Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter Review & My Best Peanut Butter Pie + GIVEAWAY!--Ends July 1, 2011



Peanut butter does not last long in my house.  My family is addicted to all varieties from crunchy, smooth, name brand or generic.  So I thought the Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter would be perfect for me to review and giveaway.

This product is a bit thinner compared to the traditional variety for sandwich making.  However, the taste of coconut mingling with the peanuts is scrumptious!  I thought with this texture that this peanut butter would be better for my favorite peanut butter pie to make it even more delicious with that extra bonus of coconut flavor.

This is a simple pie any inexperienced baker can handle.  Make that same oil pie crust that I constantly urge you to try because it is the easiest recipe and always turns out flaky and tender.  I promise!

Trust me, but you are going to love this pie.   Using the Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter gave it a lighter pudding like consistency combined with the coconut than when using regular peanut butter, which also is rich and decadent.  Make this pie and you will understand why I'm nuts about this recipe--and Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter!

My Best Peanut Butter Pie--Nuts Style!

3 eggs, separated
2-1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter
1 baked 10-inch pie crust

Take your eggs out and leave at room temperature so they will separate easily. 

Prepare your pie crust first, poke the bottom of your crust lightly with a fork and then bake at 400 for about 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.   Let cool and begin working on your filling.

Use your whisk to mix your 3 egg yolks and the 2-1/2 cups milk together in your saucepan.  Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until warm. 

Combine your 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup flour thoroughly in another mixing bowl until well combined.  Slowly add this sugar-flour mixture to the warming yolks and milk.  Keep stirring constantly while slowing adding more of that sugar-flour mixture until emptying that mixing bowl into the saucepan.  Cook this combined mixture until it thickens and bubbles. 

Remove from the heat and stir in your 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix through. 

Pour the filling into your baked shell.  Either you enjoy your pie plain or top with meringue or your favorite whipped topping.  I like to make meringue and use up the 3 eggs whites. 

My Meringue

Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to those egg whites and beat with your electric mixture on high until fluffiness sets in.  Gradually start adding 1/4 cup of sugar to those beaten whites very slowly while continuing to beat. (If you just dump the sugar in too quickly, you will make the meringue drop and turn it liquid.)

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received was a free product so that I may give an opinion.*

Thanks to Tropical Traditions, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins a jar of their own Coconut Peanut Butter ($14.99 value)!


Both Are Mandatory To Enter:

1. You must follow me on Google Friends Connect before any of your entries will count.  If you already follow, then tell me so in a comment.

2. Go to the Tropical Traditions and tell me what you would love to try from their site in another comment or something else you learned.

Extra Entries:

Add @Nuts4Stuff to Your Twitter and tell me so in your comment with your Twitter id--1 extra entry

Tweet Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter #Giveaway @Nuts4Stuff http://tiny.cc/i36bm (can be done daily)--1 extra entry per day in another comment

Add @Troptraditions to your Twitter and tell me so in your comment--1 extra entry

Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook --2 extra entries to leave in 2 separate comments. (Leave a message on their wall for your second extra entry only if it is related to Tropical Traditions, such as what product you love best or why you love Tropical Traditions).

Subscribe to the Nuts 4 Stuff blog by email--1 extra entry (must confirm)

Subscribe to Nuts 4 Stuff in a reader--1 extra entry (Orange button in my sidebar)

List this giveaway on any giveaway site just leave a link to this post wherever you share it--2 extra entries (leave 2 separate comments and tell me where in each comment)

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Add Nuts 4 Stuff to your blogroll  (using my URL) with a link back to me (comment where you left it for 1 more extra entry)

Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Be sure you include your email address inside your comment so I can contact you if you win.   This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.  Do follow the rules because I check entries.

This giveaway ends July 1, 2011 at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  

151 comments:

BowieTip said...

I'd like to try Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour in the experimental baking of macaroons. I've made macaroons with shredded coconut, but never flour.

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Hope to win!

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Helen Keeler said...

Nice recipe. I'd like to try the Gold LabelTM Virgin Coconut Oil in homemade soap. I follow you publicly on GFC as Helen Keeler.helenkeeler@comcast.net

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joansproductreviewsandgiveaways said...

I follow you on GFC. I am a peanut butter pie fan! I have some TT PB w/coconut so I must try your recipe. I have been making mine with the cook type vanilla pudding but your sounds so much better.
I also had Peanut Butter soup once that was delish.
Joan

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