|Hazelnut and cherry carob cookies|
This round-up is inspired, in part, by a desire to indulge in the Easter spirit without adding to the many beautiful chocolate recipes already in circulation. However, it is also slightly selfish because I wanted to gather carob inspiration for myself. You see, yesterday I went into London to meet a friend and I had notions of stocking up on the dairy free carob bars sold in Whole Foods. Alas, the timing didn't work for me to meet the friend, juggle Mini Bite's nap and feeding requirements, and get us home before the rush hour commute kicked in. (Mini Bite is, sadly, prone to waking up if sleeping in her pram and I go into shops.) Whole Foods was skipped and my carob bars were not bought. To make up for the loss, I am inspired to make some treats myself - and the below options give me plenty of choice. I have also posted a fair few carob recipes on Bite-Sized Thoughts and so I include them below too. All recipes are vegan, of course!
Carob recipes from elsewhere
Carob almond freezer fudge on Oh She Glows - Delicious looking no bake fudge
Carob brownies on Amazing Health - Featuring carob powder and carob chips
Carob carrot cake on Green Gourmet Giraffe - I love carob and I love carrot cake so am sure I'd love this mix of the two (*Edited to note that this does have eggs in it [thanks to Johanna of GGG for pointing this out!] so use egg replacer to make it vegan)
Carob chips on Whole New Mom - A great way to create chips for use in cookies or other baking
Carob chocolate bar on Thank Heavens - I would leave out the soy compound (as I don't know what it is!) and whiskey, but this looks like a delicious base recipe for mix-and-match adaptations
Carob coconut rough slice on Be Good Organics - Given my recent chocolate-coconut obsession, these have my name all over them
Carob cream squares on Sweetly Raw - These look like a delicious variant of a Millionaire's Slice
Carob flake slices on Allotment 2 Kitchen - I have never seen carob flakes but these look offer a great twist on chocolate chip slices
Carob oat truffles on Oatmeal with a Fork - With carob, avocado and oats in the ingredient list, these are truffles that you could get away with eating for breakfast
Carob truffles on Unconventional Baker - Gluten free as well as vegan, these look incredibly truffle-like!
|Carob crunch bites with goji berries|
Carob recipes on Bite-Sized Thoughts
Carob crunch bites with goji berries - Crumbly, carob-y, semi-sweet bites
Carob latte - An easy way to get your carob hit
Carob-raisin crisp bites - A sweeter version of the crunch bites above
Cranberry, chia seed and carob porridge (oatmeal) - Bringing carob to breakfast time
Hazelnut and cherry carob cookies - A cookie to convert carob haters
Peanut butter and carob shake with hidden broccoli - A green smoothie with a difference!
Peppermint carob truffle balls - No bake and super easy to make
Raspberry carob mousse - Chocolate avocado mousse with a make over
|Peppermint carob truffle balls|
I hope you have a happy Easter if you celebrate it, and enjoy the long weekend if it features in your part of the world.
Are you in the carob love or hate club?! And do you have any more carob recipes to recommend to me?