Handmade Luxury Chocolate Giveaway

 I love intense, smooth, bold, rich and luxurious chocolates and the new Revel Chocolates from Lake Champlain Chocolates celebrate flavor with creative pairings.

Each handmade piece reveals a dreamy-smooth ganache paired with inspired ingredients — WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, Vermont crème fraîche, George Howell Espresso, chipotle and cinnamon, bergamot black tea kissed with Vermont honey, and an organic single-origin dark chocolate from Peru. All in a handsome, two-tiered gift box featuring three of each distinctive flavor.

One lucky winner will win an 18-piece Assorted Revel Chocolates (three of each flavor):

• Bergamot & Honey: dark chocolate ganache infused with organic loose-leaf Earl Grey tea and pure Vermont honey. Every bite releases an enticing bouquet of fragrant bergamot, honey, and cocoa.

• Apurimac 70% Dark: a divine blend of organic Peruvian dark chocolate and fresh Vermont heavy cream. The ultimate single-origin chocolate, with notes of juicy red fruit and a seductive hint of earthiness.

• Vermont Crème Fraîche: a French-style cultured cream folded into milk chocolate ganache. Fresh milk from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery lends this a distinctive tartness and incredibly smooth texture.

• WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey: the acclaimed 10-year 100% rye whiskey meets our famous dark chocolate ganache. Savor delicious notes of deep cocoa, caramel, toasted rye, bourbon, and vanilla.

• George Howell Espresso: dark chocolate ganache infused with a North Italian Style Espresso from coffee master George Howell. An elegant pairing offering bold notes of mocha, roasted almonds, and cocoa.

• Chipotle Cinnamon: a warming, earthy kick of chipotle and cinnamon in our special blend of milk and dark chocolate ganache. Opens up with sweet and smoky, followed by a burst of spice at the finish.

 Lake Champlain Chocolates are preservative-free and Kosher-certified. Their chocolate contains no additives or shelf extenders. As chocolate has over 500 flavor components, anything extra is bound to compromise the flavor.

“At Lake Champlain Chocolates, our goal is to create something extraordinary. Vermont ingredients, such as maple syrup, honey, cream and butter, have always played a role in our chocolates, as we combine the best traditions of chocolate making with new flavors and techniques. Crafted in small batches, the ingredients in our chocolates have always been fresh and natural and the results will astound you. Perhaps that’s why The New York Times reveres it as some of the best chocolate in the country.”

Some of my favorite chocolate recipes:

Chocolate Molasses Chocolate Chip Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Glaze – Both cocoa powder and chocolate chips give this easy cake a rich depth of flavor, complemented by molasses, a splash of coffee, and diced Medjools dates baked into the batter, add layers of richness and flavors. Acreamy and smooth Baileys Irish Cream Glaze that’s good enough to drink really is the icing on this cake

Nanaimo Bars (No-Bake) - An ode to Canada’s national dessert, these decadent three-layered bars start with an almond flour-coconut-cocoa powder-buttery crust, with a rich creamy custard-butttercream filling, topped with a slick of buttery chocolate ganache. They look complicated but within about a half hour, they’re ready to go and are extremely rich and satisfying and would be perfect on a holiday dessert platter

 Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache – This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe because the cake turns out moist, rich, and has great depth of flavor. The batter comes together in just minutes with a whisk and is just as fast as using a boxed cake mix, with much more scrumptious results along with the smooth, silky and creamy chocolate ganache

No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles – One of the most popular recipes on my site, courtesy of Pinterest. These little truffles are so easy and fast to make, perfect for holiday parties and events. Plus, who can say no to vanilla cake batter that’s dipped in a melted chocolate

Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies Stuffed with Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Any dried fruit may be used but there’s something about the combination of chocolate and chocolate-covered strawberries that is especially good. Strawberries and chocolate shouldn’t only be for Valentine’s Day

Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting – Nothing cakey at all about these fudgy, dense, rich brownies. The recipe is as easy as using a boxed mix with far superior taste and the batter comes together in less than five minutes with a whisk. Nutella swirls and cream cheese frosting optional, but recommended

Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies – Chocolate is used three ways for maximum gooeyness in these new seasonal favorite cookies. Soft, moist, tender, no mixer is required, and if you’ve never paired chocolate together with molasses, it’s a great combo

Chocolate Saltine Toffee, i.e. Christmas Crack – A popular holiday candy recipe that many of us have had and it goes by many different names, but one thing is for sure is that it’s highly addictive, hence the name

Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookies – Chocolate and coconut is a winning combination and I baked both chocolate chips and Mounds Bar candy bars into these easy, goofproof chocolate cake mix cookies that turn out soft and moist every time

Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars – Calling all Biscoff spread and Cookie Butter spread lovers. If you actually want to use the spread in a recipe rather than just eating it straight from the jar with a spoon, these bars are fast to make and the combination of chocolate, bananas, and cookie butter is a win. Peanut butter may be substituted for cookie butter

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free) – Chocolate and peanut butter is perhaps the best chocolate pairing of all time and these cookies use chocolate two ways, cocoa powder and chocolate chips, along with a hefty does of peanut butter

Frozen Chocolate Pudding and Wafer Cake (No-Bake, 3 ingredients) – Chocolate pudding and chocolate wafers are layered for a frozen and no-bake fun icebox cake, with wafers that stay crisp. Many ice box cakes made from graham crackers have a tendency to turn mushy and disintegrate but not this one

Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation) – The combination of caramels and chocolate is a favorite and the two melt together in these sweet, easy, and oh-so-gooey bars

 Using Rafflecopter, enter to win an 18-count box of luxury chocolates, making sure to leave a blog comment in response to the first question.

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131 Responses to “Handmade Luxury Chocolate Giveaway”

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    Sarah H.P. — December 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    My favorite chocolate is any flavor from Hotel Chocolat!

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    Lori — December 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Triple chocolate chunk cookies!

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    Emily R. — December 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Mint chocolate cookies with a crispy layer

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    Kim Whitbeck — December 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    yummmmmmmmmmmm, chocolate.

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    Heather @girlichef — December 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, there is not a single thing in this post that I do not want to devour. Including those chocolates. I have a hard time choosing my favorite (since it depends on my mood), but right now I’m loving creamy, white chocolate truffles in a shell of smooth milk chocolate. With a chaser of 30 year old Laphroaig. mmmmm…..

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    Jo — December 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I really like making chocolate crinkle cookies, but recently made brigadeiros (a Brazilian chocolate ball). Make them and enjoy.

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    JoJo — December 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I made a mistake of coming to your blog when I’m craving sweets… again. sigh.
    I know it’s typical, but I would have to say brownies..

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    Kimi — December 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Peanut butter chocolate cake

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    Jennifer — December 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Triple chocolate cheesecake

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    Shelly — December 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I love dark chocolates filled with salted caramel!

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    Charlotte Pillow — December 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    brownies…the best

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    Rust — December 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    i love plain old chocolate chip cookies. Your pictures are wonderful!

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    Leslie — December 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    My favorite way to use chocolate is in freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

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    Robin Coxon — December 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I love Godiva chocolates – but not just because they’re Godiva, but because they are the first chocolates my husband bought for me. Whether it was because I’m a bear collector and there was a bear with them, they hold a special place in my memory and heart.

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    Krista B — December 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Dark! Truffles, fondue, bars, sauces, cookies, fudge, you name it! :)

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    maureen — December 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I love brownies with milk chocolate frosting.

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    Julie F — December 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies, cookie dough truffles & sponge candy. But really anything with chocolate.

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    Kimberly Smick — December 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Flour less Chocolate cake yum!!!!

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    Carolyn — December 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I love Dove milk chocolate.But also most anything that has chocolate.

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    Natalie S — December 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    My favorite chocolate is organic dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds! Enjoyed in the morning with a how cup of coffee. :)

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    Suzanne B — December 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    brownies or hot fudge sauce!

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    Sarah — December 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love chocolate in all of it’s forms
    Especially gooey brownies or with pairing it with coconut.

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    Corisa — December 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    i love the sea salt soiree in dark chocolate by lindt!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — December 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hands down, my fave recipe is chocolate cake!!! I LOVE chocolate cake and would eat it everyday if I could. And wow, your chocolate cake with chocolate ganache looks wonderful. . I will def have to try your recipe!

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    Dorothy — December 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I love a triple chocolate cake or chocolate brownies with chocolate chips.

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — December 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    OMG, how many awesome sweet treat recipes do you have here?!! I am pinning like crazy!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — December 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I love nibbling on quality dark chocolate. I also like a dessert called Peanut Butter Dream (I don’t make it myself, so I don’t have a link to provide; it’s available at a restaurant in Corvallis, OR) which is covered with rich chocolate ganache–ir’a delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    D SCHMIDT — December 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    My favorite chocolate is Green & Blacks Milk. My favorite recipe involving chocolate is Black Forest Gateau, this is the recipe link:
    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2303676/black-forest-gteau

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    Anna — December 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm
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    Barb — December 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    My daughter makes the most delicious chocolate brownies,that would be my favorite chocolate recipe

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    Angela — December 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    My favorite chocolate recipe is a chocolate diner cake – rich and delicious.

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    Jan — December 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I love dark chocolate the most. My favorite cookie is still chocolate chip cookies that have just come out of the oven, that are warm and gooey.

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    Carl — December 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I can’t think of a kind of chocolate that I don’t like but I’ve always been a big fan of plain dark chocolate.

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    T.R. — December 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    My favorite chocolate is Milk Chocolate. And I love hot chocolate this time of year. Chocolate chip cookies. Mmmmmm nice and gooey.

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    Cathy B*****y — December 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    My fave chocolate is dark chocolate.. I have a great love for chocolate and actually had my own chocolate shop many many many yrs ago. I traveled the world in search of the best and flew it in on dry ice to my little boutique!.. that’s a story for another time!.. I learned so much about chocolate then. But when it comes down to it, it is all a matter of personal choice and taste, isn’t it?! 2 fave things to bake with chocolate are Molten Chocolate cakes, and, of course, decadent brownies!
    Cathy B*****Y pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

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    Ilene — December 17, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I love their chocolates. It’s hard to chose between milk or dark.

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    Nancy A. — December 17, 2012 at 4:15 am

    I make brownies that everybody calls crack brownies!! They say they are so good and gooey they are addictive.

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    Cindy Brickley — December 17, 2012 at 4:42 am

    This is one of my favorite recipe, it is one of yours! I use this recipe a lot.
    http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/08/chocolate-cake-with-chocolate-ganache.html

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    Christopher Sorel — December 17, 2012 at 5:07 am

    church windows, take a bag of dark choclate chips and 1/2 stick of butter. Melt and mix til creamy. Add a bag of colored marshmellows and mix till coated. Take long sheet of parchment paper 2 feet and pour mixture down center. Roll up and place in fridge for 3-4 hours. Take out and cut into 1.4 thick.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — December 17th, 2012 at 6:39 am

      Too crazy but I have a recipe based on this theme coming out on Wednesday this week!

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      • Christopher Sorel replied: — December 17th, 2012 at 6:42 am

        cool ever make drunken windows? Just add some rum or bourbon to the chocolate just make sure the kids do not get those.

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    Linda Allen — December 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

    That would be chocolate chip cookies :)

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    Molly — December 17, 2012 at 5:34 am

    My favorite chocolate recipe is your thin mints! So easy and delicious.

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    Denise Wilson — December 17, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I love salted chocolate!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — December 17, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Brownies and chocolate chip cookies take the cake!

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    Carrie D. — December 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Pure chocolate truffles are the best! Really, I wouldn’t say no to just about anything with chocolate.

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    Denyne — December 17, 2012 at 6:24 am

    My favorite is chocolate chip cookies. Can’t keep my hands away..

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    Anna W. — December 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

    DARK chocolate….at least 70%.

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    Marina@Picnic at Marina — December 17, 2012 at 6:47 am

    My favorite chocolate recipe would be truffles, yes, reach truffles… :)

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    Elin — December 17, 2012 at 6:54 am

    I love very dark, dark chocolate.

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    Ranelle — December 17, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Brownies!! Fudgy, undercooked brownies :)

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    saniel — December 17, 2012 at 7:25 am

    vegan double chocolate chip cookies.yum

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