View Full Version : The carob mint fruit leather was flat out amazing....
12-05-2006, 10:49 PM
6-7 bananas, as much carob powder as you like, as many drops of mint extract as you like, I threw in some dates too and alittle stevia. I Vitamixed it all. The fruit leather was like chocolate mint tootsie rolls. Eating it before it's leather is like chocolate mint pudding. It really was good if you're a mint lover. No fat. Very simple.
The fun idea that occurred to me was that if one made a batch of the fruit leather, and a batch of the mint part of CarolG's meltaway mint patties, and rolled the white mint mixture in the fruit leather - like rolling sushi - and then sliced it, you'd get the fabulous, gorgeous brown and white mint pinwheel.OOOOOOO!
12-06-2006, 07:33 AM
I love chocolate sooooo much, thank you for telling us about this.
With the dates did it hold together like other fruit leathers?
When you have time please get back to me but please hurry :D :D .
Thanks again, all of it sounds wonderful.
12-06-2006, 07:53 AM
That does sound good - thanks!
12-06-2006, 07:57 AM
GREAT IDEA! Genious! I am going to go make that right now!!! That would be a great item in gift baskets for the holidays.
Thanks for sharing.
12-06-2006, 08:43 AM
I just blended them in the mix along with everything else. I didn't use a huge amount. Maybe 8 Halawi's for a little extra sweetness. Worked beautifully.
I'm going to taste the orange, banana, cranberry leather today and see how that went. Also have an eggnoggy one and a lemony/banana one. I'll let you know. Carob is good, though. I don't eat cacao or you'd peel me off the walls, but for people that do, I sense it would be incredible in fruit leathers.
These fruit leathers are so much fun and so much better tasting than those health food store things.
I'm finding 7 is a good number for fruit amounts. Any more and you're skating on it on the floor.
Maybe we could go into biz making exotic leathers. We could call it Leather and Lace - you know, the feminine touch.
12-06-2006, 08:46 AM
Now I'm not going to try it, because I'm doing a lower fat version of raw now but one could add a little nut butter to the mix. I'll bet you'd get something on the order of taffy. The combinations and permutations are endless. I would think not a lot of nut butter. Maybe 2T for the whole mix would just give it a little richness.
12-06-2006, 08:58 AM
I have never done fruit leathers...but this sounds so GREAT I just have to try it. About extracts....where do I find them, in the seasoning section of my HFS? I'm not really "into" chocolate and mint together, but this just sounds so great...I used to love tootsie rolls! I love the idea of the two rolled together...I have to search for the other recipe.
12-06-2006, 10:40 AM
and yes, you can find them in the spice rack of your HFS, or if you don't mind non-organic - of your regular grocery store. A little goes a long way.
I'll bet maybe you'll come up with other leather flavors. So many possibilities.
These are such good in-the-car when nothing else is available food. I cannot wait to simply make fruit leather out of my green smoothies. It would be so great to have a delish finger food that travels and has green and tastes great! Don't you think?
12-06-2006, 11:13 AM
On my last trip i missed up big time but this time things will be different.
Thanks so much for the recipe and for being so creative, these will make going on the trip more interesting and better all the way around.
More of your wonderful ideas will be appreciated, i know i will stay on course this time.
Thanks again, you're a doll :D :D
12-06-2006, 12:18 PM
Thanks...I'll check for the extracts...but I think the one's in my regular grocery store have alcohol??
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