Raw tahini brownie bites

Raw tahini brownie bites

Today I’m going to take a minute to talk about hand wash. And then I’m going to do a little giveaway. And yes, I know what you’re thinking. Is this lady really doing a post about hand wash?

I am. I’m doing a post about hand wash because I was contacted to collaborate with method on a project for their new line of nourishing hand wash – available exclusively at Target through October – and told them that I’d love to work with them (we use more than a few of their products at home), but under one condition: if it was actually nourishing and able to hydrate my painfully dry hands. Because after seven years of baking and purchasing soap-like products that claim to be moisturizing, I had yet to find anything capable of restoring my hands to what they looked like before I started washing dishes eight times a day. And, as a result, I was skeptical of any product that made such claims.

Shortly before we left for our honeymoon (perfect timing), I received a big box of hand wash and started using it any time I washed my hands (which, on the day I kept tally, turned out to be 14 times) (WHO WASHES THEIR HANDS 14 TIMES A DAY?). Within one week my hands went from looking less like this (that’s my good hand on a good day, by the way) to looking more like they do after I’ve spent two weeks in 80%+ humidity Ohio. Thom even made a comment about being surprised that they no longer feel like sandpaper. And when he found out I wasn’t doing anything aside from using the hand wash, he suggested that maaaybe I should consider using it on my feet.

HA. NO THOM.

But he’s right: my hands are SOFT. The skin around my nails is finally healthy (and no longer peeling/bleeding/making me miserable) and the knuckles on my right hand – the hand that spends a lot of time under a steady stream of hot water – are no longer cracked or scabbed over. But the best part? I didn’t have to slather on heavy lotions or start protecting my hands with rubber gloves. I simply swapped out our “moisturizing” hand wash for one that actually moisturizes (with the help of kelp + seaweed extracts).

And because method makes products that you can feel good about using (no toxic chemicals! no overpowering, synthetic scents!), I figured I’d give you a recipe that you can feel good about eating. I figured I’d also give you a chance to win a $150 Target gift card. Which means you could buy 30 bottles of nourishing hand wash or 55 bags of candy corn (don’t make the mistake and accidentally grab the pumpkin spice variety, like me, because it is GROSS). Or you could spend it like a practical person and use it to stock up on toilet paper and crunchy peanut butter and maybe a few bottles of booze (if your local Target carries booze) (MINE DOES). I’m also going to throw in a bottle of method‘s nourishing hand washbasil dish soap, and mint glass + surface cleaner (which is the only reason I deep-clean our countertops on an almost daily basis). All you have to do is leave a comment before 1 October, letting me know how many times I said ‘hand wash’ in this post OR about a new product you’ve found that you love (and why) OR how you’d spend 150 in Target $$$. I’ll pick a winner at random and they’ll be notified via email. If I don’t hear from the winner within 24 hours, a new one will be chosen. For the first time ever, giveaway is restricted to the USA. Sorry. I’ll make it up to you next month. Giveaway closed! Winner has been notified – congrats, Heather! And because I was moved by more than a few of your comments, I put those names in a bowl and drew two additional winners for a $50 gift card, each. Congrats Alexis McMackin and Meredith! <3

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Notes: Almonds are my go-to when making most raw treats, but cashews would be a great substitute (if you’re not into the flavor of almonds). I’ve tried this recipe with walnuts but they were a bit on the oily side, and I imagine you’d run into the same issue with pecans. The moisture level (and size, if you don’t have a scale) of your dates will overall determine how much almond milk you’re going to need. Don’t be alarmed if you add the full four tablespoons and the dough is still a bit crumbly – just add additional almond milk, one tablespoon at a time. I’ve added a couple of tablespoons of lucuma powder to these a few times, and it was delicious (I imagine camu camu, maca, or maqui would be, too). If you don’t have raw tahini on hand, you can replace it with your favorite raw nut butter. Or omit it all together and add an additional 2 tablespoons (28g) of almond milk.

This post is sponsored by method (except the giveaway, that’s sponsored by me). All opinions are my own, and I think method rules.

RAW TAHINI BROWNIE BITES

1 1/2 cups (215g) raw almonds
1/3 cup (25g) cacao powder
Pinch of fine sea salt
8-10 (150g) medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup (55g) raw tahini
3-4 tablespoons (42-56g) raw vanilla almond milk (ooooldie!)

In a food processor fitted with the S blade, blend the almonds into a fine meal, then add the cacao powder and sea salt, and pulse just until combined. Add the tahini and process until evenly distributed, then add the dates and pulse for 25-30 seconds, until a clumpy mixture starts to form. Add three tablespoons of the almond milk and pulse until the mixture starts to ball up. If it’s still dry and crumbly, add the additional tablespoon of almond milk until a dough-like mixture forms (or more, if necessary). Using a 1 1/2 teaspoon scoop, drop the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll into balls then roll in cacao powder, if desired. Bites can be kept refrigerated, in an air tight container, for up to two weeks, or frozen for at least a couple of months ( but I doubt they’ll last that long).

Yield: About 70 bites

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267 Comments

  • Reply Cori 23 September 2015 at 6:37 AM

    I would get some holiday decorations and pet stuff and snacks! aaanddd hand wash!

  • Reply Heather 23 September 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Hand wash… 10x! An important practice to reiterate, after all. As for spending at Target? Probably supplies for the cat. He’s a diva.

  • Reply Faith VanderMolen 23 September 2015 at 7:03 AM

    I literally did a double take when I saw the title of this post show up on my Bloglovin’ feed. Just yesterday I finished drafting a recipe post titled: Chocolate Tahini Brownie Bites! Tahini and chocolate is such an amazing combination. I love your recipe though and can’t wait until I have a food processor back in my life:) Beautiful pics as always!

  • Reply Lamisa 23 September 2015 at 7:30 AM

    I would totally spend the majority of it on food. Target has such great snacks and general foods that I normally don’t feel justified buying!

  • Reply Caley 23 September 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Definitely would buy some Lara bars at Target! $150 would buy a whole bunch. Thanks!

  • Reply Bianca 23 September 2015 at 7:39 AM

    I have a pretty bad hand washing-dry hand problem too! That’s what washing your hands 3+ times while seeing every patient will do to you haha. I can’t even plan what I’d get at target…as soon as I walk in, a million things I never knew I needed are in my basket

  • Reply Christina 23 September 2015 at 7:42 AM

    I’ll have to check out this new handwash- I’ve used Method soaps before and have been very happy. I’m pretty sure $150 would only last for 1 Target trip since I always manage to buy 3x as much as I have written down on my list (but really, I do need that 24-pack of Gatorade!). The $150 would go to toilet paper, paper towels, and other practical things…but also cat toys, particularly their catnip-stuffed-sushi-like toy. My 2 kitties are rarely more interested in the toy than the cardboard box it came in, but with Target’s sushi cat toy they spend hours whacking a tuna roll around the apartment….and it’s the cutest thing ever. :)

  • Reply Alexandra robertson 23 September 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Oooo these look so good!!! If i won I would spend the 150 on a new car seat for our son as he is growing like a weed. I would also buy a hand blender because mine died!

  • Reply Elizabeth 23 September 2015 at 7:53 AM

    I easily wash my hands 14 times a day – though now I may try counting to see – because I have twin babies at home. :) It adds up quickly, and my hands are super dry so I will give this a try! We’d probably use the gift card on baby supplies but also perhaps new fall nail polish for mama – something I don’t normally feel justified in purchasing. Thanks!

  • Reply Abby 23 September 2015 at 7:54 AM

    I am in LOVE with coconut butter lately. Not the kind you make, the kind you splurge on an buy. Tip: It’s only $6 from Vitacost about half of the time!

  • Reply Meredith 23 September 2015 at 7:56 AM

    As a recently graduated registered nurse, a massage therapist, and someone who spends too much time cooking (and cleaning) in the kitchen… I wash my hands ALL THE TIME. Needless to say, the recent graduate status (and current unemployed status) has me on quite a limited budget. So with dry (but clean) hands and an empty wallet, I would most definitely spend a $150 target gift card on the right kind of hand soap (and lotion) as well as some basic necessities to keep me going!
    Ps. I think I would be too afraid to actually count how many times a day I wash my hands too! ?
    XO

  • Reply Ashley 23 September 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Target gift cards are what dreams are made of! I’d spend it on home decor and beauty essentials/toiletries :)

  • Reply Alexis 23 September 2015 at 7:59 AM

    These bites look super yummy. And I’m interested to hear that the soap worked so well. I have very dry sensitive hands, maybe I should try it out. I thought I should post about a product I discovered, since it seemed relevant – I love CeraVe Lotion (the thick creamy one in the tub). It works super well and lasts a little longer than other lotions through all of the hand washing and dish washing. I like to tell other people about my discovery because it really has made my life better. Thanks for the post, your blog is beautiful.

  • Reply Heather 23 September 2015 at 8:00 AM

    I’ve got crazy dry hands, too! I moisturize like a mad woman so maybe the issue is the soap, after all. I’ve never heard of method but I can’t wait to try them out. I don’t live near a Target (le sigh) so I’ll have to wait to get my hands on the hand wash. Will the gift card work online? I counted hand wash 8 times but then I cheated and did the command + f trick so 10! ;)

  • Reply Ellie 23 September 2015 at 8:00 AM

    I work in a lab and wash my hands constantly – this hand soap would be perfect! But what is a trip to Target without $100 worth of stuff in my basket that I didn’t know I needed?! Thanks for the giveaway! And these brownie bites look amazing :))

  • Reply Alex 23 September 2015 at 8:04 AM

    $150 from target! I’d probably want to buy some of the fancier nate berkus home accessories, but since we are expecting a baby in a couple of months, i think all that money would have to be spent on diapers/baby things.

  • Reply Rebecca 23 September 2015 at 8:05 AM

    I count 10 times on handwash. My hands are super gross since moving to Denver (worth it side effect). Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Lindy 23 September 2015 at 8:10 AM

    As a Denverite, I definitely feel your pain on the dry, cracked hands! I know I could spend $150 in Target in about 5 minutes, but I’d definitely buy some new, fall candles in addition to the common essentials!

  • Reply Melissa @ Treats With a Twist 23 September 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Ok you mentioned it 10 times and it is in pictures 5 times. And I haven’t read other people’s comments so hopefully I’m not grossly overlooking something (and bc I’m not a cheater!).
    ANNNNDDDDD I’d love to spend $150 at Target. It’s embarrassing how fast that could happen for me. Yes, it will involve peanut butter…probably pumpkin spice Jif whips. No shame. And candles. And bathroom cleaner (why is that so expensive and why do I never have it on hand?!)… oh and diapers, because I’m stockpiling before baby comes.

  • Reply Rebecca 23 September 2015 at 8:11 AM

    10 times! Not as many times as you washed your hands in a day ;) I’ve never tried method’s products before but I am totally going to check them out now!

  • Reply Melissa @ Treats With a Twist 23 September 2015 at 8:12 AM

    And now I’ve just read the recipe and I want some of those! Yes please! I love anything raw and quick because when I need a chocolate hit, I need it STAT.
    And just in case this is cheating by leaving two comments, I will say that I desperately need some moisturizing hand wash because I have those cracked, peeling cuticles and knuckles too. Ack.

  • Reply Alaina 23 September 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Wow those brownie bites look delicious! The handwash looks really great as well. I’ve used Method soap for awhile now & I always love their yummy scents. I will definitely have to try these out! I would probably use the money to purchase some new fall clothes & then use the rest to purchase some new kitchen utensils & other odds & ends. Thanks!

  • Reply Carolyn 23 September 2015 at 8:16 AM

    14 times a day is on par with how often I also wash my hands! Might just need to give my raw hands a break with this soap. Hope it’s as good as you say!:)

  • Reply Kara Kissell 23 September 2015 at 8:16 AM

    This Method hand soap sounds like a miracle! Also a miracle – and not necessarily a new product but a new-to-me-product – is Waxelene. After having a baby last year, plus cooking in the kitchen all the time, I understand the incessant hand-washing … When my hands are still a little wet, I work a little of the thick salve into my skin and it is instantly soft butter. I say grab a tub of it. :)

  • Reply Simone 23 September 2015 at 8:19 AM

    I’m also obsessed with hand sanitizer at work and I love doing the dishes (yes, everyone thinks I’m crazy – I’m okay with crazy). Both of these make my hands feel like death, though, and I definitely slather on the lotion at work (Jergens – Original Scent). I love the scent, but I do SLATHER it on. Soooo, I’d clearly be buying some of this Nourishing Hand Wash at Target with a $150 gift card, along with red wine, deodorant, and sports bras.

  • Reply Chloe Bohlander 23 September 2015 at 8:20 AM

    I’m excited to try this mint glass + surface cleaner! I would spend a $150 Target gift card by stocking up on all-natural cleaning supplies for my tiny Chicago apt, a bottle of Maker’s, new treats for my dog Hal, and a new Christmas tree that’s taller than 2 feet (finally!)

  • Reply Caris 23 September 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Newest product I <3 = Gnarly Whale's Thai Coconut Sea Salt Curl Spray. It's a local company, to my home state WI, and their products are all vegan! It gives my hair a healthy shine with its coconut oil, a beachy scent, and that feeling that you've just dipped in ocean and your hair has dried with those perfect sea salt curls! They carry all sorts of vegan products I love too! Love your blog + Insta. Makes my day better with your posts! Xoxo

  • Reply Maya | Spice + Sprout 23 September 2015 at 8:22 AM

    these look freakin amazing! my two favourite things: tahini + chocolate <3 also the light in your photos is so gorgeous!

  • Reply Samantha 23 September 2015 at 8:26 AM

    First I’d pick me up some of that hand wash! I’d also buy some home decor…love the different lines they carry.

  • Reply Kinsey 23 September 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Since I’m a college student searching for free food all the time, I would definitely use the Target gift card to stock up on oats, nuts, fun snacks, and all kinds of containers to put them in. And some nail polish and hair products, who am I kidding?

  • Reply Caitlin 23 September 2015 at 8:33 AM

    $150 worth of chocolate!!!!

  • Reply Kerianne 23 September 2015 at 8:39 AM

    I would definitely try that hand wash – I have terrible eczema on one hand (damn you hormones and gluten!). I probably wash my hands 15 or more times/day because I have a two year old so it’s double the bathroom hand washing and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen as well. I would also stock up on Justin’s PB products too! Thx for the giveaway ;)

  • Reply Heather 23 September 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Too lazy to count the handwash speak, so as for Target I’d probably buy that hand soap (because, ya know, **winter is coming**) and some other cleaning products because method is the bomb (love that surface cleaner as well!). I may or may not stumble into the clothing section to feed my cardigan addiction. Also, do they sell tahini at Target? …because I’m gonna need to make this recipe 193846839 times. xoxo

  • Reply Beth Ann 23 September 2015 at 8:42 AM

    My husband and I were just looking at a kitchen island cart that we deemed too expensive, so we’d probably snag that!

  • Reply Leanne Danilovic 23 September 2015 at 8:44 AM

    I would Probebly spend it on my daughter and but fun things for Autumn . Great post!

  • Reply heather 23 September 2015 at 8:47 AM

    My cousin who lives half way across the country is getting married and having a destination wedding. With the Target gift card I’d splurge and buy her an amazing wedding gift, including some cute outfits to wear on the beach at her destination wedding in Punta Cana!

  • Reply Kim Markowski 23 September 2015 at 8:48 AM

    150 sweet Target dollars… there are too many Target goodies, I mean necessities, to choose from but if I had to pick, a new duvet is high on my list right now. Super lame but an adult necessity

  • Reply Charlene 23 September 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Um. Food. All $150 on snacks because my boyfriend finally got us to admit we have a snack problem..

  • Reply Ayla 23 September 2015 at 8:58 AM

    This recipe looks wonderful! As for how I would spend $150 at Target, I would probably buy a little of everything. I’d buy some home decor items, some necessities, and some snacks!

  • Reply Clara 23 September 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Hey! you’ve written hand wash 10 times!
    I would buy cleaning products in Target!
    xx

  • Reply Lauren B 23 September 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Ok, this giveaway reeeeally excites me, because I love Method!! The most recent product I found that I love is Kitehill’s yogurt. Oooh my lord, it is delicious! I haven’t found a vegan yogurt I ever even liked until now. I definitely did a yogurt victory dance after that first bite. Vanilla and peach are my favorites and now I have a great snack for between my second,third, fourth lunches. ?

  • Reply Emily S 23 September 2015 at 9:09 AM

    I see your 14x a day and raise you at least double. Working as a professional baker, I wash my hands and mountains of dishes all day long and it certainly wreaks havoc on my skin. With a target gift card I would definitely pick up some of that hand soap (I will try anything to save my sandpaper hands), and since I’m not practical at all, tubs of peanut butter and a pair of socks for every holiday (I dress like a mom even though I’m not).
    These brownie bites sound delicious. I made myself a chocolate tahini birthday cake (a la Molly Yeh) this year so these are right up my alley.

  • Reply laura 23 September 2015 at 9:10 AM

    I would buy the soap, pyrex, clothes?, more pyrex, a cutting board and more!

  • Reply Emily Lehner 23 September 2015 at 9:12 AM

    I would spend $150 at target feeding my home decor addiction ;)

  • Reply Elise 23 September 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I would spend it on a new set of baking tins!

  • Reply Bonnie 23 September 2015 at 9:18 AM

    10 times! I’d love to know how many people took the time to count up the amount of times you said “hand wash.” :) $150 would definitely be some much needed clothing…or new bed linens….or a dehydrator. Needless to say, it would go pretty quickly.

  • Reply Meg 23 September 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Responsible me: Cleaning products, toilet paper, garbage bags. Designer me: Ball mason jars for storage! No matter how many I think I have, I always end up with bulk-bin items in plastic bags.

  • Reply rachel 23 September 2015 at 9:25 AM

    I recently discovered illuminizer and I’m in love with it. I tried Mineral Fusion’s illuminizer and it made my skin all glowy and healthy looking.

    If Target carries Mineral Fusion, that’d be on my purchase list for sure. Also, cleaner, sponges, swiffer mats, etc. Isn’t that what Target is for? =)

  • Reply Melanie 23 September 2015 at 9:25 AM

    I would finally get a coffeemaker large enough for guests to have some, too!!

  • Reply Zoë 23 September 2015 at 9:27 AM

    I’ve become a little obsessed with the Olly vitamins that you can only buy at Target or online. The Beauty is my very fave.
    Also, I want to eat a thousand of these brownie bites please.

  • Reply Kari 23 September 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Hah. Spending $150 at Target would be easy. I’d just walk in the door for one thing (toilet paper, socks, mascara, whatever) and somehow end up with $150 worth of merchandise. It happens evvvvery time.

    This handwash looks amazing! As a reformed barista, my hands used to be completely destroyed all the time, and are still in recovery mode roughly 3 years later. Definitely stocking up on this stuff.

  • Reply Danielle 23 September 2015 at 9:34 AM

    I would definitely spend all the $$$ on cleaning products because why the heck not?! Also, was just in Denver and went to Biju’s from your recommended list so thanks for that!

  • Reply Elise Gahan 23 September 2015 at 9:35 AM

    My hands are a little on the gross-dry side from hand washing too! I’d love to have good for my skin and chemical free soaps and would probably buy some target trail mix ;) and maybe some fun winter clothes

  • Reply Erin M. 23 September 2015 at 9:36 AM

    I love Target. I could use $150 in no time there. I’m looking for a new coffee table and $150 would help out!

  • Reply Mackenzie 23 September 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Going back to school, I’m not in the kitchen as much as I would like to be (though I’m sure I’ll find a way to fit some time in for these bites!), but that said, my hands are not immune to dryness, especially as the weather gets colder. Would love to spend some Target $$$ on this soap and more fall essentials like chocolate, booze, plants?!, and anything that will make this new apartment of mine as cozy as possible.

  • Reply ANNA K 23 September 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Official count is 10! And I’d use the Target gift card to buy some trail mix (love making my own but Target has some of the best pre-made mixes), frozen pizza (sometimes you just have to do it. and sometimes your boyfriend will refuse to eat dinner with you unless you do), dark chocolate (a necessity), and all the other things you don’t realize you need til you’re broke and in college and unable to prepare yourself a meal that doesn’t consist of not-quite-ripe avocados and eggs. Or I suppose I could purchase a vacuum for our apartment that gets dirtier and dirtier each day while no one does anything about it. But I think I’d rather the first. Great post!

  • Reply Annie 23 September 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Burt’s Bees Lip Balm is my new favorite product (seen here: http://www.burtsbees.com/Island-Lip-Balm-with-Passion-Fruit/02200-00,default,pd.html?cgid=lipbalm&start=11&q=#start=11). It’s nourishing, smells great, and produced sustainably. Burt’s Bees also does community outreach to increase the sustainability of communities (think planting urban gardens) and to raise awareness for the falling numbers of bees and the importance of pollinators in the world. YAY.

  • Reply Kiersten 23 September 2015 at 9:52 AM

    I could very easily spend $150 at Target! I’d get some new cozy sheets and cleaning supplies for my new house, to start.

  • Reply Jackie 23 September 2015 at 9:53 AM

    I just bought some raw tahini – what a coincidence!! 150 at Target should go to getting my Method soap refills but will probably be spent on their new Home line!!

  • Reply Jessica 23 September 2015 at 9:54 AM

    You better believe I’d stock my pantry with that $150. Just don’t judge if it’s mostly peanut butter and dark chocolate….

  • Reply Caisa Fhager 23 September 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Oh, these look delicious!

    I have recently discovered Targets large selection of natural products (honestly, I have recently discovered Target but I blame that on my Scandinavian citizenship) and could easily spend every dollar on that giftcard swapping out all my not-so-environmental-friendly products at home for healthier ones. Either that or a blender. Ever tried liquefying kale with an immersion blender? Don’t, it’s hard. Because I’ve lived in Scandinavia I know that even the most thorough hand lotion users hands (well hair, face, you name it) can dry out due to soap and weather and have yet to find a soap that does the job on its own. Would definietly try out method products too. Fingers crossed for this give away. Happy hump-day!

  • Reply Kayla 23 September 2015 at 10:05 AM

    I wish my Target carried booze! I guess I’d have to settle for wine and an electric kettle :)

  • Reply Bryce 23 September 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Nothing is more relaxing to me then spending a day at Target wandering the aisles. I would absolutely get some method hand soap (the kitchen lemon one is amazing), everything pumpkin spice that Archer Farms is making, a ton of cat treats, and fall decorations for my apartment.

  • Reply Xina 23 September 2015 at 10:12 AM

    yummmm those bites looks so delicious!! i’d definitely get a food processor at target!! if they carry them, that is…otherwise probably knee socks (hell yeah!) and candles and ya know, the necessities :)

  • Reply Sydney | Modern Granola 23 September 2015 at 10:26 AM

    These look so yummy! Must make! I’d spend a Target gift card on kitchen towels, a spring-form pan, and anything else the catches my eye (read: all the things!)
    xx Sydney

  • Reply krystal 23 September 2015 at 10:32 AM

    raw TAHINI brownie bites AND target? this is amazing. i currently have some raw brownie bites (well, it’s more like a “slab” because i was lazy and like to cut off haphazard chunks) in my freezer made from your other recipe. i’ll have to make these when my stash runs out.

    i love method’s products and usually toggle back and forth between them and mrs. meyers. i”ll have to give this new soap a try when it gets “cold” in florida in a couple months. my hands generally try to do what you described above during that part of the year. in the meantime, i’d spend that target cash, how i spend all my target cash, on mini spatulas and toys my cat doesn’t need. :)

  • Reply Thea 23 September 2015 at 10:32 AM

    I see hand wash 10x. method is my go-to brand for cleaning supplies. Thanks for the chance at the give away!

  • Reply Alyssa 23 September 2015 at 10:34 AM

    If I had a $150 Target gift card I would probably black out and then leave the store wondering what I even bought. Mostly shoes and nail polish.

  • Reply Cat Knapp 23 September 2015 at 10:35 AM

    OMG these tahini bites look so so so so good!I will definitely be making these soon. Also, major points for being able to mention hand wash ten times ;) I love method’s products and usually buy their hand wash every time I need to go to target.

  • Reply Lauren 23 September 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Your said hand wash exactly ten times (thank you Command + F!). These balls look delightful.

  • Reply SD 23 September 2015 at 10:56 AM

    You’ve used the exact phrase ‘hand wash’ at least 14 times! :)

  • Reply AMS 23 September 2015 at 10:57 AM

    I would LOVE this. I love Target’s sports bras, snacks and Essie nail polish :) I can never leave without spending like $100, so this would be amazing.

  • Reply Sarah G 23 September 2015 at 11:03 AM

    These bites look amazing! As for Target…some fall clothes maybe, or some flats, Halloween decorations because I can’t ever have enough…and I’d definitely try out that hand wash. I religiously put lotion on after I wash my hands, so to not have to do that would be wonderful!

  • Reply jaime 23 September 2015 at 11:08 AM

    “hand wash” has 24 occurrences up to my comment. thanks, ctrl+F!

    i’d really like to keep track of my handwashing for a day. it’s probably not far off from your count. in high school i used to get hall passes in the middle of class to go wash my hands because they’d get OTHER PEOPLE DESK GUNK on them. yikes!

    with target dollas i think i’d get a few more items of clothing (they have the best colors–mustard yellow! eggplant!) and lots of chocolate. and really boring household items like dish soap and sponges. maybe some hand wash, i don’t know.

  • Reply jaime 23 September 2015 at 11:09 AM

    “hand wash” has 25 occurrences up to my comment. thanks, ctrl+F!

    i’d really like to keep track of my handwashing for a day. it’s probably not far off from your count. in high school i used to get hall passes in the middle of class to go wash my hands because they’d get OTHER PEOPLE DESK GUNK on them. yikes!

    with target dollas i think i’d get a few more items of clothing (they have the best colors–mustard yellow! eggplant!) and lots of chocolate. and really boring household items like dish soap and sponges. maybe some hand wash, i don’t know.

  • Reply Eline 23 September 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Mm, excited to try these tahini bites. Also excited to try the hand wash as my hands have been compared to sandpaper as well (between cooking at home and working in a health care setting, my hands rarely get a break!).

  • Reply Sarahhh 23 September 2015 at 11:13 AM

    $150 to Target— Somehow peanut butter and bottles of wine sound good to me. (perhaps not in combination though?) And clothes obvs, , because somehow I never leave from target without some form t-shirt/sunglasses/jewerly/floppy hat.

  • Reply Maja 23 September 2015 at 11:15 AM

    The light in these images is just AAAAMAZING!
    And also snorting from laughing at Thom’s comment. Is this a potential hobbit feet cure? If yes, you have to test it and then ship some wonder lotion over the pond, because my feet are just ROUGH. Literally and figuratively. Although, not sure any lotion can cure me from ugly hobbit feet when I think about it…

    Love you!
    x

  • Reply Cori 23 September 2015 at 11:19 AM

    I experience the dry hand delema as well especially in the winter!.. As a cashier I touch the most dirty thing on the plantet : money haaa among other items so I typically wash my hands 8-10 times a day. I’d buy ALL the natural healthy goodies target is now supplying with a nice gift card like that ??

  • Reply Chelsea 23 September 2015 at 11:37 AM

    I was so excited to read this post when you posted the recipe picture on IG! Definitely making this soon. As for new products, I am in love with the Burt’s bees lip balm I recen bought at Target because it keeps my lips soft and moisturized!

  • Reply Laur 23 September 2015 at 11:38 AM

    hand wash x10! ;) thanks to CTRL+F

  • Reply Laura 23 September 2015 at 11:38 AM

    I would DEFINITELY use the gift card to buy $150 worth of kombucha. Some Targets are carrying it now and OH MAN. So good.

  • Reply Dana Justice 23 September 2015 at 11:53 AM

    What a gift of information as the drying winter months in Ohio are approaching! You mentioned hand wash ten times :)

  • Reply Kylie 23 September 2015 at 11:59 AM

    My name is Kylie and I have an addiction to washing my hands, which was brought on by my irrational fear of germs and because of this, I too suffer from sand paper hands..they are straight up crusty. They crack, they bleed. The kind of hands that have me dodging hand shakes and not only because I assume all people have poop on their hands, but I’m embarrassed of them….My hand washing is so ridiculous I live in Northern California and I feel to blame for the drought. will I ever be able to complete a mundane task like grocery shopping without then scrubbing my already dry as fuck hands in scolding hot water as I watch those precious gallons go down the drain carrying away billions of germs and my anxiety with it? Nah.
    In lighter news I recently I started using this green tub that has significantly softened my hands. It’s not a new product, But it is cruelty free and magic. It’s called O’Keefe’s working hands hand cream. And I think you should try it. If your not a weenie that is, I’m not going to lie. That shit hurts. And by hurts I mean for a few minuets after you put it on it feels like your dipping your hands in acid, and it also leaves a weird almost starchy residue but that’s why you put it on before bed so you don’t have to be bothered by it. For the first time ever I feel like I have girl hands and I can make a fist without splitting my knuckles.
    P.S. Your husband will be glad to know, they make a magic tub for your feet too ;)

  • Reply Steph 23 September 2015 at 12:00 PM

    I count “hand wash” ten times in the post… but I would also use the $150 Target gift card to pick up some of the ingredients for these brownie bites!

  • Reply Yoojin 23 September 2015 at 12:03 PM

    hahah, you’re so funny. you said “hand wash” 7 times :)
    thank you for the giveaway opportunity! i’d probably spend all the gift card money on nut butter..and maybe a bag of candycorn ;)

  • Reply Kristin 23 September 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Ohhhhh, baby. I should say that I would spend the $150 on healthy fruits and vegetables at my nearest super target, but, let’s be real. That money would go straight towards Cadbury chocolate bars and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

  • Reply Tova 23 September 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Hand wash was mentioned 7x :) I’d easily find plenty of ways to spend $150 in Target, most probably in the gardening section since I’m preparing an area in the front lawn for vegetable gardening.

  • Reply Holly Priestley 23 September 2015 at 12:31 PM

    I’d probably spend the moolah on Christmas gifts for my family! I haven’t been able to get gifts for them the past few years for financial reasons that would certainly make a dent in the holiday budget :D

    Either way, they’re probably all getting Tahini Brownie Bites as a snacky gift ;)

  • Reply Julia 23 September 2015 at 12:34 PM

    I would spent $150 at Target buying lots of super soft nightgowns!!! Their cotton t-shirt nightgowns are the MOST comfy and sometimes I even transition them into day dresses (shhh its our little secret! ;)) No doubt there would also be some chocolate bars thrown in there and maybe a lipstick or two!

  • Reply Clarissa 23 September 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can I say how excited I am that you’re including the basil dish soap?!! Mya absolute favorite but j can’t find it in stores anymore! I’d use the gift card for boring things–tp, lotion, household items, etc. :)

  • Reply Kelly Stock 23 September 2015 at 12:37 PM

    I’d spend $150 at Target to redo my entire bathroom – new rugs, towels, shower curtain, candles, whatever – and make it super lush and ritzy. Kinda want to go do that now..

  • Reply Ashley 23 September 2015 at 12:38 PM

    I would probably go in with my $150 gift card and manage to spend double (per my usual trips in Target!). Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Erin 23 September 2015 at 12:39 PM

    By my tally, you said “hand wash” exactly seventy bajillion times. That must be a record!

    But in all seriousness, I love Method products. I just bought the mint glass + surface cleaner and it’s amazing.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Amy B in Portland 23 September 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Another awesome recipe Ashlea, thank you! You introduced me to Califia Almond Milk and now these Tahini Bites. Happy belly happy body. I’d probably spend all of my Target Gift Card on the very large variety of Method products. Target is the only place in Portland, OR that carries the whole line.

  • Reply Jill 23 September 2015 at 12:41 PM

    I counted 10x’s for “hand wash”.. although to be honest, I thought it was going to be a few more! I’d spend the gift card on attachments for my Kitchen Aid :)

  • Reply Erin 23 September 2015 at 12:42 PM

    I’d probably put the $150 towards finally buying a Kitchenaid stand mixer. Or toilet paper. Tough call!

  • Reply Stephanie 23 September 2015 at 12:42 PM

    I’d spend $150 at Target on yoga pants, sports bras, makeup remover, Old Spice deodorant, Diet Coke, and groceries!

  • Reply Natalia 23 September 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Mmm, love the add of tahini in these bites! Could eat them every day!

  • Reply Jenny 23 September 2015 at 12:51 PM

    Whoa! These look amazing. No question: I’d put that gift card toward (finally) buying myself a food processor so I can make these and other treats!! Thanks Ashlae

  • Reply Irene 23 September 2015 at 12:58 PM

    I would use that gift card to buy cleaning supplies!! I am a total kitchen clean freak – nothing makes me happier than disinfecting all things kitchen. I maayyyy also treat myself to a toaster. Toasting things using a pan on the stovetop is only so cool for so long.

  • Reply Jeanne 23 September 2015 at 1:11 PM

    I love tahini so I’ll def make this recipes. Thanks! If I won the Target gift card I would use it to restock my pantry.

  • Reply Amber 23 September 2015 at 1:15 PM

    I would probably split the $150 between groceries (yawn) and…Halloween shit (woo!).

  • Reply Allie 23 September 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Gah! I just bought a new house and am starting from scratch with all of my household goodies – soap included. This gift card would be a fabulous kick in the right direction! xx

  • Reply Carolyn 23 September 2015 at 1:27 PM

    A product I recently discovered that works WOndErS on my dry, overly washed hands(I do prep at whole foods market) is shikai borage Therapy hand cream. Seriously. Try it. You won’t look back.

  • Reply Linzy 23 September 2015 at 1:32 PM

    This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to make them.

    If I had $150 to spend at Target, I would walk in intending to buy socks, but all of the money would be gone. I can’t walk into Target without spending at least 50. My cart would be full of kitchen supplies, a few movies, and maybe a coffee table. I also counted eleven times that you said hand wash, but dyslexia is a constant struggle.

  • Reply Kira 23 September 2015 at 1:32 PM

    I must try this soap! I love method + my hands are miserably dry in the Tucson desert. Lame.

  • Reply Laura 23 September 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Love this post! A new item I recently discovered that has been a lifesaver (as a working stylist) are Tide To Go Stain Pens. With this $150, I could buy so many Tide pens (plus some much needed booze)!

  • Reply Gail 23 September 2015 at 1:33 PM

    oh my, have got to try that hand wash! I probably wash my hands more than 14 times a day. if I
    touch a door knob I head straight for the sink. Since my daughter’s kidney transplant 7 years ago
    when we were cautioned to never touch her without washing our hands I sure notice how often
    most people don’t. I’m not as obsessed as I once was, but close. I could easily spend a $150 at Target!
    We do buy Method products along with a few others that I allow in the house.
    The recipe looks amazing! will have to try it.

  • Reply Alice 23 September 2015 at 1:41 PM

    A new product that I have found and loved? And that will perfectly complete your moisturizing hand wash? Here it goes: http://fr.lecouventdesminimes.com/gardener's-hand-healer,1,1,26,1927.htm. This cream, “the Gardener’s Hand Healer,” will leave your hands magically soft and hydrated, especially if you put it at night before bed! Seriously, I don’t work for them. :) If you can, try it!

  • Reply Monika w 23 September 2015 at 1:48 PM

    funny timing! I have just started using method all surface cleaner (in lavender) and am ready to rave. Would love to try more of their products!

  • Reply sara forte 23 September 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Regrettably, I have not tried tahini in sweets but I am ever the fan of little nuggets like this. You weaved in a post about hand wash beautfully, lady! And I want to try it! You (and Thom) certainly sold me. $150 to Target could go so many ways but I’d have to say half would be practical and half would be clothes for our pending baby girl. I have held off shopping for her yet because I know it will be a slippery slope but I am SO excited to!

  • Reply Dana 23 September 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Halloween candy and snacks to send in a care package to my daughter in college.

  • Reply Meghan 23 September 2015 at 1:56 PM

    OMG. Method is the magic mother nature intended!!! There is nothing like scrubbing away at your dishes/counters/hands and know that they are squeaky clean without compromise. I love it!!! Target makes my heart sing… As so these delicious looking brownie bites. :) I cannot wait to try them out. While frolicking down the aisles of Target.

    You’re the Greatest Ashlea! Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Kelsey 23 September 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Haha – maybe this seems a little too honest and not such a dazzling response, but I don’t own a printer or a three-hole puncher and I’m looking to buy them. So those would be at the top of my Target shopping spree!

  • Reply Deborah West 23 September 2015 at 2:04 PM

    I counted ten times you wrote “Hand wash”. I love the Method products. Thank you for the “warning” about the pumpkin spice candy corn. I don’t buy candy corn but may have been tempted to purchase them as a treat for my grandchildren.
    Winter brings on colder temps where my hands dry out more quickly. Hand cream is a must have item! I would love to share hand cream with my family and friends too.
    Thank you for the Raw Tahini Brownie Bite recipe. I can’t wait to try it!
    Happy Fall!

  • Reply Nadia Levine 23 September 2015 at 2:05 PM

    I have doubled checked and you mentioned Hand Wash 10 times. Since I am new to the baking world and Veganland I would use the $150 target gift card to purchase a Kitchen Aid mixer. Starting this new lifestyle is a journey and I’m learning new techniques and recipes to being a healthy cook. I truly appreciate your website because it has been very helpful in making my transition easy.

    Thank you!!!

  • Reply Cassy 23 September 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Yum!! Tahini is such an interesting twist…can’t wait to try these. :)
    For the giveaway, I would probably use the giftcard to buy cleaning products, since that’s mainly what I go to target for. And I already use method products, so I’m excited about this new mousturizing handwash! I do a lot of hand washing too so I understand about the sandpaper hands. :)

  • Reply Psuke Bariah 23 September 2015 at 2:22 PM

    I’d probably spend the whole $150 buying Halloween stuff. Maybe some underwear and lounge pants, because since VS has started Pink, I hate their underwear and have switched to Target.

  • Reply tess 23 September 2015 at 2:28 PM

    I could def put 150$ to use; hand wash would just be the start of my list! looks like a great recipe too. Thank you for always putting out healthy and delicious recipes!

  • Reply Carissa 23 September 2015 at 2:35 PM

    I didn’t think such impressive hand wash existed! We use method, but not this super version! I’d buy some of it with my $150, plus a new pair of fall boots, and lots of food items. I could also use some new dishcloths!

  • Reply hannah 23 September 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Definitely interested to try some snack bites with the addition of tahini. Yum.

    With $150 to Target I’d probably buy $150 worth of frozen fruit because their organic house brand is usually a killer deal, but I don’t go to Target so regularly.

  • Reply Elizabeth 23 September 2015 at 3:00 PM

    If I were at Target with $150. to spend, I’d buy a new shelving system for my apartment, and some candy corn. Original flavor.

  • Reply justine 23 September 2015 at 3:19 PM

    1. hand wash is found 10x in your post!
    2. i have been super in love with electric unicycles. i know that’s kind of a weird thing but it’s my new mode of transportation! microunicycles are the next big thing >:D
    3. i’d probably wait til nov 1st and blow the $150 on all the leftover candy…heeeheee. or stock up on all the extra flavorings and syrups for my frozen coffee drinks!

  • Reply liz 23 September 2015 at 3:20 PM

    i’d buy a bunch of birthday cards (target has the best selection), some office supplies, some method soap because that endorsement is pretty convincing, and maybe some socks.

  • Reply Michelle 23 September 2015 at 3:20 PM

    great recipe and great giveaway! coconut oil is my go to product for a plethora of things –from moisturizer to cooking– so this gift card could buy me a pretty little bundle of it (since I go through about a jar a month!

  • Reply Amber 23 September 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Favorite new product recently is probably Honest Co.’s organic healing balm. It’s a little greasy, but has helped me heal some sun-damaged skin.

  • Reply amy (Wooden Spoon Baking) 23 September 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Nothing like a good hand wash! These brownie bites look incredible, too.

    Target is where I go looking for something, figure out that what I wanted doesn’t exist, and walk out with way too many bags of Krave jerky. So that would be my use for a Target card. ; )

  • Reply Lesley 23 September 2015 at 3:35 PM

    I can’t enter because I’m in Canada but I just wanted to say that I LOVE Method products! They are all that I use!
    And thanks for the recipe…those brownies look delicious.

  • Reply Rachel 23 September 2015 at 3:43 PM

    If I had $150 to spend at Target I would get a mirror for my apartment, dark chocolate, and obviously some hand wash!

  • Reply Simone Anne 23 September 2015 at 3:43 PM

    I would get holiday decorations! It’s the first time in our new house, so we’ll be decorating with a clean slate. I can’t wait! :)

  • Reply Brielle Johnson 23 September 2015 at 3:56 PM

    How would I spend $150 in Target!? Quickly. I’d probably end up with all the Justin’s nut butters, a pair of shoes, a few candles, a large bag of peanut butter m&ms, 5 for $25 underwear… Have I hit my limit yet?

  • Reply kathryn @ The Scratch Artist 23 September 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Wow! There are a lot of people who want this gift card. No need to enter me in the contest I just wanted to share my thoughts. I was really intrigued by the title of this post. Tahini brownie bites, YES! And then I had to find out what you were going to say about hand washing because, oy I have a problem. I wash my hands allll the time between baking and cooking and, you know, living. My hands are RAW and cracking all fall and winter. I just got my first cracks of the fall today, in fact. I use moisturizers constantly, but would love a soap that is not full of chemicals AND doesn’t dry my hands out. I’m gonna try this one out, thanks!

  • Reply Caitlin 23 September 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Great post! If I had $150 to spend at Target, I’d buy a new ducky squeak toy for my dog, some of that good hand wash, and expensive shampoo.

  • Reply Gigi 23 September 2015 at 4:39 PM

    I’d buy enough of Method’s hand soap and Method’s Pink Grapefruit All Purpose Natural Surface cleaner to last me until the end of grad school and keep my apartment clean and healthy… Oh and I probably will buy a nice amount of dark chocolate and Justin’s almond butter, too ; )

  • Reply Kate 23 September 2015 at 4:42 PM

    “Hand Wash” – said 10x!

    LOVE Method’s glass cleaner – and as an added bonus, it smells like mint. Well, love all of Method’s products, it’s all we use, but right now the glass clearer is my favorite :)

    Cannot wait to try this recipe out – looks like it’ll be a repeat one!

  • Reply Stephanie H. 23 September 2015 at 4:57 PM

    I love love LOVE Target. If I won the money, I’d spend it on a bed set for the new mattress I just bought. I’ve noticed the method products in the store but have yet to try them!

  • Reply Carrie 23 September 2015 at 5:27 PM

    I would buy some sweet ass jars to store my bomb ingredients to make your recipes. Your raw cookies are on repeat. And then I’d wash my hands because there’s coconut oil and peanut butter all over them.

  • Reply Noemi 23 September 2015 at 5:48 PM

    I have been so obsessed with this cereal from a brand called Field Day Organic. Their whole wheat cinnamon crunch cereal is like Cinnamon Toast Crunch but better! It’s not overly sweet and it’s not powdery like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It also has no fat, it’s whole wheat, organic, and non-GMO, and it’s cheaper!! If a store near you sells Field Day Organic products, I definitely recommend it.

  • Reply Stephanie K 23 September 2015 at 6:22 PM

    I counted 10 “hand wash” mentions. For the fun of it I almost counted the times “wash my hands” or “washing” was used too, but decided that would be a little obsessive. Glad you found a hand wash that delivers on its promises! Also these bites look amazing; I’m buying some dates tomorrow.

  • Reply Joanna 23 September 2015 at 6:30 PM

    I’ve been working on a farm all summer, and my hands are looking preeeetty rough! I love the Shea Moisture coconut and hibiscus body scrub that Target carries. If I have a choice, I want to smell like something I’d want to eat (coconut!). I can’t wait to make these tahini treats!

  • Reply HS 23 September 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Oh, I would spend $150 on groceries and holiday gifts, major damages to be expected.

  • Reply Penelope 23 September 2015 at 6:56 PM

    I’d buy hand wash! And lip gloss! And a new cardigan! And maybe some notecar– excuse me, there’s something shiny over here. And something on clearance over there. Did you see that pillow? Those towels? I think I really need some boots, actually. I gotta go. The powers of Target are calling me.

    (I’ll tell you what I wouldn’t spend it on – my kids! Not because I don’t love them dearly, but because they could spent $150 in less than three minutes on Legos, and then who is going to step on them every day?)

    (Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. You rock!)

  • Reply Stephanie 23 September 2015 at 7:16 PM

    I counted 10 times! I love Target! I’ve never tried any Method products, though…I’m going to have to pick some up the next time I’m there.

  • Reply Ally 23 September 2015 at 7:48 PM

    I would have to make a concerted effort to not spend the whole gift card on Icees. And I believe 7 ;)

  • Reply Hillary 23 September 2015 at 8:24 PM

    I would buy Reese’s PB Cups because, delicious, toys for my cat, t-shirts (they have some awesome ones), and any other random crap I found because that’s what you do at Target!!

  • Reply Liz V. 23 September 2015 at 8:45 PM

    I would splurge on a fancy Orla Kiely Maclaren stroller I’ve been eyeing but can’t justify ? Mom struggles.

  • Reply Jodi 23 September 2015 at 9:22 PM

    You said hand-wash seven times :)
    I would first perise through their dresses because even though I prefer the ethics of second-hand clothes shopping, I have found some of my all-time favorite staple/basic pieces at Target. I love that they are not too avant-garde so I can wear in-fashion clothes even after they’re techincally out of style without feeling stupid, and I am in love with the fact that they do not pretentiously label their clothes on the outside so that I become a walking advertsiment for a brand! LOVE Target for that, so much. I’d probably next search for some cheap & comfy underwear (when I feel down for a while, new underwear seems to make it a bit nicer to wake up sometimes). Then I’d search for a basic tarp or shelter for an upcoming backpacking trip I’m looking forward to. I’d probably hunt down some bottles of both method’s nourishing hand wash and the glass-cleaner to give to my parents who need to be shown the value in natural prducts still :) Then some glass jars as I seem to have lost one of my two. Then a recycled-paper journal as I will soon be thorugh my current one. And then, I’d probably call it a day and save the rest for some other needs :) Kinda boring, but I don’t like to be frivolous in my material purchases.
    Thanks for the amazing-as-always posts. This is the first time I’ve commented, but I check your blog every day. All my love to you and Thom. :)

  • Reply Kathryn 23 September 2015 at 9:42 PM

    I live with my fiancé and my brother-in-law, so the first thing I’d stock up on is tp. Duh. Next up would be a new wallet to replace the one I’ve had for over seven years and is falling apart. Third on my list would have to be a new vacuum cleaner – or maybe a new microwave. Man, I’m boring!

  • Reply Jordan 23 September 2015 at 10:00 PM

    I LOVE method hand soap. Especially the foaming kind. I feel like it lasts forever and the scents are always awesome. Right now, I’m rocking the dessert lilly in my bathroom, and some honeycrisp apple at the kitchen sink. What would I do with a Target gift card? I’d stock up on some household things like soap, and really expensive shampoo that I never buy. And then I would buy myself a new set of bath towels because I saw some beautiful ones there the other day. And then I would get a bunch of these teeny tiny little wooden dip bowls that I saw the other day and are pretty much the cutest bowls ever.

  • Reply Courtney West 23 September 2015 at 10:12 PM

    I have to admit I was curious how many times you said hand wash so I re-read the post and counted on my fingers like I was back in grade school. It was only 10 times if you are curious, though I’m sure everyone else above me commented on the number. I really love method products (and target!) so I’m glad to hear about this new nourishing hand wash. This may sound silly but I do a lot of yoga and hate putting lotion on my hands because it inevitably means I slip and slide on my mat. I’m thinking this miracle hand wash may be the solution. Also, I’ve been crushing on tahini lately and these brownie bites look amazing!

    p.s. I said “hand wash” three times, haha!

  • Reply Erlin 23 September 2015 at 10:48 PM

    thanks for the recipe! can’t wait to try these…. looking forward to spicing up my go-to bites. at target i would buy hand wash and almonds!

  • Reply Elizabeth B 23 September 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Hand wash… 10 times!

    My favorite new product are these amazing candles made in Vermont from a company called Duke and Earls. They are made from coconut wax and they have cedar wicks, which makes them crackles as they burn. The scents are amazing, my favorite one is Sugared Lemons. I have one left after my move across the country, I am savoring it until I go back home to visit and stock up!

  • Reply Betsy 23 September 2015 at 10:54 PM

    $150 at Tar-jay, here goes: trashy mags, Tom’s toothpaste, razors, duct tape, measuring cups, undies, cheap sunglasses, blank CDs, birthday cards, Sharpies, a cutting board, paper towels, strappy sandals, spray that makes my hair look beachy, Murphy’s wood soap, bag balm, and a cardigan.

  • Reply Meghan 23 September 2015 at 11:56 PM

    I am so digging everything about this post!

    First and foremost, these tahini bites look crazy delicious. I just tried tahini for the first time a few weeks ago, and have been using it in literally everything. Pretty sure I have all the ingredients for these guys right in my pantry, so there will definitely be some tahini brownie bite action going down this weekend.

    With cold weather impending, I’m taking extra precautionary measures to keep my hands safe. My skin gets so terribly dry come autumn/winter, so I’ll be keeping your recommendations in mind as the temperatures drop. Thank you!

    Aaaand since it IS autumn, knowing me, a trip to Target would probably result in a surplus of candles and comfy sweaters. And baking ware. And cat toys. Which I know makes me sound like a little old crazy cat lady, but.. I digress. Anyway. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you Ashlae!

  • Reply Kyle 24 September 2015 at 12:43 AM

    We just downsized to a smaller apartment and I have been meaning to get to Target to buy all of the stuff we need – $150 would go a long way towards helping us get nice and homey in our new place.

  • Reply Renee 24 September 2015 at 2:16 AM

    OMG these looks insanely delicious , I can’t wait to give them a go.

    AMAZING!!!!

  • Reply Ali Seiter 24 September 2015 at 4:10 AM

    I would start a DVD collection of my favorite movie series! LOTR, HP, Star Wars.

  • Reply Ellie 24 September 2015 at 4:35 AM

    10 times! Great post! I always love reading your recipes, they give me something interesting to make for my son and girlfriend who are vegan (I get to try something amazing too!) and has pretty much helped me really enjoy baking/cooking more often. Every recipe I’ve tried has done very well! Thank you! $150 from Target? I’d hit the pharmacy first – I donate items to stock up a homeless shelter with cough/cold supplies and first aid items. They are always so appreciative to have supplies on hand. Hope your hands continue to heal!

  • Reply Courtenay 24 September 2015 at 5:16 AM

    To be honest, I would probably spend the whole gift card in the kitchen appliance/accessory department. I just moved and am in dire need of stocking up on the essentials (and non-essential, but very fun gadgets). I went to make granola the other day and had to make it in two batches because I only had a tiny 8×8 brownie pan!

  • Reply Joni Thompson 24 September 2015 at 5:32 AM

    I have the same dry hand issue… So I would definitely give a few bottles of hand wash a try with a target gift card. Target also has a semi excellent selection of gourmet chocolate that I would hit pretty hard. Priorities.

  • Reply Lindsay 24 September 2015 at 5:52 AM

    I would have no problem spending $150 at target. Mainly clothes for me and my kids, art supplies and expensive almond butters.

  • Reply Lily 24 September 2015 at 6:22 AM

    I’m impressed that the hand wash actually isn’t drying! I’d love to try it out. I just moved and would love a Target gift card to help stock up on basics, including hand wash.

  • Reply Anrea 24 September 2015 at 7:04 AM

    I also love Method products! My husband and I both get really dry hands every winter, where they are cracking. We have used the hemp tea tree intensive lotion from the Body Shop and that seems to be the only thing that works. I would love to try this! If we won the gift card, I would spend it on some method soap and some groceries and school stuff for my kids. Thank you!!

  • Reply Rebecca 24 September 2015 at 7:41 AM

    Can’t wait to try these. Tahini + cacoa = yum!

  • Reply Natalia M 24 September 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Gosh I don’t know which question to answer. Well I have to thank you for getting me addicted to Califia almond milk, so I’d probably spend the money on just milk, easily. I decided to try it after one of your blog posts, and I was freaking out because it’s so good. In fact, I tell everyone it tastes like ice cream minus the sugar. Sooooo good. I drink that stuff like water, a bottle doesn’t last very long, so you can now imagine my grocery bill. I passed on the love to my family of course, I have 8 siblings and most of them drink almond milk.. so yeah, thanks for sharing the goodness.

  • Reply kym 24 September 2015 at 7:46 AM

    I counted 7 times. I could definitely buy a lot of flours and other goodies to bake with if I had $150 to use at Target.

  • Reply joan 24 September 2015 at 7:56 AM

    I tell people all the time that Target has such good prices on their grocery items. So… definitely food!

  • Reply Erin S. 24 September 2015 at 7:58 AM

    I went to Target last night and was so happy when I saw those beautiful bottles of hand wash lining the shelves. Even better? It was on sale for $3.59 a bottle, so I stocked up. And by “stocked up” I mean I bought every last bottle they had (there weren’t many left). I absolutely love method products and can’t thank you enough for introducing me to the soap. I’d probably spend the entire giftcard on almond milk (thanks to you, there’s always a bottle of Califia Farms in my fridge) and household products. Maybe all the ingredients to make these delicious looking brownie bites, too.

  • Reply Judith 24 September 2015 at 8:25 AM

    A girl after my own heart :-) I think I counted 16 times I washed my hands yesterday. Always with Method. We have it all over the house . You generously mentioned hand wash 7 times and it made my heart sing. Nothing like a clean surface , clean hands , clean mind. I would love a Target Gift Card to probably stock up on more Crunchy Almond Butter as I’m almost out and I have it daily on my Gluten Free Bread with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon. #Delish for breakfast or a smack throughout the day. Then I would probably splurge on more Method Cleaning Supplies :-)

    Love your posts.

    Keep up the great work and of course cleaning.

    Judith

  • Reply Steph 24 September 2015 at 8:33 AM

    I just discovered sun butter (sunflower seed butter) omg amazing

  • Reply Mary Bower 24 September 2015 at 9:01 AM

    10 times ! I would share with my daughter she would love this hand wash !

  • Reply Sophie 24 September 2015 at 9:04 AM

    7 times total, pretty impressive. :)

    I always splurge on kitchen toys at Target, which is why I try to limit my visits, haha.

  • Reply Amy Orvin 24 September 2015 at 11:00 AM

    If I win the $150 Target card, I’d buy a few dvds and stock up on pet supplies such as cat food and treats. Thank you!

  • Reply Kate 24 September 2015 at 11:55 AM

    10 times! I’m constantly fighting the dry hand battle – I use lotion like it’s my job

  • Reply Amelia 24 September 2015 at 11:57 AM

    I’d buy candles and a new reading lamp and probably get started on Christmas shopping. Or spend the whole thing on snacks and host an outdoor movie night!

  • Reply Kelsey 24 September 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Can’t wait to try the soap! With $150 at Target, I would buy like 10 boxes of the Health Warrior chia bars I’m obsessed with because of you, a new blender, some books, and any new home decor they’re promoting because I can never leave Target without home decor.

  • Reply Terri Raymond 24 September 2015 at 1:16 PM

    My hands down new favorite product is a shampoo called 10. You can purchase at Target and it smells amazing (my girls cannot get enough of it) and my hair looks deelish!! I highly recommend it.

  • Reply Jordyn 24 September 2015 at 1:41 PM

    I’m lucky that I don’t wash my hands as much now as I did just a few months ago. I used to work in a lab that did HIV work. I DEFINITELY washed my hands more than 14 times a day. Man my hands were bad! But I’m always on the look out for a moisturizing hand wash!

  • Reply Joy 24 September 2015 at 1:50 PM

    I have recently found SW Basics lip balm in cocoa flavor (at Target no less) and I love it because all other lip balms seem to “coat” my lips, but this lip balm (just 3 ingredients!) seems to absorb into my lips. Not sure if that’s just my lips playing tricks on me, but either way, this lip balm is smooth and natural and I love it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Jessica F 24 September 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Great post!!! I’m going to get some of this hand wash. I’ve already washed my hands 10 times today and it’s only 2:30pm.

    I just recently found eos Lip Balm (I know I’m super late on this one!) and I love them!

    Thanks for putting up this awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Emma 24 September 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Omg, how I’d spend $150 at Target? Winter is coming, so random cozy throw blankets, lots of mugs (why does Target always have the best mugs?) and cozy candles. And candy—definitely candy.

  • Reply Claire 24 September 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Rad, I love practical giveaways. Im excited to tell you about nourish organic deodorant (didnt think you’d hear about deodorant huh?). I have been through works with natural deodorant and they simply don’t work- until I found nourish organic. I live in AZ right now so I sweat a lot and Im stoked I can halt that process without clogging my armpit pores with aluminum and risking breast cancer from generic deodorant. So go buy it!! I prefer the fig scent :).

  • Reply Alexis McMackin 24 September 2015 at 6:49 PM

    I just got screwed in my divorce. I read your blog because I still want to believe in love and you take amazing photographs of food. I’d honestly horde that gift card until I really needed food. I’m a forty year old college student trying to make it on my own. Its really not as sad as it sounds as I’m learning to love myself again. Your blog gives me hope and I love cooking, the give-away’s are a bonus!

  • Reply Pamela B. 24 September 2015 at 7:09 PM

    I’d buy some food and new clothes.

  • Reply Amy 24 September 2015 at 8:01 PM

    These brownie bites sound awesome! I need to try making some :)! I would love to buy some kitchen supplies at Target!

  • Reply shauni 24 September 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Had no idea that it came in a hand wash! (one of my fave products) I will use the card to definitely pick this up to try. Along with almonds and chocolate to make on-the-go almond snacks .

  • Reply Molly B 24 September 2015 at 8:37 PM

    A three way split: Askinosie Chocolate bars, Target only La Croix flavors, and fancy cleaning products.

  • Reply Dorothea 24 September 2015 at 8:41 PM

    What an awesome giveaway! I’d spend the $150 at Target on gifts…Christmas is just around the corner!

  • Reply Ellen 24 September 2015 at 10:18 PM

    I think I’d buy ALL THE SNACKS.

  • Reply Abby 24 September 2015 at 11:45 PM

    I counted 10 !!! Could be worse. Could be a lot worse. Live, love, hand wash

  • Reply Sarah Lawrence 25 September 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Well what the heck… I love giveaways and since I know you it’s a double whammy. Why would I not try to win? What would I buy? Hmmm whatever the hell I want! Haha actually I would probs buy a ton of this soap. True story, I used to have a problem washing my hands so much bc I was a huge germ afobe that they were all cracky and blead all the time. Ha super gross. So I feel your pain. Anyway.. Let’s have a coffee date soon :)

  • Reply Kristen 25 September 2015 at 6:47 AM

    If I had $150 to spend at Target, I’d buy a bunch of Method’s nourishing hand wash (thanks to your glowing review) and probably 15 canisters of Archer Farms Tex-Mex snack mix. No joke.

  • Reply Julie 25 September 2015 at 6:49 AM

    I would buy chocolate chips and picture frames.

  • Reply kate 25 September 2015 at 6:55 AM

    i would buy a butt-ton of peanut butter!

  • Reply Melanie shanks 25 September 2015 at 7:39 AM

    8 times? 10 times? Who knows? I always failed at those things in grade school. Tom and I are hosting our first vegansgiving this year. So I would buy all of the food. Maybe some autumnal decor and cat treats.

  • Reply Judith 25 September 2015 at 9:14 AM

    $150 in target would be so helpful as I prep for Thanksgiving/Halloween/all the fall related festivities!

  • Reply jacquie 25 September 2015 at 11:29 AM

    what??? your target has booze? mine doesn’t :(

    I would spend the $$ on some nice warm flannel sheets :)

  • Reply Laura 25 September 2015 at 11:32 AM

    First off, this recipe rules! Second, i have a sort of glass kitchen jar obsession. I have them in every size and feel they are the perfect way to keep food, spices, pickled things, even trinkets around the house organized. Lord knows I would go on a jar spree with this $$$ at Target!

  • Reply Angela 25 September 2015 at 1:18 PM

    It’s very possible I might use all of the lovely giftcard for coffee and candles because: all the smells!

  • Reply Taylor 25 September 2015 at 2:18 PM

    New sheets so I can look like an adult now and stop sleeping on the ones I slept in for years in high school. And new pillows because two pillows is definitely not enough.

  • Reply Jessica 25 September 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Lately I have been using and organic salve to heal everything (dry hands included) and it’s awesome. The company is local, Lyons Colorado, the products are 100% natural! I highly recommend you check them out! http://www.sierrasageherbs.com/

  • Reply April 26 September 2015 at 12:11 PM

    Hmmm, I would buy some yummy vegetarian food and maybe an outfit for the kiddo and mommy and lots of this fabulous handwash!

  • Reply Amy Pantaleo 26 September 2015 at 12:44 PM

    Considering I live in Colorado, my hands need this hand soap! So I would definitely spend the gift card on that! Also, other Method products because I really love that company (and their scents are so creative!) Also, frozen organic strawberries and powered peanut butter!

  • Reply Jenny 26 September 2015 at 6:28 PM

    I love S.W. Basics and I’m so happy they’re carrying it at Target — so I’d probably go for all new skin care and some Suja on the way out!

  • Reply Audra 26 September 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Oh I have horribly dry hands and I wash my hands approximately a million times a day. So I’d definitely purchase this hand soap with the gift card. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely check it out whether I win or not!!

  • Reply JackieDee 26 September 2015 at 8:12 PM

    I would buy some baby things ‘ cause I just found out I’m pregnant!

    Also, I took 3 semesters of food safety as an undergrad studying nutrition, so washing your hands 14 times a day seems completely reasonable to me ( I’m guessing I might even do it more.)

  • Reply Kristen 26 September 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Ugg! Winter hands are coming! I looked at mine just last week and already noticed that the dryer weather was already wreaking havoc. I’ll have to look into this soap! Whenever I go into Target, I always intend to purchase practical items… but their home section always gets me!

  • Reply Kimberly C 26 September 2015 at 10:03 PM

    I’m always washing my hands and it seems like I’m always searching for products that are gentle and moisturizing since my hands tend to get dry and cracked very easily, especially in the colder months. I love method products, I’ve tried them in the past and they are definitely more gentle than most out there. I think I’ll definitely have to look into the new line at target and that would most likely be what I would buy with the gift card and I could use some warmer clothes as well. Thank you!!

  • Reply Emily Smith 26 September 2015 at 11:23 PM

    If I’m lucky enough to win, I would buy myself a new hand mixer (mine conked out a few months ago) and put the rest toward new towels and decor for my bathroom. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Linda N. 27 September 2015 at 2:04 AM

    Mmmmm…almonds. I could scoop a handful right out of the screen and eat them plain. Yum! I would spend the gift card at Target on random household items and food. Boring stuff, really, like paper towels, cleaning products and yogurt but very very useful.

  • Reply Jill 27 September 2015 at 6:48 AM

    Omg – these look delish!! Also – I love method too! If I won $150 from target I’d probably buy a new blender :)

  • Reply Allison 27 September 2015 at 7:48 AM

    I would buy throw pillows (why are they always so expensive?!?) and holiday decorations and method soap because my hands get super-dry in the winter.

  • Reply Jennifer 27 September 2015 at 8:35 AM

    I work in a frame shop so I wash my hands more often than most people. If I eat food, gotta wash my hands, and that includes things like crackers! Then there is sometimes glue we work with, then you gotta wash your hands again. And then we make our place very dry so my hands get very dried out, especially since we wash a lot of dishes by hand.

  • Reply saniel 27 September 2015 at 8:57 AM

    I would get some fall/winter essentials for my family hats, gloves, scarf. Food and kitchen supplies. Plus 2 bottles of method soap. Thanks.

  • Reply Gabriela 27 September 2015 at 9:05 AM

    I’m planning a move from the Northeast to North Carolina in about a month, and a gift card to Target will undoubtedly be very useful when moving into the new place! I always forget how many things I use on a daily basis that I’ll need to purchase. Also, nice handsoap makes me really really happy (is that weird?) so I’d definitely buy a few bottles of this stuff!

  • Reply Erin Ellis 27 September 2015 at 9:33 AM

    I would spend $150 on cleaning and organizing supplies! I am dying for some storage cubes and a new mop! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  • Reply Erin 27 September 2015 at 12:03 PM

    I’d spend it on all the things! Clothes, toiletries, candy and snacks!

  • Reply Aysegul 27 September 2015 at 1:21 PM

    You said 10 times. If I win, I would buy new baking sheets and mixing bowls for all the baking I am going to be doing during the holidays.

  • Reply Violet B. 27 September 2015 at 1:33 PM

    I’d spend it on more kitchen supplies! I love to bake but I currently only have one mixing bowl which can pose a bit of a problem!

  • Reply Kim Henrichs 27 September 2015 at 2:35 PM

    If I won I would buy myself some new fall clothes since I’ve lost some weight! I would also love me some Method products – so fab!

  • Reply The-FoodTrotter 27 September 2015 at 4:39 PM

    I really have to make this recipe, those brownie bites are so original and I’m a huge tahini lover so… ;)

  • Reply Jessica S. 27 September 2015 at 5:08 PM

    I can’t wait to try this product. I hate the dry hand phenomenon so much that I end up minimizing washing my hands during the winter (which is obviously not the best solution). I’d spend a target gift card on toiletries, cleaning supplies, and maybe some Essie nail polish if a new color catches my eye.

  • Reply Cady 27 September 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I count nine “hand washes”. And girrrrrrrrrrrrrrl baking hands are SO real. Espec here in the frigid north (my hands crack in the winter-barf.) Dontcha know I would spend $150 Target dollars buying my broke college butt food, toiletries, and bare necessities makeup. (WHY does drugstore mascara cost $12?)

  • Reply Anna 27 September 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Hm, Target. Definitely some of that soap! A toothbrush and toothpaste… and then clothing, because most of my stuff these days is hand-me-downs! Oh, and yes, probably peanut butter and dark chocolate :)

  • Reply Sarah 27 September 2015 at 7:00 PM

    I love Method soaps! They have the best scents and I love that they aren’t made with disgusting chemicals. I would buy all the fall things, including candles, decor, tea, cans of pumpkin, scarves, etc.

  • Reply Sarah L 28 September 2015 at 1:18 AM

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve tried some of the Method products at friends’ houses and I loved them. I could definitely use a Target gift card right now, too. We’re moving soon and there are so many little things that we’re going to need – from hand and dish soap to garbage bags – and Target seems to carry most of it.

  • Reply Tristin 28 September 2015 at 5:43 AM

    I would spend the Target money buying new baking/ cooking supplies. All my current stuff was passed down from my mother and most of it has reached its end. BTW the brownie bites look really good; I’ve been on a huge tahini kick lately.

  • Reply Rachel 28 September 2015 at 9:10 AM

    $150 at target! I would buy all of the chocolate!

  • Reply Cindy A. 28 September 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway! One of the absolute best products I have found is Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper. It is most definitely my Holy Grail hair product! My hair is naturally curly/frizzy and CHSCK is the only product that keeps my curls defined. I have seriously considered keeping samples in my bag just to hand out to random curly girls on the street. Yes, I love it that much! :)

  • Reply Brynn 28 September 2015 at 12:52 PM

    In one of my sadder posts to the Internet, I’d admit that I’d use the $150 to buy a new desk chair (I’m using a wicker chair and it’s hell on my back. Post grad broke person, here!) and probably a ton of pens. I love pens. And booze.

  • Reply Rachel K 28 September 2015 at 1:20 PM

    I wish my Target sold booze! Sadly Massachusetts has weird restrictions about where alcohol can be sold. I would use the gift card to buy some pantry staples (toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, cereal, grains, beans, etc.) then I might wander into the cosmetics aisles and see what calls out to me ;)

  • Reply Annamarie V 28 September 2015 at 1:42 PM

    You said Hand Wash 10 times. I would use the Target Gift card to stock up on home essentials, method cleaning products, TP and maybe some Tahini so I can try the recipe.

  • Reply Allegra 28 September 2015 at 2:17 PM

    I use Method! I think your post made me realize how grateful I should feel about that – because I wash my hands a lot (dishes, etc.) and they’re doing just fine. And with a Target gift card for $150, I say I’d stock up on essentials but would then probably get sucked into cool home furnishings I don’t strictly need…

  • Reply Sara Becker 28 September 2015 at 4:08 PM

    I wash my hands about 8-10 times a day. A few times at work and then several times when I get home because I have a baby and children and I do all the cooking. :-)

    As for what I would buy with the $150. I would use it to buy those yummy Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips, and some baking essentials from Bob’s Red Mill and Christmas presents!!!!

    I do have the Method “All Purpose” cleaner but I haven’t tried the hand soap. I have dry hands and this would be nice to try out.

  • Reply Jacqui 28 September 2015 at 5:04 PM

    I’m a little ocd about washing my hands, so I have the same problem, especially this time of year! I’d probably use the gift card to treat myself to a couple new cozy sweaters and socks and chocolate.

  • Reply Margarita 28 September 2015 at 5:46 PM

    I’ve found burt’s bees beeswax and bananas hand cream to be the BEST on my dried out hands.

    That 150$ Target gift card would go straight to stocking up on supplies for my upcoming move out of my parents house and into a brand new state! Grad school here I come (:

  • Reply Kristen 28 September 2015 at 9:40 PM

    A new product I love: Ocean Spray Classic White Cranberry Peach Iced Tea. It’s delicious & about 90 calories. but also really good mixed with sparkling water for a lighter, refreshing taste!

    I bought it when I was out of town and have not yet seen it at my local Target, but I will buy that as soon as they get it!

  • Reply Stephanie 28 September 2015 at 11:35 PM

    As I work in a restaurant and wash my hands more times in a day than I can count, I would probably spend some of that Target cash on a few bottles of hand wash to keep at work for my own personal use. It might actually save my hands this fall/winter. And I’m in desperate need of a cast iron skillet, once and for all, so that would definitely find its way into my cart.

  • Reply Ashley 29 September 2015 at 12:47 AM

    I wash my hands like 50 times a day (I’m a tad OCD), so don’t feel bad! I’m obsessed with Target, $150 would definitely be spent exclusively in the clothing department. Most of my wardrobe came from there!

  • Reply debbie 29 September 2015 at 6:55 AM

    My latest product crush is Charles Viancin silicone covers for the kitchen. They have revolutionized my kitchen! Especially the size that goes over bowls for the microwave. Love them!

  • Reply Sharon 29 September 2015 at 8:45 AM

    10 times! That’s a lot of handwashing, all for good. I’d treat myself to a kitchen accessory shopping spree at Target if I won!

  • Reply Michelle 29 September 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Chocolate + cute baby clothes would be what I would buy at target!

  • Reply Amanda 29 September 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Target has been my go to store for a while now and love to browse the kitchen supplies! And of course I would invest any additional funds (i.e. the $150) in items such as a food processor, electric mixer, immersion blender, serving platters, method hand wash, slotted spoons, pots, pans, and the list goes on! I love to try out new recipes and looking to expand my kitchen gadgets! Thank you hosting such an awesome giveaway! Btw: Love your posts and photos!

  • Reply Kelly 29 September 2015 at 1:27 PM

    I am going to have to find this hand wash ASAP because my hands get SO dry in the winter! I recently started using Avalon Organics Lavender Shampoo and I love it – my hair is softer and has more volume.

  • Reply Heather S 29 September 2015 at 4:32 PM

    HA! :) It was said 10 times…I love it.
    And love this giveaway! Crossing my fingers and toes. I’d love to share these with my kiddos I think they would really enjoy them.
    xoxo

  • Reply Elisabeth 29 September 2015 at 5:22 PM

    You said hand wash 10 times! Phew! ;)

  • Reply Fei-fei 29 September 2015 at 6:13 PM

    I love shopping at Target. I definitely could use some new kitchen supplies.

  • Reply Becca | Spices and Spatulas 30 September 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Love this post, lady! Tahini + chocolate = *heart eyes emoji*. I’m a big fan of Method products– whenever it was my turn to buy dish soap in my apartment last year I always tried to get to Target to get a big container of Method. If I had $150 to spend at Target, I’d stock up on chocolate chips (Ghirardelli 60%, my go-to for chocolate chip cookies!) coconut sugar, and Bob’s Red Mill flours. Thanks for featuring such a great giveaway! xo

  • Reply Xin 30 September 2015 at 10:17 AM

    10 times..! You said the word hand wash 10 times :) I’m a Singaporean college student who just arrived in America for an internship (will be here for some time) and have been trying to settle down for the past 2 months. I bake so much back home but I’m always well-equipped w tools and kitchen aid mixer. Baking gets pretty intense here when I have to whisk my meringue manually (also, build some muscles). The target gift card will be nice enough for a decent handwhisk or pay half of that pretty sea foam green kitchen aid stand mixer!

  • Reply Urs 30 September 2015 at 11:28 AM

    You didn’t say I had to CORRECTLY say how many times you said ‘hand wash’ in this post, so I’m going to go ahead and guess that it was 17. AM I RIGHT? :)

  • Reply Jennifer 30 September 2015 at 7:39 PM

    $150 would be great to try out some new hair products

  • Reply Crystal 30 September 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Oh Target, let me count the sports bras, batteries, and hiply printed duffle bags…

  • Reply Kristine Rhome 1 October 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Taaarrrget! I’d spend the $150 on warmer clothes because we just moved to Denver from Florida and we’re about to get our first real cold front this weekend!
    I was my hands all.day.long. too and have already felt a major difference in my skin out here in this arid climate.. Thanks so much for sharing about the hand wash!

  • Reply Emily 1 October 2015 at 12:36 PM

    Hellllllllooooo! I love your blog & ALL your recipes so much! Thank you so much! I would spend the $150 Target gift card on getting some essential baby items for my son Eli Vincenzo(he’s 8 months old)…as well as some adorable Fall outfits for him, annnnnd ingredients to make more of your recipes for my family!!! Thank you for your generosity & considering us! ?

  • Reply Jess Rossi 1 October 2015 at 12:38 PM

    I would spend the money on a new blender so I could make all of the creamy, dairy free nut sauces!

  • Reply Kristina N. 1 October 2015 at 1:30 PM

    I, too, have a handwashing problem (I work at a university with sick students every single day) and would not be surprised if I bought 30 bottles of handwash with the gift card. And sanitizer.

  • Reply Karen 1 October 2015 at 1:41 PM

    10 times you said handwash. I’d spend $150 on baking tools like cookie cutters and donut pans at Target–Halloween is coming up and so is autumn! I want to make pumpkin pop tarts in the shape of pumpkins. And I’d also like an electric mixer for whipping coconut cream.

  • Reply stephanie 1 October 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Oooooh, I am loving these comments and recommendations! I would buy groceries (boring, but times are tough!) at Target. I would most definitely grab bananas for your one-bowl banana bread, which will hopefully become banana bread French toast like yours!! And maybe some cozy slippers :)

  • Reply Heidi 1 October 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Ty out used it about 9-10 times. If I won the gift card to target I would buy some method to try and other things we may need. With the holidays coming I may even use it to get gifts.

    • Reply Heidi 1 October 2015 at 3:30 PM

      Not sure what my phone did. That should say you used it about 9-10 times.

  • Reply Maureen Sutherland Weiser 1 October 2015 at 3:30 PM

    I think you said hand wash a kajillion times. You, I’m pretty sure that was the exact number. Oh, and I am a personal chef, so I’m pretty sure I’d spend the $150 on Method hand wash (if they sold booze at Target in my state, I’m sure I’d throw a bottle of tequila in there, too)!
    Cheers,
    Maureen

  • Reply Emily 1 October 2015 at 4:51 PM

    These look delicious! I’d definitely use the gift card to buy the ingredients to make these and that banana bread and probably some kombucha because it’s that good!

  • Reply Roxanne 1 October 2015 at 5:39 PM

    I’d love to try this hand wash!! I have the same problem…constantly washing my hands! ? I’d use the gift card to gift my sis some goods for herself and her 5month old baby boy!

  • Reply Mary 1 October 2015 at 6:19 PM

    I wash my hands so many times every day I lose count! It sounds like this could be a solution…
    So with $150 in Target $$, I would buy baking supplies that I don’t usually have like coconut flour, coconut sugar, and good chocolate, and of course I want to try the hand wash!
    Thank you for so many delicious recipes and your incredible writing.

  • Reply Olivia 11 October 2015 at 8:10 PM

    These look amazing!!! and so simple :)

    Your photos are beautiful – what camera do you use?

    xo

  • Reply Allie 16 May 2016 at 1:36 PM

    These are amazing! I don’t know how you got 70 in one batch, but I was shoveling in the dough long before it made it to the fridge :) These will definitely become a staple in my house!

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