I admit that I always have a sweet tooth.  Not one of those really sweet teeth - it can often be satisfied with a spoonful of peanut butter, a piece of extra dark chocolate, or a bowl of fruit.  But sometimes, it takes a little more.  Take Friday night for example.  I was craving an ice cream sundae!  Of course, one of my passions is to take classic dishes and turn them healthy, so that's exactly what I did.  And lo and behold, the Ice Cream Friday:
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For the ice cream, I used the coconut ice cream that I blogged about in my grocery haul post.  Instead of fudge or caramel sauce, I used unsweetened applesauce.  Wheat bran was subbed for sprinkles and the whole thing was topped with a blueberry versus a cherry. Even with all the substitutions, the little bowl above was filled with so much delicious goodness!  I will definitely be having it again and again (and again ;)
When Saturday rolled around, the sweet tooth had returned!  After seeing this recipe, I knew that I had to try a carob version, and so try a carob version I did!  I can't put into words how much I loved it, so instead of even trying, I will just be lazy and post the recipe so you can try it for yourself.  I haven't actually tried it with chocolate yet (shame on me!), but you definitely can - I'm sure it would be just as amazing!


Carob Fudge Batter (serves 1)

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons carob chips
1 tablespoon carob powder
2 tablespoons almond milk
Dash of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter (coconut butter might be good in this!)
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Directions:
Melt the carob chips in the microwave and then stir in the remaining ingredients.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour before digging in!

Because I used the same bowl for mixing as I did for eating, the picture isn't the prettiest. But you can't judge carob fudge batter by it's picture, right?  
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My sweet tooth is now satisfied.  Wait!  My sweet tooth is never satisfied.  But at least it's in control, for now............


The daily question:  Do you have a sweet tooth?  How do you satisfy it?
 


Comments

01/23/2011 15:37

I usually just satisfy my sweet tooth by having a bowl of greek yogurt with lots of hunny or agave! with fruit!

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01/23/2011 17:00

Yes, major sweet tooth here, but like you, I try and satisfy it with healthy options, and your carob fudge sounds perfect. Grrr, but I'm out of carob chips. :( Must get to Whole Foods for more soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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Alexandra
01/24/2011 01:04

Angie,

Honey or agave sounds wonderful in yogurt - I must try that!

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Alexandra
01/24/2011 01:23

Heather,

Out of carob chips? That sounds like my worst nightmare! :) But wait, I'm about out of carob chips too. I need to put them on the list!

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I just started on the sweet tooth binge in the last couple of months but it's a bad one!

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Alexandra
01/24/2011 12:08

Kristina,

Sometimes we just need to indulge! :)

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I have a major MAJOR sweet tooth! Today I had banana soft serve and a chocolate protein bar to curb it!

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Alexandra
01/25/2011 01:23

Kayla,

Sounds like a delicious way to satisfy the sweet tooth :)

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01/25/2011 03:12

Your sweet tooth sounds like mine. Always there, but easy to satisfy. :) Oh my that carob fudge looks like it would be delicious over banana soft serve.

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Alexandra
01/25/2011 09:44

Rachel,

Oh that would be good over banana soft serve! Great idea! :)

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01/26/2011 03:30

I love your blog! I just found it off of Kayla's blog :)
All your eats look and sound AMAZING! How can I follow your blog? I am registered with blogger, and there's no tab where I can follow you! :,(
Follow my blog!
http://greensk8r-fireandice.blogspot.com
We are just about the same age!! :D

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My sweet tooth is never satisifed either!! Don't worry you aren't the only one :)

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Carob Fudge!? Delish! I love carob! I'm going to have to try this out! YUM!

I satisfy my sweet tooth with fruit and carob! :)

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Alexandra
01/27/2011 01:20

Ruthie,

Thanks so much for your sweet comment!
I'm kind of new to the blog world, so I'm not sure how following blogs works :( I'm sorry! If I do figure it out at some point, I will be sure and let you know!
Go teen bloggers! :)

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Alexandra
01/27/2011 01:20

Megan,

I'm so glad to hear that! :)

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Alexandra
01/27/2011 01:22

Kathleen,

Carob is amazing!!! I never thought I would like it, but I have been proved wrong!

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03/03/2017 03:30

This is really an amazing cooking style and good way to prepare nice and healthy recipe without missing any healthy ingredients in it and cooking it in style not to miss the flavor and taste in it. Your way of thinking is fabulous not go into fatty items but make sweet tooth as it is.

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