 41 years… :)
Can’t wait to try your Candy Bar Smoothie!!! Thank you for all you do! Diana

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68 Heather @The Soulful Spoon September 26, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Oh gosh this looks so good! And so easy! I will have to make this ASAP. Smoothies are my favorite thing in the world:)

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69 Jules September 27, 2013 at 5:18 am

Love Love Love this recipe….my favorite candy bar is good ol’ Butterfinger.

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70 Bryan wright September 27, 2013 at 6:05 am

Peanut chews!

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71 Bryan wright September 27, 2013 at 6:08 am

Followed and tweeted

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72 Elle September 27, 2013 at 8:02 am

Darn, that looks good!

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73 Lydia Claire September 27, 2013 at 10:25 am

I have a few favorite candy bars; Mounds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Rolo’s…..

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74 Lydia Claire September 27, 2013 at 10:29 am
75 Lydia Claire September 27, 2013 at 10:30 am

I am following you on bloglovin.

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76 Melissa September 27, 2013 at 10:33 am

I used to love Charlston Chews. Someone needs to come up with a vegan version!

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77 Melissa September 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

I like spabettie on facebook.

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78 Melissa September 27, 2013 at 10:35 am
79 East Meets West Veg September 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

I am following you on facebook! I’ll share it on my fb as well. I am doing a giveaway right now too of Crazy Sexy Kitchen!

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80 Lydia Claire September 27, 2013 at 10:37 am

I am following you on Facebook.

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81 East Meets West Veg September 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

I am now following you on twitter as well!

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82 Lydia Claire September 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

I am following you on Twitter.

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83 East Meets West Veg September 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

Do Justin’s Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups count as a candy bar? They are my favorite!

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84 Elizabete September 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I hope this is open to overseas vegans too… : )

It has been awhile since I’ve had a candy bar, but I like marzipan a lot and eat chocolate covered ones at least once a week, oh, marzipan.

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85 Kim - Liv Life September 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Love, love LOVE this!! We make one very similar, only I don’t add the cinnamon or the coconut. Am going to have to try that. I’m loving your book reviews! Keep them coming!
Favorite candy bar?? Butterfinger! Any chance of a butterfinger smoothie??!!

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86 Kim - Liv Life September 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Tweeted!!!

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87 Kim - Liv Life September 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Pinned!!!

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88 Kim - Liv Life September 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Facebook!!

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89 Kim - Liv Life September 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

And now I’m a Bloglovin’ Follower.
Great recipe and review Kristina! And happy, happy birthday!!

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90 Maura September 27, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Liked you on Facebook>

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91 Maura September 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Favorite candy bar was Reeses PB Cups.

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92 Terri Cole September 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I love dark chocolate with sea salt!

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93 Terri Cole September 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm
94 Terri Cole September 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I like you on Facebook (Terri Jones Cole).

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95 sarah September 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I loveeee almond joys

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96 Jennifer K September 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

my favorite candy bar before going vegan was a tie between Twix and Coffee Crisp. Now that I’m vegan I love anything from Go Max Go

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97 Jennifer K September 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I liked spabettie on Facebook

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98 Jennifer K September 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I followed spabettie on Twitter

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99 Jennifer K September 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm
100 Simona September 28, 2013 at 1:30 am

I follow you on twitter @catinaweb

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101 Simona September 28, 2013 at 1:32 am
102 Simona September 28, 2013 at 1:33 am

I think my fav is snicker bar!

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103 Simona September 28, 2013 at 7:44 am
104 Candy Hoffman September 28, 2013 at 8:39 am

My favorite candy bar has to be simply dark chocolate.

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105 Candy Hoffman September 28, 2013 at 8:40 am
106 Candy Hoffman September 28, 2013 at 8:45 am
107 Candy Hoffman September 28, 2013 at 8:46 am

I followed on twitter: @candy_is_sweetr

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108 Candy Hoffman September 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

I follow on fb: facebook.com/candy.hoffman.33

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109 Candy Hoffman September 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

following on bloglovin: bloglovin.com/candyhoffman

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110 Chelsea September 28, 2013 at 9:10 am

I liked you on facebook!

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111 Chelsea September 28, 2013 at 9:10 am

I love Go Max Go candy bars! Yum vegan candy :)

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112 Cadry September 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

That sounds like one amazing smoothie!! My favorite candy bar is the Dream Big bar from Eli’s Earth Bars.

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113 Cadry September 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

I followed you on Twitter!

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114 Robyn September 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

My favorite candy bar is peanut butter Twix. But those are hard to find. So second place is probably Snickers.

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115 Robyn September 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm
116 Robyn September 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Followed on twitter (robynvinessmith)

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117 Robyn September 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Followed on Facebook (Robyn Vines Smith)

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118 Kat September 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Just found your blog – love it!

Also, fave candy bar = Twix

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119 Marcella September 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Reeses PB cups are my favorite although I don’t remember when I last had one.

I have completed the requirements for this giveaway. TY

This recipe sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it!!

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120 Hannah R. September 29, 2013 at 4:21 am

My favorite candy bar is Chocolove’s Almond and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate, yummmm

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121 Hannah R. September 29, 2013 at 4:22 am
122 Hannah R. September 29, 2013 at 4:23 am

I follow you on twitter: @soulhorse

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123 Tammy September 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Making this in the morning!

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124 Corrine September 30, 2013 at 1:13 am

Almond Joy!

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125 Corrine September 30, 2013 at 1:14 am

I have liked you on Facebook.

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126 Kelly G. September 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm
127 Kelly G. September 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

My favorite candy bar is the dark chocolate Peanut Chews by Goldenbergs. One of the few candy bars I could have as a milk allergic kid.

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128 Kelly G. September 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I follow you on twitter (I’m @vegandaemon)

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129 Kelly G. September 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm

& on FB too!

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130 Jennifer K October 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm
131 Kate | Food Babbles October 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Ooo!! This sounds like it must taste amazing! I love the flavors going on here. Gotta try it.

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132 AL January 24, 2014 at 9:18 am

Pinned, liked & comment! Snickers hands down! But haven’t had one in years, since going vegan😢

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