Melting Carob Chips

by Heather Cook
(Citrus Spring, Florida)

I have never worked with carob chips before today. I have a recipe that calls for melting carob chips then adding in a minty oil then to spoon into a mold. I became very frustrated because the carob chips didn't melt. I did melt it over a double boiler and on medium heat. It melted more into the consistency of a smooth paste. Did I do something wrong?






Hi Heather,

I don't use carob that much (I'm a chocolate fanatic), but my friend Joanna does. I'll send her your question to get her input, too.

My first thought is that maybe you got a bit of water in the carob when melting it. I know that chocolate seizes up and becomes like paste when any water gets in it while melting.

Moisture can get into the mixture if you put a lid on it and steam is created or something along those lines.

If that isn't the problem, you may try adding a little shortening to the chips to help it melt more smoothly.

Some people like to use Paramount Crystals from Candyland Crafts to help make their melted chocolate thinner and creamier. I imagine it would work the same with melting carob chips.

Let's see what Joanna has to say about it, too.

Best of luck,
Angie


Comments for Melting Carob Chips

Click here to add your own comments

Melting Carob Chips
by: Anonymous

Heat some milk in the microwave but not too hot. Gradually stir in your carob chips until they melt, adding more as you go. Works like a charm.

Adding Milk To Carob
by: Angie

Interesting comment about adding the carob to warm milk to aid in melting the chips. My question is whether the carob will set up again in the molds if milk has been added. Any other input?

carob chip melting
by: Anonymous

i have a recipe for dog bisquits dipped in carob. It says to add a few drops of veg. oil. I tried it. it still came to a lumpy paste and it wouldnt melt any farther than that without getting hard and grainy. i had to brush the paste on the dog bisquits but it set up ok. only if they get slightly warm do they start to remelt. I could use any advice on the melting!

Melting Carob Chips
by: Joanna

I'm sorry, I've only melted carob chips with rice milk and other things for making a carob frosting or carob-hazlenut spread for toast... I would try adding a little milk or butter or coconut oil and see how that goes. Not sure about how it would set if you add milk, but it should set okay if you add butter or coconut oil. Joanna.

success
by: Biscuit Head

I melt 1/2 C of chips and a tsp of canola oil in a double boiler over pretty high heat. The chips start to melt almost immediately. Stir with a fork and you should get a nice creamy texture that you can dip into or pour over your cookie or biscuit. this is also how I melt yogurt chips.

Carob molded canty
by: Sherry

Hi all. My husband gets terrible migraines and or cluster headaches when he eats chocolate but he can eat carob. I have never used carob before.Please give me a recipe for using molds. I have a large quantity of candy molds and don't want them to go to waste but I don't want to eat something he cant. Thank you!

Carob and Wax
by: Anonymous

Try adding a little paraffin wax. I know it sounds crazy but you wont notice it, it wont harm you, it is tasteless, and it makes the carob harden nicely. I used to work for a VERY well know corporate doggie bakery and that is what we would use to help make our dipping/writing carob nice and smooth and glossy. I ate it all the time (i love the taste of carob) and always thought it tasted great and it never bothered my tummy. I cant give you and exact measurement for carob to wax ratio but it is probably close to 9 parts carob 1 part wax (from my memory). so, it is not much at all. make sure it is melted before you mix the two.

re: adding milk to carob
by: A W

It works! I followed what the 2nd person above wrote, and tried adding a little warm milk, a little each time.
and it worked fine!

And it worked in the holds too! success!!!

(resorted to using milk because i don't have paramount crystals in the house)

Carob Candy
by: Anonymous

I get my carob candy from http://ddcarobs.com It taste's really great! Different from other carob I've had.

Melting carob chips NEW
by: Linda

I used organic cold pressed coconut oil to melt carob chips. I wanted to make almond bark so I melted 2 tbsp. of coconut oil over very low heat on the stove top=Be careful it heats up fast and burns faster than other oils. Remove from heat and pour in 2 cups carob chips and stirred-as I stirred I put back on lowest heat until smooth-if it still seems too pastey add a little more melted coconut oil. Pour into pan or molds! worked beautifully but be careful not to get heat too high or it will be ruined in seconds!

Melting Carob Chips NEW
by: Jean Terry

I just followed your advice and used a T and a half of coconut oil with one cup of carob chips. Wanted to spread on the top of protein bars rather than chocolate. Worked great!

melting carob chips NEW
by: Beth

use a tablespoon on coconut oil the thick organic stuff. It is good for you too!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Carob Candy.

Search our Site:

Sign up for our FREE newsletter,
Charmingly Chocolate

E-mail Address

First Name

Then

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure. I promise to use it only to send you Charmingly Chocolate.


Some of our delicious Site Sponsors


best gourmet chocolate gifts

chocolate club