Welcome back readers! This week I am going to share a really, really delicious recipe with you. Carob fudge. If you have not heard of or used carob powder before it is a great super food and makes an excellent substitute for cocoa powder. (Not to mention it is safe for dogs to eat!) But today’s recipe is for you to enjoy, not the dog.
Carob Fudge Recipe:
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup creamy all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup of carob powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of maple syrup (a different liquid sweetener can be used here as well)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt (or to taste)
1/2 cup crispy brown rice cereal (this is optional, if you want a completely paleo fudge try chopped nuts, peanuts or coconut flakes.)
- Line mini muffin tins with paper muffin cups or line a small loaf pan with parchment paper. Either way works great, though I prefer the individual muffin tins.
- Melt coconut oil in a mixing bowl and combine with peanut butter, vanilla and maple syrup (or other sweetener). Cream the wet ingredients.
- Next add the carob and cocoa powder and sea salt.
- Fold in the rice cereal and combine thoroughly.
- Using a teaspoon, scoop batter into muffin tins (or loaf pan).
- Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Any leftovers (like you’ll have any) should be kept frozen. This will definitely be a reoccurring recipe in our house. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Just some fun facts on carob:
~ belongs to the pea family
~ also known as locust bean
~ does not contain caffeine
~ boots immune system
~ fights osteoporosis due to its richness in phosphorus and calcium
~ helps in diabetes management
Have a great week! Also if you would like to see a favorite Bible verse of yours on my next post please feel free to comment. I would love to hear from you!