1/3 c honey

1/2 c almond or peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 c gluten free crispy rice cereal

1 c gluten free uncooked oats

2 Tbsp ground flax seed if tolerated or ground almonds

2 1/2 tsp unsweetened carob powder (optional available at health food stores or online)

Optional: Add your favorite tolerated dried fruit — blueberries, golden or regular raisins, pear or apple chunks.


Microwave honey and nut butter 30-45 sec or until bubbly in a glass bowl. Add vanilla.

Combine rice cereal, oats, flax seed or almonds and carob powder in a large bowl. Stir in honey nut butter mixture until well combined with a spatula as is very sticky.

Pour into lined 8×8 pan and press down until level. Cool then cover and put in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

Cut into bars with sharp knife sprayed with cooking spray. Cut into 8 or more bars, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Leave out 5 min and enjoy!


It’s time to think CHRISTMAS COOKIES! Here’s a quick and easy, IC Friendly recipe many of your family and friends will enjoy just as much as you will. See if they can even tell its not made with chocolate or cocoa!


1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup carob powder (Chatfield’s brand available at Harvest Health stores in West Michigan, or here at online)

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

2 cups oatmeal (not instant)

1/2 cup finely ground almonds



  1. Combine butter, sugar and milk in saucepan. Let mixture come to a boil over medium heat, and simmer 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.
  2. Into saucepan mixture, whisk carob powder, then vanilla.
  3. In separate bowl, place oats and 1/2 cup finely ground nuts.
  4. Add saucepan mixture to bowl with oats and nuts.  Mix thoroughly, set aside until warm.
  5. Form into balls about the the size of a quarter in diameter.  Roll in granulated sugar.

Note:  If dough becomes too cool and turns crumbly, place bowl in microwave to re-warm.

IC Texas Sheet Cake

August 3, 2012

Carob is an alternative to chocolate. Use it in powder or chip form for baking and try things you wouldn’t normally be able to eat… like this wonderful Texas Sheet Cake recips that is IC diet friendly!

texas sheet cake

  • 2 sticks (one cup) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons carob powder (Chatfield’s brand is sold at Harvest Health stores in West Michigan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place above ingredients into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil; remove from heat & add:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup pure Greek yogurt (Oikos plain works well)
  • 1 egg

Mix all & pour into greased cookie sheet WITH EDGE.  Place into 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Using the same unwashed saucepan add:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons carob powder

Bring to boil; remove from heat & add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla, 1 cup chopped nuts & 1 pound powdered sugar.  Leave mixture on stove & frost cake with the mixture 15 minutes after the cake comes out of the oven.

*Thank you Marcia for this yummy recipe — she says it’s “Absolutely delicious & worth every calorie!  Enjoy!”