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I’ve met SO MANY amazing people thanks to blogging. I’m sure most of you feel the same way. Some of y’all are more like me than anyone I know in the real world. It’s sad to think that, even just a few years ago, people could go through their entire lives with no way to connect to others who had similar interests (or even to know such others existed). Imagine going through life thinking you were the only crazy person who got excited over pretty food, over a new nut butter, or over a trip to the grocery store. Ah, but thanks to the powers of the internet, I know I’m not crazy… or at least I’m not the only one! And, a few days ago, I received a very special gift from one such online friend.


This gift was an early birthday present from Caitlin, a super sweetie:


Above, a card filled with such kind words, and raw cookie dough bites!


In the card (she said I could share):

Hi Katie, I hope you have the most delicious birthday anyone’s ever had. I know we’ve never met, but you put so much love into your blog that I feel like we’re best friends. Maybe it’s wishful thinking. Your blog gives me so much happiness every day when I log on and see another sweet post from you that I wanted to return the favor. I know you make fudge babies a lot, but I’m betting no one has ever made them for you! So today, I am! And of course I’ve made a chocolate variety, with the darkest chocolate I could find, Ghirardelli 100%, as the chips. Ingredients: dates, cashews, salt, and chocolate.

Hope you enjoy these raw cookie dough bites. They’re my faves!

Caitlin, how on earth can I ever thank you?? Your gift was so sweet (literally!). And I think I’ll use 100% chocolate in all my chocolate chip cookie dough babies from now on!


Question of the Day:

Do you ever think about how strange it is that some of the people you’ve never met in person happen to be your best friends who are most like you?

And miss Caitlin, I would totally love to be best friends with you. Come on over; I’ll save you a piece of raw Carrot Cake! 😉




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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Jennifer - jcd says:

    Awww, that’s so sweet! Caitlin, you rock!

  2. Awh that’s so lovely!!
    I’ve ‘met’ some amazing people on my blog too – I wish some of them were my real life best friends! They get me SO well 🙂

  3. Ilana says:

    Hi my adorable little Katie! What a fabulous birthday present!
    I believe everyone is a stranger until you meet them, the internet just presents us with new ways to meet people! And there are people like you and Averie who I really can’t wait for the day I finally get to meet them in real life!
    I do sometimes think it’s weird that I don’t really frequently talk about my blog in real life but I share some very personal details on my blog for strangers to read … life is strange!!

    1. We just need to get your refrigerator to cooperate so we CAN meet in real life! 😉

  4. Angela says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I’ve gotten so used to having blogger friends that its not weird to me, but it is to others. They need to get over it though, I have more in common with a lot of the girls (and guys) in the blog world than I do with my sorority sisters. Not to mention, there is so much support and love. I love the community I’ve become a part of through blogging.

  5. Awww, that card is so sweet! And those cookie dough bites look amazing!

    I love the food blogging world! I think it’s awesome how we can all relate to each other so much and how supportive the community is of everyone!

  6. choco meow says:

    Katie – youre really awesome!!! And those cookie dough bites look scrumptious!! I’ve never posted a comment on your site but I love your recipes and read your stories all of the time!! My situation at home is the same – where the rest of my family are omnivores etc etc. and a lot of people don’t understand why I’m a vegan – which, over time, has made me a lot of the person I am today. So youre right that, sometimes we connect more with strangers than we do to the people who are closest to us. Anyways, I lived in London for a while and found the best chocolate in the world there!!! You can buy it online so check out this site!!! It’s expensive but I guarantee that you will never taste better chocolate!!! If youre going to buy some, fruit fantasy is delicious and a lot of the other ones containing berries!!!

    1. Awww, YOU are awesome too, just for the fact that you took the time to leave such a sweet comment… and send me a link having to do with chocolate. ‘Cause let’s face it, chocolate links are the best kind. I’m off to click now :).

      P.S. I used to live in London too… but I don’t remember. I left when I was a baby hehe.

  7. Faith says:

    I can’t wait to meet so many of my bloggie friends – there’s really such a sweet spirit in the community and I’d be lucky to know you ladies in “real life” as well as over the internet!

  8. Caitlin says:

    Oh wow oh wow oh wow! I can’t believe that my name is actually in one of your posts. Do you realize how much this means to me? Thank you so much, Katie! And I hope you do try Ghiradelli 100% chocolate bars. I’m sure a dark chocolate lover like you will love them! You deserve all the happiness on your birthday and every day :).
    And thank you to everyone else who’s left such a nice comment about me. These comments, and even being mentioned in Katie’s post, have just made me so happy!

  9. Katie says:

    Caitlin is a super doll! How sweet!!

    Katie you are truly an amazing, beautiful, and big hearted girl! I am so glad we became friends through blogs, you are just one of the true sweet people, not many peeps like you, and I love ya! When is your actual birthdate?!!! xoxo

    1. September 6th :)… Labor Day!
      And the sweetness must have something to do with the name!

  10. Rosemary says:

    Aww! Caitlin that was so nice of you! They look delicious and the card is awesome!

  11. Stef says:

    even though i just occasionally comment on your blog I feel like I know you better than some of my closest friends 😉 Even though I am an omnivore and not vegan like you I love trying out your recipes!
    I always find it so sweet that some of the bloggers like Caitlin send other bloggers stuffs! And this card is really awesomely thoughtful.
    So if you ever neew anything from Germany just shoot me an e-mail 😉

  12. Brian Woz says:

    The cynic in me wonders if you should really be eating something a total stranger sent you in the mail.. You’re way more trusting than I, my lovely.

    Great blog! I read it everyday.

    Fellow runner, vegan and blogger,

  13. Little Bookworm says:

    That’s sweet of Caitlin, the fudge babies look lovely! 🙂

  14. Fi says:

    Hey Katie, i have met some great people online too and its weird how well i can get on with people i have never ‘met’ and how we have so much in common. I really like the look of that carrot cake and am going to try and make it tomorrow. Would u mind terribly if I entered it into a baking competition, i am orgainsing one for my workplace and i have to make an entry, its a ‘carrot themed’ baking competition and ur recipe would be purrfect, would u mind.

    1. Hey girl!
      That sounds super-fun! As long as you give credit for the recipe, I would LOVE it if you entered it in a contest. And you MUST tell me how it turns out, ‘kay? 😉 😉

  15. Christyn @ All Ways Nutritious says:

    that must make you feel so good…that was completely thoughtful of that person 🙂
    genuine kindness is so much appreciated.

    “strangers are friends we haven’t made yet”

    have a great day.

  16. I love love this blogging community too. It’s what keeps me blogging and what made me start in the first place. I too know no one in real life who shares similar in interests in healthy living, and so being able to “meet” and chat with people who have similar interests makes me so happy. I really think the Internet is redefining what a community is.

  17. Mary @ Bites and Bliss says:

    I think ti’s incredible that people we’ve never met in person know *so* much about us..and we know so much about them, too it’s like we’re all best friends! I can’t wait to meet some of them in real life some day 🙂

  18. Laura says:

    I met my best friend online! See her every month now despite the fact she lives 6 hours on a train away! Could not thank the internet enough! xx

  19. Jenny says:

    Aww wow! What a generous and kind girl, that Caitlin. 🙂 It’s nice to see someone giving back to you, when you give us so much by posting frequently to brighten our days with your optimism and brilliant positivity… and by sharing recipes to make all our lives more delicious (and chocolatey ;)).

    Three cheers for Caitlin, I say, and three more for our favourite chocolate-covered vegan Katie! 😀

  20. Vanilla says:

    Awwww so sweet!! Caitlin you’re a doll!

    This post made me want to whip up a batch of Babies…I just have to choose which one to make 😀

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