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Today is the last day to enter the Best Giveaway Ever.

(Edit: There was an issue with people accessing the page yesterday, so I’m leaving it up another day.)

Sadly for you, Henry won’t be in there. He is too cute, and I’m going to keep him. But if the box really were to have all of my favorite things, Henry’d definitely be included.

I’d also include: a kabocha squash, my dSLR camera, scrapbooking supplies, and many of these:

my blog future

Why hello there, Ultimate Fudge Brownies.

Sound good?

Well then, I regret to inform you that my “favorite things” box wouldn’t be complete without: a pair of dirty running shoes, a bowl of mushy oatmeal, and some smelly steamed broccoli.

Oh, and a container of garlic-y Crazy-Good Ranch Dressing.

Question of the Day:

What would be in the contents of your “favorite things” box? 

Peanut butter? Chocolate cheesecake? Your old retainer? Wait, maybe I don’t wanna know…

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. Loads of peanut butter, unsweetened chocolate, sweet potatoes with cinnamon, sugar-free fudge brownies, bananas!, chocolate mint smoothies, fresh mangoes and watermelon, tennis racquet, some fun gel-pens! 😀 😀

  2. Mellie says:

    hmm..anything beachy, some dresses from Kohls, lots of books, including Gone with the Wind, The Mark of the Lion Series, and some others, and ice cream, and chocolate, and watermelon, and pineapple, and cocnut, and starbucks passion tea lemonade, and this list is getting too long so I guess I’ll have to stop :)

      1. Ooh I forgot books! GWTW would be in mine too. Maybe we could share a box? 😉

  3. In my box would def be some brownies, vitatops, chicken (sorry vegetarians!), peanut butter, my laptops +charger +power source, a good book, oh, and more peanut butter!

  4. Jen says:

    love this question :) almond butter, chocolate covered espresso beans, apricots, figs, a big bowl of spinach, a good food processor, a pair of running shoes, and my laptop!

  5. judy says:

    My box would have a box of plain cheerios! i love them!! Also my horse….lol thats gonna be one big box! also french vanilla cappuccino & french vanilla ice cream :)

    1. LOL! I wonder if they make boxes that big…

  6. Meredith Bessey says:

    Definitely peanut butter and almond butter, a yoga mat, running shoes, oatmeal, a water bottle, and a good book! Oh and banana soft serve!

  7. The contents of my favorite box? Uhm- get ready for a never ending list! PB, sunflower seed butter, KashiGoLean cereal, Pistachios, Fage/Chobani yogurt, all vegtables, Larabars, running gear, Itunes cards, several sets of headphones (since mine die so quickly!), and TONS of fruit. I’ll stop there, don’t want to bore you 😉

    1. Mine do too! I’m so glad I’m not the only one!

  8. Dark chocolate, pbutter, ugh! soo much! its hard to choose :)

  9. –>YOU!! Haha when I read the title of the post that literally was my first thought! Man I’m a creep! 😛
    –>Your pancakes, which I am making TOMORROW!! 😀 I’d put ALL your recipes in actually!
    –>Henry. And Buddy.
    –>Running shoes.
    –>Nut Butter.
    –>You again.
    –>Friends boxset.
    –>My computer, so I can read your blog 24/7 (are you sensing a theme here? 😉 )


    1. Can I revise my box and put you in, too?
      *Rips open box, inserts Emma, closes box again*

      And then goes back to make some air holes… :)

      Ooh you know what Friends episode that reminds me of???

      1. HA!

        “The meaning of the box is threefold. One, it gives me time to think about what I did. Two, it proves how much I care about Joey. And three…it HURTS!”

        Oh man, I need to get a LIFE! 😛

        1. Yes!! You knew! I knew you knew!

          I know. I know you know. I know you know I know.
          (Who else needs a life??? ;))

          1. Jade C says:

            Just made me laugh so much!! Love that I’m not the only Friends fiend X’D

  10. Freya says:

    Mine would have to be huge – it’d have to fit parsnips, kabocha, and my HORSE! Not sure she’d fit in a regular box :s
    I think I’d have to throw in Channing Tatum too. He’s a Favourite Thing, fo’ sho’ :p

    1. He came to my high school! Sadly it was after I graduated… :(

  11. Great question! My box would include almond butter, my favourite books, workout gear, laptop, berries, chocolate, fudge, oats…

    And if I’m including living things, then also my boyfriend and two gerbils! :)

    1. Hahaha I wonder what your bf would think of this plan! 😉

      1. I asked and he said he’d be ok without it as long as he didn’t have to share with the gerbils 😉

  12. Is Henry a newcomer to your house? So cute!

    I am not sure what would go into my box… Chocolate, and my husband, to start!

    1. Nope lol he has been around a while! I rescued him for my 18th birthday :).

  13. Stephanie says:

    My favorite things box would have peanut butter, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, cereal (I love it all), fashion magazines, gum, nail polish, a swimming pool (?), boat shoes, an ipod full of country, iced tea, and a sexy man of course.

    Now that made for an awesome day dream. :)

    1. Ok, I definitely want a sexy man in mine as well!

      1. Claudia says:

        i’m with you two, sexy man in my box! hahahaha

  14. Amy says:

    My list is a lot like Alex’s list, but I’ll share anyway. I’d have: peanut butter(LOVE IT), dark chocolate, bananas, spinach, greek yogurt, oatmeal, fudge babies, running sneakers, IPOD, great sunglasses, and a fleece blanket. =)

  15. Katie says:

    Peanut butter cookies, a pina colada, a BlendTec, my yoga mat, my husband’s homemade guacamole, and my mini schnauzer and boxer :) Oh yeah, and my husband, so he could make that guac fresh!

    1. I have the funniest picture in my head right now, of a man squished in a box trying to make guacamole!

  16. Jennyb says:

    My gym card would need to be there, although its actually on my keys/keychain so i’m never without it!

    A tub of Options Hot Chocolate (a UK low calorie hot choc powder), Mandarins/Clementines (i eat so many of these) & my laptop.

    I think i could survive anything with these 4 items,

  17. I’d definitely put my puppy in my box too :)

  18. I love the pic of the brownie + cookie dough!

    My ultimate box would also have my DSLR in it. And chocolate. Chapstick, running shoes, comfy clothes, and if I could fit Skylar in the box, I would :)

  19. Alison says:

    Nothing incredibly original in mine…my cats and my rabbit, Dunkin Donuts iced coffee with coconut (and lots of it!!), a big bowl of udon and idaho maki, Wayne’s World and Sex and the City on dvd, spinach smoothie with various fruit and coconut greek yogurt, roasted vegetable pizza, roasted asparagus, sweet potato anything, various Japanese desserts from the bakery I worked in back home, my ipod, anything chocolate (including my favorite Endangered Species chocolate bar that they stopped making…the Panda Dark and White chocolate bar…as it would be in production exclusively for my box), and a starbucks iced latte for when I was in the mood for a latte instead of iced coffee…haha. I’m missing all of this stuff tons ever since moving across the pond!

    1. I heard that they’re going to be coming out with new flavors of the ES chocolate! Hoping it’s chocolate coconut!!!

      1. Alison says:

        NEW FLAVORS?! Oh man, chocolate and coconut would be so good!! Or chocolate and peanut butter…mmm. You’ll have to keep me posted, haha:)

  20. KJ says:

    My box would have…cocoa almonds, B&J NY Super Fudge Chunk, my Kindle, Angry Birds (live, in person, so I can sling them at pigs that annoy me), yoga pants, and a killer coconut margarita from El Tiempo! YUM!

    1. Angry Birds lol… can you believe I’ve never played it?!

  21. ~Jessica~ says:

    Hmm, running shoes, Garmin (wishful thinking with two stress fractures *grumble*), Sun Warrior (can’t leave home without it lol), my laptop, canvases, acrylic paint, peanut flour, cacao powder, a blender…I certainly wouldn’t be travelling light in terms of my box!


    1. Oh no!! *Sending you get-well wishes* :(

  22. My box would have honey roasted peanut butter, my cat Bellatrix, chocolate, a Lisa Genova book, a notebook or three, my bible, scented candles, and Burts Bees hair products. :)

    1. I really love that you named your cat Bellatrix. Cutest thing ever.
      (Sometimes we call Henry “dobby” because of his big eyes :))

  23. hmm let’s see…

    chocolate, my mom’s indian food, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, my running shoes, my skis, some good books, camera, ipod…and sweet potatoes :)

  24. Angela McCluskey says:

    an endless supply of peanut butter, a spoon, tons of dairy free chocolate and my mom :) (ps: tmw is her bday and she asked me to make her your blueberry pancakes!! and shes not even vegan!)

    1. Oh wow, that pretty much made my week! Tell her happy birthday for me!!!

  25. Andrew Smith says:

    If I had a boxful of favourite things I would have to have in it: Oats, Almond Butter, my Vibram Five Fingers (for running and stuff) my ipod and a laptop/computer/tablet thing with your blog saved on the bookmarks page :) oh, and lots of coffee! I couldn’t go a day without those things that’s for sure

    1. Awwww!!
      I’ve never tried those Vibram things, but they intrigue me so much!

      1. Andrew Smith says:

        Vibrams are awesome, although I must warn you that if you invest in a pair they will be involved in your next magical giveaway. You will be hooked :) They are so weird at first but once you get use to them normal shoes just can’t cut it :) Thanks for the amazing content by the way, your blog is seemingly more amazing with each post :)

        1. I’m afraid to make the expensive investment in case I don’t like them… also, I have weird feet! I’m an underpronator, and I don’t want to mess with anything and end up injured. But I really would love to try the Vibrams out!
          And your comment put a huge smile on my face :).

          1. Andrew Smith says:

            I must say I am so happy that I put a smile on your face, it is literally the least I could do for someone who puts countless smiles on countless faces each day, myself included :) Also, I got my vibrams to fix a postural issue, I was slouching badly and by wearing them I was forced to correct my spinal alignment and my pain went away after about a week, great investment for me but I was probably a lucky one :)
            P.S Sorry to consistently block up your server with my comments, I know how busy you are :)

          2. Are you kidding me?! I love comments. One of my favorite parts of blogging is connecting with like-minded people!

  26. Katie Westbrook says:

    My favorite books, broccoli bags, my waffle maker, my new running shoes and my childhood blanket! All very essential to my well being!

  27. I would definitely have my hubby, two boxers, e-reader, sweet potatoes, chocolate of course, almond butter, my running shoes and my mp3 player 😀

  28. Tara says:

    I think I’d love to win your real box :) smelly broccoli sounds good to me!
    Mine would include a donut pan (with donuts too!), a garmin, ice cream, eggplant cooked perfectly, an alter-g treadmill, a pair of nike tempo shorts, the hunger games trilogy, and new rules of lifting for women!

  29. Wine, chocolate, CHIA SEEDS (thanks to you!), running shorts, a margarita or three, red high heels, and …….So, the list could go on and on and on! Those would actually fit in a box; the husband, mom and dad, sister, and nephew would be all handled with care :)

    1. Hahaha so glad they arrived ok and didn’t spill all over the mail and start sprouting in your mailbox 😕

  30. Rebecca says:

    In a box would be a library card (because one book is not enough), my itouch, running/walking shoes, rollerblades, hiking sack, asian foods, nut butters, bananas and my camera =)

  31. Katherine says:

    Haha, this is fun! Mine would have a big tub of plain Greek yogurt, raw honey, a jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams, fresh spinach, tabbouleh and falafel, my to-go blender (you can detach the jar and use it as a to-go cup! it’s fantastic), my super-fluffy down comforter, my hiking shoes, Mrs. Dalloway, River of Gods (a great sci-fi novel, for those who like that sort of thing), crazy holiday-themed socks, my purple workout clothes, and maybe my boyfriend, though he’d probably eat all of the falafel. 😉

  32. Lyza says:

    No way in heck!!! I am not entering your giveaway!! LOL I’d gain 30 pounds in a week! (plus I already won one…and that would just feel extremely greedy for me O.O)

    The only way I’d enter another one of your giveaways is if you offered Henry to me, and that ain’t happening!!!!

    I love broccoli :) My box would have baked sweet potatoes (heaven!), a mixture of blueberry jam and spicy brown mustard that makes something that tastes exactly like heinz (in my opinion), which is yep, totally inspired by your healthy ketchup recipe (I’m just lazy and it happened to work out for me 😛 ), my ballet shoes, the book “The Mists of Avalon,”, the book, “The Pillowbook of Cordelia Kenn,” green tea, lavender essential oil, roses, pressed flowers, prosetry, pre-rafaelite paintings, a fabulous swimming suit and cruelty free sunblock, my reuseable shopping bags made of recycled billboard along with my reuseable produce bags, my environmentally friendly house cleaner, eco friendly detergent ingredients, ribbons, bows, a lavender colored silk scarf, the film, “White Oleander,” and quite possibly the book too, mirado black warrior pencils with any kind of paper, a lilac candle that i never use because i love it so much and don’t want it to burn out, and absolutely tea tree oil bar soap!!

    1. Lyza says:

      OH MY GOD and I forgot music. Sorry for spamming but that desperately needed to be added. Okay I’m done >.< …

      1. That is one of my all-time favorite books!!

        1. Lyza says:

          Which one?! :)

          1. White Oleander. So sad, but so good!

  33. Lorin says:

    Peanut butter, deep dish cookie pie, healthy starbucks frappucino (homemade), sunflower seed butter, dates, books, cookbooks, sweet potato. yumm!

  34. FROYO ALL THE WAY..if melting wasn’t an issue :)

  35. I would say a photo album of my favorite people, peanut butter, oatmeal, running shoes, Garmin, computer, bananas, chocolate, fro yo, my camera, carrots…gosh there is so much more…I would need a storage unit for a box! lol.

  36. Errign says:

    I can’t get to the giveaway – the link is not loading…maybe it’s getting some crazy traffic :)

    My puppy, peanut butter, pretzels, my camera, and my running shoes would be in my box!

    1. Yeah ugh. I can’t actually get to it right now either! But some people are still leaving comments, so apparently some people can! Weird! I called Bluehost and they said it’s probably a traffic thing, and we’re working on fixing it. And by “we,” I mean “they.” 😉

      1. Ooooooo I think it’s fixed!!!! Wheeeee! :)

  37. A box of fresh farmers’ market produce!

    What can I say, I’m easy to please :)

  38. It’ll have
    – at least 3 healthy baking/cooking books (including yours when its out!),
    – my favourite stuffed toys,
    – my tablet PC,
    – baked fries,
    – 1-ingredient banana ice-cream (though its not portable),
    – sweet peanuts,
    – honey roasted cashews,
    – whole wheat sweet buns,
    – your raw cookie dough pops,
    – five grain mantou
    – sweet red bean paste
    – an oven
    – Can you get inside too?

    1. Haha with all that in there, of COURSE I’d love to get inside ;).

  39. Alyssa says:

    Awwww, Henry’s a cutie-pie!
    My favorite things include my hubby and kids, our 13 year-old dog Luna, episodes of “Doctor Who,” The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Riverside edition), my Kindle, and the Monday night Anusara yoga teacher at the local studio.
    And brownies.
    Man, that would be one big box!!!!!

  40. PBnJ Fam says:

    Well, I will have to assume it is a regular box… not the refrigerator size… otherwise the list would go on forever (and I would have to stuff my husband and daughter in it)… So, on the top of the list… thanks to you… would be a jar of coconut butter :0) I can’t believe I went my whole life without it! A few more things: a silk blanket my 3-year-old gave me… yes I am an adult attached to a silk blankie like a child :) One of my triple chocolate cheesecakes and my ipod!!

  41. Leslie Paquette says:

    Hmm, definitely banana! I eat it in some form every day. Also, avocado, peanut butter, almond butter, cocoa powder (mixed with the banana). Non food items would include my Iphone/Ipod, running sneakers, and body glide (don’t think I’d survive my runs without it!!)

  42. Megan says:

    Hmmm I think mine would include crisp Pink Lady apples, Chobani greek yogurt, fresh green beans, raspberries, blueberries, peanut butter and dark chocolate almond butter, edamame, carrots, sweet potato, running shoes, my adorable dog Hermione, crossword puzzles, MacBook, Bible, music, and crafting supplies! I am going to need a BIG box!!!

    1. Hahaha your dog is Hermoine and a commenter above has a cat named Bellatrix! I’m betting the two wouldn’t get along very well…

  43. Jenny$1983 says:

    Aw, that’s so cute! I’d love to see Henry, I’d give him a good home 😉 A small-ish favourite things box … my nicest LuluLemon outfit and my trainers; Twinings teabags; peanut butter, coconut oil and chocolate (since these can be consumed in ecstasy separately or combined to make a kickass Dark Chocolate Dreams imitation); porridge oats; “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins and “Night Watch” by Terry Pratchett; my contact lenses as I *loathe* wearing glasses with a vengeance and *love* how my lenses make me able to see as if I had perfect vision; strawberries, bananas and avocados; and do you think I could fit your blog in there? Hm, maybe it’d have to be just a piece of paper with the link written on it then 😀

  44. Ragnhild says:

    O, Please send me Henry- he is so cute!!
    My favorit-things in a box would be: lots of dark chocolate, different nut butters, all of your yummy treats. Plus my future husband! That would be nice!
    Have a lovely Sunday sweet pea :**

    1. If he ever acts up, I’ll send him to you in a box.

      No, not really… he is even cute when he’s naughty!

  45. Lauren says:

    Henry is adorable! I understand why you are keeping him.

    I made your Genius Blondies (chocolate chip) a while back. They rock! Maybe next I’ll try Snickerdoodle.

    My box would have Nutella, almonds, Burt’s Bees cuticle butter, Lush bath bombs, lipstick and granola.

    1. I’m so glad you tried them!!

  46. Charlie says:

    A jar of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter (and the Maple Almond Butter too…and a squeeze pack of Chocolate Almond for good measure) oatmeal, Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, a head of broccoli, bananas (I rarely eat bananas by themselves, but I use them for so many other things…many of them your recipes!), almond milk, my tennis stuff, Patches (my dog), Lush cosmetics….I’ll stop there.

  47. julia says:

    my popcorn trail mix that i make. it consists of popcorn tossed with cinnamon and stevia, honey roasted almonds, dark chocolate m&m’s, crasins, honey and chocolate flavored gold fishes. YUMMY! Also, I would have to put in some chocolate fudge brownie ice cream and apples. All set!

  48. Erin says:

    Henry is so cute!!!

    I don’t have a “Henry” so my box would be Red Velvet Cupcakes, running shoes, and a smoothie maker with all necessary ingredients.

  49. Aja says:

    Cute puppy!

    My box would include my cat, peanut butter, my computer, my ipod, my yoga mat, running shoes, and if he would fit, my boyfriend. Although, I might want to keep him out of the box. My cat doesn’t really like him, though she does love to eat his hair when he comes over.

  50. Maddie says:

    Haha,the first thing I thought of was this and I’m glad I did because this would TOTALLY be my box!

  51. Amber K says:

    I need reading material (books, magazines, backs of personal care products, what have you), chocolate peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, Chobani, apples, watermelon, frozen banana soft serve. My box is magical and will keep everything at the proper temperature too 😉

  52. Tiffany says:

    In my box I’d have my sketchbook, my dslr and my slr, water colours, cocoa, lychees, Burts Bees lip balms, macadamia nut restorative oil, oranges, grapefruit,broccoli, roasted garlic spread, seven whole grain almonds kashi bars, grilled sweet corn, PLUS a shit ton of peanut butter, ultimate fudge brownies, pizza and avocados and of course Fellini films AND my mac b/c it has and can do EVERYTHING. I think I’d top it off with a book of your recipes.

    1. Awww that put a huge smile on my face! Oh and no worries; I can take the name off :).

  53. Tiffany says:

    Oh lord, I have no clue why I entered my last name. I am so confused and embarrassed!

  54. Sadie says:

    Hmmm, what would be in my box? SWEET POTATOES, almond butter, carob powder, bananas, books, magazines, lip gloss, sweatshirts, my laptop and… wow, I’m gonna need another box :)

  55. My crazy labradoodle, Lola, cookie dough, Chanel nailpolish. Oh, and stevia. Lots and lots of stevia.

  56. I want your dog!!!! Or one of my own :)

    My box would have…oatmeal, dark chocolate covered cranberries from TJ’s, my boyfriend, my camera, and too many other food items to name!!!

    1. If you add in some milk bones, Henry might just find his way into your box on his own 😉

  57. Leah says:

    I would put a box inside my box. That way, if and when I think of something better, I have two boxes in which I can put those things.

  58. Alice says:

    There’s so much that I would put in mine!! A list of some things are: chocolate, my ipod/computer, bacon, melon, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas – basically just most kinds of fruit -, my family and friends, loads of romantic books, body lotion, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, fluffy cupcakes with delicious icing, double stuffed oreos, and the list could go on for hours!! haha. fun question!

  59. Definitely some peanut butter for me! Other things in my faves box would be whipped cream, pizza dip, coffee, and Crumbs cupcakes! Non-foodwise, I’d say my Kindle and a cute puppy :)

  60. Aly says:

    This is strangely fun, no?

    Peanut butter, unsweetened chocolate, Pink Lady apples, hand sanitizer, my Macbook, my unborn iphone aka my Blackberry.

    1. haha yeah! Oh, and pink ladies = best apples :)

  61. My “favorite things” box would contain love, happiness, and soothing warmth!