Monday, April 8, 2013

Sassy Sweets: Toffee-Rolled Chocolate Covered Strawberries + A GIVEAWAY

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When we were in Charleston, I found myself frequently returning to one booth in the grand tasting tent over and over again.  In fact, it might have been a little embarrassing as the kind man behind the counter passed over taste after yummy taste.  I just couldn't let it go and before the weekend was over, we had a bag of toffee packed into our suitcase!  Dottie's Toffee is the most delicious toffee I've ever had, and I've had a lot of it; the dark chocolate is my favorite but I'll leave you to decide your favorite for yourself.
 
The owner, Nick, uses his grandmother's original recipe which she made for friends and family for as long as he could remember.  Her name?  Dottie, of course.  They are hand-crafted in Spartanburg, SC making each batch by hand.  Nick just welcomed his first child a few weeks ago, so I am sure this family tradition will continue for a long time! Even though Dottie's is made in South Carolina, I was thrilled to find out we could get it ourselves in NYC.  
They are currently found in over 20 states and if you're not lucky enough to have it by you yet, you can order online.  When Nick and I decided to do a giveaway for the blog, I thought one lucky reader was going to be able to try the toffee that John and I are so in love with.  Imagine my surprise when I got a tremendous box in the mail.  With Nick's generosity, FOUR lucky readers are going to get to try the toffee which comes in dark and milk chocolate flavors
HOW TO ENTER:  Entering is easy and there are 4 ways to enter!  The contest will run from 12:01 AM on Monday April 8th to 11:59 PM on Sunday April 14th.     

Giveaway Now Closed!
    Four lucky readers will receive 1 dark chocolate and 1 milk chocolate package.  The first 2 names will receive the 8 ounce bags, the last 2 names will receive the 4 ounce tubes.
    Toffee-Rolled Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    Serves:  12
    24 strawberries
    1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

    Wash the strawberries and dry them thoroughly.  Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them for 2 minutes on 50% power.  Stir with a fork until smooth.  If there are still chunks, microwave an additional 90 seconds on 50% power if necessary.    Meanwhile, place the crushed Dottie's Toffee in Dark Chocolate in another shallow bowl.  

    Dip the strawberries, one by one, into the dark chocolate and then roll them into the Dottie's Toffee crumbs.  Place each on wax paper, not touching, until set.  Refrigerate until ready to serve, or, serve immediately.  If desired, place large toothpicks in the strawberries, for easy serving. 

    Until the next time my oven is on...

    Disclosure:  I was not compensated, monetarily, for any Dottie's posts this week.  I reached out to Dottie's directly because of my overall wonderful experience with the toffee.  I, personally, received 2 bags of toffee to facilitate creation of my unique recipes.  I also received 4 bags and 4 tubes of toffee for free which are being distributed to you, my readers, through this giveaway.  As always, any thoughts, opinions, or recipes created with Dottie's Toffee is wholly my own. 
     




    86 comments:

    1. be fun for family get togethers.

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    2. I make this caramel toffee cheesecake that is insane. This looks great, what a wonderful giveaway! :)

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    3. I'm a purist, I'd just eat it plain. Toffee is one of my favorite things in this world.

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    4. I would enjoy this toffee with my husband, I am a toffee fiend but don't usually buy sweets, this would be a total treat!
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    5. I would eat as is but put it on homemade ice cream for the kids and hubby
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    6. I would serve it as is on a beautiful platter for my college graduation party

      Katie Roch
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    8. I love to toffee straight up or in a cake filling with fresh whipped cream!

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    9. I Like Dotties Toffee on FB - Laura Parker Craig

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    10. I Like The Growing Foodie on FB - Laura Parker Craig

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    12. Hmm...as part of the coating on cake pops? Or, I'd use it as part of a topping for gluten free brownies or the chocolate cake I make to give it a different flavor. I think it'd be great crumbled and mixed with plain/vanilla/strawberry yogurt as a dip for sliced apples or pears. Sliced pears with goat cheese and bits of toffee also.

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    13. It would be good with my chocolate cheesecake.

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    14. I would probably just it eat as is. Looks good!

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    15. I would use it in some brownies

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    16. I might share it with my husband....but if it's as good as it looks, he's on his own!

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    17. I forgot to wish you a happy SITS day!!!!

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    18. tweeted:

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    19. I think I would let me daughter bake the toffee into cookies!

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    20. Liked Dottie's Toffee on Facebook and my name on FB is Michelle Kantor Nahom.

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    21. I liked The Growing Foodie on FB, my FB name is Michelle Kantor Nahom.

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    22. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/dishofdailylife/status/321617290930053121 Happy SITS day and cool giveaway!! Good luck everyone!

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    23. Well, I want to serve it right into my mouth. Does that count?

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    24. Mmm. I just want to eat it plain! I don't think it would last long enough for a recipe.
      Happy SITS! (watermeli28@yahoo.com)

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    25. I could eat it just like it comes out of the box!! But it would also be fun to crush and sprinkle over warm brownies with a big dollop of vanilla bean ice cream!

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    26. Happy SITS Day to you! I would probably eat it plan, but I think I might try topping cupcakes with some pieces :)

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    27. I would just eat it straight. Probably in one day. Chocolate covered toffee is my favorite at Christmas and chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite, period. (keneumey @ yahoo.com)

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    28. I would serve it at my daughters bridal shower
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    29. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/321719898919297024

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    30. LIke Dotties toffee on FB kathbpersons

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    31. LIke you on FB kathbpersons

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    32. OMG! What an awesome giveaway! LIKE LIKE LIKE! What would I do with toffee? Simply dip it in my coffee every morning. YUM!

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    33. *LIKE* Dottie's on FB (Charlotte Klein)

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    34. In my death by chocolate pudding dessert!!

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    35. I would probably try it on ice cream, brownies and maybe in cookies.

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    36. I like Dottie's Toffee on Facebook as Nancy Hall

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    37. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/321764431803584512

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    38. I would just eat it out of hand.

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    39. I'd stir it into ice cream or add it to chocolate chip cookies.

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    40. I think I would try it in cheesecake.
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    41. I like Dotties on fb
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    42. I liked the Growing Foodie on facebook.
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    43. I'd most likely just share it with my sister and my mom.
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    44. I'd serve it right out of the box - why mess with perfection!

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    45. like Dottie's Toffee FB as Kyhere Here

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    46. like The Growing Foodie FB as Kyhere Here

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    47. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/322464929296814081

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    48. I would serve it with lady fingers
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    49. I would use it to make yummy toffee cookies and shh to nibbleon to
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    50. I would eat it as is and also use it as a topping for ice cream

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    51. I subscribe to your emails tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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    52. tweeted as @terri142

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    53. I'd love it on vanilla ice cream with caramel syrup! My favorite!

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    54. I would love to dip the toffee in a bowl of ice cream

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    55. I like Dotties Toffee on FB - Robin Trexel

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    56. I like the growing foodie on FB - Robin Trexel

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    57. If I won, I would gift wrap the toffee and give it to my mom for Mother's Day. s2inamug at aim dot com

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    58. I'd mix the toffee into my ice cream

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    59. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/323223695042686976

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    60. Like you on FB Susan Smith

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    61. I Like Dotties Toffee on FB Susan Smith

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    62. I would leave it out for guests to take it as they please.
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    63. I would eat it with some Vanilla Ice Cream as the crunch and smooth would go so good together!
      Laurie Emerson
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    64. I like Dottie's Toffee on Facebook.
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    65. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook.
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    67. We would eat it out of the bag...

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    68. liked Dottie's Toffee on FB as BILL HOFF

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    70. https://twitter.com/billwinsbig/status/323274195784069120

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    71. I would just eat it plain, or put it in some cookies

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    72. like Dottie's Toffee on facebook as Denise Donaldson

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    73. like the The Growing Foodie on Facebook as Denise Donaldson

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    75. This would be awesome on it's own, but also good on ice cream!

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    76. I liked on Facebook!
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    77. i would serve the toffee with coffee, it sounds delicious and i would love to try it
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    78. I would eat it as is. I love toffee! (Roxann)

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    79. I "like" Dottie's Toffee on Facebook. Roxann Trexel

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    80. I "like" The Growing Foodie on Facebook. Roxann Trexel

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    82. I would put it in my oatmeal to spice up my Morning routine! Ashley.marie1313@gmail.com

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    83. I would serve it as dessert.
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    84. I "like" Dottie's Toffee on Facebook.(Donna Kozar)

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    85. I "like" you on Facebook.(Donna Kozar)donna444444@yahoo.com

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