Warm caramel, nectarine, and granola sundaes & A GIVEAWAY! [Closed]

date07.12.12

Although you wouldn’t know it by the breezy Bay Area weather, July is here! Which can only mean one thing: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! I’m seriously screaming for ice cream. As a kid, I had super human hearing when it came to the ice cream truck melody. Growing up in the country means that the ice cream man rarely treks out to your neighborhood, so when he does, you better not miss it. Empty out the piggy bank for spare change and run barefoot down the street chasing him!

As I got older and entered 7th grade, the ice cream man got wiser and parked his truck across the street from school. As a devout ice cream and popsicle lover, I developed a special bond with the ice cream man. Each day when the bell rang, my pals and I would casually stroll up to the old white truck with colorful weathered stickers of assorted frozen treats pasted across the side. We’d make small talk and then, revealing our true intentions, sweetly ask for any broken popsicles. You see, it was a little-known but crucial secret that the less-than-perfect ice cream cones were FREE. Maybe it was the fact that the old man serving it up shared my birthday and I always remembered to bring him a balloon to hang on his side mirror for the occasion. Either way, that’s the story of how I ate ice cream and popsicles everyday of my junior high school years without a penny to my name. Even today, I have a weakness for a bowl of after-dinner ice cream dessert. I’ve got so much love for the frozen treat that I’ll happily scarf down two scoops even though it means I will most definitely have a stomach ache for the next hour. Worth it.

Besides ice cream weather, you know what else July brings in abundance? Stone fruit! In the spring, I thought citrus season was my favorite, but the overflowing bins of juicy plums, nectarines, peaches, and cherries have changed my mind (I will likely do this several times as the seasons shift and bring new ripe produce). The sweet nectar from a perfectly tender peach drips down your shirt as you take a bite, but you don’t even care because it tastes like sunshine! Throw some chopped up bits of stone fruit over a scoop of ice cream and you’ve captured summer love in one tasty bowl. This warm caramel, nectarine, and granola sundae goes above and beyond that summer love story, adding layers of texture and temperature that’ll make you dance. Warm homemade caramel drizzle, sweet sautéed nectarines, and crunchy granola over frosty vanilla ice cream make this a summertime sundae you can’t pass up. A fruit parfait taken to a whole new level. Recipe below after the giveaway.

Lifestyle Granolas Giveaway!

So you can make your very own sweet granola sundae, my friend Chris from Lifestyle Granolas is generously giving one lucky Snixy Kitchen reader a case of granola (that’s SIX bags – you know how many sundaes that will make?!).

Their line of all-natural granola comes in a variety of unique flavors from Apple Trail to Peanut Butter Crunch. I’ve tried the three varieties shown below, and, of them, my personal favorite is Ginger Snap that I gobbled up with a bowl of milk in just a couple of days. Unlike most granolas you can pick up at the supermarket, Lifestyle’s handmade gourmet granola is slow roasted, which gives it a rich color and crunchier texture. Plus, it’s packed with more fruit and nuts than other granolas so you get more of the good stuff. Without any fillers or preservatives, each bite makes you feel healthy and ready for a big hike.*

Want to win a case of six flavorful all-natural gourmet granolas? Here’s how to enter:

  • Required: Check out the range of granola options over at Lifestyle Granolas and leave me a comment below telling me which flavor(s) you’d most like to try! 
  • Bonus: Earn up to three bonus entires! Just be sure to come back here and leave separate comments to tell me about each bonus you completed! (If you already like Snixy Kitchen on Facebook or already subscribe via e-mail, just leave a comment letting me know!)

Entries for this giveaway have closed. Congrats to Heather from Kiss My Broccoli  for being randomly selected to win the case of Lifestyle Granolas! If you didn’t win, keep in mind that Lifestyle Granolas offers free shipping on all cases of six or more granolas! And, if you’re in California, Lifestyle Granolas will be on the shelves of Ralphs and Andronico’s supermarkets mid August, so keep your eye out!

*Besides some samples from Lifestyle Granolas, I received no compensation for this review. The opinions of this product are entirely my own.

 

 

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  1. King Tyler says:

    That is the most beautiful creation I have ever seen.

  2. Sheri says:

    I love the fact that it is served in a CUP! It’s fall, winter, spring, summer dessert!! Yum!!

  3. Matt says:

    I want to try ‘Peanut Butter Chunk Granola’

  4. Kris says:

    Triple Berry Action Granola looks great!

  5. Kris says:

    I “liked” Lifestyle Granolas on Facebook

  6. Kris says:

    I “liked” Snixy Kitchen on Facebook too

  7. Marilyn Wons says:

    Apple, Blueberry and Ginger Snap would be the flavors I would like to try!

  8. Stefanie says:

    The original recipe granola sounds INCREDIBLE!!

  9. Linda says:

    I’m always a sucker for berries. Triple Berry Action sounds heavenly…nearly as heavenly as your creation above!!!

  10. Dan D says:

    Love me some fruit so the Triple Berry Action Granola would be my 1st pick.

  11. lexy says:

    i love this perfect for snacking my whole family loves them.

  12. Aimee says:

    This looks wonderful! I would love to try the Apple Trail, Peanut Butter Chunk, or Ginger Snap. Thanks for the giveawawy!

  13. Aimee says:

    I liked Snixy Kitched on facebook.

  14. Aimee says:

    I liked Lifestyle Granolas on facebook too.

  15. Vicky Carlson says:

    I’d love to try the Huckleberry and Gingersnap!

  16. Victoria says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  17. Vicky Carlson says:

    I like Lifestyle Granolas on Facebook

  18. Meg S says:

    This looks delicious! I would love to try the ginger snap flavor. Yum!

    Meg S
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  19. Beautiful photos – not to mention, this recipe sounds delicious – can’t go wrong w/ ice cream, caramel, fruit, and a little granola for that “crunch”! :)

  20. Amber says:

    I would most love to try Peanut Butter Chunk and Ginger Snap!

  21. Amber says:

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  22. Amber says:

    I like Lifestyle Granolas on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  23. Amber says:

    I like Snixy Kitchen on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  24. I would like to try the ginger snap! Reminds me of Christmas!

  25. Lyty says:

    Triple Berry Action Granola

  26. Kira says:

    Yes please! This looks sooo yummingly fantastic!!!

  27. Pamela J says:

    I would most love to try Peanut Butter Chunk

  28. Angi says:

    Gingersnapppppp!!!! love!

  29. Audrey says:

    Lifestyle Granola is the only granola we buy!
    I think I will work on a special Ice Cream Sundae with The Apple Trail

  30. Catherine L says:

    wow!! that looks amazing

  31. Ohhhhh, the Island Lover would make a killer tropical sundae…but your original nectarine caramel looks intoxicating!

  32. Those look so good! I would love to try either of the peanut butter chunk or the ginger snap. Thank you

  33. carol gentry says:

    I want to try the Ginger Snaps.

  34. Joseph says:

    Peanut Butter Crunch (as well as the rest of the flavors) sounds delicious!

  35. Oh wow! I just discovered your blog from the Recipe Newz website and I’m SO glad I did! This dessert looks beyond amazing! You have absolutely gorgeous photography too! Can’t wait to take a look at some of your other creations!

    I would LOVE to try the gingersnap or the blueberry rapids flavors (I have been obsessed with blueberries this summer!)

  36. I liked Lifestyle Granolas on Facebook!

  37. I liked Snixy Kitchen on Facebook!

  38. And I’m now subscribed to Snixy Kitchen via email! Woot!

  39. Docia Vagnerini says:

    I would love to be able to try Island Lover!

  40. Shannon says:

    I’m a huge sucker for macadamia nuts, so I’d definitely love to try the Island Lover flavor.

    The sundae looks awesome!

  41. Susan F says:

    Huckleberry Horizon granola sounds good!

  42. Thomas says:

    I want to try the apple and ginger mix, very good on a long trail.

  43. Greta says:

    These granolas look insanely delicious. I literally can’t choose. The peanut butter, blueberry, tripple berry, apply, and especially the ginger snap all sound great!

  44. Sue says:

    I think I’d start with the ginger snap and then move to peanut butter!

  45. Sue says:

    and I just subscribed………….

  46. Jennifer M. says:

    The island lover granola.

  47. Jennifer M. says:

    I “liked” lifestyle granola on Facebook.

  48. Tt says:

    Huckleberry granola?!?! Woooahhh that would be awesome!!

  49. Tt says:

    I liked lifestyle granola on FB!

  50. Kristen S says:

    ginger snap sounds great!

  51. spacemonkey1138 says:

    Triple Berry Action sounds unique and tasty!

  52. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Lifestyle Granola’s Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  53. Ann Fantom says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  54. Ann Fantom says:

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  55. Ann Fantom says:

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  56. consuelo englert says:

    BERRY,BGRANOLA,PEANUT BUTTER, LOVE THEN ALL.

  57. elizabeth says:

    I think my household would like the original, gingernap, and peanutbutter the best. I personally would love the apple flavor.

  58. Ruta says:

    I want to try the blueberry! Blueberries are seriously my favorite food, so it sounds just perfect

  59. Ruta says:

    i subscribed by e-mail!

  60. Jan B. says:

    Ginger snap and Peanut Butter Chunk Granola would be my two favorites.. Yum…

  61. Jackie says:

    After this post (and those yummy pictures), I have a major ice cream and peach craving.

    Whether in a sundae or plain yogurt, I think I would like to try Ginger Snap most.

  62. Florence says:

    They had me at “Huckleberry”. I would love to try that one.

  63. Julissa says:

    Gingersnap and blueberry rapids sound great!

  64. karen says:

    I would have to try peanut butter!

  65. Meryl says:

    Triple Berry Action Granola

  66. Louis says:

    Peanut butter chunk.

  67. Kylie C says:

    I think the Huckleberry Horizons and the Ginger Snap Granola would be my favorites!

  68. Kylie C says:

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  69. Kylie C says:

    I like Lifestyle Granola on Facebook.

  70. Kelli says:

    I’d love to try the Ginger Snap & the Peanut Butter Chunk!

  71. Kyl Neusch says:

    Triple Berry Action Granola and blueberry rapids

  72. Brandon says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk

  73. Christine says:

    like Triple Berry Action Granola

  74. kesha says:

    I would like to try the Peanut Butter Chunk Granola! I love peanut butter!

  75. kesha says:

    I like Lifestyle Granola on facebook

  76. kesha says:

    I like you on facebook!

  77. kesha says:

    I subscribe to snixy kitchen via email!

  78. susitravl says:

    Would love to try the Peanut Butter Crunch

  79. Gabby says:

    I’dd love to try the Huckleberry Granola

  80. susitravl says:

    Like Lifestyle Granola on FB

  81. amy marantino says:

    i think i would like Apple Trail Granola (Gluten Free) best

  82. amy marantino says:

    i Liked Lifestyle Granolas on Facebook

  83. amy marantino says:

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  84. amy marantino says:

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  85. Helen Sampson says:

    Any granola is fabulous but Island Lover with coconut sounds perfect today on some vanilla ice cream! Also subscribed, liked you and Lifestyle Granola on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  86. Cynthia C says:

    I’d like to try the Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  87. Linda Lansford says:

    I want ginger snap

  88. Linda Lansford says:

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  89. Linda Lansford says:

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  90. Linda Lansford says:

    Subscribed to Snixy Kitchen via E-mail

  91. Alyssa says:

    I would love to try the Apple Trail Granola!

  92. Wow… with caramelised nectarines…. I’m imagining it with lots of those caramelised stone fruits! I’d love to have these every morning!!!

  93. Misses Giveaways says:

    I would like to try apple trail.

  94. Misses Giveaways says:

    I like Lifestyle Granola on Facebook.

  95. Misses Giveaways says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  96. sophia says:

    I would love to try the gingersnap!

  97. Penny Snyder says:

    Blueberry Rapids Granola!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  98. Kathlean Owens says:

    Ooooo they have Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  99. Tammy Hoffa says:

    I would love to try the Ginger Snap

  100. Tammy Hoffa says:

    FB follower of Lifestyle Granola

  101. Tammy Hoffa says:

    FB follower of Snixy Kitchen

  102. Tammy Hoffa says:

    email subscriber to Snixy Kitchen

  103. Terri says:

    I would like to try Huckleberry Horizons.

  104. Rebekah says:

    Triple Berry Action!

  105. Tyler says:

    I Would love love love to try the Island Lover !!
    Being 15 years old, what better way to start eating healthy ?! :)

  106. Nicole C. says:

    I would love to try the Island Lover Granola.

  107. Brian says:

    Island Lover Granola!

  108. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I’d go with Triple Berry Action Granola

  109. meriaten long says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk Granola sounds good to me!

  110. meriaten long says:

    I liked Snixy Kitchen on facebook

  111. meriaten long says:

    I liked Lifestyle Granolas on facebook

  112. Pam says:

    The gingersnaps sounds great.

  113. Becky says:

    I’d most like to try the Apple Trail granola! MMM

  114. Becky says:

    Like lifestyle granolas on facebook

  115. Cori says:

    The Island Lover granola sounds delicious!

  116. Didi says:

    So much granola, so little time! The penut butter chunk, ginger snap, and the original granola all look to die for…yum!
    I subscribed to your blog :)
    Does it matter if you use white or brown sugar for the caramel?

    • SnixyKitchen says:

      I use white granulated sugar for caramel sauce – I’ve never tried with brown sugar and I’m not sure what the molasses would do to the caramel. Most recipes I’ve seen call for white granulated sugar, but a quick search turned up this recipe from Martha that uses light brown sugar, so maybe the brown sugar has promise? http://www.marthastewart.com/343279/caramel-sauce If you end up using brown sugar, let me know how it turns out!

  117. Jeni Lutz says:

    Triple Berry Action Granola

  118. Diane Baum says:

    E-ail subscriber-peanut butter sounds wonderful -love the cup idea

  119. Kayte CookWatts says:

    It would be extremely hard for me to choose between the huckleberry & gingersnap.

  120. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I like Lifestyle Granola on Facebook!

  121. Kayte CookWatts says:

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  122. Andrea says:

    Apple Trail is my pick :

  123. Andrea says:

    I liked Snixy Kitchen on Facebook

  124. Andrea says:

    I liked Lifestyle Granola on Facebook :)

  125. Kaitlin says:

    I’d love to try apple trail.

  126. Wendy says:

    Island Lover granola sounds really good!

  127. Wendy says:

    I like Lifestyle Granolas on FB as Wendy R.

  128. Wendy says:

    I also like Snixy Kitchen on FB.

  129. deana c says:

    I would like to try the Peanut Butter Chunk Granola.

  130. Caryn S says:

    I’d love to try the Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  131. shawna says:

    I would like peanut butter.

  132. Kristel says:

    Just happened upon and subscribed to your blog :) The sundaes look and sound delicious! I am not on FB but checked out the Lifestyle Granolas site and would love to try the Triple Berry Action, Ginger Snap, and Island Lover granolas!

  133. Marcia Goss says:

    I would love to try the Blueberry Rapids Granola.

  134. Marcia Goss says:

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  135. Marcia Goss says:

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  136. Marcia Goss says:

    I subscribe by email.

  137. I love anything apple, so probably apple trail.

  138. I’d love to try the blueberry!

  139. letessha says:

    triple berry action granola

  140. letessha says:

    email subscriber

  141. ky2here says:

    Peanut Butter chunk or Ginger Snap – let’s go with ginger

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  142. ky2here says:

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  144. Ginger b. says:

    I would like to try the orginal granola.

  145. Barb K says:

    I would like to try Peanut Butter Chunk Granola Or Ginger Snap both look great.

  146. Barb K says:

    I Liked Life Style Granola on Face Book.

  147. Barb K says:

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  148. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I want to try Ginger snap

  149. Angela Winesburg says:

    I want to try ‘Peanut Butter Chunk Granola’

  150. Angela Winesburg says:

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  151. Ed Nemmers says:

    Apple Trail would be my granola of choice!

  152. Allison says:

    I would most like to try Tripple Berry.

  153. Sherrie says:

    I would like to try Ginger Snap!

  154. Anna Gongaware says:

    I love the sound of Island Lover, Gingersnap, and Apple Trail. They all sound delicious!

  155. Jackee says:

    Blueberry Rapids Granola

  156. Jackee says:

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  157. Jackee says:

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  158. Lorena Keech says:

    I’d like the original flavor.

  159. Derk Thomas says:

    Gingersnap granola or any other gluten free kind.

  160. Chrystal J. says:

    I’d like the Island Lover Granola.

  161. Chrystal J. says:

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  162. Jordan D says:

    I’d love to try the peanut butter chunk granola!

  163. Jordan D says:

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  164. Jordan D says:

    I like Lifestyle Granola on facebook, too

  165. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I think that the Island Lover Granola sounds the best, but really all of them look good especially the original, peanut butter chunk, and ginger snap flavors.

  166. Aaron Bretveld says:

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  168. jen gersch says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  169. chadro says:

    The Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  170. jeanne conner says:

    The Peanut Butter Chunk Granola sounds good..

  171. jeanne conner says:

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  172. Huckleberry Horizons Granola

  173. Jennifer J says:

    I like the Huckleberry Horizons Granola. Thank you!!

  174. Jennifer J says:

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  175. Jennifer J says:

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  176. Jennifer J says:

    I am an email follower. Thanks!

  177. jules mcnubbin says:

    i’d love to try the Triple Berry Action Granola

  178. jules mcnubbin says:

    i like lifestyle granolas on facebook

  179. jules mcnubbin says:

    i like you on facebook

  180. jules mcnubbin says:

    i subscribed!

  181. sara says:

    I would love the Peanut Butter Chunk Granola!

  182. Angela H says:

    I would love to try the Apple Trail Granola.

  183. Angela H says:

    I like Lifestyle Granolas on Facebook. Angela H

  184. Angela H says:

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  185. Angela H says:

    Email subscriber

  186. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would like to try the apple trail granola.

  187. kathy fejer says:

    peanutbutter crunch granola sounds delightful!

  188. Kim A says:

    They all sound so yummy, but I’d have to say Island Lover Granola. Thanks for the opportunity.

  189. Breanne says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk Granola

  190. Margaret Bohannon says:

    the original recipe granola is for me

  191. Lynde F. says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk would be very popular at my house-I would try that variety first.

  192. Lynde F. says:

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  193. Lynde F. says:

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  194. Sand says:

    I would like to try Triple Berry Action Granola .

  195. Robert Pyszk says:

    The apple and ginger mix I would like to try the most! Thank you !

  196. SHEILA FOLEY says:

    which flavor(s) I’d most like to try–peanut butter chunk!

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  197. SHEILA FOLEY says:

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  200. Melanie Montgomery says:

    i wanan try the ginger snap

  201. Danielle D says:

    Peanut Butter Chunk!

  202. Trisha McKee says:

    I would love to try the apple trail.

  203. Trisha McKee says:

    Liked lifestyle granolas on facebook as trisha ridinger mckee.

  204. Trisha McKee says:

    Liked snixy kitchens on facebook as trisha ridinger mckee

  205. Carole says:

    Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday over at Carole’s Chatter which is creating a collection of recipes using apricots or nectarines? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. There are already quite a lot of links for you to check out. Cheers

  206. Carole says:

    thanks for stopping by and adding to the collection. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers

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