February 17th, 2005

carob CHIPS

I've searched the index, and there's really nothing there to help me.
I have a bag of carob chips sitting around, where they've been for several months. I just don't like carob that much, but my grrlfriend hates choco and loooooooooves carob (ew :) )
She's been out of town for a week and is coming back tomorrow or the next day, and i thought it would be sweet of me to surprise her by cooking something with the carob chips.

any suggestions?

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