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Healthy Carob Walnut Fudge with Sea Salt

When I was twelve years old I had Eddie Vedder wallpapered all over my bedroom. My mom’s teen idol was David Cassidy and my sister’s, Conan O’Brien. I seriously thought I was going to go to Seattle, find Eddie and he was going to fall madly in love with me. When the movie “Singles” was out on VHS I would watch it over and over and rewind the part with him in it. I knew everything about my cute grunger rock star, all of the bands he was ever in and the fact that his last name was not always “Vedder.” I saw MTV storytellers a bazillion times and cried when he got married to his high school sweetheart. Yea, I was a little weirdo …

Obviously I got over him (but not really), and we never met and got married (yet). Actually he’s about as old as my parents so that would be kind of creepy (no it wouldn’t, he’s perfect). They were boycotting ticket master at the height of my obsession (still obsessed), and when they finally did tour again my friends were too into Jay-Z and Biggie to go see them with me. When I was 12 I saw Aerosmith front row and Steve Tyler sung to me personally, no really he did! We went stage-diving at Weezer concerts at the Troc before they were well-known. I even played guitar. We were little hipsters before that was a word.

I am pretty much not cool at all anymore. I realize that. I want to be home by midnight, and I’d pick my PJ’s over going out all night any time.

Pearl Jam and Jay –Z are headlining the Philly “Made In America” concert this weekend and I want no parts of going anywhere near the city, but I think I am dying a little inside at the same time that I won’t be there to see the love of my life, Eddie.

I make up for it by drowning myself in chocolate. Because after you try it you will think I am pretty awesome. Trust me. This is a good one! I even got the husband’s approval on it! That says a lot….

 

Healthy Carob Walnut Fudge with Sea Salt

serves: 2

ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil (solid)
  • 2 Tablespoons carob powder (cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder will work also)
  • 1 Tablespoon 70% cacao chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 TBSP grade-B maple syrup or raw local honey
  • sea salt, just a pinch and a sprinkle for the top
  • a tiny dash of cinnamon

directions:

Place coconut oil in its solid form in a food processor along with the cocoa powder, vanilla and sea salt. Pulse a few times then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until well combined. Line a small (3×3) tupperwear container with wax paper (or use lined muffin tins) and spread the fudge mixture evenly. Sprinkle another pinch of sea salt on top. Place in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. Slice up and enjoy! Must stay in fridge or freezer for storage (it melts easily so eat up!)

 

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I hope you all have a lovely weekend! We are going to see my siblings who are about 5,000 times cooler than I ever was (even though they got it from me ) play Friday night. I am fighting an annoying cold. I never get sick and now I am and I am miserable. I keep debating on whether I should go to hot power yoga tomorrow, or if it will make me dizzy and more miserable?

Try my fudge!

Who was your teen/pre-teen idol?

If you say Eddie Vedder I may have to clock you. Just kidding, but really..he’s mine! (<—says my 12 year old self)

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17 Comments

  • Reply Lisa

    Oh this sounds amazing! I want to try it…..I really need to find a friend here who has a food processor! Maybe I could soften the oil and crush the chocolate chips and not need the processor…hmmm. I need to make something for dessert on monday that “normal” eaters will like—it’s always weird to me when people don’t like “dark chocolate.” So maybe I’ll make two things, this and something else.

    My crush was definitely Kirk Cameron. And Jordan Knight. And later in college it was Heath Ledger. Then I grew up. Ha.

    🙂

    August 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    • Reply laury

      I had a button the size of my torso of Joey McIntire…hahahaa…NKOTB! That was more like 3rd grade though I think.

      I hope your people like the fudge!!! Mike is not a “dark chocolate person” either. I don’t get it. But he liked this! He always complains my stuff is “too dark” for him, but the fudge got no complaints!

      August 31, 2012 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Yaara

    Oooo–girl that fudge looks amazing! I’ve been soo obsessed with cocoa powder lately. It’s all I’m craving. I also love “Singles.” But I have to say I think I like “Reality Bites” better–which is kinda similar. My teen idol? OK–When I was a kid–like 8-10 years old–Fred Savage from “The Wonder Years”–obsessed. Later–in my teen years–Leo Dicaprio and Ethan Hawke. I used to watch the Baz Luhrmann MTV version of “Romeo and Juliet” over and over again just to watch him–and of course I’d imagine it was me he was kissing rather than Claire Danes–lol 🙂

    August 31, 2012 at 12:04 am
    • Reply laury

      It is!!

      Hah My husband LOVEd The WOnder Years. Me too…but he was obsessed. I think he had a crush on Fred Savage too 😉

      And I LOVED that Romeo and Juliet! I would watch that a lot too! Leo was a cutie in that! Now he looks really young there but when I was in high school…what a hottie 😉

      August 31, 2012 at 8:05 am
  • Reply jen

    i LOVE this post! so funny! i dont remember having just one, i guess i wasnt as dedicated as you. i seem to remember cutting out pictures of jonathan taylor thomas, scott wolf, of COURSE leonardo dicaprio, but then they all took the back burner bc i discovered… the backstreet boys, specifically aj mclean, and that forever changed me, haha. and i still MIGHT be listening to their cds, and following them on facebook.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:39 am
    • Reply laury

      hahah yes I was pretty dedicated. I had others too but nothing like Eddie! I think Leo held spaces where I didn’t have an Eddie picture! And my sister was OBSESSED with AJ before she found Conan hahah

      August 31, 2012 at 8:06 am
      • Reply jen

        o’brien? hahahahaha

        August 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm
        • Reply laury

          Yup! Hahaha

          September 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    This sounds awesome! I am totally a chocoholic so I will definitely have to try this! My teen idol was totally Nsync and Britney Spears!

    August 31, 2012 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Tess

    You were with the rest of the girls when you had an obsession and a huge crush on someone! I don’t think I have had anyone when I was younger… maybe Brian from Backstreet Boys! And he still is my secret crush to this day!

    thanks for sharing the recipe! I love finding new ways to still love chocolate and not have to feel bad about it after!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply The Delicate Place (@misathemeb)

    i loved pearl jam too! my crush was gavin rossdale of bush…holy crap i STILL have pretty much every lyric on razorblade suitcase memorized. i was obsessed.

    loved no doubt too so i was super happy they got married haha 🙂

    September 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply amy

    Loved this fudge! Me and my fiancée loved it!! So.quick and amazing, will definitely make it again…and again… love seeing vegan recipes on your blog! 🙂

    September 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks, Amy!!! Yey! That makes me so happy! I love creating vegan recipes too 🙂 Glad you guys enjoyed, thanks for letting me know!

      September 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    You’ll always be cool Laury! Not that this geek is one to judge, but I think you are always setting trends 🙂

    This is my kind of fudge!

    September 2, 2012 at 11:35 am
    • Reply laury

      hahaah oh thanks!

      September 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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