Recipe ~ Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Carob Snack Drops

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Carob powder is commonly used as a substitute for cocoa powder. The powder is derived from grinding up the pods of carob trees.  I know it sounds strange, but if you haven’t used carob powder before, your life is about to change.  Why will it change your life? Because carob powder is sugar and gluten free!  Now you can have chocolate tasting treats, without any of the negative components.

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 4 tablespoons carob-powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut flower
  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoons xylitol (can be excluded)
  • 1/4 cup water (or orange juice)
  • 7 oz. dates

 

Preparation

1. Grind all the nuts using a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients into the processor and mix until a dough has formed.

2. Remove the dough and start to roll them into ball shapes. Feel free to roll the balls in any leftover (or extra) carob powder, coconut flour and ground nuts.

3. Store them between 2 cookie sheets in a snack tin of your choice. Refrigerate them and they can last for two weeks as well as letting the chill enhance the flavor.

 

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