No, carob does not have caffeine in it and it is naturally sweet, low in fat, and high in calcium.
I give DD carob chips for a snack sometimes. I like to rotate her snacks a bit.
Here's the carob brownie recipe I use from Cynthia Lair's book: "Feeding the Whole Family":
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup carob powder, sifted
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs, separated
2/3 cup concentrated fruit sweetener or maple syrup
1/3 cup cold-pressed vegetable oil, or melted, unsalted butter
1 tablespoon Cafix disolved in 1/4 cup hot water (a coffee substitute made from grains, figs and other natural ingredients - may substitute any coffee substitute available in your grocery/health food store)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, carob, salt and nuts; set aside.
Separate eggs into two bowls. Beat yolks with a whisk. Add sweetener, oil, Cafix in water and vanilla to bowl with yolks; mix well.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold whites into brownie mixture.
Pour into lightly oiled 8-by-8-inch pan. Bake 30-40 minutes.