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I love dark orange chocolate. Even better, when it's combined with brown rice crisps, into a crunchy delicious treat.
So, when I was in London last Friday for the CHFA, I had a bit of free time to wander around Covent Market. I found a little health food nook and bought myself some orange flavoured extract by one of my fave brands: Simply Organic.
I created this wickedly delicious chocolate orange crispy bark. This recipe is gluten-free, mostly raw and contains an extremely high level of antioxidants due to the raw cacao. Raw chocolate is also a source of iron and magnesium.
1/2 cup raw cacao
1/2 cup coconut oil (learn more about the health benefits)
2 tbsp maple syrup (or more to taste)
1 tbsp of orange omega3 oil* or you can use Simply Organic orange extract (but you won't get the omega3 benefits obviously)
1 cup brown rice crisp cereal1 tsp organic orange rind
Method: Melt the coconut oil on very low heat. Remove from heat, let cool a little and mix in raw cacao. Let cool further (almost completely), but do not let it solidify.
Mix in the maple syrup, omega 3 orange flavoured oil or orange extract and brown rice cereal. Grease a small pan (approx: 10"x5") and pour the mixture into the pan. Sprinkle with orange rind. Let it solidify in the fridge.
Cut into small squares and enJOY!