Recently I bought a 3kg bag of organic cacao nibs through our organic co-op. I was on a bliss ball binge using nibs and lots of other goodies, when suddenly it was like….I can’t eat another bliss ball if you paid me, well maybe I could but you would have to pay me quite a lot. So anyways I was browsing the web as you do looking for raw recipes with nibs when I stumbled upon this one using carob…..Carob Fudge in capitol letters. OMG it is melt in your mouth divine. I can’t take any credit for the recipe it comes from this website and it is Sophie Van Tiggellen’s recipe.
Next time I may double the recipe, this only makes 9 pieces, but then again it could be dangerous having more than this on hand. It takes all of about 5 minutes to rustle these up. It’s the 6 hours refrigerator time that is the challenge.? Perfect as they are but they could be transformed into something a little different by adding some small pieces of crystalized ginger or using cacao powder and cacao nibs instead of carob. Another possibilty is some chunky sea salt. Anyways I’m so glad I made them. I was initially put off by the need to buy coconut butter. Do I really need another new-age ingredient in my pantry! Well as it turns out I do.
Ingredients; 8 Tbs coconut butter, 1 Tbs honey, 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup coconut cream (use the thick cream at the top of a can coconut cream) and 1 Tbs carob powder.
Method; put everything into a small pot on a low heat and mix till well combined.
Pat the mixture into a small aluminium tin/pan and refrigerate for 6 hours minimum. No greasing of the pan required woohoo!. When set, cut into pieces and store in the fridge. Enjoy!