Candy Bars from Carob Powder?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by granny smith, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. granny smith

    granny smith

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    14
    Exp:
    At home cook
    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.
     
  2. banana king

    banana king

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Home Cook
    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
     
  3. banana king

    banana king

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Home Cook
    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
     
  4. healthymom

    healthymom

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Home Cook
    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!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2011