Mentioning carrots and candy in one breath just doesn't gel now does it? Right or wrong?
Candy's main ingredient is...sugar...and everything else that really does not give any nutritional value whatsoever.
Nothing wrong with having a guilty treat now and then, but how about a guilt-free candy that has as its main ingredients fruits and a veggie most kids turn their noses up - Carrots, Apples, Oranges and Lemons.
I have to credit this recipe to a gorgeous little book that's filled to the brim with deliciously different gift recipes - Geskenkresepte (Gift Recipes) by Annette Human.
I must confess one of my favourites is Caramel Fudge; but I can just manage one piece of that - talk about a sugar rush!
Back to a healthier candy - only drawback is that it has to cook quite a bit longer than fudge or it will not set!
The green Apples and Lemon Juice makes it taste almost like the sour sweets yours truly loves; except they encourage her reflux in a bad bad way so they've been off limits for quite some time now!
Carrot & Apple Jujubes
- 2 cups grated Carrots
- 2 cups grated Green Apples
- 1 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Xylitol or other Sugar replacement (plus extra for rolling candy in)
Place all except Xylitol in a heavy based pot and cook over a medium heat till it becomes mushy.
Add Xylitol and stir to melt, continue cooking whilst stirring from time to time till mixture does not stick to the sides of the pot.
Note be patient at this stage or your candy will not set!
Spoon into sprayed pan and smooth top, leave to cool before cutting into small squares, roll in Xylitol.
These healthier jujubes tasted so much nicer that the ones with artificial flavouring - carrot & apple really go well together.
And as always, a last quick look for all our busy Monday people!
We're all ready to rock & roll, the party's about to begin so come along guys and gals and bring your contribution to this week's Steemit Fruits & Veggies Monday party, hosted by our gracious hostess @lenasveganliving.
A huge shout out to Lena as well as the lovely @plantstoplanks and @vegansofsteemit for the generous weekly prizes, much appreciated by all of us!
Not forgetting a big thank you to the wonderfully talented artist @barbara-orenya, the creator of our lovely Wonkies and all the generous curators who brighten up our Mondays!
You are all amazing!
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