Moms I talk to often spend time thinking about “me time” or rather spend time wishing about it. I do it often myself. Between the meals, the chores, potty breaks, school functions and everything else going on in our lives, me time, it’s a rare thing. When I’m feeling exceptionally lucky I sneak off to the bathroom for a candle lit bubble bath, a cup of hot tea and an indulgent sweet treat. That’s last part is only if the kids haven’t sniffed it out and munched it up. There’s no such thing a secret stash around these bloodhound-nosed children.
However, today I made myself a treat that could be cooked and carried off into my locked bathroom before the kids could find it (or me). I recently got a chance to try out the new Nonni’s Biscotti Bites and made a warm bowl of coffee flavored chocolate fondue to dip them in.
Available in 3 flavors (almond dark chocolate, caramel milk chocolate, classic almond) they’re the perfect little mini snack that can be taken to-go or enjoyed during a quiet bubble bath. While I didn’t get a chance to try the caramel milk chocolate flavor, I’m guessing it probably would have been my favorite considering how good the classic almond is dipped in the milk chocolate fondue.
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ tablespoon instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 7 ounces milk chocolate chips
- Heat a small saucepan over medium heat with the heavy cream, vanilla and butter, stirring frequently.
- Combine hot water and instant coffee.
- After 5-7 minutes, just as the mixture begins to simmer, turn the heat to low and add the coffee and chocolate chips, whisking until smooth.
- Serve immediately with fresh fruit or biscotti.
NONNI’S Biscotti Moment Sweepstakes
NONNI’S Biscotti has partnered with Nigel Barker, international photographer and judge on the show “America’s Next Top Model”, to launch the Biscotti Moment sweepstakes encouraging you to take a break from your everyday hectic life and enjoy a moment with Nonni’s New Biscotti Bites. The grand prize winner will receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to capture memorable moments and experience star treatment with a trip for two to Hollywood. Just visit Nonni’s Biscotti Facebook page for more details and to enter!
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age
Sweepstakes Starts: Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
Sweepstakes Ends: Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. PST
More Details: Read the official rules
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nonni’s Biscotti and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.