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Bought unsweetened carob chips. Now what?

Peaches to Poutine May 15, 2013 11:49 AM

I didn't realize they were unsweetened until after I purchased them--yes, this was a dumb move--and the Internets is no help with what to do with them.

Help!

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    ratgirlagogo Sep 26, 2013 01:32 PM

    You can use the same techniques you would use with unsweetened chocolate chips - just melt and add sugar and butter, or a butter substitute if you don't do dairy.

    1. GraceW Sep 22, 2013 11:23 AM

      I think they taste like rye... personally I am going to keep them and when I want chocolate then I have some.. and usually it grosses me out and then I don't want chocolate again.

      1. goodhealthgourmet May 17, 2013 07:38 PM

        Assuming you bought the Sunspire brand, I personally think they have a natural sweetness even without sugar. They make a great addition to granola and trail mix, and the flavor works particularly well in recipes that are already sweetened with honey or brown sugar.

        If they're really not sweet enough for your taste, follow Science Chick's wise advice - melt, combine with sweetener, let harden, and break into chips.

        1. Science Chick May 16, 2013 01:11 PM

          I would melt with some oil, add sugar, spread to cool and break back into chips. You'll find some tips to working with carob here:
          http://organic.lovetoknow.com/Organic...

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            youareabunny May 15, 2013 08:02 PM

            Might be tasty in a banana nut bread. Or any baked good that is sweet.

            Granola?

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