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birthday week giveaways + chocolate trail mix clusters

by Heather

Happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun.  We got away to the lake house for some family time.  Just what we all needed.

This week is my birthday week!  Typically I’m not a big fan of celebrating my birthday, but for some reason this year I am.  And to celebrate I want to share some goodies with all of you.


Everyday this week, I will have a different prize to win.  The giveaways will only last 1 day.  So it will be announced in the morning, then the winner will be selected the next morning when the new giveaway goes up.

Not only is it giveaway week on the blog, I’m sharing goodies will all of my classes this week.  Today they’re getting chocolate trail mix clusters.  They are soooooo good!


And since most of you won’t be in my classes, the first giveaway to kick off the week is one dozen chocolate trail mix clusters!


Giveaway day 1: one dozen chocolate trail mix clusters

How to enter

Leave a comment for each – the more comments, the more chances to win!

  1. Leave a comment telling me when your birthday is and something fun that you like to do.
  2. Share this giveaway on your blog + the birthday week giveaways picture above.
  3. Share the link to this giveaway on twitter (@fitmamarealfood), facebook, pinterest, instagram, etc.

Winner randomly selected and announced Tuesday, April 23 in the AM.  Open to US residents.

Now, if you don’t want to wait to win, or if you don’t win since there will only be 1 winner, you can make these for yourself!  They are suuuuuuuper easy.


Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters

makes about 25 clusters


  • 1 bag dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Fill a medium pot with 2 inches of water.  Place a large glass bowl over it.  Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.  Place on the stove over medium heat.  Add the chocolate in.  Stir as it melts.
  2. Once melted, add in all the remaining ingredients.
  3. On wax or parchment paper, drop about 2 tbsp of the mixture.  Repeat until no more remains.  Allow to harden.  You can also place them in the fridge or freezer to cool faster.

I made a triple batch of these.  They won’t last long!

Alright, time for the giveaway week to begin!  And if you were wondering, my birthday is Wednesday.  Giveaways before and after.  It works out perfectly.

I am off to teach body pump and fitness yoga today… and share some chocolatey goodness. 🙂


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N April 22, 2013 - 8:39 am

Oh, those look AMAZING!! My birthday is in August and I try to always have a raspberry pie to go with; I grew up in NY and that was when raspberries were ripe, and easy to find!

Fit Mama April 23, 2013 - 10:42 am

Mmmmm that sounds delicious. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a raspberry pie. Marionberry is one of my favs with locally grown berries.

Leslie April 22, 2013 - 8:40 am

Happy early birthday!! My husbands birthday is the same day as yours:) My birthday is February 21st and I always look forward to going out to dinner somewhere nice with my husband. Although this year I had the flu and we had to cancel our plans, no fun at all. Instead, I’m celebrating my birthday at the same time as my husbands and we are going out this weekend!

Jentry Nielsen April 22, 2013 - 9:13 am

My birthday is on June 7th! Every year my mother takes me out for breakfast, last year I was 300 miles away and she still went to breakfast on my birthday while I went to the same place here and we talked, it was so sweet! I look forward to that every year!

Erica April 22, 2013 - 9:26 am

These look delicious girl! Happpppy birthday! My birthday is September 2nd. To celebrate, we usually do mexican with lots of tortilla chips!

Kate Emmenegger April 22, 2013 - 9:42 am

I’m actually turning 21 in just two weeks – May 6th! I will most definitely be hitting the bars and having my first legal drink (and then some ;))

By the way, I’m a new reader/follower. I love your blog (the baby posts, the food, the group fitness talk!) and I’ve been following you on instagram for a while now. I hope to be able to try your trail mix clusters! The coconut caught my eye for sure.

Alex @ therunwithin April 22, 2013 - 9:45 am

Happy early birthday! Mine is december 30th and a tradition is that we all go to a movie as a family (if we all are home). these look amazing by the way, drooling across the screen

Wanda April 22, 2013 - 9:52 am

Happy early Birthday! My birthday is September 3rd which always falls during the Labor Day holiday. I just look foward to spending the day with my family.

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries April 22, 2013 - 10:14 am

My birthday is March 4. We always go out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries April 22, 2013 - 10:16 am


Elle April 22, 2013 - 10:19 am

happy Happy Birthday week! Since I am in Canada and cannot enter your giveaway, I do appreciate that you have shared the recipe! Looks great.

Katey April 22, 2013 - 10:26 am

YUM! My birthday is December 24th. Everyone gets wrapped up in Christmas food, I insist on having PB Shrimp and noodles on my bday. It’s something I started when I was in high school, mainly because I love shrimp and it was a meal far away from turkey. I love turkey and big meals, but I wanted to choose something for my birthday.

Erika April 22, 2013 - 12:05 pm

It’s my birthday week too! Well, technically it’s next week since my birthday is on Sunday the 28th – but I always count the weekend as part of the week it follows. Happy Birthday to us!

Emily April 22, 2013 - 1:24 pm

My birthday is October 26th–I’m a scorpio. I love going and getting the “birthday deals” around my town. Free coffee, bagels, ice cream, and dinner!!!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 22, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Happy Birthday, well happy early Birthday!!! My b-day is August 10th!!

Ilene April 23, 2013 - 5:09 am

My birthday is in August and I love to go rafting.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 26, 2013 - 3:10 pm

OMG! I just got these and they are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heather these are so good! Thank you, thank you!!!


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