Everything about these decadent Carob Bites will have the world smiling. They’re homemade, first and foremost. After all, the kitchen at home is the best place to launch any gourmet adventure! Their rich and flavorful credentials include dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar free. There are no palm oil, artificial sweeteners or soy lecithin involved. So yes, fret not! Making them from scratch is incredibly quick and easy!
Carob Bites, as the name suggests, are carob candy treats in bite-sized forms. This is designed for those who enjoy the naturally sweet taste of Australian Carobs. At the same time, it is heavily inspired by those who have cocoa intolerances. For this carob recipe, we used roasted carob powder but feel free to use raw carob powder if you prefer that. Both carob powders are delicious. However, please note that there will be a noticeable change in appearance and taste since both offer distinct flavor profiles.
Make Carob Bites At Home
The best treats come from simple ingredients. This adage seems true for this recipe as this carob snack requires only two ingredients.
- Organic Carob Powder. Roasted or raw works, especially if they are from Australian Carobs.
- Organic Cocoa Butter. Edible or food-grade kind.
If you’d prefer to add vanilla and sweetener such as pure maple sugar, you may also do that. Moreover, if you’d like to take this further and have almond butter carob bites instead of plain ones, you may use the same approach that we used for Carob Almond Butter Cups.
The overall yield will depend on the candy molds that you’ll use so please plan the quantity output based on the ingredient measurements we’ve provided. We used a mold that we sourced online so we are confident that you’d be able to find one that fits your aesthetic requirement.
These carob bites are definitely a healthy version of your favorite store-bought carob chocolate, as some would call them. We hope that you enjoy them!
RECIPE: Carob Bites
- 1 double boiler (or a make-shift one)
- 1 Bite-sized candy bar mold, as shown in the example photo. (Commonly available online in marketplaces such as Amazon)
- In a small sauce pan over very low heat, or in a bowl in a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter to liquid form.
- Add the carob powder a little at a time (so it doesn't get lumpy) while mixing constantly. Chopsticks are great for stirring the mixture.
- Gently pour the liquid mixture into the mold.
- Set aside to cool and harden completely.
- Remove the carob bites from the molds.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, if there are any left after tasting them.
A Special Note on Cocoa Butter
We hope you find this recipe helpful! It’s decadent, delicious and nutritious. Contrary to popular belief, cocoa butter contains negligible amounts of caffeine and theobromine. If you’re allergic to these things, we still recommend for you to check with your doctor about your food sensitivities and levels of tolerance. If you want a full worry-free experience, please make sure that your cocoa butter is ethically-sourced.
For more homemade gourmet carob recipes using Australian Carobs, please visit CarobRecipes.com.