Ok, so this is a longer post than normal, but please bear with me.  I’m actually giving you 2 recipes with a single post – hope you appreciate them!

As you all may know, I enter competitions (still haven’t heard about my recipe for the blueberry crumb cupcake yet – I don’t think I won anything!).  Anyway, I was going through my Twitter feeds and came upon this one.  It was for Enjoy Life (website here) – a company  that specializes in foods that are free of the top 8 allergens (wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish).  Which suits me to a T.

Anyway, they had a competition to show what activities we did during Spring and to show that we could eat yummy food even when we’re allergic to almost everything under the sun.  I submitted the following photos:

So it shows Grant and me doing karate with our awesome instructor – this was actually after our belt test to progress to orange belt, and enjoying peanut butter popcorn (we won’t let them know about my corn issues!).  A few weeks ago I was contacted by Enjoy Life saying that I had won a prize pack from this competition.  I was astonished, to say the least.  I received a package containing the following:

2016-05 Enjoy life prize

So it was a pack of brownie mix, chocolate cookies, vanilla honey graham cookies and some mini chocolate chips.  When they were asking for my details they mentioned they were excited to see what I would do with these ingredients.  So I took up the challenge – and the results are below:

Choc chip cookie dough brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes


  • 1 pack Enjoy Life Brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil softened
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour mix
  • 1 tin 11.5 oz non-dairy condensed milk
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips


  1. Prepare and bake the brownie according to the instructions on the packet.

Once cooled, prepare the cookie dough topping

  1. Cream the coconut oil and sugar together with an electric mixer until creamy. Add vanilla.
  2. Gradually beat in the flour and add the milk.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
  4. Spread on top of the brownie and chill for 2 hours.
  5. Once the topping is slightly hardened, slice with a sharp knife into 24 portions.
From my harshest critics (the family), the following comments were heard:

  • Both are equally good, and I can’t decide a winner (Henry)
  • The brownie was a little dry and the cookie dough didn’t really reach any great heights and preferred the sunbutter slice (Grant)
  • The sunbutter slice had really melt-y chocolate so it was a little hard to eat but really yummy, the cookie dough had a bit of a grainy texture, but still really yummy (Abby, who had 2 pieces of each on first offering!)

Feel free to let me know if you try any of these and what the outcomes are for you!

Now if only I can win a competition with one of my actual recipes …

Until next time, enjoy cooking at home!