Anne Hope and I have been prepping to teach a Girl Scout troop a bit about the benefits of essential oils. We have put together several fun activities, a short slide show, and 2 great make & takes for the girls to mix. It seemed the only thing missing was a yummy snack. With a quick modification to a quick and easy fudge recipe, we have a delicious oily treat to share.
The directions really are simple:
1. Melt a full bag of chocolate chips.
2. Stir in a jar of frosting.
3. Add essential oils for flavoring.
4. Pour into 8x8 pan
5. Let set & cut to serve
I did use chocolate frosting this time, but when I make it again I will use vanilla instead for a creamier taste and a little lighter color. I think it would also be delicious to try this recipe with white chocolate chips and orange essential oil.
We are going to serve our Chocolate Peppermint Fudge with a citrus flavored ice water. Hopefully the tastes don't clash too much and give the girls a good idea about some of the ways essential oils could be used in our food too.
While I was feeling brave about mixing essential oils into our food, I also added a couple drops of lemon oil to our favorite hummus recipe. Yum! What have you cooked/baked with essential oils?