Carob Fudge is a great treat. My mom will make a lot (especially at Christmas) and wrap individual fudge squares in wax paper and stores them in a jar! Tastes just like fudge but made with all natural ingredients.
Today I made mine with peanut butter, but my mom favors tahini. Both ways are great! Tahini (sesame seed paste) in Hawaii is like buying gold, so I opted for the cheaper version of this recipe. Let me know what your favorite is!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with carob powder, it is very similar to cocoa powder but some consider it slightly healthier and it does not contain any caffeine. For someone who is allergic to chocolate this is a great alternative. This recipe works great with cocoa as well (same measurements).
Learning about new unique ingredients is always fun and a great way to explore new tastes and find new favorites. I came across this cool website called Fine Foods Specialists.co.uk which specializes in all sorts of unique and special fine foods. They also have a service to help plan dinner parties and a list of great ideas for gift hampers and feature some unique recipes. They have all sorts specialty items that I have never even heard of from different types of special teas, meats (Waygu), mushrooms, oils, chocolates and a list of other decadent treasures. You will definitely find something that intrigues you.
It is always fun to explore and find new things and this can make for a great gift for all your food lover friends out there… like me?? Anyone want to buy your friend Andrea a little gifty?? Just playing!
I am always interested in food treasures that people find! Please to share with us all, if you have a favorite unique ingredient or website you use to inspire you.
p.s. Did you see Tawny’s posting for those Triple Chocolate Chocoholic GF cookies from yesterday?? Those are the most moist mouth watering GF cookies I have ever seen. Can you share… S’il the plait? … you must have at least one for little ol’ me .
- 1 cup tahini (or peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower butter) I liked tahini better that the peanut butter
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup sifted carob powder ( you can use cocoa powder if you like)
- 2 T arrowroot powder
- 1-2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp (cinnamon)- optional
- ¼ cup of crushed nuts to press on top (optional)
- Stir nut butter and honey over medium heat until softened, remove from heat and mix in the remaining ingredients. Mix together well and press into a lightly oiled pan or pie plate, (if using crushed nuts, press on top) Chill thoroughly and cut into squares. Wrap individual fudge squares in wax paper if you like!