Category Archives: carob/chocolate alternatives

Toffee cake

An indulgent cake fit for a celebration.  The recipe can be scaled up or down depending on how many people you are catering for. Caramac shapes to decorate ingredients: 2-6 caramac bars depending on size of moulds and size of … Continue reading

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Truffles (non-dairy)

A variation on the original truffle recipe (Truffles), this recipe has been devised to enable anyone who is dairy intolerant as well as benzoate intolerant the chance to enjoy a chocolaty treat. Ingredients 160g Oat-based non-dairy cream alternative (see Oatly) 20g … Continue reading

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Caramac Cookies

One of my biggest frustrations after I started this diet was having to walk past those cookie stalls you get in shopping centres, knowing that there was no point in me even looking.  It’s not that I’m the Cookie Monster in … Continue reading

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Carob and a carob drink

Carob is the substitute of choice for benzoate intolerant people wishing to make a chocolate-tasting desert or drink.  A relative of cocoa, it is not the same thing, nor is it cacao either (cacao is apparently just another name for … Continue reading

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Snacks

The age-old question for C&B intolerant people – what snacks can I have? For adults who have the cooker to turn to when they get peckish this isn’t such big a deal but for children it can be a real … Continue reading

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Carob and beetroot muffins

This recipe normally uses cocoa powder, which has been replaced by carob powder. Don’t be put off by the beetroot, as it makes a lovely moist squidgy cake which doesn’t need icing. 75g carob powder 180g plain flour 2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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“Chocolate” alternative

(makes 3 hens-egg sized solid ‘chocolate’ eggs, using a mould purchased from a local hobby shop, or around 12 ping-pong ball sized Christmas tree chocolates) Ingredients 6 Nestle Caramac bars 3 teaspoons (approx) carob powder 3 teaspoons butter 1) melt … Continue reading

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