Candy Bars from Carob Powder?

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I have spent most of my free time this week trying to figure out how to make candy bars out of carob powder and I'm running out of ideas. I can get the flavor, but not the crisp, yet creamy, texture that chocolate has, although I did hit on a way to make carob tootsie rolls. I've been using butter to try and get the creaminess, but it's too soft to make the right texture unless I freeze it. What else could I try? 

In case you're wondering why I would bother, about 6 years ago, I developed an allergy to chocolate and, although I can make just about any baked goods with carob powder, I miss candy bars, filled candies, truffles, and chocolate-dipped goodies. Fudge just doesn't cut it anymore and carob candy bars, not only taste horrible, but don't melt - they just clump up, like chocolate that has seized.
 
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Granny Smith,

                       I am trying to make carob bars as well. I am going to try mixing carob powder with unsweetened canned coconut cream and throw in some walnut pieces. I think roasted almonds would be great as well. Please let me know if you come up with any great recipes for carob. I am steering clear of chocolate and dairy and need to find some treats I can make at home.

                                                                                                                       Thanks,

                                                                                                                                     Alex
 
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Granny Smith,

                       I am trying to make carob bars as well. I am going to try mixing carob powder with unsweetened canned coconut cream and throw in some walnut pieces. I think roasted almonds would be great as well. Please let me know if you come up with any great recipes for carob. I am steering clear of chocolate and need to find some treats I can make at home.

                                                                                                                       Thanks,

                                                                                                                                     Alex
 
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Hi Granny Smith! I'm Healthy Mom and I'm new to cheftalk. I started a food blog a few months ago in order to share some of the things I've learned over the years. Today I posted a little How-To about making your own carob candy bars and thought you might be interested in taking a look. I've never tried to make candy from carob powder and I find that when a recipe usually calls for cocoa or carob powder I try to opt for carob chips because frankly, they taste better!   . Carob is a bit tempramental   Hope this is a help to you. I'm allergic to chocolate, too, and there's just not much out there for us, is there? I hope you have a great day!
 
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