Sweetener-free Carob Fudge Bliss Balls

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Carob fudge

I’ve been experimenting with Carob lately, and really liking the results. My first creation, Carob Bark is one of my favourite after-dinner treats at the moment, but these Carob Fudge Bliss Balls are right up there too!  They really do have that fudgy texture, and for me, I love having the buttons in there for a slight ‘crunch’ factor.

Carob powder, like cacao powder is a dark brown in colour and it’s often used in similar sorts of recipes. However it has a very different flavour. Carob is actually naturally quite sweet and not bitter at all, and I find it adds a creaminess to the dish. Carob also has the benefit of being caffeine-free, so those who are sensitive to the caffeine in cacao can consume carob.Due to the natural sweetness of carob, I found I didn’t need to add any sweetener at all to this recipe but if you like, feel free to add some green stevia powder, vanilla powder maple syrup or your sweetener of choice.

carob fudge


  • 1 C Almond Meal
  • 1/3 C unflavoured protein (I like hemp protein but pea or brown rice work well too)
  • 1/3 C Carob Powder
  • 1/4 C melted cacao butter (does not contain caffeine – the caffeine remains in the dark cacao solids when the butter is extracted)
  • 2 generous T unhulled tahini
  • pinch sea salt
  • Optional: 1/4 C 100% carob buttons or dark chocolate chips

carob fudge



  1. Melt the cacao butter in a glass or steel bowl that sits over a bath of very hot water.
  2. Add tahini and salt and stir well to combine
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients including the buttons/chips if using. Make a well in the middle.
  4. Pour the melted cacao butter/tahini mixture into the well you created and stir to incorporate the dry ingredients.
  5. Combine well, use your hands if you need to.
  6. Roll into balls of a size of your choosing and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  7. Try not to eat them all at once!

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