Friday, November 21, 2014

Almond Joy No-Bakes & Peanut Butter Giveaway- closed

My mouth is watering just writing this post. I am so excited to share this recipe and an amazing Nut Butter giveaway from Crazy Richards with you! Keep reading!

I'm not really sure what to say about these no-bakes, because they look funny, but they are my favorite mid-afternoon pick me up treat. It hits me around 2:00 every day... sometimes I grab a yogurt or granola bar, or if I'm desperate, a fistful of chocolate chips. But these little globs are my go-to. I throw in some almond butter and coconut, and call them "Almond Joy No-Bake Cookies."

I want to share the recipe with any fellow mid-afternoon snack lovers out there! I don't know the calorie count, but when I eat one or two, I don't feel like I'm indulging in a terrible, processed treat. I like to use whole, natural ingredients in my cooking as much as possible. One of my favorite ingredients that I use in these cookies is natural almond butter or peanut butter. I am a total nut butter snob. I have tried so many different brands, and my absolute favorite is Crazy Richards/Krema. I eat this stuff by the spoonful for another guilt-free snack.

This is not a sponsored post, although I was given a jar of each nut butter to try. I have purchased them on my own many times; I go through them so fast. Mainly, I am just helping to spread the good word about a food product I LOVE. I personally know the producers of Crazy Richards/Krema, and I am happy to share their products with you, because they are the best! They are a family owned and operated business, and they are some of the kindest, and funnest, and dare I say it.... "nutty," people I've ever met. They have an amazing giveaway for TWO lucky winners (enter at the end of this post). But first, here's my recipe:

Almond Joy No-Bake Cookies
(Of course, any brand of peanut butter or almond butter will work just fine. 
I just really love Krema)!

1 cup honey
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 almond milk
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1 TB chia seeds (opt)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
4 cups oats

 Mix honey and cocoa in a pot and stir over medium heat. Add almond milk and coconut oil. Continue stirring, and boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in almond butter, vanilla, salt, oats, coconut, and chia seeds. Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper.

I prefer them straight out of the freezer. They will be ready to eat, no thawing necessary! Store in an airtight container for 2 months.

Funny story about Krema... a few years ago, I was at my mom's house for Thanksgiving. I was making pb&j sandwiches for my kids, and when I opened the cupboard to get the peanut butter, I found a jar of Krema! I was so excited! I asked her where she got it, turns out she was in the market for a good, real peanut butter with no additives, and after researching and reading reviews on Amazon, she purchased it there! She had no idea that I use and love Krema PB also, and especially no idea that I am good friends with their family. So, the moral of the story, "if my mom loves Krema, you will too." haha :) But really once you try it, I bet you'll love it!

Why do I love Crazy Richards PB?
Simple. It is all-natural, no secret ingredients. It tastes so good. It is a quick, easy, and healthy way to get protein in my body. One spoonful helps curb my sweet tooth.

Some of my favorite ways to eat peanut butter are: 
spreading it on my breakfast waffles, eating it for lunch on sandwiches, rice cakes, or crackers, for after school snacks with celery and apples, cooking with it in Asian dinners, baking with it in cookies, and of course, straight out of the jar!

I love giving peanut butter away as a gift! 
If you are trying to come with a few thoughtful gifts for the holidays this year, consider giving a jar of PB! I have given them away as teacher gifts, birthday gifts, and to ladies I visit from church. I like to put a jar with an apple on top, and tie it up in a cute bag! 

Where can you buy Crazy Richards or Krema peanut butter? 
It is sold in many stores such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Dillons, and natural food stores. If you can't find it locally, my mom has purchased from Amazon or you can order straight from the website

The Crazy Richards/Krema folks want you to try their nut butter! 
They are giving away TWO sampler boxes containing Creamy Peanut Butter, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, and their new Pure Peanut Butter.

The giveaway ends next Friday, November 28. 
I will notify the 2 winners via email.
US citizens only. Must be 18+ to enter.

To Enter:
1. Follow Crazy Richards/Krema on your social media platforms of choice:

2. Follow Family Ever After on your social media platforms of choice:

3. Leave ONE comment on this post including this info:
--how you follow Crazy Richards/Krema
--how you follow Family Ever After
--include your email

That's it!

The lucky winners are #8 and #18! Flourishing Palms and Jennifer Espinosa

And if you don't win, or if you are interested in ordering the Crazy Richard's Nut Butter Sampler now, check out this great deal on Amazon.
(affiliate link... meaning if you purchase through this link, i'll earn a few pennies, so thank you!)


  1. I Want to win! I follow you both on instagram. My email is pick me! ��

  2. I am also a nut butter snob... First check is ingredients.. because if it isn't just nuts... then I skip it. I will absolutely try them! Thanks for the chance to win.. I follow you and them on FB.. and get your newsletter.

  3. i follow both Crazy Richards/Krema and Family Ever After on Facebook

    (lesleyana1 {at} yahoo {dot} com)

  4. I follow you both on twitter @justtellmewhen
    my email is cornettma at

  5. I'm following you and Crazy Richard on Facebook. Email me at jeansophie gmail com.

  6. Following naturalpeanutbutter on Instagram {cherylfahling}.

    Following familyeverafter on Instagram {cherylfahling}.

    cheryl dot free at icloud dot com

  7. Yum! Nut butters! I follow you both on Instagram. My email is dancermms10atgmaildotcom

  8. I follow you both on IG. I'm FlourishingPalms. Email in blog link. Thank you for the chance to win! I'm a peanut butter fiend!

  9. I follow you both on Pinterest. And I follow Krema on Instagram. All as susitravl.
    myfoxypup at gmail dot com

  10. We always used Krema growing up. If I am not mistaken, I think it is an Ohio company. This is a great post, Rachel!

  11. So yummy!
    I follow both on facebook
    Katyhutch at hotmail dot com

  12. I would love to try this! Sounds yummy! I follow you both on Instagram! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy in Salt Lake City

  13. Great giveaway. I follow both on FB.
    Manda Overturf Shank

    mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

  14. We have serious Gluten allergies, and I was so happy to find that this PB is GLUTEN-FREE!! Woohoo.
    We would love to win this.

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  16. I follow both on Instagram @sewittogether
    bttrflywmn at gmail dot com

  17. I liked both pages on Facebook as Dandi Daffyhill. My email is: honingharmony at gmail dot com

  18. I follow familyeverafter and crazy Richards on Instagram.


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♥Rach H