Chocolate Hazelnut Coconut Bars

Can you imagine winning $1 million dollars for a recipe? As a home cook — that likes to think-outside-the-box with ingredients — I’ve often considered entering recipe contests. But…never have. One million dollars? You would think that would be the right motivation to give it a try!

Last week, the $1 million grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off was announced. The winning recipe was a Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel and Whipped Cream. It sounds and looks delicious — I’ve already pinned it on Pinterest so I can remember to make it when Autumn rolls around later this year.

Source: via Brandie on Pinterest

While I’m holding off on making those $1 million dollar ravioli’s, I was still in the mood for an easy dessert that I could make. I browsed around the other recipes from the finalists of the 2012 Bake-Off. I love the creativity these home cooks have with every day grocery items! After searching around a bit, I came across the Chocolate-Hazelnut-Coconut Bars by Teresa Berkey in Hanover, NH. The ingredients were everything my family enjoys (especially my husband), so I baked them up.

You can get the recipe for the Chocolate-Hazelnut-Coconut Bars here:

The Chocolate-Hazelnut-Coconut Bars were a winner in our book — something I’ll definitely be baking again. It was really easy to make and all the layers made for a great dessert bar. I could see these being a perfect choice for taking to a potluck.

Would you like to make the Chocolate-Hazelnut-Coconut Bars or another 2012 Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe?  If so, you’ll be happy to know that I’m giving away a $25 Walmart Gift Card so you can buy ingredients to make a Bake-Off recipe of your choice!

One Home Cooking Memories reader will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card!

Required entry: Leave me a comment below with which Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe you would like to try. You can see all the recipes here: .

Extra entries:

You can have up to 3 extra entries into this giveaway if you do one or more of the items listed below. Each item you do counts as one entry. If you already do one of these things, it counts! Leave me a separate comment for each of the items you do below:

1. Follow Home Cooking Memories on Facebook and come back to this post and leave a separate comment to say that you have done this. (counts at 1 entry)

2. Follow Home Cooking Memories on Twitter and come back to this post and leave a separate comment to say that you have done this. (counts at 1 entry)

3. Follow Walmart on Facebook and/or Twitter and come back to this post and leave a separate comment to say that you have done at least one of these. (counts at 1 entry)

Please note:

  • Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 17th at 11:59 pm PST
  • Giveaway is open to US residents only
  • Winner will be selected via Winner will be notified via the email you provide with your comment.
  • Winner will have 72 hrs to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!

Disclosure:  The gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Walmart and General Mills, through MyBlogSpark.

About the Author: brandie (551 Posts)

Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. Mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to try the carrot cake tart recipe.

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow Walmart on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

  3. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow Home Cooking Memories on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

  4. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow Home Cooking Memories on Twitter–mami2jcn

  5. Wendy R says:

    I would make the caramel candy pie!

  6. Melissa C. says:

    The orange cream macadamia torte

  7. I already follow you on Facebook :)

  8. I’d like to try the Greek Chicken Faux-coccia Sandwiches – I love the Rosemary foccacia from Panera Bread, and never thought to make my own using the biscuits!

  9. And I follow you on Twitter too :) @Tiza126

  10. The Sausage-Pomodoro Brunch Bake sounds really yummy!

  11. I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
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  12. I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
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  13. I follow Walmart on both Facebook (Carolsue Anderson) and Twitter (MsCarolsueA)
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  14. Ashley Hatten says:

    I want to try the Caramelized Peach Upside-Down Coffee Cake

  15. Ashley Hatten says:

    I Follow Home Cooking Memories on Facebook (Ashley Hatten)

  16. Ashley Hatten says:

    I Follow Home Cooking Memories on Twitter @shuggysmommy

  17. Ashley Hatten says:

    following WalMart on facebook (Ashley Hatten)

  18. Following you on Facebook now! ~ Name: Robin Lynn Donnelly

  19. Following you on Twitter! Met you the other night. Name: RDonnellyLPN

  20. Following Walmart now! ~ Robin

  21. Oops! Forgot to tell you what recipe I want to try. I would make the Pesto-Quinoa-Spinach Quiche. YUMMY! :)

  22. I pick the pumpkin ravoli…. even before I saw it won the big prize. Looks yummy!

    Great giveaway!

  23. I follow you on Twitter!

  24. I follow walmart on twitter too.


  25. Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars for sure!

  26. like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  27. like walmart on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  28. I’d love to try Strawberries & Cream Sugar Cookie Sandwiches!

  29. FB fan / like Home Cooking Memories.

  30. FB fan / like Walmart.

    also following @Walmart as @cappytweet

  31. I’d try the Smoky Onion-Custard Tarts recipe.

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  32. I’m a twitter follower (LuckyDuckyToo)

  33. I’m a FB fan (Mari Doug)

  34. I’m a Walmart FB fan (Mari Doug)