Blogiversary {Giveaway}

It’s my one year blogiversary today! Yay!

In lieu of another recipe, I thought I’d share with you the top 10 most visited recipes of my first year. πŸ™‚

  1. Chocolate Covered Funfetti Cake Balls By far the most viewed, yet not in ‘Chocolate & Carrots’ style of healthier baking. Haha…how ironic.
  2. Cookie Dough Truffles Who doesn’t love cookie dough without the scare of raw eggs!
  3. Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes My little sister’s creation…inside it looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream!
  4. Nutella Chocolate SoufflΓ©s My favorite dessert of all time. Oh. My. Goodness. Goooooeeey! Β 
  5. Super Easy Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cracker Cookies Super easy is an understatement….super duper easy is more like it! Great for kids that want to help in the kitchen too!
  6. {Secret Ingredient} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake My first attempt at baking with black beans…and it was an EXCELLENT surprise! Yummmm! Β 
  7. Dark Chocolate Almond Joys A family tradition, made healthier! πŸ™‚
  8. Autumn Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes It’s only a natural beauty to combine cinnamon rolls and cupcakes in one!
  9. White Russian Tiramisu Cake An adult dessert made much ‘lighter’ than the traditional tiramisu…that never fails to please the crowd! Β 
  10. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies The fastest and healthiest cookie I’ve every made…and not to mention tasty!

Now, for the fun part!!!

A giveway! Eeeee!

I’ve decided that for my blogiversary giveaway, I’d give one of my amazing readers one of my ALL-TIME favorite kitchen items ever.

A SILPAT mat! WooHooo!!!



Giveaway Closed.

Giveaway Prizes:

I’m giving away a SILPAT mat to one lucky winner!

Entry Requirements:

How to Enter: You must leave a comment on this page telling me what your favorite recipe on Chocolate & Carrots has been. If you don’t know, and just want to say hey, that’s fine too! πŸ™‚

Deadline: July 16, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

Extra Entries:

Twitter Followers: Follow Chocolate & Carrots on Twitter!Β  So if you become a follower, you can gain an extra entry. Just leave a separate comment on this blog post saying that you’re now a follower or are a current follower (Don’t forget to leave your twitter name!).

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No purchase necessary to enter. Prizes will only be shipped within the US. Winner will be selected at random by chocolate & carrots using All entries received after the giveaway closing day and time will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If the winners do not reply within 48 hours, another winner(s) will be selected. Giveaways will be mailed to the winners’ address.Β  This giveaway was sponsored my be, myself and I! I just love this product and I received no compensation to review this product. All opinions are my own.


  1. Black bean brownies! Although, I haven’t been following for too long and I’ve missed a few you listed here, so I suppose that is subject to change. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my goodness, it’s so hard to choose a favorite, but my fiancee and I absolutely LOVE your GF Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe!! My future father-in-law definitely appreciates the GF part of it. πŸ™‚

    (p.s. – I’m also and fb and rss subscriber)

  3. I have just recently ran across your blog and I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes!!!!!!

  4. Interesting that all 10 were desserts!!!
    My favorite is the cookie dough truffles, but is was a hard pick.
    Best wishes on year two!

  5. happy blogiversary! not trying to suck up (maybe a little) but i love pretty much anything you make! πŸ™‚

  6. I just recently found this blog and am in LOVE! My friends and I had a royal wedding party as well!

    My favorite recipe so far has been the crispy baked sweet potato fries. Mmmmm. Had them last night with dinner. πŸ™‚

    I also follow you on facebook and twitter. Just posted a tweet as well!! (Which also posted to facebook, so is that an extra entry? haha πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ my twitter name is @k_damp

  7. Oh my wordy. I love everything you post on here. Everything! But my favorite stuff is anything combining peanut butter and chocolate. πŸ™‚

  8. Happy 1st blogiversary Caroline!!!
    Love the flourless chocolate cake, and have made it four times in the last 30 days! After that I really liked the Wonravilinis, and so did everyone that ate them.
    I’m a Twitter follower.
    I tweeted about your blogiversary and the giveaway contest.
    I’m a FB fan!!!
    Love your blog, the recipes, the photos, and the stories. You guys seem like a wonderful little family, and we would have you over for a barbeque if you didn’t live on the other side of the United States. Keep up the great work! Yours is one of two blogs I make sure to read every day, and I tell people about it all the time. Ü

  9. Congrats on your first blogiversary! I’m a recent follower and I’ve to say that this round up of popular recipes were really helpful since I was just on the lookout for a souffle recipe πŸ™‚

  10. My favorite recipe is actually the black bean chocolate cake posted above! I’m on a grain-free diet, which makes edible and delicious cakes hard to come by. I’m so happy to have found it.

  11. Happy Blogiversary! I recently had my one year too. My favorite recipe is the saltine toffee (better known as ‘Christmas Crack’ around here!) They are SO ADDICTIVE!! Everyone who tried them loved them. (I also loved your hubby’s bday cake…I’m planning on making it for my bday next month!)

  12. Happy blogiversary! My favorite recipe has to be the Tiramisu cake! I love tiramisu and having it in cake form is so delicious!

  13. Congrats on your blog’s 1 year anniversary! I have to say that I don’t just have 1 favorite. The cake balls were amazing. The almond joys and black bean chocolate/peanut butter cake were awesome too. I bet the tiramasu would top the list also – but I have not tried that yet… Maybe I’ll make it this week while the boys are at camp:-)

  14. There are so many recipes I’ve loved, but the one that sticks into my head is the peanut butter mousse in chocolate cups. I definitely need to make that once I can find those cups.

  15. Hands down the Confetti cake balls…. Mine didn’t look as perfect as yours when I tried it, BUT they tasted amazing! I’d love to win this to try other recipes!

    Thank you and CONGRATS! You inspire me! πŸ™‚

  16. I only recently found your blog so I don’t have a favorite yet but I can’t wait to make your crispy baked sweet potato fries and Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  17. I have never been good at picking up favorites- I always feel the other goodies will feel left out if I do. I just like all things sweet and baked! But I like the idea of black bean brownies! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  18. I found your blog today and look forward to trying some of your recieps. They look great. I love Almond Joys and can’t wait to try your version.

  19. well, i’ve found several of your recipes via foodgawker, and they look delicious!! this post actually made me decide to make the nutella chocolate souffles!!! wish me luck!! =) i would love a silpat mat! thanks so much!!!

  20. I found your site through your post on but I’m super-duper excited to try LOTS of these recipes. I am hosting a bridal shower for my best friend and really want to try my skills at cupcakes baked in ice cream cones, that’s one of your most viewed recipes! Awesome giveaway item by the way, I’m too cheap to “splurge” on a mat myself…so hopefully I’ll win your giveaway!!!!

  21. The Nutella Souffle has all of my favorite things in it: Chocolate, Nutella, and Gooey-ness! The perfect dessert if you ask me!

  22. My favorite recipe was the Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes. I am a fairly new follower and look forward to reading more!

  23. Your chocolate peanut butter cake recipe is my favorite. I’ve seen it done in brownies loads of times, but had somehow never considered cake. I can’t wait to put it to the test! Happy blogiversary!

  24. Definitely the cookie dough truffles, jast ask my kids…and my hips. Thanks so much! Congrats on one year!

  25. I don’t have one favorite recipe, my kids and I try them and love them all!!! Love reading your blog too!! Happy 1st blogiversary! Also I am a fan on facebook.

  26. The cookie dough truffles by far. I actually made them for an annual art walk my town does and everyone who sampled one absolutely adored them. So basically, the cookie dough truffles are a town favorite!

  27. LOOOOVE the flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I was very skeptical at first, but everyone that saw them and tried them thought they were amazing…. before they even knew that they were extremely easy/somewhat nutritious! Love your recipes, keep on bloggin’!

  28. I don’t really have a favorite (everything you makes looks delicious) – but I really need to make your dark chocolate almond joys. And yes, it’s a need, not a want. πŸ˜‰

  29. Although I haven’t made them yet, I have been dying to try out the Nutella Chocolate Souffles! Cannot wait to make these πŸ™‚

  30. I am now a fan on Facebook, I already follow you on twitter, and I tweeted the giveaway!

    Favorite recipe has to be those cookie dough truffles – I NEED TO MAKE THOSE!!

  31. I just found your blog, so I don’t have a favorite yet – they all look so good. I really want to try the funfetti truffles!

  32. Congrats on the the 1 yr blogiversary! My favorite recipe is the Healthy Apple Pecan Muffins!

  33. I love that black bean cake. None of my friends could tell it was anything other than traditional chocolate cake.

  34. I just discovered your blog on and I’m now following you on twitter (It’s_Siobhan) and facebook!

    I really loved the tutorial on shipping those adorable owls! I even gave it a shout out on my lonely twitter account lol :). I’m looking forward to reading your blog more these days. I’m an amateur baker/family-dinner-thrower-togetherer at best and you’re blog is pretty darn inspiring! Can’t wait to re create some of your stuff.

  35. I love seeing pics of Leland! He is too cute πŸ™‚
    I’m fairly new to food blogs and yours was one of my 1st I started to read. Love the look of your blog.
    Can’t wait to see what you bring to us this next year!

  36. Hi Chocolate & Carrots ! I would like you to consider this as my entery into your anniversary giveaway. I don’t really have a favorite recipe but I can say that I love your recipes, pictures and love hearing about your excursions etc. I really do enjoy your website. Patsy Cullins/ Millville, NB Canada !

  37. The secret ingredient chocolate peanut butter cake was my favorite!! And I’m a fan on facebook πŸ™‚

  38. Hey, Chocolate N’ Carrots ! I actually just found out about your blog today, and your posts all look so delish! I’m in love. Well, Happy Blogiversary! (: Because I’m new, I’m still not sure about my favorite recipe is. So, for now, hey! (=

  39. i really love the recipe for the chocolate covered blueberries- healthy, full of antioxidants, and sweet!! sounds pretty perfect to me!!

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