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Enjoy Life® Foods Says Happy Valentine’s Day with Recipes for Allergy-Friendly ‘Chocolate’ Treats

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Enjoy Life Foods Valentine's Day S'moresSCHILLER PARK, IL – Cupids in the kitchens of Enjoy Life® Foods today unveiled two delicious recipes that will allow the millions of children and adults in America with food allergies and food intolerances to enjoy the gift of chocolate this year for Valentine’s Day. The main ingredients in Enjoy Life’s Sweetheart S’mores and I’m CHOCO for you! Candies are Enjoy Life Foods new boom CHOCO boom bars – the first dairy- nut- and soy-FREE chocolate bars.  With boom CHOCO boom bars, food-allergic children and adults need no longer miss out when it comes to enjoying the rich, creamy, irresistible taste of chocolate.

Enjoy Life Foods’ recipe for heart-shaped Sweetheart S’mores calls for a delicious combination of Enjoy Life Snickerdoodle cookies, marshmallows and pieces of Enjoy Life’s boom CHOCO boom bar.

I’m CHOCO for you! Candies are doubly delicious because they’re made with both Enjoy Life’s boom CHOCO boom bars and its Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips, which when combined with Sunbutter® sunflower seed butter, deliver a delectable, chocolately sunbuttery taste.

Both Sweetheart S’mores and I’m CHOCO for you! Candies are free of wheat, gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg and soy (see recipes below).  For further information on Enjoy Life Foods product and recipes, and for valuable coupon offers, visit www.enjoylifefoods.com.  

Enjoy Life Foods offers 24 delicious products under its Enjoy Life brand including allergy-friendly AND gluten-free soft-baked cookies, snack bars, granolas, trail mixes, bagels, semi-sweet chocolate chips and chocolate bars, all of which are free of the eight most common allergens  and made in a dedicated nut- and gluten-free facility.  They are also certified gluten-free (by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization), and are all-natural, trans fat-free and Kosher.  More than 80 percent of Enjoy Life’s products are vegan and all are vegetarian.  The company also markets five gluten- and nut-free cereals under the Perky’s brand. 

About Enjoy Life Foods
Enjoy Life Natural Brands, LLC (d/b/a Enjoy Life Foods, LLC (ELF)) was founded in 2001 with the mission of making great-tasting allergy-friendly foods that most everyone can eat freely.  The company launched the Enjoy Life brand in 2002 with a broad product line that is free of the eight most common allergens and gluten-free. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing consumer base, in 2004 the company acquired Perky’s™, a line of gluten- and nut-free cereals. Today, ELF offers 29 different Enjoy Life and Perky’s products that are sold in natural food and select grocery stores throughout the United States and Canada.  Visit www.enjoylifefoods.com and www.perkysnaturalfoods.com for store locations and more.  In September 2008, Enjoy Life Foods was named to Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S. for a second consecutive year. For more information, visit www.enjoylifenb.com.

 

Sweetheart S’mores

Contains NO: wheat, gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg or soy

Ingredients:

1 pkg (10 oz) Enjoy Life® Snickerdoodle cookies
3 large marshmallows    
1 Enjoy Life® boom CHOCO boom chocolate bar (rice milk or dark chocolate)

Directions:

• Cut marshmallows in half for 6 pieces total. Set aside.
• Break the boom CHOCO boom bar into four sections. Then break each section in half for a total of eight pieces. Set aside.
• Slightly flatten two Snickerdoodle cookies. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or a knife to cut out “sweetheart cookie.”  Place one piece of chocolate in center of one cookie.
• Slightly flatten a marshmallow piece and place it on top of the chocolate. Cover with remaining cookie. Assemble more s’mores with remaining ingredients.
• Place s’mores on a microwavable plate. Microwave for 10-20 seconds or until the chocolate starts to melt and the marshmallow softens.
• Remove and enjoy!

Yield: 6 Sweetheart S’mores

Enjoy Life Foods Valentine's Day S'mores

 

I’m CHOCO for you! Candies

Contains NO: wheat, gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg or soy

Ingredients

2 bars Enjoy Life® boom CHOCO boom chocolate bars (rice milk or dark chocolate)
2 Tbsp Sunbutter® sunflower seed butter
1 Tbsp brown rice syrup
1 Tbsp Enjoy Life® semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

• Break each boom CHOCO boom bars bar into four sections, for a total of eight pieces. Set aside.
• Blend Sunbutter with brown rice syrup. Mixture should pull away from the bowl and form a ball. Set aside.
• Place 1 level teaspoon of Sunbutter mixture on top of 1 section of boom CHOCO boom bar. Flatten and form Sunbutter mixture to cover the boom CHOCO boom bar piece. Cover a tray or plate with wax paper and place finished candies on top. Continue with remaining boom CHOCO boom bar pieces.
• Place 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips in a small plastic sealable bag. Place bag in microwave leaving the top unsealed. Heat in short intervals gently pressing the softened chocolate to make sure the chocolate melts evenly. When chocolate is almost melted, remove bag and press out any remaining lumps. Remove any air from the bag and seal bag. With a scissors, snip a very tiny hole in one corner of the bag. Beginning on the wax paper, drizzle the melted chocolate back and forth over the candies. Allow chocolate to harden about 20 minutes.
• Share and enjoy with those you love!

Yield: 8 I’m CHOCO for you! Candies

Enjoy Life Foods Valentine's Day Candies

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