Enjoy the state of chocolate without the caffeine, fat and oxalic acid.
This crunchy milky celebration treat, gets its chocolaty taste from carob ,
which has a natural sweetness, but fewer calories than chocolate, Carob is
a goldmine of essential minerals and is high in fiber. Its carbohydrates
are derived from fruit sugars, which have a low fat content.-- 2% in carob,
compared to 52% in chocolate.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 tsps. vanilla
5 Tbsps. Carob powder
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1-1/2 cups coarsly broken walnuts
In food processor, blender, or mixing bowl, combine butter, honey egg, and
vanuilla. Process or mix until smooth. Add the carob powder and flour.
Mix until ingredients are well combined, then stir in the walnuts.
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment
paper or lightly greased. Bake for 15 minutes.
Yield 36 delicious clusters
Approximately 60 calories each.
Author of Smart Cookies
Source: New York Times
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