Monday, January 21, 2008
Tu B'Shevat is upon us, which in our household means: bring on the carob! (Eh, who are we kidding--every day is bring on the carob day around here). This easy, addictive fudge also incorporates two other things that grow on trees (and are thus suitable celebratory food for this holiday): almonds, another traditional Tu B'Shevat food, and shredded coconut.
The way we've made it, this fudge has a lot of texture. If you want a smoother fudge, you could pulse the coconut in a food processor to achieve a finer consistency.
1/2 cup agave nectar
3/4 cup almond butter
1/2 cup carob powder
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup carob chips (or chocolate chips)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the carob powder and shredded coconut and mix well. Add in the almond butter, agave nectar and optional goodies and stir well to combine. Press the mixture into a pie pan or glass baking dish, flattening to about an inch. Cover and freeze until thoroughly chilled, then cut into squares or use cookie cutters for whatever festive shape you desire.