Baked Chocolate Bars Recipe (Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Copycat) Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 9 Free

Gluten Free, Vegan Baked Chocolate Bars (Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Copycat) by The Allergy Chef

You may have heard that Enjoy Life has discontinued many of their products. Whilst there’s a lot of speculation as to why, at the end of the day, many people in the free-from community are feeling this loss.

One group in particular feeling the loss: children. I’ve heard from many parents that there are several Enjoy Life products their kids love. These products are used for breakfast, lunches, and sometimes dessert. With that in mind, I set out to recreate the Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco baked chocolate bar.

The first step was to have people here test it out. Bad news. They didn’t like the bar at all. In fact, Kid Two says he had it once a long time ago and is certain it tasted better back then. Perhaps the recipe has changed?

I then asked, do I copy the bar as-is, flaws and all? Or, do I make a better version of the bar? They unanimously decided I should make a better version of the bar. So here we are.

If you’re looking for a perfect replica of the bar, this isn’t it. Kid Two says this bar is an 85% copy. Apparently I lost points because my version tastes better (therefore it counts against me in the “copy” department).

The Papa says that kids are going to LOVE this improved version. I also want to suggest this. If you have a kid who is VERY specific about food, and insists that it be the same as the Enjoy Life bar, have them make it with you.

Let you child know up front: we’re going to make our own version at home today! It might not be exactly the same, but I think we can get close. In other words, hype them up and have them HELP. If they help and sample along the way, they’re a lot more likely to accept the change in taste.

I’ll be baking bars in the Granola Bar Pan today to get close to the shape and size.

Note: Today, I won’t be providing ingredient swaps like the other recipes on the website. To get you to copycat status, we’ll need to use the same ingredients as Enjoy Life.

Allergy Status

Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Top 9 Allergens, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Carrot, Celery, Cinnamon, Citrus, Cruciferous, Garlic, Latex Cross Reactive Foods (H/M), Legume, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Nightshade, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry, Red Meat, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tapioca/Cassava/Yuca/Manioc, Tomato, Yeast

Friendly To: EOE, Vegan

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