After you make your own vanilla essence you will never go back to the shop bought imitation junk with additives like corn syrup, thickeners, artificial colours, caramel colour, stabalisers and fake vanilla in the form of vanillin made from the petroleum and wood pulp industry.
Cacao bark is so quick and easy to whip up, you can easily take this to dinner parties, have as an afternoon snack or for dessert. There are so many different variations you can make, it all depends on your creativity, taste buds and whatever you have handy in your pantry.
Maleo is a fancy and exotic word i like to use instead of Rapadura Syrup. Maleo is so quick and easy to make. I use it in replace of honey, maple syrup (if i have none), agave, rice syrup and coconut syrup (very expensive).