Sunday, April 20, 2014

Favorite Carob-Cocoa Fudge

My first carob encounter was during a summer adventure. I was in Israel and on a trip with a group; it was a hot day (typical) and we were hungry and tired. Our leader said to try taking a bite of this dry, long brown bean looking thing, and since at the time my judgement was probably impaired due to the heat, I took a bite. And then another... It was good, and my normal self would have never tried it. This fudge recipe is inspired by this encounter (and also because everyone needs some chocolate, even if you can't really have it...)

*I do use a tsp of raw brown sugar in this recipe, which should only be used if it can be tolerated with a low fructose diet. If not, use a quarter of a mashed banana.

To make 1/4 cup of fudge:

Ingredients: 1.5 tbsp carob powder, 2 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp raw brown sugar (or 1/4 mashed banana), 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl

2. This should be more watery than the final product

3. Microwave for 40 seconds or cook on stovetop until desired consistency is achieved

4. Enjoy! (But don't eat too much; may possibly give you too much energy)

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