Recipe Adoration: Carob Tangerine Soft and Fudgy Chews

Fudgy ChewsI’ve been in minimalist mode, trying to use what I have in my kitchen before going shopping for new stuff.

We had these oranges that were getting pretty ripe, so I looked through the pantry, saw some carob powder and Tahini. I thought of making one of my favorite raw desserts: Carob Tangerine Soft and Fudgy Chews, recipe courtesy of Stephanie Tourles from her book, “Raw Energy.”

This is a great savory and sweet frozen dessert with a nice hint of freshness from the orange zest and juice. Real easy recipe to make. It just needs to freeze for at least two to three hours before you get the right frozen consistency, but the prep is relatively quick.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

zest from 2 medium tangerines or oranges (about 2 tbs)
3 tbs fresh tangerine or orange
1 cup raw carob
3/4 cup raw tahini
2 tbs raw honey
pinch sea salt
coconut oil (for greasing pan)

1) Put zest, juice, carob, tahini, honey, and salt in large bowl and stir well until stiff ball forms.

2) Grease 8-inch square pan with coconut oil. Using your hands or spatula, press dough into pan to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch.

3) Place covered pan in freezer for at least two hours. Remove pan and cut the fudge chews into 1 1/2-inch squares

4) Store squares in a tightly sealed container in the freezer for up to two months. Will become gooey and soft if allowed to thaw.

There you have it. I think they are best right out of the freezer. I love how Stephanie Tourles includes the health benefits you will receive from her recipe. “Regular consumption of these candies will strengthen nails, hair, and ones and also help relieve muscle cramping, restless legs, and premenstrual syndrome.”
That makes me feel good about eating these even more.

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