Bare Chips Sweet and Savory Recipes


Do you ever have a hard time finding good snacks? This week I got to try out Bare Snacks and its delicious line of baked All Natural Crunchy Apple Chips and All Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips. I grabbed a bag and brought it into the car with me today. As I was in the car at a stoplight, I glanced real quick at the ingredients in the apple chips because they were so darn good and well, take a look for yourself…


Just apples??! And they taste THAT good??! Seriously I took down a whole bag by myself.

Bare Snacks is the creators of delicious Snacks Gone Simple. Crafted using only real, whole-food ingredients, Bare Snacks helps people enjoy truly good-for-you snacking any time. All Bare Snacks are created through a special oven baking process that creates a distinct crunch, and enhances the delicious natural coconut and apple flavors in every bite.

Also Bare Snacks are gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan (except Show me the Honey Crunchy Coconut Chips), and are free of refined sugar, preservatives, cholesterol and trans fats. Now that’s what I am talking about! A snack I won’t feel guilty about eating!

I was asked to come up with a recipe with 5 ingredients or less and I decided on 2 recipes, one sweet and once savory! I wouldn’t normally think of using these chips in a savory dish so that is why I had to come up with one!


I made coconut protein bombs and savory apple chicken wraps.

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First is the coconut protein bombs. These are one of my favorite go to snacks and the addition of the coconut chocolate chips just made them my favorite.


Bare Chips
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup almond nut butter (or you can use peanut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 bag of Bare chocolate coconut chips, processed in a food processor
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl.
  2. Roll into balls.
  3. These freeze great so you can freeze them in bags and take them out as needed.

 First process a whole bag of the chocolate coconut chips in a food processor.


This is what it should look like. 


Add all ingredients into the bowl and mix together then form into balls.


Place in the fridge. This helps them stay in ball form but you can eat them anytime. Two went missing before these even made it to the fridge.


Next is the Savory Apple Chicken Wraps:

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Apple Chicken Wraps
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446 calories
44 g
105 g
15 g
36 g
7 g
488 g
795 g
33 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446
Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 795mg
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 33g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Shredded chicken ( I used a cooked whole rotisserie and shredded it)
  2. Bare red apple chicken
  3. 3 yellow squash
  4. cheese
  5. 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  1. Shred your chicken.
  2. Prepare your squash by cutting off the ends then cutting them in half.
  3. Using a peeler, peel thin strips of the squash.
  4. Wraps the strips around little bundles of the chicken.
  5. For the Bare apples, process then in a food processor until ground up.
  6. Top with sauce, cheese then sprinkle chopped up apples on top.
  7. Bake 350 degress for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
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  For the squash I cut the ends off then cut them in half. Then using a peeler, I would peel thin pieces of the squash then wrap them around bundles of the chicken.


Once the all the chicken is wrapped, top with sauce and cheese.


Then top with crushed apples chips. This gives it a nice crunch.


Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through!


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Afternoons with Outshine Bars

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My kids and I do a lot of important things in the afternoons after school like pondering why my 4 year old isn’t old enough to ride a skateboard. Or why Christmas only comes around once a year. While having these sweet talks, we normally all enjoy a fruit bar or two.

I heard about the new Simply Yogurt Outshine Bars so we went and picked up a box at Walmart along with some Outshine Coconut Waters, Fruit Bars, and Fruit and Veggies Bars.


They were easy to find in the freezer section and they are on Rollback!

My little one who is a year old, also loves fruit bars but they can be kind of bulky for his little hands. The new Simply Yogurt Outshine bars are perfect for his size! They are a tad bit smaller than the other bars so he can eat a whole one all by himself.


I don’t know about you but with the weather warming up, we always like to have a cool treat on hand. It just so happens our freezer is in our garage. So on the lazy afternoons when we are riding bikes or catching grasshoppers, we can always make a pit stop for one of the varieties of Outshine Bars.


It’s tough being a kid right??! All that hard playing, bicycle riding fun, you can never have enough yummy fruit bar breaks! My oldest boys love their Outshine snack breaks just as much as the younger ones.

Did you know that for more than 18 years, Outshine has been making delicious, frozen fruit bars out of things like strawberries, peaches, and coconuts. I love that they use simple, honest ingredients so you can “snack brighter”.


And once you have a taste of these yummy fruit bars, you will want to come back for more.


Outshine is also doing a “Outsmart your Snack” Quiz where you can win tons of cool prizes!

Prizes include:

  • First 100 Winners receive a Fitbit Charge
  • Next 150 winners will receive a Outshine Beach Tote with,
    towel, tumbler and free product coupon
  • Next 300 winners will receive a year’s supply of Outshine
    product delivered via 12 free product coupons

Go here to take the quiz!

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Also Outshine is doing demo’s at  2,000 Walmart locations of Outshine bars, so click this link to find a store near you that is doing a demo! The demos will take place the same time as Walmart’s Berry Festival.

Be sure to check out more delicious ways to enjoy Outshine bars at plus you can stay social with Outshine and follow them on Facebook.



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Camp Site Taquitos with Delimex

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I love S’mores as much as the next food-lovin gal. We went camping this past weekend and I knew I could get my paws on quite a few of those delicious desserts. With 4 kids circling the fire like vultures, I knew I needed to come up with a stick-to-your-bones dinner they would enjoy before downing a S’more or two. 

Part of the fun of S’mores is roasting them. So I decided we were going to try Camp Site Taquitos. We bought our favorite Delimex Chicken and Cheese Taquitos from Walmart, as well as some Tamales and Rolled Tacos. Either the Taquitos or Tacos would be a good Delimex item to try for this recipe. 

And with Cinco De Mayo coming up, these are a perfect food to gather around the campfire and enjoy together with your loved ones! We love celebrating Cinco De Mayo because it’s a good excuse to get family, friends, and food together. 

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With summer right around the corner, I know a lot of my friends plan to go camping. So this is a recipe you need to try out. Along with buying your Delimex favorites, you can use some Green Chili to dip your taquitos and tacos in.

I didn’t plan ahead so instead of making my own, I bought some from the store. I found some in the refridgerated section of Walmart. If you want to make your own, you can use the recipe below.


Camp Site Taquitos with Delimex
  • 1 whole chicken, cooked (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 cans of green chilis
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of black beans
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Or you can cook over the stove top for 30 minutes.


I would recommend cooking it ahead of time and freezing it then you just have to unthaw on your camping trip. I just heated up the green chili over the stove in our camper. For me with 4 kids and doing the camping situation without my husband, it was easier to buy some store-bought. It’s your choice; either way is good.

And while you are out grabbing what you need for the chili, go ahead and grab some taquitos, rolled tacos, and tamales. All of them taste amazing around the campfire.


So now to the Camp Site Taquitos! I laid out the easy steps in order to enjoy these at your next campfire.


Cook the Taquitos or Tacos according to the package.



Next poke the Taquitos with a skewer and roast over an open flame. My kids thought this was both hilarious and fun.



Roast until warm then serve with green chili. We dipped our Taquitos in our green chili and, boy, was it amazing!


Sometimes figuring out what you are going too cook while camping can be stressful. Thanks to this idea, it will be something on the menu for every camping trip ahead!



camp site taquitos

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Paddington Movie Night

*This post was sponsored by BSM Media and Starz but all opinions and recipes are my own.

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We missed out on Paddington the movie coming out in theaters so we could not wait until it came out on DVD. Thankfully it is NOW available for digital download! Check out the Paddington Parties website for places to order the movie as well as free downloadable games and coloring sheets!

I downloaded our movie from and since we have a Smart TV, we could play it right on our TV! I love movies that are family-friendly and not only is it suitable for the little nuggets but a movie my husband and I actually enjoy watching and we all enjoyed Paddington!

We invited 10 of our friends over for some yummy snacks and some movie-watching fun. Check out the recipes below that you can make for your Paddington Party!

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paddingotn cupcakes     

First we have Bear Paw Cupcakes. I was sent a box of Duff’s Wild Thing cake mix and icing which was perfect for these easy cupcakes. You can find these cake mixes at your local supermarket.

Just bake the cupcakes in cupcake liners according to the box. Let them cool, then ice them. I am kind of in love with Duff’s cream cheese icing. It’s thick and creamy and tastes like homemade.

Top with Oreos and brown M&M’s for the feet. They were so easy to make that my kids helped!



paddingotn hat  

For these Paddington Hat Drink toppers, I printed these Paddington printable hats. These are by Living Locurto and is for personal use only.

I had my kids cut them out. Then we put 2 slits in them and stuck the straws through the hats. If you want them to really hold up, you can print them on cardstock. 

paddington bear sandwich    

Next up is Marmalade Peanut Butter Sandwiches. It’s basically a PB&J so you can use jelly.  But we made them with marmalade to get into the Paddington festivities. 

We used raisins for the eyes and nose, bananas for the ears and nose, and sprinkled a little sugar and cinnamon on top to make it look a little furry.

paddington cinnamon rolls  

Last but not least was Marmalade Cinnamon rolls. 

I posted my cinnamon roll recipe here. This is for pull apart bread, but for the rolls just roll the dough up instead of cutting it into squares.

For the icing, I added 4 Tbsp of Marmalade and boy were they devoured!

 All 10 kids watched the movie and were glued to it which was nice since the adults got a little chatting in.


Even the youngest enjoyed the movie.



The party was a success and we all enjoyed the movie. And if you want me to be really honest, we have already watched it two more times!

Paddington will be available in stores April 28th but you can scoop it up on digital download right now! So head over here and check it out!


To stay up with the latest Paddington News, follow them on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

Were you a Paddington Fan growing up?

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Graduation party ideas with Tiny Prints

This post is part of a campaign with Tiny Prints and LooksiSquare.  All opinions are entirely my own.

tiny prints    

It is almost that time of year when school comes to an end and many people will be graduating! My husband actually graduated from his second stint in college last May, and man has our life changed since! We threw a graduation party with some of our friends and I will never forget how much fun it was!

No matter if you have someone graduating from high school or college, you need to check out Tiny Prints Graduation stationary! You can use Tiny Prints to invite all your friends and family to the big Graduation Day or even use them for Graduation party invites!



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