15 Delicious Ways to Use Chocolate Chips and a Big Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip Discount!

I shared this last year, but am re-sharing today to be sure you all see the awesome Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip deal happening right now!

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It’s always fun this time of year to find discounts on my favorite Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips! Companies avoid shipping them out during the summer months because they arrive in the mail messy and melty. Therefore the price always goes up when it’s warm. But winter? Well, this is one reason to like winter. If we can’t enjoy warmth and sunshine, at least we can enjoy chocolate. (One must choose to seek joy in all circumstances.)

Today I found that Amazon is offering huge discount!!!

Why the Enjoy Life brand? Because they are soy free, dairy, and nut free. They taste just as yummy as any other brand, and we have the benefit of avoiding soy! I keep these on hand at all times!

Right now (but who knows how long this price and coupon will last??) you can get a 6-pack of the chocolate chips for just $17.88! That makes each package just $2.98 – and amazing price for these gems!

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Want some chocolate chip recipes?

15 Recipes That Use Chocolate Chips

Malachi has been helping in the kitchen more lately, thanks to the Kids Cook Real Food course. At this point, he’s mostly motivated by dessert – as in, he would prefer not to “waste time” making boring ol’ scrambled eggs or ranch dip. I’m going to need him to get over that very soon, but to keep it light today I asked, “What do you want to make?” His answer? “FUDGE.”

Okay then.

I had him make this Peanut Butter Honey Fudge recipe, but with almond butter instead of peanut butter. It doesn’t get any easier than this 3-ingredient recipe. Though we’ve decided that the result tastes more like a Tootsie Roll than fudge. Still awesome.

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Our other favorite recipes that include chocolate chips are:

Giant Breakfast Cookies

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Chewy Granola Bars

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Coconut Flour Muffins

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Baked Oatmeal Cups

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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(…which can also be made into Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread.)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Peanut Butter or Caramel Truffles

Delicious Homemade Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mudballs

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(No Flour) Monster Cookie Bars

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Easy Peanut Butter Snack Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Balls

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There. I gave you 15 excuses to eat chocolate chips. Plus a lovely discount on my favorite brand of chocolate chips. Plus a lot of pictures to make you want chocolate right this minute. You’re welcome or I’m sorry – take your pick.

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Order Soy Free Chocolate Chips Before They Melt in Your Mailbox!

I’m not joking. I’ve had this happen before. I ordered chocolate chips in the summertime, and by the time they reached my house, they had melted together into one giant clump.

Not to worry. I figured out ways to still use them. No chocolate left behind, as they say. But if you’re wanting your chocolate chips to stay chippy – I recommend you order now and stock up before the weather gets too warm.

Right now Amazon has a case of 6 – 10 ounce bags of Enjoy Life Soy Free Chocolate Chips for just $22.14.  This is a great stock-up price, so buy now and freeze them for later.

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Unless you like 10-ounce blobs of melty chocolate mess. Then, by all means, wait until July to order. ;)

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Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips – Great Price at Amazon!

My friend emailed to let me know that we can get a 6-Pack of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips for just $23.38. Sweet!

These are allergen free and yummy. It’s a great time to stock up! Shipping if free if you have Amazon Prime. I keep this variety of chocolate chips in our freezer to use in baking. They are great!

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Need some recipe ideas for your chocolate chips? Here are our favorites:

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Now Is The Time To Stock Up On Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off Deal, Plus $10 Off)

Why is now a good time to stock up on chocolate chips if you’re ordering them online like I do? Because soon, it will be too hot and they will melt en route. I typically try to put several bags of these chocolate chips in my freezer this time of year – enough to last me through the summer.

Right now, Vitacost is offering their Enjoy Life Soy Free Chocolate Chips for buy-one-get-one-half-price. So, if one costs $4.09, the second one just costs just $2.05. This means the price averages to only $3.07 per bag!

AND, if you are a brand new customer with Vitacost, you can get an even better deal. Before ordering your chocolate chips, sign up through my referral link to receive a coupon code worth $10 of credit to use on your first purchase of $30 or more. That sweetens this deal even more!

Vitacost offers free shipping for all orders over $49, so you may want to take advantage of that too. Here’s where you’ll find all the items that are 65% off right now. I always find that it is worth it to get the food we’ll be needing anyway to fill the $49 requirement to receive free shipping. They also offer free shipping if you order at least $25 worth of Vitacost Brand products – so check to see if this is an option too.

Enjoy your $10 off!

Vitacost is Offering FREE Coconut Oil With Purchase (Plus Tons of Other Great Sale Prices!)

I’ve looked through the Vitacost site thoroughly today and found many items I use regularly. I’m loving this sale!!  (If you are a new customer with Vitacost, you can receive an additional $10 off too! Info at the bottom of this post.)

~ Buy any of the products on this page, receive a free 4-ounce container of Organic Coconut Oil. It’s a lovely bonus with your purchase. You’ll see on that sale page that they offer several sizes of coconut oil, both virgin (coconut flavor) and refined (flavorless).  Expired

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are only $3.27 right now. I love these because they are soy free. They are also dairy free if that is a need for you. This is a great time to stock up on chocolate chips. Why? Because if you order them in the summer, they might melt while they are shipped to you. Ask me how I know.

~ Spectrum Refined Coconut Oil is only $5.99 for a 14 ounce jar. This price is less than the Vitacost brand mentioned above, so I’d go with this one and buy a Vitacost Virgin Coconut Oil for the above free coconut oil deal. I love having both virgin and refined on hand for different cooking/baking needs and preferences.

~ Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening is only $5.19 for a 24 ounce tub. Because this is made from palm oil, it is a very safe and healthy variety of shortening!

Farmer’s Market Organic Canned Pumpkin is $1.90 per can.

~ Rolled Oats are $3.49 for a two pound bag. Gluten Free Rolled Oats are just $3.99 for the same size.

The best news yet:  Are you a new customer to Vitacost?  Sign up through my referral link and get $10 off your first order of $30 or more! Once you sign up, you’ll receive a coupon code to use on your first order, which will knock ten bucks off your total!

Shipping is free when you spend at least $49. It is also free if you purchase at least $25 of Vitacost brand products. Otherwise, shipping is a flat $4.99.

Whole Wheat Pancake Mix {Gifts in a Jar ~ Day Eleven}

Our family devours homemade whole wheat pancakes! Storing this mix in the freezer is best. Be sure to attach mixing instructions if you’re giving this as a gift. 

I think it would be fun to tie a whisk and/or a metal spatula (for flipping pancakes) to this jar of mix. And, you could sprinkle mini chocolate chips into the mix to make Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix, which would be even more fun!

Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

6 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup baking powder
3 teaspoons sea salt
3 teaspoons sucanat (optional)

Mix ingredients and place in a 1.5 quart jar. 

Instructions for making pancakes:  Mix 1 cup mix with 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, and 1 Tablespoon melted butter or coconut oil. Cook pancakes on a hot griddle or skillet.

Want a fun tag to use for your gift? Download Your Free Gifts In A Jar Tags Here!

 

$10 Off $30 Order For New Customers at iHerb, Plus Free Shipping

It appears that many of you are receiving $10 off (instead of the normal $5 off), if you are a new customer who spends at least $30 at iHerb! That makes a great deal even better, huh?

One reader, Marie, put eight bags of Enjoy Life Soy Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chips in her cart, entered my referral code (BID487), and received $10 off, making her order just $24.08, or $3.01 per bag of chocolate chips. Such a great deal for these! (Shipping is free on all orders over $20.)

If you don’t need or want chocolate chips, you can find many other great, organic products at iHerb that will benefit you and your family (maple syrup, coconut flour, gluten free foods, dried fruit…)

This “$10 off” offer is only good through May 22. Thanks to all who commented or emailed to let me know about this!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Typically, I am a regular ol’ chocolate chip cookie girl. I began making chocolate chip cookies when I was about eight years old, and made them almost daily in the summer when we had hired hands helping us on the farm. I can make chocolate chip cookies in my sleep. I don’t have to even think about the ingredients or the measurements while I make chocolate chips cookies. And shucks, if I do say so myself, my chocolate chips cookies taste pretty good.

Lately though, my boys have been asking for something a little different. What!? They don’t want the same chocolate chip cookie over and over and over? C’mon. Change is hard for me. And if I really care to admit it – thinking is often hard for me as well. I’d rather make something that is a no-brainer, thank you very much. Don’t they understand?

Okay, fine. A change of pace in the cookie department every now and then is nice. Which is why I played with a chocolate cookie recipe to make it healthier. We all loved the way it turned out. And if you throw some homemade white chocolate chips in these, you’ve got a fantastic “healthy-ish” cookie.

By the way, if you don’t feel like taking the time to make homemade white chocolate chips, I completely understand. Just know that regular store bought white chips typically have hydrogenated oils and corn syrup in them, which I recommend avoiding if at all possible. I did find some healthier white chips at Whole Foods a few months ago that were “clean”, and I noticed that VitaCost and Amazon had some too – so hey, all is not lost!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Crinkle CookiesYum

3 eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sucanat (or brown sugar)
1/2 cup  melted coconut oil (butter would also work)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground flour from hard white wheat.)
1 cup white chocolate chips (optional)

Whip together eggs, cocoa, and sucanat. Stir in melted coconut oil, baking powder, and vanilla. Mix in flour until a nice dough has formed. Fold in white chocolate chips. Spoon teaspoon sized balls of dough on to a cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake in a 350° for 8-10 minutes. Allow the cookies to sit on the cookie sheet for about five minutes before removing. Makes about 24 cookies.

The dough just looked too yummy, so I had to take a picture. Kind of makes you want to reach into the computer with a spoon, doesn’t it?

These cookies are soft, sweet, and slightly coconutty if you use virgin coconut oil. (Use expeller pressed coconut oil of you don’t prefer a coconut flavor.)

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Do you ever get into a cookie rut?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

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It could be that I’ve been going a little overboard on the pumpkin recipes recently. I can’t help it. Between the pumpkins we got at the pumpkin patch this year, the awesome home grown pumpkins my friend shared with me, and my newly found easy method for cooking a whole pumpkin – I’ve had lots of pumpkin puree to play with. Yes, my house smells like the holidays. No one seems to mind.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake (adapted from Diva Entertains Blog)

2/3 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
1 1/2 cups sucanat or brown sugar
4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin puree
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk or water
1 cup chocolate chips (I use either homemade chips or these these soy free chocolate chips)

Cream together butter and sucanat. Beat in eggs and pumpkin puree. Add flour, baking powder, salt, spices, vanilla and milk – beating until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into a well buttered 9×13″ baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Serve as it is…

Or top with whipped cream…

What’s your preference? With cream or without? I’ll take three dollops, myself.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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As several of you requested, I’m sharing my healthy variations to Crystal’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. These were a big hit yesterday morning when I served them in our marriage class.

If you’d like to read more about how I adapt a recipe to make it healthier, check out this post. You’ll find a free, downloadable recipe conversion sheet which you can tack onto your refrigerator to reference when you need to convert a recipe.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (adapted from MoneySavingMom)

3 cups whole wheat flour (I used freshly ground hard white wheat)
1/2 cup sucanat
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs
2 cups pureed pumpkin (or one 16 ounce can)
1 cup melted coconut oil (or butter)
1 cup chocolate chips (I prefer either homemade chocolate chips or soy free chocolate chips)

In a large mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add eggs, pumpkin and oil. Mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into 24 paper lined muffin cups. Bake in a 400° oven for 16-22 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown.


These are easy to put together and make your house smell just like the fall season is supposed to smell. Pumpkin and cinnamon smell awesome. Plus, adding chocolate to a muffin never, ever hurts my feelings. :)