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Carob Truffles Recipe

Just plain healthy recipe...

Carob and artificial sweetener pair up with instant coffee and chopped peanuts to make very low sugar Carob Truffles.

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups carob - melted
1/8 teaspoon artificial sweetener
1/2 cup powdered instant coffee
1 cup finely chopped peanuts

Carob Truffles

Recipe Directions

Melt carob in double boiler. Add artificial sweetener to melted carob and stir well. You may use molds for fancy-shaped truffles or place mixture in a bowl to cool.

When cool enough to form a ball, form into 1-inch diameter balls and roll in either instant coffee or chopped peanuts (not both).

Place on waxed paper. Place truffles in refrigerator for 20 minutes to set.

Nutrition Nibbles

In addition to not having the negative effects of chocolate, carob is very nutritious. Carob contains as much Vitamin B1 as asparagus or strawberries; as much niacin as lima beans, lentils, or peas; and more Vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus, and beets. It also contains Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and the trace minerals iron, manganese, chromium, copper, and nickel. It contains approximately 8 percent protein and is a good source of fiber. Compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in calcium, has one third less calories and seventeen times less fat.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 1-inch diameter truffle
Calories: 57.2; Protein: 1.88g; Sodium: .097mg; Cholesterol: .806mg; Fat: 3.02g; Carbohydrates: 5.88g
Exchanges: 1/4 Bread/Starch; 1/2 Fat

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