Naturally Nutty Giveaway

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Would you like to try a jar of Naturally Nutty Chocolate Cherry Peanut Butter?

I thought you might.

If so, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to enjoy cherries. Personally, I love frozen cherries mixed in oat bran with dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut. Yum!

Best of luck and if you don’t win this one, I promise more Naturally Nutty giveaways in the near future. :)

{ 401 comments }

Jennifer September 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

mmm cherries in oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips and coconut!!

Shannon September 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

Honestly, I prefer them straight up! Some cherry flavoured things put me right off, I prefer fresh but I always like to try new things.

Danielle (Runs on Green) September 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

My favorite way to enjoy cherries are dried! And if you leave them in a bowl of overnight oats, they plump up :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

Danielle,
I love doing that with raisins, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it with cherries. Sounds so yummy!

Emily September 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

Honestly, the only way I have had cherries, other than fresh, recently is the CHERRY PIE lara bar. YUM!

This makes me want to get in on more dark chocolate and cherry action!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

Emily,
That’s my favorite Lara Bar flavor. :)

Stephanie September 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

I love fresh cherries just the way they are! Or sometimes frozen and put in smoothies.

Fallon September 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

I enjoy cherries dipped in chocolate. Chocolate makes everything taste better ;)

Yin September 12, 2010 at 10:28 am

I enjoy cherries as they are. I’ve never actually tried putting them in anything, or even froze them for that matter. I will try putting them in my oatmeal when cherries are in season, since I recently started eating oatmeal on a daily basis!

zoe September 12, 2010 at 10:28 am

i love my cherries fresh! nothing beats a perfectly ripened cherry :)

Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 12, 2010 at 10:29 am

I loooovee frozen cherries in a smoothie!! Mmm! Or in coconut ice cream ;)

Hanne September 12, 2010 at 10:29 am

Fresh from the tree and directly into my greedy little mouth is my absolute favourite, of course… :) But I also love me some frozen cherries in my smoothies lately.

Sarah R September 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

Fresh bing cherries are like crack to me. We picked over 15 lbs this spring with my inlaws and ate them all before I had a chance to do anything with them!

Sharon Lim September 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

I most enjoy cold fresh cherries. They taste great plain, and sometimes even better with chocolate!

Natalie September 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

I love cherries when they are made into a cherry crisp topped with a crunchy oat-ty and buttery topping with cinnamon of course. Yummm!

Rebecca September 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

since i’m mildly allergic to fresh cherries, i can only eat frozen cherries in moderation and usually add them to smoothies. i wish i could eat more cherries they always look so fun in the summer!

Stephen September 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

Atop a sundae!!! I love that little addition

Kim September 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

I love cherries in protein ice cream:

- Chocolate protein powder
- Cacao nibs
- A splash of coconut milk
- Frozen cherries!

It’s like Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, but with a bit more chocolate, AND it’s healthier!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

Kim,
I like the way you think! :)

Emily September 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

cherries, mm where to start. SO good. mixed and mashed in dark chocolate ice cream with a sprinkled of crushed grahams.

kellyO September 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

Cherries by themselves works for me!!

Jill H. September 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

I love cherries sliced up in my Greek yogurt with some nuts on top! Yum!!

Chris September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

Love ‘em just the way they are – nice and ripe, eating them while sitting outside on a summer’s day

Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

My favorite way is to throw a handful of fresh halved, pitted cherries into a rich banana bread before baking. Each bit gets a little burst of fresh juice. Drool!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

Becki,
Yes, definitely drool worthy. ;)

Carol September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

I love plain cherries!

Lisa September 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

I love cherry hand pies yummm. I’ve been wanting to try Naturally Nutty, so thanks so much for the giveaway!

Jerilynne September 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

I love frozen cherries, just by themselves. So good!!

Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats September 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

Cherry preserves mixed in to my oatmeal!

Megan September 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

I love cherries straight up, fresh and juicy, enjoyed in a deck chair on beautiful summer days. Nothing beats it – and you never get sick of ‘em!

haylee September 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

A Cherry shake with frozen bananas, cherries and bananas are SOOO good together!

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan September 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

We like our cherries covered in melted vegan dark chocolate, sprinkled with coconut and then chilled in the fridge. Nothing better than that!

Ilana September 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

STRAIGHT UP – and in mass quantities! This summer I definitely ate two pounds of cherries, by my lonesome, over the course of about 36 hours.

Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy September 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

I really love frozen cherries in green smoothies – so good!! And dried cherries are good in cookies and oatmeal!

Felicia September 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

momma peas chocolate cherry cookies! this PB mayyy just be perfect between two of those cookies

Ashley S September 12, 2010 at 10:51 am

In smoothies mixed with almond milk, choc protein powder and bananas!

Lisa September 12, 2010 at 10:51 am

This is how I do cherries…

In the vita-mix:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp maca
1 heaping tbsp sunbutter (or other nut butter)
1 cup liquid (water or any milk)
splash vanilla extract
1-2 cups of frozen cherries (will help determine whether it’s a smoothie or ice cream!)
1/2 tsp guar gum
1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Blend!
Yum!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Lisa,
Yum, would love to make the ice-cream version! :)

Monica September 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

I love to make a chocolate cherry protein “soft serve” with frozen cherries, chocolate protein powder, and unsweetened almond milk. YUM! I also love fresh, ripe farmer’s market bing cherries, straight up!

Katheryn September 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

Just pure, raw cherries. Total yum!

Annemarie September 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

I loveeee eating just plain frozen cheeries. Mmmm delicious!

Rebecca September 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

I love any thing chocolate cherry…how could you go wrong, i love the larabars but i haven’t tryed the cherry pie one…looks like i’m going to the store!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Rebecca,
The Cherry PIe Larabars are pretty tart compared to the company’s other flavors, but I love that they’re not so sweet. Hope you like!

lo September 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

i love cherries in smoothies or cherry pie! otherwise I am not really a fan lol

Lo

danielle September 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

I actually LOVE dried cherries! Mix them in oatmeal, put them in cookies and biscotti…YUM!

Jami @ Runner in the Baking September 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

I like my cherries in ice cream, in a mocktail, or straight out of the jar! Ice cream the most though.

Danielle September 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

I love making a smoothie with them!

Lori September 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

Love fresh cherries! But if I have frozen ones I like them mixed in a chocolate smoothie or in greek yogurt.

Melissa Forehand September 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

I love to make a Fresh Cherry salsa with cherries and whatever else fruits I have around to throw in the mix.Creatively with fresh herbs,squeeze of fruit juice and eat with some homemade baked cinnamon chips or just stuff into a baked apple sprinkled with cinnamon. Ohhhh Boy!!!! :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Melissa,
That sounds delicious – especially with the cinnamon chips!

Stephanie September 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

I love cherries just about any way, but there is something so simplistic and delicious about a fresh cherry!

Stefanie September 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

My favorite way to enjoy cherries and fresh from the fridge. Nothing special needs to be done to them IMO. :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

I love cherry cobbler! Tony’s dad made it for me when we first met and I have such fond memories of it.

Courtney (greeneyedrunner) September 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

fresh! or chocolate covered. or in trader joe’s cherry chocolate chip soy ice cream. cherries & chocolate are just to die for!

Abbie H September 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

Favorite way to enjoy cherries: Dried cherries either in cookies or on top of salads….or just straight out of the bag. :) Michigan is my hometown, and they have THE BEST cherries!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Abbie,
I know – so sad we missed the Cherry Festival in Traverse City. :(

Carbzilla September 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

I love dried cherries in my Orzo salad mized with Feta and pina nuts and Arugula. Yum!

Meg September 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

I LOVE cherries straight-up, or in pancakes. Maybe your cherry pop-tart pancakes?! ;)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Meg, ah yes, the pancakes. Good stuff! :)

Mel September 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

I have to say, straight up cherries are wonderful by themselves. But I love halved cherries with plain yogurt and granola. Yummy times.

Kellie September 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

I like cherries on a plate with cheese and crackers. That and a glass of wine. Perfect picnic!

Jess September 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

Dried in salads or just straight up :)

Patty September 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

I love Cherries… when they are picked off the tree (we had one in my backyard!!), eaten frozen or fresh :D

Kevin September 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

I love cherries in a smoothie. I use light vanilla Soy, half a banana, some cherries, a few grapes, and lately plum. Usually I freeze all the fruit and dont have to use ice before blending. My soymilk is lightly sweetened and with the fruit I don’t add sweetener.

Lucy September 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

I love dried cherries in the cherry/almond biscotti I make with cornmeal (not all cornmeal but part cornmeal, part WW flour)….sooo delish with coffee or tea!!

Kelly Michelle September 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

I love using frozen cherries in banana ice cream it makes it so pretty and pink!

Alison September 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

I love a good cherry bar with oatmeal toppings!

Catherine September 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

I’ve never been the biggest fan of cherries :( They’re usually a little more tart than I like, but when they’re just ripe enough I do like them covered in dark chocolate.

maren September 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

fresh sweet cherries are the best!

Lauren @ WWoB September 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

I like cherries just on their own, or in cherry pie :) orrr in my homemade cherry pie power bars

Jen September 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

In a chocolate-cherry-bomb smoothie! I never used to each cherries until I tried that. Sooo amazing. :)

Allison September 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

I love fresh cherries the best but I also enjoy them in dark chocolate.

Hayley September 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

covered in chocolate!

Amy September 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

Cherries on a salad of spinach greens, rasp vinegar, olive oil, and some Chicken Boca patty heated and sliced in.

Rachael September 12, 2010 at 11:32 am

Frozen cherries mashed up a little with fresh lime juice and cold, cold seltzer – the perfect post-Bikram treat!

Kathleen September 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

I love cherries in my smoothies! Protein powder, frozen blueberries, frozen cherries, almond milk and avocado. YUM!

Mike September 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

i love just eating cherries straight up! fresh is best and the most tasty!

ida September 12, 2010 at 11:36 am

I love cherry soup!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Ida,
How does one make cherry soup? Would love recipe. :)

ida September 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm

My grandmother used to make the best cherry soup, but I don’t have her recipe. I’ve used this one and it’s pretty good:
Ingredients:

6 cups water
1 pound fresh sour cherries, pitted
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar
Preparation:

In a large saucepan, cook cherries with water and 3/4 cup sugar until done, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix sour cream with flour, salt and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

When cherries are done, temper the sour cream mixture with a few ladles of hot cherry liquid, whisking until smooth. Transfer to the pan with the cherries and whisk until smooth. Simmer 5 minutes, but do not boil.

Cool to room temperature in an ice water bath. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the soup (so a skin doesn’t form) and refrigerate until cold. Serve cold as a first course as they do in Hungary or as a dessert with a dollop of sour cream or whipped cream.

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Ida,
Thanks so much for sharing. My goodness that sounds amazing, especially with whipped cream! :)

ida September 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

It is pretty delicious! And you can do the same thing with strawberries or blueberries too:)

Alisha September 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

Cherry Cordials!

Jen September 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

I like eating cherries just as they are. Simple, fresh and delicious… :)

lindsay September 12, 2010 at 11:41 am

I gotta go with cherry muffins. I love making them and then spreading some nut butter on top. Perfecto!

Nessy September 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

I love eating cherries fresh from the farmer’s market! Or even better, straight from the tree!

Ashley September 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

I’m obsessed with dired cherries!! I especially love them mixed into oatmeal with maple syrup and cinnamon.

Colleen September 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

I think my favorite way to eat cherries is fresh :) I also love them frozen and blended into smoothies, though! Cherries = yum!

Ellen September 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

my mom makes really great oatmeal cookies with dried cherries, orange zest, pecans and dark chocolate. they are loaded!

Brandi B September 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

Fresh cherries are the best but I’ve also grown to love Lemon-lime Stevita soda with some cherries at the bottom (my version of Sonic’s cherry-limeade)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Brandi B,
I drank a Sonic Cherry Limeade almost everyday during my first trimester as it was one of the few things that sounded even remotely good. I need to try your version. Thx for the idea! :)

homecookedem September 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

I love chocolate covered cherries!! :)

Emma September 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I’d go with straight up! Though, I certainly wouldn’t turn down a freshly made cherry pie ;)

Brooke September 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

LOVE them in salads with goat cheese and dates or in smoothies with avocado and banana! SO good.

Lauren September 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I like to eat cherries just as they are! I pop one in my mouth, spit out the pit, and repeat.

Sarah September 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I really enjoy fresh cherries straight up and I also love dried cherries in salads.
Fabby giveaway!
Xxx

Bryana September 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I love to eat them just as they are.

Sunflower September 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

My mom made a pina colada pie when I came to visit this summer and it was SO refreshing and contained pineapple, shredded coconut and marischino cherries in a creamy base with a splash of rum, frozen and cut into wedges. Amazing!

Carolyn September 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

cherry crisp… lots of sugar…

or…

American Spoon Foods Holiday Stuffing is to die for…

http://www.spoon.com/recipe_directory/index.phtml?selected_items=&rec_id=27&action=viewrec

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Carolyn,
Oh my gosh – that’s the one you made when the in-laws came to visit, right? I forgot, and now that I’ve been to an American Spoon, I definitely need to try this recipe…perhaps Thanksgiving? In honor of the HEABlet. :)

Shannon September 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

love fresh bing cherries eaten as-is, but sour cherries (dried or fresh, in baked goods) hold a special place in my heart too!! I’ve been meaning to try the so-called chocolate cherry bomb :)

Evan Thomas September 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Green & Black’s makes an EXCELLENT dark chocolate with dried cherries in it :-)

kyla September 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

In a fresh baked pie with vanilla ice cream on top!

Monica Ptaszynski September 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Cherries are just so delicious by themselves! I love cherry ice cream, with dark chocolate, oh it’s heavenly.

Heather September 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is in Cherry Cordial Ice cream!!

Jessie September 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Wow- I thought I knew how to enjoy cherries- but your idea sounds sooo yummy, I’ll have to try that! My favourite way to enjoy cherries is straight from the tree and cut in half to make sure there are no worms ! :)

A Teenage Gourmet September 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Oh goodness, yes! :) I have tried three of their flavors, but not this one. My new favorite way to have cherries is dried, in these chocolate cherry oatmeal cookies!

http://ateenagegourmet.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/chocolate-cherry-oatmeal-cookies/

Erica September 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I find it hard to beat the amazing taste of fresh cherries– perfect snack, side, or dessert. I’ve been going through at least a bag a week while they’ve been on sale!

Monica September 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I love my cherries au natural! But, everyone once and awhile I have to eat a big old piece of cherry pie with ice cream!

Lauren at KeepItSweet September 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

i love cherries fresh from the tree or baked into pie!

MaryZ September 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Frozen cherries and a banana in a protien smoothie…yum!

Julie September 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Cherry Flavored Jolly Ranchers :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Julie,
Haha – used to love the cherry Jolly Ranchers…gosh, it’s been years! Such fond memories. :)

Heather (Perspective Is Everything) September 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is in homemade coconut milk ice cream :)

Whitney N September 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Mmm, cherries! I love them fresh, right off the tree. I also love a good cherry salsa… and in pancakes. Yum!

Naturally Nutty is excellent, though I haven’t tried this flavor yet.

Carolyn M. September 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I love cherries mixed in to oatmeal or added to homemade granola!

Shannon September 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Pie. definitely cherry pie + vanilla ice cream.

ShrinkingGirl (Rhonda) September 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I tend to like my cherries fresh, spitting out the pits like a real lady!

Taylor September 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm

i like cherries on top of ice cream! :]

haha i also love them raw and frozen in vanilla yogurt. mmmmm… and with a schmear of chocolate hazelnut butter? even better

Bess @ Bess Be Fit September 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Cherries are perfect in dark chocolate truffles! Also the perfect addition on top of any dessert…and makes fruity cocktails that much more fun! So many uses…let’s not forget they’re delicious on their own!

Vanessa September 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I love raw cherries with the pits. Straight off the tree. Nothing better!

Kristin Anderson September 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I LOVE sour cherry jam and sour cherry pie.

Angie September 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I love dried cherries in oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I love cherries straight up. So delicious!

lika September 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

untouched and straight from the orchard is how I like my cherries :-)

Krystina September 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I love chocolate cherry bomb smoothies or just eating them straight from the bag! :D

Ana September 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I love fresh cherries during the summertime! And frozen cherries… omg, they are delicious eaten just frozen, it is just like eating a very delicious cherry ice cream!
One combo I discovered this summer is cherries and peaches! Delicious!! I blended both frozen cherries and peaches (that I froze after buying at the farmer’s market) with a little bit of plain greek yogurt. I got the most delicious fruity ice cream like treat. So good I had that every day for a week, could not get past how delicious it was!
Ana

Marilyn September 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm

My mom used to can cherries every summer so that in the dead of winter in Montana, we could pretend that the temperature was not -25 degrees! That is my all-time favorite way to enjoy bing cherries.

Jonna September 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Hi,
I love dried cherries in homemade trail mix or home made oatmeal cookies. Fresh/Frozen cherries in the blender with some of the “gums” to thicken them and almond milk to make a cherry ice cream. Thanks! Jonna

Ashlee September 12, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I love cherry pie does that count?

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Ashlee,
Of course! :)

Amanda September 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

MM I do love my Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia- that’s pretty hard to beat. Otherwise I just love dried cherries in any form- in cream, in bread, cookies, straight. Yum!

molly September 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Cherry crisp!!! Nothing healthy about it but oh such a delicious treat!!

Maya September 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I have been making cherry frozen yogurt with local cherries + greek yogurt, sweetened with stevia and a touch of honey. I also love sour cherry preserves, in a nut butter and jelly sandwich, or on toast with a fried egg!
I have been hoping to try Naturally Nutty products for awhile now but no one in my area carries their butters : (
Thank-you and good luck to all : )

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Maya,
Love the thought of the toast with fried egg + cherry preserves. Savory/sweet at its finest. :)

EmGrover September 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I love cherries fresh, dipped in chocolate!!

Amy September 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I like to eat fresh cherries or frozen cherries! Also frozen cherries dipped in almond butter is good. Yum! I wish it was still cherry season!

Dagne September 12, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Chocolate cherry muffins!

Brandae September 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Love cherries in homemade Larabar bars with almonds, cinnamon, and dates – and in chocolate chip pecan cookies – but my easy go-to fave is frozen cherries slightly thawed and mixed with plain greek yogurt and nut butter. Delicious! Great giveaway, Heather!!! Thanks!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Brandae,
You’re welcome. :)

Heather September 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I have been lurking your blog for ages! This is my first post as a follower! Yay!

I love frozen cherries in banana soft serve mixed in with overnight oats. Complicated but delicious!!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Heather,
Thanks for lurking. :)

Michelle September 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

My favorite way to eat cherries is just fresh from the grocery store or farmer’s market. Occasionally I’ll throw some on top of my oatbran bowl as well. Yum!

Natalie September 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Cherries – straight up!

Therese September 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I love dried cherries in a salad or in oatmeal. Also love fresh cherries straight up!

Becca September 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Love fresh cherries! I’m always amused to see how many pits I leave – evidence that I ate way more cherries than I thought! Also, pitted fresh cherries are great muddled (or as “muddled” as I can get them with a fork) with sparkling mineral water.

A.B. September 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Cherries, oh yum! I have to admit, I am a bit of a purist with my fruit. Nothing beats a big bowl of fresh sweet cherries on a summer afternoon. Delicious!

melissa September 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I melt down coconut butter and roll frozen cherries in the sauce and let them freeze back up…sometimes I roll them in ground cacao nibs for crunch!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Melissa,
Coconut butter covered cherries? Brilliant!

elizabeth September 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I love dried cherries dipped in dark chocolate. the tang of the cherry along with the bitter sweetness of the chocolate is just SO good

Rhoni September 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I like to grab a frozen bag of Cascadian Farms organic cherries and pop a handful of them throughout the day! Yum!!!!!!! Seriously, nothing could be more simple, straightforward and decadent.

Therese September 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I love fresh, seasonal, organic cherries washed and straight from the bowl! They’re also AMAZING in homemade chocolate cherry bread.

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan September 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

THANK YOU for having this giveaway! I have been DYING to try NN.
I like eating a bowl of cherries with a scoop of vanilla coconut milk yogurt and a sprinkle of cacao nibs, mmm.

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Amber,
You’re welcome. Good luck! :)

Lauren September 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Nothing beats fresh cherries nice and cold from the refridgerator!

Jeanny September 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

This ought to be an interesting topping for my steel cut oats…along with my other nut butters on the side ! hehe.

elaine September 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

i LOVE frozen cherries in my own chocolate-y fudge/pudding concoction. i zap frozen cherries with a piece of baker’s unsweetened chocolate, with some almond milk, vanilla extract and stevia to taste. In about 3 minutes you get this AMAZING fudgy chocolate bowl that has the texture of a very dense brownie if done right. yum!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Elaine,
Why have you not shared this recipe with me before?!? ;)

Yuki September 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I love eating cherries with greek yogurt and chocolate chips!! awesome giveaway! i hope i win! :)

Steph September 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm

In banana bread or chocolate cookies!

Cat September 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm

YUM! I want to go make those cookies now! I love cherries straight from my hand to my mouth. Fresh taste best to me! However, I’ve recently discovered black cherry gelato. Wow!

Shirley Wu September 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I love cherries as they are, but cherry-flavored things aren’t so great. Besides eating them straight up, I like putting them into Greek yogurt and cold cereal :)

Heather September 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

In protein banana soft serve!!! Delicious!

Lara (Thinspired) September 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love using frozen cherries in smoothies with chocolate protein powder…something about that combination is so yummjy!

Ellie September 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Fresh cherries on a hot summer day, shared with someone you love.

Katharine Konietzko September 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love seeing that first bag of yellow cherries of the season, running through the grocery store to purchase them, and sinking my teeth into the first sweet cherry. And knowing I still have a whole bag!

KB September 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Covered in organic dark chocolate. mmm mmm good

Katie September 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Cherries straight from the bag, sitting in a beach chair with my sand in the feet (and a little in the bag, too). I always have to pull the stem off once the cherry is already in my mouth. Oh, and spitting out the pit into the sand is a (gross habit) must! That’s my absolutely favorite way to enjoy cherries in the summer.

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Katie,
I’m all for pit spitting in the sand – they’re easy to cover up! ;)

Rachel Lauren September 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Plain old fresh cherries are my favorite!! I like frozen ones in oatbran
and dried are good too!

Stacie September 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Straight up or with chocolate! Would love to try this.

Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome September 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I love cherries, especially ranier, in their natural, unadulterated state…straight outta the bag :-D

Dani September 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Chocolate cherry protein smoothie with sun warrior!!

Dani September 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm
HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Dani,
Cherry turkey chili? I must check that out – thank you!

mama September 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I luv cherries just plain, popped into my mouth!

alanna September 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I absolutely love cherries. I wish they were still in season around here so I could freeze some for smoothies. I mostly just eat them fresh and when I received sour cherries in my CSA, I made a mean cherries crumble – it didn’t make it through the night. Man, I really do miss cherry season.

Chelsea September 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Love ‘em plain or in cherry chocolate chip ice cream. Mmmmmm…

Devon (Fast Foodie) September 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cherries in soaked in bourbon and then mixed into a quality Manhattan cocktail.

Second favorite is Coconut Bliss Cherry Amaretto.

eatmovelove September 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Oh God yes – in a drink!!

eatmovelove September 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm

How do they come up with these flavor combos?! Seriously – I want in on THAT job please!!! ….uh, seriously call me Naturally Nutty…

Cherries? I actually really like them in Yogurt! Chopped up and in vanilla – turns it all reddish/pink like :)

Lauren @ 40Apples September 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I love cherries straight from the farmer’s market! But on the other end of the spectrum, I also love chocolate-covered cherries (the ones that have a red coating). :)

Kayla September 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I love love love cherries in soy ice cream, or especially Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Dairy-Free Ice Cream the Cherry Amaretto brand! It is so creamy and the cherries give it the perfect sweet flavor in a whipped texture!

Tracey September 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I love to put a handful of fresh cherries and a handful of chocolate chips in a plastic baggie, put the baggie in the freezer for a few hours, then eat the frozen cherries and chips together for a cool treat! Thanks for the great giveaway!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Tracey,
Welcome…and I love your frozen cherry chocolate chip combo. CD would too! :)

Caroline September 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Cherries in cookies!

Christine September 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Cherry cobbler!

brianne September 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Cherries and chocolate are SUCH a great combination! I also love hot cherry cobbler and if I’m in an extremely indulgent mood? Ben and Jerry’s cherry garcia…mmmm.

Kate D September 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Oh yum.

Nothing is better than a bowl full of cherries, but I’m partial to having them dipped in melted chocolate chips so there is a nice chocolate shell around the cherry goodness.

nicole September 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Cherries as a drink garnish! Or in pineapple upside down cake, or just plain and fresh picked!

Kristin September 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Frozen cherries in protein ice cream – blend a few in, and save a few whole to mix in after. Yummm. Also, they make a great addition to almost any mocktail!

Jessica September 12, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Honestly, I have just come to like cherries in the past year, so for me I love them raw. But I’ve also found a awesome cookie recipe using them pureed and they are wonderful.

Kristina September 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I love blending cherries with bananas and almond milk for a delicious smoothie. They’re also good straight up!

stephanie September 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Hi Heather – my favourite way to eat cherries is to dry them in my dehydrator and add to any meal or eat straight. A perfect sweet treat.

Kaysie September 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I food process them in with banana soft serve and add almond extract… tastes EXACTLY like cherry garcia!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Kaysie,
Really?!? Huge Cherry Garcia fan here. Must try this! Thank you! :)

sara September 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I get dried cherries and dip them in chocolate and freeze them! Great oatmeal topping :)

Molly September 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I like them in cherry-avocado-orange juice smoothies!

Jacqueline September 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Hey!
I LOVE cherries in my yogurt. I’ve had to think long and hard about which fruit is my favorite greek yogurt mix-in, and cherries won the gold for that title.
So good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haley September 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I enjoy them au natural after placing them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes for a mid-afternoon snack!

Rachel (tea and chocolate) September 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Your favorite way to eat cherries sounds delish! I love cherries in smoothies or in oats with chocolate.

Annabel @ www.FeedMeImCranky.com September 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Cherry pie, hands down!

Namaste Gurl September 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Mmmm, tough, tough question. There’s really SO many options with cherries that I do love ever so much….

I probably enjoy it most, like you, in oat bran. But my favorite way would be oat bran cooked in banana, and coco powder (dark!) and topped with cashew butter and cherries :) So yummy.

Liesl Hypki September 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I love fresh cherries in a yogurt mess with greek yogurt, granola, and chia seeds!! Mmmm!

Jessica September 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Fresh and ripe! Eaten outdoors for easy pit-spitin’! ;-)

Elizabeth Worley September 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I like to take rolled oats, add 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup vanilla flavored soy milk, and add dried cherries with cinnamon. I call it my cherry pie breakfast.

Tay September 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Oh yay!!! I love frozen cherries mixed into hot oatmeal. Soooo good.

caronae September 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Being a Michigander, I’m a cherry girl through and through! I love dried cherry-coconut-dark chocolate blondies, as well as frozen cherries in smoothies! Nom nom nom.

Erin September 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I love cherries with greek yogurt – almost like cheesecake!

laura September 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

i love cherries plain! fresh cherries in the summer (from bc especially) are the best!

Erin September 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

My fave is fresh cherry pie!

Katie September 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm

LOVE cherries! Fresh cherries by themselves. Frozen in smoothies. And dried cherries in oatmeal. yum!

Sarah September 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I love cherries mashed into sweet cream ice cream.

Dana September 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I love cherries in greek yogurt frozen yogurt and dipped in dark dark chocolate then frozen. SO YUM!

Katie September 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

NOTHING is better than fresh cherries. I’ll eat them dried, but fresh tops all.

Jenny R. September 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

mmm cherries. I love them frozen in cherry chocolate banana smoothies.
De-lish.

Allison September 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I love fresh cherries with a dollop of plain greek yogurt. The perfect counter-point for their sweetness. Yum!

Stacey K. September 12, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I love cherries just plain.. so juicy and sweet! YUM!

lindsay (goodiesgalore September 12, 2010 at 4:50 pm

straight up, baby!

Katrina September 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I added some fresh cherries to my waffle batter last Sunday. Then I topped them with dark chocolate peanut butter… it seemed necessary. ;)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Katrina,
Totally necessary. ;)

Bonnie September 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

fresh, at room temp to enjoy the full lusciousness of the flavor and juice

Erin September 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm

My favorate is Frozen cherries in my smoothies …Try this smoothie lovers. (1 cup almond milk, 2 cups spinach, little water, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup cherries, 1 heaping Tbsp coco powder, agave squirt, maca 1/2 tsp, 1 tbsp rice protien powder) YUM!!! love it! and LOVE peanut butter!!! oh and the blog. :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Thanks Erin! Smoothie sounds delicious. :)

jacobc September 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Topped on a bannana split, of course!

Meghan September 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I just ate dried cherries for a snack today. Yum. Also you cannot beat the cherry and chocolate combination, as in chocolate cherry cookies.

Leanne September 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Besides straight up, I love to cut up frozen cherries as an ice cream topper or throw them in with some frozen naners for alittle banana cherry soft serve action. mmmmmmm.

Yvonne September 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I can easily eat an entire bowl of ice-cold cherries.

Brooke September 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Mmm, I love frozen cherries in smoothies! Sooo good!

Tricia September 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Dried cherries on salad!

Amber at Berlinswhimsy September 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Mmmm, cherries! I love dried cherries and one of my favorite ways to eat them is on a salad with chevre and roasted walnuts. I also mix them into my homemade almond butter…

Heather September 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm

My favorite is cherry pie or chocolate cherry ice cream, however, chocolate cherry peanut butter sounds awesome :)

Anisha September 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I love anything that puts cherries and chocolate together!

Debbie~ September 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I like fresh cherries as is, frozen in smoothies, but my favorite way is with plain grreek yogurt!

Kari September 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is by making dessert! My mom and I make graham cracker pie crust (i.e., crumbs, butter and some sugar), then mix it with chocolate (or vanilla) pudding. Then we top it with either fresh cherries or canned–the canned are better tasting, but the fresh are better for you!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Kari,
My mom used to make something similar, and yes, definitely better with canned. ;)

Sylvia September 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I love using maraschino cherries in my pineapple upside-down cake recipe! I love how it adds that sweet tint of cherry flavor to the batter while cooking in the oven and then I love seeing the red color amidst all that yellow pineapple and cake when I plop the cake upside down onto a plate. Wonderful and delicious! :-D

Natalie September 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I usually love them fresh the most, but they are amazing in chocolate cherry ice cream!

Heather September 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I make the best dark chocolate cherry cake… I hate but brag, but…

Heather September 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I love cherries all on their own… or dried with chocolate!

Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly September 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I like dried cherries in the chocolate cookie recipe from Veganomicon. Fresh, in season, are my favorite, though. I love them on plain yogurt, a bowl of Irish oats, or straight from the bag on the beach with my papa. :-)

brandi September 12, 2010 at 6:54 pm

fun! I still haven’t found any of their nut butters here!

I LOVE using frozen cherries in smoothies with almond milk, spinach, and almond butter.

and fresh cherries by themselves are hard to beat.

Laura September 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm

LOVE cherries! I love sprinkling dried cherries on a spinach salad. Add feta, nuts, enjoy! :-)

Chelsea September 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm

chocolate cherry cookies!

Emily September 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Lately, my favorite way to eat cherries has been in a super healthy smoothie that tastes like chocolate cherry ice cream. I love healthy food that tastes so good it makes run through the ingredient list in your head repeatedly, convinced it has something decadent in it.

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Emily,
Me too. :)

Mallory September 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm

YUM.
I was just in Michigan and hoped my grocery store would have NN goodness.. but no such luck. so this would be a great consolation prize :)

i of course love cherries straight up, just the way God made ‘em… but I also love the flavor they give to a chocolate protein powder + spinach + frozen cherry + almond milk smoothie – so good1

Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

My favorite way to have cheeries is in a low cal cherry Sonic limemade :P I get one ever trip home!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Mary,
Love those – got me through my first trimester!

Rose September 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I love cherries in chocolate cherry bomb smoothies! So good!

AshB September 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm

i like fresh cherries – i can pop them like candy. and its really fun to spit the the pits :)

Tara September 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I like cherries best on their own, but the dried ones are really good in salads too. I’ve never tried it in nut butter, so maybe that will top my list if i can get my hands on a jar of this!

Shelley September 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Frozen cherries on a warm summer day is the best!

kirsti September 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

i just love to eat cherries straight up! nothin fancy:)

Samantha September 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Do I have to pick just ONE way?! I absolutely adore cherries! Most frequently these days it’s blended with frozen bananas for soft serve. But all time would probably be cherry rhubarb dump dish cobbler. YUM!

katherine September 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm

In a protein shake. they help prevent muscle soreness!

Neena September 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I am from the South and there is nothing better than a fruit cobbler! The two best ones are cherry and peach! Hmmm just had a lightbulb moment! I might have to bake a cherry-peach cobbler!

Kelly R September 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I enjoy fresh cherries and cherries in pie form. I also like them mixed in with cereal.

Erin September 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I love fresh cherries when they are in season, but I also love black cherry ice cream.

Jae September 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

cherries straight up :)

Nancy September 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I don’t particularly LOVE fresh cherries but I do really like cherry yogurt…the kinds with pieces of cherries mixed in!

ann September 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I love frozen cherries in chobani yogurt.

Thanks

Kandis September 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

LOVE me some dried cherries on top of oat bran!

Annie September 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I looooove dried cherries in my oatmeal with toasted slivered almonds topped with shaved dark chocolate.. yummooooo

Laura September 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Chocolate Covered Cherries!!

nicole September 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I have to say my answer will be very boring! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to sit down and eat a gigantor bowl of Cherries just plain. I love when Cherries are in season and affordable and I eat them the old fashioned way. With a spitting contest or two. :)

Jennifer September 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hi there!
I love roa drizzled chocolate on roasted cherries warm with chocolate drizzled on top!

Jennifer September 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Hi !
Sorry for the above typos!
Anyway, I love roasted cherries warm with chocolate drizzled on them!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Jennifer,
No worries. I knew what you meant. ;)

Julie B September 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

In a shirley temple! I just love eating the cherries once you’re finished with the drink :) . Otherwise I just like them straight up plain with a cup for the stems and pits!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Julie B,
When I was little I ALWAYS ordered Shirley Temples whenever we went out to eat. Totally forgot about those! :)

Nellie September 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Mmmm…I love cherries many ways, but my current fav is dried in my homemade trail mix!

Samantha September 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Straight from the tree! mmm!

Katie September 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I like cherries in dark chocolate…with almonds!

Teri September 12, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I love cherries! My favorite way to eat them is just fresh still on the stem…mmmm! I also love to eat dried cherries in salads or baked goods!

EllA September 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I rather have Cherry pie!

Heather September 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I’ve actually just recently become a cherry lover! It started with my introduction to the Cherry Pie flavor Lara Bars and went from there! I love the tart taste of dried cherries, but I absolutely love fresh lightly sweet/tart taste of Ranier cherries. Throw a few in some fro-yo and you’ve got yourself a Happy Heather! ;)

Bonnie September 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Oh man…cherries are SO great (and addicting!) when they’re in season! I have to say, although they’re fun in loaves and mixed with other fruits, my favorite way to eat cherries is definitely by the bagful – errr – handful. So great on their own! But chocolate cherry PB? This, I would love to try!

Marty September 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

OMG, definitely Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt naked OR dripping in homemade cacao-coconut butter-agave syrup! being a Vermont Girlie myself (St. Johnsbury). If you’ve not gone on a tour of the factory outside Burlington, do it! Free samples, cows everywhere! ;-D

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Marty,
I’ve toured the factory…oh gosh, by the end they practically had to roll me out of there. I was in heaven. ;)

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad September 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Mmmm my favorite way to enjoy cherries is semi-frozen! I freeze them and take them out and as I eat them they start to thaw, and the best ones are the ones that are half-thawed. Yummo.

Lee September 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I like putting frozen cherries in cereal.

Leianna September 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I love the combo of cherries, cottage cheese and walnuts, will miss this combo over the winter months!

Clare September 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Fresh cherries…just plain!

Gina G September 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Either dried cherries in my salads or fresh cherries all by them self! thankyou so much! :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Gina G,
You’re welcome. :)

Alyssa September 12, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Heather, what an awesome giveaway! I love NN :-)

My favorite way to enjoy cherries would be in a cherry crumble! Cherries mixed with some sugar and tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon, gluten free oats, and a bit of butter, then baked until it is crispy and bubbly!

~Alyssa

Tyrah September 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm

frozen cherries in smoothies with cacao!

Emily September 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

The best way to eat cherries is au natural: nothing like a fresh bing cherry.

Jennifer September 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

right off the tree!

aubrey September 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I love eating cherries on road trips. There’s just something about having a big bag in my lap and popping them in my mouth!

Sarah L. September 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I love chocolate cherry bomb smoothies, yum!
I also love baking them into banana bread.

Kim September 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Frozen cherries with some cold rice milk on top. The milk freezes over the cherries, yum! I chop up some 90% dark chocolate on top and maybe a spoon full of TruWhip. Heaven in a bowl!

EmberRose September 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I love them as a sauce over ice cream, dried straight out of the bag, in a white chocolate chip cookie, frozen in smoothies, fresh out of the bag, with pork….I just LOVE them.

Mandiee September 12, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I love either eating fresh (from the Michigan Cherry Festival, of course!) cherries straight up with friends on a hot summer day, or soaking them in Merlot to make chocolate cherry merlot brownies for the adults in my house (not me, though :P .) Thanks for a great giveaway! I adore NN <3.

xox

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Mandiee,
Still bummed I missed the Cherry Festival. :(

Lynn September 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I fell into a deep passionate love affair with cherries when I was pregnant with my son. End of the day, crashing on the couch, hubby rubbing my feets, and a big ole bowl of cherries straight up. So my favorite way to eat cherries? Pregnant! :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Lynn,
Does your son love cherries now? I hear that kids love whatever their moms craved while pregnant. The HEABlet is going to love cheese and PB Puffins. ;)

Lynn September 13, 2010 at 6:29 am

He does indeed!!!

kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

other than just straight up, i like cherries baked in muffins that are covered in shredded coconut. cherries and coconut mmmmm <3

Rowie September 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is FRESH! Mixed into a fruit salad, or dipped into some chocolate fondu work too though. YUM!

Kristen September 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I love cherries in my daughter’s smoothie concoctions!
Her current fav is frozen cherries, keifer, greek yogurt, and a wee squirt of agave syrup.
We sometimes throw some dark chocolate in for an extra tasty treat.

Her other favorite smoothie is frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, a bit of water, and some spinach. It’s a wicked color, but very very tasty!

Rachel September 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I love frozen cherries blended with milk and chocolate protein powder YUM!!!

Tenaya Roberts September 12, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I don’t buy cherries often, but when I do, I buy them frozen and add them to my Chocolate Protein Powder smoothie. So good….

Kileen Cheng September 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits! Love them just plain as they’re the perfect blend of sweet and tart.

Laura Duggan September 13, 2010 at 12:04 am

In California, cherry season lasts about 6 weeks during June and July. I spend so much money buying fresh cherries- I like to eat them freshly picked- plump and juicy! YUM.

Rika September 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

I like dried cherries in a granola bar! Its sourness contrasts so well with the sweetness of granola!

Mikelle September 13, 2010 at 12:14 am

To be honest, I really just love plain old raw cherries. Whenever I buy them I eat them in about a day! :)

Paula September 13, 2010 at 12:57 am

I’m usually not a huge fan of mixing chocolate and fruit, but I have to say that my favorite cherry eats is Black Forest Cake.

Also, white cherries straight off the tree aren’t shabby either. I went cherry picking for the first time at a local farm a couple months ago, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they had to reconsider their free tasting policy after I had my way. :)

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Paula,
The probably would have escorted me off the farm as there may have been no cherries left for picking. ;)

Katie September 13, 2010 at 1:33 am

frozen…thawed out just a tad…and tossed with unsweetend cocoa powder!!!!!! mmm….

Jodi September 13, 2010 at 1:53 am

I love cherries with ANYTHING! But a couple favorites are in smoothis or on a salad.

Jenna September 13, 2010 at 1:55 am

I love cherries in Kristen’s Cherry Chocolate Bomb smoothie :)

Jessica September 13, 2010 at 4:42 am

I love to use dried cherries in spinach salad, add a few almonds, feta, and toss with a light balsamic dressing you’ve got sweet and sour all in one!

Danielle September 13, 2010 at 5:22 am

I love plain fresh cherries in the middle of summer!

Nikki Hanjiantoniou September 13, 2010 at 5:24 am

I love eating cherries with walnuts and cottage cheese. Yummy!!!

Cathy September 13, 2010 at 5:55 am

I absolutely love frozen cherries plain! Best sweet treat available! :)

Kimberly September 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

Cherries are one of my favorite additions to homemade trail mix!

Maya September 13, 2010 at 6:06 am

I love cherries straight up! Is that cheating? If so, then I also love frozen cherries blended into my banana soft serve.

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Maya,
Nope, straight up cherries are the best. :)

Kristina September 13, 2010 at 6:16 am

Chocolate Cherry smooooooothie!

Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun September 13, 2010 at 6:19 am

I love chocolate-covered cherries…but then again I love chocolate-covered anything! ;-)

Justine September 13, 2010 at 6:29 am

I love cherries with fresh basil and balsamic vinegar tossed with warm bulgur wheat! :)

Scott in Ohio September 13, 2010 at 6:36 am

Other than in ice cream ( :-) ), my favorite way to have cherries is in this spinach-quinoa salad with cherries and almonds.

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/9903?section=

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

Scott,
I like. Thank you. :)

Andrea M September 13, 2010 at 6:37 am

mmmm! You know your blueberry crumble recipe? (love it, ps) Half blueberries, half cherries = :)

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 9:32 am

Andrea,
Yum, that sounds delicious! :)

Jackie September 13, 2010 at 6:56 am

I have THREE favourite ways to eat cherries:

1. Fresh. Not when they’re squishy, when they’re a little under-ripe.
2. Frozen and then de-frosted, mixed with Greek yogurt, steel cut oats, and dark chocolate shavings!
3. Shirley Temple. Does that count? Is it even a real cherry? I like the nostalgia of it, plus, wait ’till the HEABlet starts asking for those drinks.

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 7:23 am

Jackie,
Yep, that counts. I grew up on Shirley Temples…hope the HEABlet never discovers them. I’d rather her enjoy your Greek yogurt, steel cut oats, chocolate combo instead. ;)

Katie September 13, 2010 at 7:09 am

I love using them to bake in muffins or just plain ol’ fresh! :)

Claudia September 13, 2010 at 7:23 am

I love eating cherries as is

Danielle September 13, 2010 at 7:39 am

I love chocolate-covered cherries!

Nicole September 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

I love fresh cherries!

Lauren September 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

In overnight oats, with a drizzle of honey!

gigi September 13, 2010 at 8:04 am

I love frozen cherries in greek yogurt covered in almond butter.
I also like cherries on a hot fudge sundae or in a rum coke ;)

Barb September 13, 2010 at 8:09 am

I love them dried and on top of my cereal.

Jodi September 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

I love plain old fresh bing cherries! I like to pit a handful at a time, then just pop them in…no worries about seeds!

Em September 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

I just discovered I like cherries this summer when I wandered through our local farmer’s market. My favorite way to eat them is right off the stem then trying to spit the pits into the trashcan. (I miss more of then than not, so my cats have fun chasing them around.) Maybe when they come in season again, I’ll try to actually bake with them . . . or not.

Amanda Y. September 13, 2010 at 8:23 am

I like cherries just whole (or in sangria!)

Shelby September 13, 2010 at 8:24 am

No better way than straight off the stem, fresh and juicy!

Courtney September 13, 2010 at 8:27 am

I like them best dried in granola… but it has to be the sweet kind, not the tart kind!

Barbara September 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

I love wild fresh cherries’s! The B.C cherries are amazing! I also love them in my super healthy Clafouti recipe! Cherries are so amazingly delicious- in granola, in pancakes, loaves, coffee cakes, muffins, waffles, cupcakes etc. They’re so good in cereal, or frozen as well!!!
Barbara

Kelsey September 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

I like to dry fresh cherries in a low oven and them mix them into my oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies :)

Deanna September 13, 2010 at 8:43 am

My favorite way to eat cherries is in a bowl, with walnuts, coconut, and flax seed and a splash of almond milk. Mmmm……

Heather from NC September 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

I eat frozen cherries almost every day on top of plain yogurt with some granola and a spoonful of almond butter. But my favorite way to eat cherries is in cherry pie…warm with vanilla ice cream.

Carrie September 13, 2010 at 8:45 am

I love cherries in all forms. :)

Mary Kate September 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

I love love love cherries! Whole cherries are delicious but I may have to admit to liking cherry pie the most.

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 13, 2010 at 9:30 am

I love fresh, in-season cherries on their own. Cherry ice cream is pretty tasty, too. :D

Jenn

Ozlen September 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

But of course!! I would love it for sure. I love fresh gigantic meathy cherries the most. Thanks Heather!

Ozlen September 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

But of course!! I would love it for sure. I love fresh gigantic meathy cherries the most. Thanks Heather!

Erin L. September 13, 2010 at 9:34 am

being *from* traverse city (i loved your vacay pics!). i’d go with cherries and moomers chocolate chunks. yummmm

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Erin,
I miss Michigan. :(

tiffany September 13, 2010 at 9:46 am

frozen, and in a smoothie! i love how you can taste the strong cherry flavor, even when blended up with other ingredients

Rachel September 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

Straight off the tree! I worked on an organic farm one summer and the cherries were amazing.

esther you September 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

I love just eating frozen cherries on their own…or blending them up with frozen bananas for some refreshing soft serve!

AllieNic September 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

My favorite ways to eat cherries fresh and raw and in the sour cherry pie that my mom makes!

Megan September 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

I think I just love cherries in general. Fresh ones are probably my favorite, with a chocolate cherry smoothie coming in second :)

greenbean September 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

i love dried cherries in oatmeal cookies. or just plain fresh cherries!

Susan September 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

Favourite way to have cherries are off a plastic sword in a Shirley Temple ;)

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Susan,
Haha – I can’t tell you how many of those I drank growing up!

Sara W September 13, 2010 at 10:08 am

I love cherries just plain. I also love them in MamaPea’s chocolate-cherry vegan cookies.

Hillary September 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

Dried cherries on top of a big salad. Yum.

Tori Bennett September 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

I love frozen cherries in smoothies and fresh ones on cheesecake!

Katie September 13, 2010 at 10:36 am

dried cherries in white chocolate chip cookies. oh my!

Maren September 13, 2010 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the giveaway! I love cherries all by themselves! Bing cherries are my fav:)

Toby September 13, 2010 at 10:52 am

My favorite used to be cherry ice cream with chocolate chunks. Now that I have eliminated dairy I may need a new favorite.

Nikki September 13, 2010 at 10:57 am

Yum! I loveeee just eating fresh cherries by the handful. I also admit that I love maraschino cherries from the jar, but I try not to buy those.

Samantha Robertson September 13, 2010 at 11:01 am

I love using frozen black cherries in a smoothie!

Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey September 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

Oh gosh, I absolutely adore frozen cherries. Probably my favorite way to use them is in a chocolate cherry protein shake, but I also like to put some in a bowl, pour a little almond milk over them and maybe some cacao nibs, chocolate chips or Cacao Bliss. The cherries freeze the almond milk and it is so, so good.

jennifer September 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

It’s probably on here 100 times already, but….frozen cherries, along with a frozen banana and a giant handful of spinach (to fool the kiddies) in a ‘milkshake’! YUM!

Maria September 13, 2010 at 11:47 am

Frozen cherries + cocoa powder + vanilla almond milk is one delish smoothie :)

Stef September 13, 2010 at 11:50 am

Hey,
this year I was the only one around when our cherries were ripe on the tree. I’m normally not such a huge fan that I could’ve eaten all of them so I decided to make my own preserves. So i did plain, cherry and apple and cherry and banana. Cherry and Banana is actually a really common drink here in Germany and another one of the things I like cherries in, just mix 50/50 banana juice and cherry juice..delicious!

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Stef,
That does sound delicious!

Grace September 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

I just discovered overnight oats with cocoa powder and frozen cherries and a bit of agave– tastes like chocolate covered cherries!

Melissa Forehand September 13, 2010 at 12:17 pm

That sounds so good.I will have to try that.

Katelyn September 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

Straight from the tree is the best way to eat cherries! :) MMMM.

Kristen September 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I love raw cherries as fresh as possible!

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RJ September 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I like a bowl of cherries with vanilla yogurt and topped with walnuts. Yum!

Lauren September 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I love dried cherries in my overnight oatmeal that I set in my crockpot. No better breakfast!!!

Karen September 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I love tart cherries in homemade granola!

Erin September 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

My favorite way to enjoy cherries is straight up!

Sally Mae September 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I love cherry salsa!!! And, of course, with dark chocolate!

Gina (@ Looking Forward) September 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Cherry salsa!!!

Tara September 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Mmmm, I love fresh, local cherries, straight off the stem OR frozen as a fun treat! Now I need some cherries…. :)

Kelly September 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I love cherries in protein ice cream, yum!

Jessica September 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I love cherries covered in dark chocolate! I also love dried cherries. Ohhh and cherry pie!

Marilyn September 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I like fresh cherries the best!

Kimmi September 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Dried Cherries in baked oatmeal……or just fresh ready to pop into your mouth! LOVE Cherries!

Amanda September 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I love fresh cherries they are so delicate and sweet. They are so different than any other fruit! Would love to try them in nut butter!

elise September 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm

frozen cherries in a green monster!!! mmmm…

sara September 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm

cherries straight off the tree are my favorite!

Cheryl September 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Hi,
I just LOVE cherries all by themselves !!

Cheryl

Courtney September 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Mmmm, I used to LOVE chocolate-covered cherry Blizzards from DQ; that might be my favorite way to enjoy cherries! Haven’t had one in awhile, but maybe I need to HEABify one at home! Thanks for the giveaway!

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Courtney,
Um, yes, yes you do. :)

Caitlin September 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Sitting on a dock on Lake Simcoe with a friend, having cherry pit spitting contests into the water. I always win :)

Jen September 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I like them in smoothies, pies, or just plain…while sitting outside in the fall around a campfire and spitting the pits into the fire :)

Emma September 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm

That sounds good! I love cherries straight up, especially when they’re nice and cold, yum!

claire! September 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm

i love cherries straight up as a snack, or in smoothies :)

Laura September 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I love making a smoothie with frozen cherries, banana, TJ’s chocolate hemp protein, and almond milk. Mmmmmm!

natalie (the sweets life) September 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

i’m embarrassed to admit it but i adore maraschino cherries. :)

marie September 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Sorry to be so boring, but I love cherries straight from the produce bag!

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