Friday, October 11, 2013

{Enjoy Life Foods Friday} Boom Choco Boom™ Lunchbox Fun #AllergyFriendly #GlutenFree

In case you missed our post last month, we recently partnered with Enjoy Life FoodsEach month we'll be featuring a different line of their amazing allergy free food products

All Enjoy Life products are free of the Top 8 Allergens and Gluten Free. They're made in a dedicated facility and have no artifical anything. They're also a member of the Non-GMO project

Last month, the task was to come up with fresh recipes and ideas using Plentils for lunch. This month, well it certainly was a challenge... my mission was to figure out clever ways to use Enjoy Life Foods Boom Choco Boom™ chocolate candy bars. 

I love these candy bars. And I mean it, I love them like I want to marry them. They're delicious and addicting. But how was I going to incorporate candy bars into lunch ideas while trying to still maintain a healthy balanced meal? So, I put my thinking cap on and got to work.

In the fall, especially October, I love baking with apples or pumpkin in everything! So, my mind immediately went to coming up with an easy allergy friendly pumpkin muffin that incorporated our delicious chocolate bars. 

I shaved 3/4 of a Dark Chocolate bar into the bowl with my other ingredients (recipe is located at the bottom of this post). If you have a chocolate shaver, that's great! I just used my cheese grater and it worked perfectly.

Why 3/4 of bar? So you can eat the other square while they bake, of course! You worked hard making these, you deserve it. ;)

When the muffins were cooled, I melted some additional Enjoy Life Foods chocolates and piped on little chocolate spiders on some of the tops for a festive & frightening Halloween touch. 

These little muffin bites are perfect packed up for school lunch. Here I packed them in our EasyLunchboxes container with some Halloween themed pasta salad inspired by this post. I also packed a Vegan Faux Caramel Apple on the side. 

Details on what we used in our pasta salad and how I made the caramel apples gluten free & allergy friendly can be found HERE

If I'm being truly honest, besides eating the bars straight out of the wrapper, my favorite way to use them is for s'mores! Over a year ago, I shared my love for making them using Enjoy Life Foods Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies

It is fall y'all... that means bondfires and s'mores are a must! You could use any variety of Enjoy Life brand crunchy cookies and make a delicious gluten & top 8 free cookie s'more

No bondfire? No problem. Pop those babies into the microwave for a few seconds instead. Ooey-gooey goodness!

How is this helpful for lunch? Well, it's not. It's just delicious. LOL 

Though, we have actually made and packed a S'more Sandwich for lunch before. See, there you go! Lunch idea. ;)

Back to the task at hand... this next recipe is great any time of day really but perfect packed in the lunch box too. (Recipe is located at the bottom of this post.)

Out of the three chocolate bar varieties Enjoy Life offers, my favorite is definitely the Ricemilk Crunch. I love the added snap and flavor the crunch gives! It was almost a shame to use two of them in this recipe... almost... because it was actually totally worth it! ;)

By mixing up a few ingredients, including Enjoy Life Mountain Mambo Seed & Fruit Mix, I was able to create these delicious No-Bake Chewy Chocolate Bars. Inspiration came from my beloved SunButter Chocolate Decadent Bars that Enjoy Life offers. 

Your kids will see the chocolate and think they're getting a special sweet treat. You get the satisfaction of knowing they're packed with protein!

Wrap the bars up with toilet paper or crepe paper. Add some stick-on googly eyes for a fun mummy munchie! ;) We have done this same thing on juice boxes before. Such a fun touch.

Here I packed one up with a SunButter & Jelly jack-o'-lantern hand pie, clementine orange, and bat shaped carrots. 

Have a little fun! It is Halloween time, after all. It's the best excuse to indulge a little. ;)

This post was sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. All opinions are completely my own and based on our experiences and likings. Read our full Disclosure Statement here


  1. I just discovered these at Whole Food last week. YUMMIEST EVER!!

    1. I agree! So delicious! I love to put them in the freezer and eat them cold. :)

  2. Oh, lucky you to be able to create recipes with Enjoy Life Boom Choco Boom Bars. They are the best!

    1. Thank you Colette! It was hard not to eat them all before recipe testing. ;)

  3. I am so happy that you are partnering with Enjoy Life to make recipes. I love their products!

  4. Love ALL of these btw! I told you already but I love them all! :D


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