I love the idea of it but the reality of it is….
- Two of them fighting on the step to ‘move over, its my turn’
- Arguments of ‘its my turn to lick the bowl’
- Arguments of “its my turn to tip this in’
- Mess everywhere
- T-shirts with cake mix etc all down the front of them
- My adjudicating skills pushed to their limits
Apparently it’s a great family activity? Hahah! I do love cooking my kids - warts and all - but even better I love simple, quick and healthy recipes that minimises the pain *blush*.
This Raw Salted Jaffa Bark is an absolute winner and its healthy too. I love leaving it in the freezer and grabbing a little cluster of it whenever I need a finisher or just a little snack. The Orange oil gives incredible flavour. Young Living has 33 Essential Oils approved as food flavourings by Food Standards Australia which is awesome. They are the only oils in Australia with this approval which makes my heart sing.
Raw Salted Jaffa Bark
Almonds (enough to cover in a single layer the bottom of a slice tray)
½ cup coconut oil
1/3 cup cacao
3-4 tbls Maple Syrup (100%)
A liberal pinch seasalt
10 drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil
Gently roast almonds in the oven for 10-15 mins or until lightly toasted
Allow to cool
Roughly chop or pulse in Thermomix / food processor. Return to the lined slice tray.
In a saucepan combine coconut oil, cacao, maple syrup and sea salt. Warm gently to combine the ingredients. Taste the chocolate and adjust the sweetness as required. Remove from heat, allow to cool for a couple of mins then add the Orange essential oil. Pour over the almonds and then sprinkle with coconut.
Rush to the freezer as your tastebuds will be salivating. As soon as its hard I like to break it into random pieces rather than cut it. Best served from the freezer.
If you love it, post your photos to Instagram with a hashtag of #lavenderandclove