3 Clever Hacks Using Baked Chewy Bars

3 Clever Hacks Using Baked Chewy Bars

School is back in session and you know what that means? Healthy breakfasts and allergy-friendly snacks & lunches.  The time of the laid back Summer routine is over but don’t freak out! I’m going to show you how easy it is to get back into the swing of things using your favorite Baked Chewy Bar by Enjoy Life Foods  (there’s also a special coupon code at the end….so keep reading)📚.

Back to School with Enjoy Life Foods Baked Chewy Bars

Back to School with Enjoy Life Foods Baked Chewy Bar

Enjoy Life Foods

My family is loyal to the Enjoy Life Foods brand. Not only was it the first company that my youngest requested by name, but also it was the first company that made it enjoyable for everyone to eat allergy-free (only my youngest has multiple life threatening food allergies).  It’s allergy-safe and delicious which makes Enjoy Life Foods = allergylicious 😉.

The Enjoy Life Foods bakery is located in a certified gluten-free and dedicated nut-free facility, removing any chance of cross-contamination. All of the products are free from the 8 most common allergens: peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, eggs, dairy, fish & shellfish then go the extra mile by removing sulfites, crustaceans, sesame and mustard to cover Canada’s top 12 food allergens.  Their products are also non-GMO, certified Kosher and made with no artificial ingredients.  That’s something this mama can stand behind.


Back to School with Enjoy Life Foods Baked Chewy Bar

Bigger is better

The need for Free-from snacking is always growing and because of that, Enjoy Life Foods introduced a larger size (15% bigger🎉) + 3 new flavors to their Chewy Bar family.  Each bar was created, using their Pure Life Balanced Dry Blend flour (consisting of sunflower kernels, cassava, sorghum & quinoa) before adding innovative ingredients to make these treats stand out.

  • Caramel Blondie– made with bits of dairy-free caramel and mini chips.
  • Carrot Cake– shredded carrots, California raisins and roasted pumpkin seeds pack a ton of flavor into this portable treat.
  • Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed– tart lemon juice & sweet blueberries create a snack bar that tastes like a breakfast muffin.

We couldn’t decide on a favorite flavor, so you’ll just have to try them all and decide for yourself.

Time to get creative with your Baked Chewy Bar

Pack these in a lunchbox (yours included) + grab a few to fend off the hunger while waiting in school pick up line!  Take them to the football game + leave a box at Grandma’s so you’ll have always have a “safe” treat on hand.  You can also chop them up, toss them into dishes or cover them with chocolate…really!  Check out the yummy ways I used each of these bars.

Chocolate coated Enjoy Life Foods, Caramel Blonde baked chewy bar

My kids love to bake and play with foods in the kitchen. One of their favorite things to do is melt Enjoy Life’s mini chips and dip something in it.  Usually it’s fruit, vegan marshmallows or granola bars so why not a chewy bar?  Soft & chewy, all-natural caramel flavor + chocolate drizzle = decadent dessert bar.

1.Chocolate-coated Caramel Blondie Chewy Bar

Simply melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan & whisk until smooth. Lay down a sheet of parchment paper then place bars on top & drizzle with chocolate.

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Muffin topped with Enjoy Life Foods, baked chewy bar
Enjoy Life Foods (which we lovingly call ELF for short), also has allergy-safe mixes which is what I used for this next “hack”.  Instead of making a plain muffin I decided to jazz it up with a carrot cake topping.  The results were fabulous and the crushed chewy carrot cake bars turned gave these little muffins a streusel-like topping.  I recommend eating these warm with a big ‘ol slab of vegan butter!

2. Gluten-free Carrot Cake Muffin

1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup + 2 cold water
Follow the recipe on the back of the box BUT before you put it in the oven, crumble a bar or 2 and sprinkle on top of the muffin filling.  Bake as instructed & enjoy for breakfast or in your lunchbox.

Check out these creative ways to use Enjoy Life Foods, Baked chewy bar

Last but not least, a healthy breakfast.  My kids don’t actually like chia seed bowls because of their texture but when you top it with a bunch of fresh fruit + berries then sprinkle on chewy bar crumbles, that’s a different story.  Lemon Blueberry flavor just bursts through every bite, making this a fabulous granola substitute.

3. Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Chia Bowl

In a medium bowl, mix together chia seeds, coconut milk & vanilla extract.  Stir together and let sit 20 minutes (or overnight) stirring mid-way.  If you like a thinner chia pudding, add a little more coconut milk.  Refrigerate until ready to use then top with crushed chewy bar and fresh fruit.

Get your Coupon

Excited to try the new Baked Chewy Bar flavors?! Grab your discount code then order here. Enjoy 20% off single boxes of the 3 new Chewy Bar Flavors with Code: CHEWYBLOG until September 15th.

This post was sponsored by my partnership with Enjoy Life Foods.  As always, all recipes, ideas and opinions are my own. Collaborating with brands I love allows me to keep bringing you new and varied recipes! Thanks for your support!

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20 Comments
  • Heather Elyse
    Posted at 11:58h, 30 August Reply

    Nice! Love the pics. Well written. Bravo! Can’t wait to try these hacks!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:04h, 01 September Reply

      Thanks Heather! I’m pretty sure your family will love them. 😉

  • Jenn
    Posted at 21:33h, 30 August Reply

    Such great ideas. I love these Enjoy Life bars…and my kids do too. Perfect for school snack or lunch time.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:06h, 01 September Reply

      Don’t you love having snacks you know are safe and healthy for the whole family?

  • Mel | avirtualvegan.com
    Posted at 01:26h, 31 August Reply

    What awesome ideas! I need to pick up some of these bars. I haven’t tried them yet.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:05h, 01 September Reply

      I can’t wait to hear which is your favorite. At first, I thought I’d prefer the lemon blueberry, but I think I like carrot cake the best (IF I had to pick 1)

  • Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
    Posted at 08:43h, 31 August Reply

    I don’t have kids, but I wouldn’t mind having any of these snacks myself!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:04h, 01 September Reply

      I eat them all the time! I love that its a snack everyone can enjoy.

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 22:32h, 01 September Reply

    These are slow clever Nicole! I think I’m going to have the chia bowl tomorrow – I have everything on hand, including those yummy blueberry lemon chewy bars!

  • Linda from Veganosity
    Posted at 11:31h, 02 September Reply

    I love Enjoy Life chocolate chips. I haven’t tried their bars, but you’ve convinced me to try them.

  • cricket
    Posted at 14:48h, 06 September Reply

    so impressed that you were able to make a bar into a muffin, how creative!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:26h, 10 September Reply

      Thanks! Really, I just used it as a mix-in and topping, but loved how it turned out.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 17:32h, 06 September Reply

    I love your photos, and those muffins? Yes please!

  • Kortney Kwong Hing
    Posted at 07:59h, 07 September Reply

    What fun ways to reinvent a food. I love how you can see so many uses beyond just a bar.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:24h, 10 September Reply

      Thanks Kortney. Reinventing is much more fun.

  • Megan
    Posted at 22:32h, 07 September Reply

    I love the photos of the bars with the stationary. Seriously so cute!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:45h, 10 September Reply

      Aww, thanks Megan. It was so fun buying all those little school items. Made me miss those days indeed.

  • Sharon @ What the Fork
    Posted at 13:33h, 09 September Reply

    All three of the flavors that you shared sound amazing! Plus, the photos are stunning and make me want to dig right in!

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