A Very Long Tail...



We're all looking for something tasty to eat these days.


...and since I've eaten this for lunch every day this week...
I thought it was time for something new and hopefully tasty.
Antioxidant Fudge!
I know, it sounds bad already.



But what is really bad is not this coconut oil mixed with almond butter.
It's what happened last night when I went to toss the onion peels in the compost bin 
outside the dining room door.


What is really bad is not the added cocoa powder, vanilla, agave and sea salt.
Its the giant rat that threw the onion peels back at me when they landed on his head in my compost bin.


These toasted almonds were bloody fabulous compared that same rat charging at me and 
running straight in to my house.
He was huge.  It could have been a cat.
I was of course on top of the dining room table clinging to the chandelier screaming.


Spreading this fudge out and tossing it in the freezer for an hour was a breeze compared to my husband chasing the rat around the dining room with a spatula.  
Seriously - was he going to flip him over!


The rat was forced back out the door and after a day of sanitizing my home, I ate antioxidant fudge.


Peep is still looking for her fix.

The Fudge is actually really good.  Very very rich, so you may want to half this batch.
It's from Super Foods Cookbook:

Raw Chocolate Almond Fudge
1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1 cup cocoa powder - the best you can buy!
3/4 cup agave - it called for 1 cup, but this was plenty sweet enough
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon - I left this out but a pinch of cayenne might be fabulous!
1/2 cup almonds - I roasted my slightly so they would be crunchy

Mix is all together till very smooth, add your nuts and scrape in to a glass casserole dish.
It will form any shape you want as it's thick.  I made it about 3/4 inch thick.
Place in the freezer for 2 hours, then remove, cut and place in a container in the fridge.
It says for one week in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.

10 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

Oh, ugh and eeeek and argh! And yuck and screech. How horrible for you! The fudge looks great though.
Will the compost still be okay to use on the garden??

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Definitely a moment for fudge!!! Ewwww!

mimi charmante said...

My current facebook status includes something about setting rat traps in the crawl space tonight- my skin crawls thinking about them... ish! However, if I had some of that fudge to get me through, I might just be okay..

mimi charmante said...

My current facebook status includes something about setting rat traps in the crawl space tonight- my skin crawls thinking about them... ish! However, if I had some of that fudge to get me through, I might just be okay..

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Peep is such a pretty hen!
Nasty rat!! At least he did better than the mouse I just read about!!
A West Point cadet caught a mouse that had kept him awake the last couple of nights. He thought he was doing a good deed - instead of killing the mouse in a trap- he caught it and took it outside to be free. No sooner as he released it - the mouse went scampering off and a hawk swooped down and grabbed the mouse! The circle of life :-}}

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Heather I'm laying out on my sofa "giggling, and "laughing"...though I'm sure it was no laughing matter to you but the imagines I have in my head of you, rat charging after you as you run into the house...is too funny! Now for the rest...well it's all beautiful but that's what we come to expect from you!

:)Rita

Razmataz said...

I would have been on the table too. It is funny in this age of equal rights how women revert back to rat catching being a man's job.

Melissa Marie Head said...

Oh my gosh I am dying - eeeewwwwww! But that fudge looks amazing.

Lori E said...

Ewwww. They are very fond of bird seed. I had placed my broken bird feeder on top of my compost pile one day intending to get it later. When my husband went over to pick it up to bring it in he almost had a heart attack. There were 2 rats inside it. Kinda funny because it wasn't me...mean aren't I.

Karen Bates said...

OMGosh I would have freaked! Nasty and so dirty! Ugh. I am glad you had the fabulous fudge to calm your frazzled nerves!