Springtime is here and that means, we’ll be seeing a lot of Chocolate Bunnies at the store. This Carob Bunny recipe 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.
Carob Bunny Recipe Details
Great treats come from simple ingredients. This adage seems true for this recipe as this carob bunny 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 an almond butter carob bunny instead of a plain one, you may use the same approach that we used for Carob Almond Butter Cups.
The overall yield will depend on the bunny candy molds that you’ll use so please plan the quantity output based on the ingredient measurements we’ve provided.
These carob bunnies are definitely a healthy version of your favorite store-bought chocolate bunnies. We hope that you enjoy them! For presentation or food photography purposes, we had our Carob Bunny sit on a bed of Carob Muesli and adorned it with edible 24K Gold Flakes. You may use any garnish that is appropriate for your needs.
Carob Bunny Recipe
- 1 double boiler (or a make-shift one)
- 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 bunnies 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.