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Review and Giveaway! “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella

December 11th, 2013 by Lisa

"Crazy About Chocolate" by Krystina Castella.  YUM!  Enter to win a free copy at!  Giveaway runs 12/11/13 - 12/18/13.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you so much for all of your comments!  The winner has been chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Nita!

I knew I would love this book as soon as I heard the title and saw the cover.  “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella is the perfect cookbook for that certified chocoholic in your life.

Krystina Castella is the author of “Crazy About Pies”, which I was lucky enough to review HERE.  Some of her other great books are “Crazy About Cakes”, “Crazy About Cookies”, “Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone”, “Booze Cakes” and “A World of Cake”.

There are some awesome recipes in here!

  1. Hand-Dipped Salted Caramels
  2. Chocolate Fudge
  3. Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish
  4. Mocha Cappuccino Mousse
  5. Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache
  6. Chocolate French Macarons
  7. Chocolate Fettuccini Pasta
  8. Black Forest Brownie Bites


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 Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache

Krystina even explains how to prepare the perfectly decorated chocolate gift.  What a great idea for the holidays!

I need to tell you that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, however, many of the recipes can be made using gluten-free ingredients, just watch your labels!

You can purchase “Crazy About Chocolate” easily from and at bookstores near you!

I am happy to be able to offer one free copy for giveaway to one lucky reader!


This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 11, 2013) until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

Thanks for checking in and good luck!


Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

42 Responses to “Review and Giveaway! “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella”

  1. yum chocolate!

  2. Oh my goodness…YUM!

  3. This book is right up my alley!

  4. Yummy!

  5. I love cookbooks and would absolutely love this one. I love chocolate!!

  6. I want it all!!! Oooh, a blissful chocolate coma shall ensue!

  7. Got to have chocolate!

  8. oh my gosh, what a yummy cookbook!!

  9. I love cook and bake, our families love chocolate, i need more recipes to satisfy my families’ hunger of chocolate :)

  10. That chocolate cake is beautiful!

  11. Thanks! I’d love this book – I’m a chocoholic!

  12. Looks like a beautiful book!

  13. Love chocolate!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Chocolate!!! Who can resist chocolate?

  16. Looks delicious!

  17. Yay Chocolate!!

  18. My wife would melt if I got this for her!

  19. Chocolate, ooooh yum!

  20. Laying on the couch not feeling well but these pictures of chocolate are going to start making me feel well.

    I could use this cookbook.

  21. Two of my favorite things…chocolate and cookbooks!! yay

  22. Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Always looking for a good chocolate recipe. Thanks!

  24. YUP, this is right up my alley!!! Chocolate lover for sure!!! <3

  25. OMG I would LOVE this book! Thanks for the chance!

  26. I would love to win “Crazy About Chocolate”……sounds like a fabulous book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  27. Looove chocolate! Would really like to know how to make them.

  28. Looks amazing! I love chocolate caramels with salt.

  29. It all looks so delicious and beautiful.

  30. Looks amazing, I would love to win!

  31. That cookbook looks fabulous! Hand-Dipped Salted Caramels! Yum. :)

  32. Makes me want chocolate right now!

  33. This looks like a fun cookbook!

  34. to say that i love chocolate is an understatement! :-) #nobodyhatesthechocolate

  35. This looks like my mind of cookbook

  36. Thanks for the giveaway, I am crazy about chocolate!!

  37. looks wonderful

  38. The chocolate cake is to die for and beautiful too. Would love to win.

  39. I heart chocolate.

  40. Heaven!

  41. This cookbook looks so yummy. Thank you for the chance to win it!

  42. This looks like a great cookbook!