Theresa's Mixed Nuts: The Giving Plate Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving #givingplate

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Giving Plate Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving #givingplate

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Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner? Me either! I did actually start my holiday shopping on time this year (hurray!) because you know what they say. It's always better to give than receive. I am a giver. I love to make the people I love happy. We're almost full steam ahead into gift giving season, and as you all know, I think food gifts make the best gifts. I'm always awkward when it comes to receiving, unless you're passing a plate full of goodies my way. Then bring it on! However, this year I am doing something a little different with the food I am gifting my loved ones. Instead of packaging my goodies into the standard cardboard shirt box, I will be piling my cookies and baked goods onto a Precious Moments Giving Plate.

Precious Moments Giving Plate

The Precious Moments Giving Plate is a gorgeous plate that encourages the recipient to pay it forward. This heartwarming tradition inspires friends and loved ones to refill and pass the plate again and again. It's truly the most perfect plate to bring to your holiday gatherings to share treats with your loved ones. Not only is it designed with modern flair and flourishes, the wording on the center of the plate is lovely. It reads:

Celebrate life's precious moments with family and friends. 
Enjoy the gifts on this plate and the love it sends. 
To make sure the giving never ends,
Fill it up, pass it on, and watch how joy transcends. 

Giving Plate

How beautiful is that!? When you give this Giving Plate to your loved ones, you're not only sharing treats, but also giving support to children in need. Precious Moments has a long history of charitable activities, and with their partnership with Feed the Children, each plate sold through December 20, 2020 will see a 5% donation of the profits going to the organization to help eradicate childhood hunger and create a healthy foundation for children and families to break the cycle of poverty. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving over and over again.

This year, I am going to be gifting my loved ones with a Precious Moments Giving Plate loaded with my Coconut Fudge Bars.

Coconut Fudge Bars

A delicious combination that has a graham crumb bottom, fudgy center, and topped with walnuts and shredded coconut.

Yield: Roughly 20 bars
Coconut Fudge Bars


Coconut Fudge Bars


  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 5oz can evaporated milk
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes


  1. Line an 8x8 inch pan with foil, leaving 2 sides of the foil extended over the sides of the pan. Spray with cooking spray. 
  2. Melt 3/4 cup of butter; mix with crumbs. Press into the bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Over medium heat, bring remaining butter, sugar, milk, and marshmallows to boil in a large saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add chocolate chips and cook until completely melted and combined with marshmallow mixture. Pour over graham crust.
  4. Sprinkle nuts and coconut over fudge layer. Refrigerate until firm, approx. 2 hours. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container in the fridge. 
Recipe adapted from Meijer MealBox recipes

Swap out the nuts and coconut for holiday candies to make it more festive if you prefer. What's fun about this recipe is the toppings can be totally customized to suit your fancy.

The Precious Moments Giving Plate measures 10 L X10 W so you can fit a fair amount of goodies onto it. It is also dishwasher and microwave safe, making it ideal for anyone on your gift list, regardless of style.

The plate is wonderful for holidays, housewarming, or wedding gifting. Be sure to snap a photo of your Giving Plate and have the recipient do the same, then share what you are giving this holiday season on social media with the hashtag #TheGivingPlate and see how far the plate travels.

You can purchase your Precious Moments Giving Plate on HSN. Be sure to grab one before the holidays hit so you can be prepared to spread the love not only during the season, but all year long.

If you liked this recipe, be sure to Pin It on Pinterest!

Coconut Fudge Bars

Who would you pass the Giving Plate to? What goodies would you load it with?


  1. It's so gorgeous, I bet some people will have trouble giving it away :)
    I never put my gift cakes in cardboard, always in plates, even if they're cheap ones, they're more elegant. Back when I was in cake business, I'd buy up to twenty simple see-through glass plates from my Chinese shop and put my cakes on them before giving them to my customers. Even if they're plastic, it looks better.
    I'd probably make a dark and white sponge, cut them in two and make four different cake rolls from them with different cream fillings, that would look amazing on the gift plate - four different roll slices :) Or like those multicakes that I keep posting on my Facebook :)

    1. It will be hard to part with, for sure, but I think that's what makes it even more special. Keep bringing happiness to all who receive it.

      I usually do the boxes because I am passing along enough goodies to feed entire families and they hold more. I think this plate will be nice for gifting to Allison's teacher or my fitness instructor. Since it's only them and their husbands, I won't load it with so much like I would for a larger family.

      I think cake rolls sound really nice for gifting, though I haven't done that myself. My mom will start making her pumpkin cake rolls soon, and I always look forward to them, especially when she adds pecans to the top. I'm gonna need you to come here and make me one of those multicakes you keep sharing. Though, I feel I'm getting fat just looking at your posts :P

  2. Yummy! I don't have this plate, but I have a plate that says, "Celebrate" on it. I get it out when the kids have a birthday, or won something at school. This plate is so pretty!

    1. Isn't that so fun to have a special plate like that to celebrate milestones? The only plate I break out for special occasions is our Cookies for Santa plate we pull out on Christmas Eve.

  3. I LOVE this plate, and the concept behind it! We do some fun Christmas exchanges at work, and this would be a perfect one for that...along with giving to friends and family.
    Years ago I was also given a red plate that was supposed to be brought out and given to a special person to celebrate...I have to admit I put it up and recently ran across it, and it has not be used for it's intended purpose...I kind of forgot about it. :(

    1. Well, at least you found it and can now pay it forward. Better late than never, right? :)

  4. These bars look divine!! Also, that plate is super sentimental. I wish my family would do things like this!

  5. Sure a great way to keep paying it forward. But I can guess many won't want to give up the plate. Looks much better than much of what food is gifted in.

  6. These bars looks so delicious, and I love the sentiment of the giving plate. Very nice

  7. Toni | Boulder LocavoreOctober 12, 2018 at 1:06 AM

    This is really a great idea! Such an amazing way to give back and help those in need.

  8. Such a beautiful plate and indeed it will be a perfect gift, Theresa! Stay blessed and cheers from Jakarta

  9. Aww that's beautiful and yes, can't believe it's the year's end now!! Yesterday I saw that M&S Christmas puddings and pies are already out!! And it's just early Oct!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  10. My mom is a huge coconut fan so she would love these bars. This is a great recipe thanks for sharing it looks great for the season!

  11. What a wonderful idea!! Those bars look so good too. Adding them to my dessert board on Pinterest.


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