Here is a delicious and simple recipe for a carob Valentine’s Day fudge that I enjoy sometimes on the holidays.
- Unsweetened Carob Chips
- Cashew Macadamia Nut Butter
- In a small pan, melt as many carob chips as you prefer with a dash of water, depending on how much you’d like to make.
- Stir in a tablespoon of nut butter.
- Add a dash of cinnamon.
- Pour it on a plate and use a knife to shape it into a heart.
Eat it warm or sit it in the freezer for an hour or so until it hardens like a chocolate bar.
- You can use almond, walnut, or any butter you prefer in place of the cashew/macadamia.
- Cinnamon can be replaced with vanilla, peppermint or orange.
- Sprinkle with raisins and/or shredded coconut.
- You can make a variety of different consistencies by varying the amount of nut butter you add and the amount of water used to melt the carob chips.
- Different consistencies provide a variety of different textures and flavors. You may find you like it thick or thin.
Mmmm, Mmmm good. Now that’s a lot healthier for you than a box of chocolates.
However, do keep in mind that carob contains lectins and it is high in carbs, so this is not something that should be eaten on a regular basis. Reserve it for those special occasions. Not only would this recipe be great on Valentine’s day, but it could work equally well on Easter, Christmas and birthdays; just make it a different shape.