I found this great snack on the internet the other day. It is sweet, good for you and, if you keep a tray in the freezer, you are only ever minutes away from a sweet, guiltless ‘chocolatey’ boost.
It’s 5 ingredients to fruity heaven.
Pick a fruit of your choice – pictured above – Half moons of citrusy Clementines. If you chill it in advance the chocolate/carob will set much quicker and make it easier to make an aesthetic dip (as I learnt after I made it!). They are real fun to make.
I chose to use carob instead of chocolate, because a)that is what I had nestled in my cupboard b)chocolate contains caffeine and I’m off that right now. Carob is also naturally sweet so I had no need to add extra sweetener.
2 Tbs carob flour
1 Tbs coconut oil
(optional) 4 drops orange or lemon oil
Gently melt the coconut oil. Thoroughly stir in the flour, salt and citrus oil, if using. Dip each orange jewel into the carob, covering one half. Put on parchment sheet and pop into the fridge or freezer to set. It takes just a few minutes.
10 segments = Only 21 calories per segment!
The thin, crisp layer of smooth carob melts to the cool, sweet, juicy, zesty clementine. It really is that simple.
I also dipped slices of succulent, fresh fig, and small nibs of dried sweet mulberries. Both are low GI. Add a little pinch of chili powder for a brazen little kick.
A great idea for a post work-out snack or healthy alternative to sugary sweets for your wee ones.
India Leigh xx
p.s When I rediscover where I found this fruity recipe, I’ll come back and give her due credit.