Carob Chips

I would be happy to buy carob chips if someone made them dairy free and soy free and used a decent form of sugar. Does anyone out there want to start a business?

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I would also be happy to buy carob chip cookie mix in a box like my favorite gluten free gingerbread cookies, but all I could find was mixes to make treats for dogs.

I am not a dog, and I am not a chocolate lover. But I used to enjoy chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip ice cream. Please see my gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe if you want more history about why I can't eat chocolate.

With food restrictions, I always say there's a way to make something like what you miss. The trade off is do you have the time and energy to make it from scratch?

carob chipsI sprinkled them in my bowl of cookie dough.

Thankfully these homemade carob chips are easy and don't take a really long time -- although I would still rather buy them if someone would make something I could eat!

Silicone Mold for Mini Chips

Hint: You can clean old wax bits and debris out of a silicone mold by freezing some water then tossing the little ice cubes outside.

I did some research and found a silicone mold for chip shapes, but then I realized we already have a mini cube mold that we were using for beeswax. I cleaned it. 

With the cubes about half full or however it spread, it was perfect for making carob much like the pieces in the chocolate chunk cookies I ate many years ago

Carob Chips - Dairy Free and Soy Free

By , Apr. 5, 2018

carob chips

These carob chips are perfect for alternative chocolate chip cookies for those of us who need things to be dairy free and soy free!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: about 1/2 cup of carob chips or chunks
Tags: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the top pan of a double boiler to melt coconut oil and coconut sugar.
  2. Stir all ingredients to thoroughly mix.
  3. Pour and spread into a silicone mold. We used a small cube tray that we already had.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer until solid, about 20 minutes.
  5. Hold the mold upside down over a plate and twist and bend to remove chunks or chips.

These might taste a little gritty compared to chocolate bars, but the texture is fine after they are baked in the cookies.

I've watched the food options at local grocery stores and via Amazon Fresh change dramatically over the past 15 years that I've been eating to avoid my food allergens. Hopefully some edible chocolate chip alternatives will show up there soon!

More to Explore

gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
paleo muffins
gluten-free gingerbread cookies


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