When I’m sad, I make fudge.

Hey friends.

On Wednesday night, something unimaginable happened. My grandma died.

First reaction: cry. In my room. For hours.

Second reaction: be “strong”. Go to class in the morning. Make arrangements to go home for the funeral.

Third reaction: Cry more. Skip second class of the day. Kick my ass at the gym.

Fourth reaction: Go to last class of the day. Make fudge while listening to “Ni**as In Paris” (Kanye and JZ) on repeat.

I’m still sorting it all out in my head, but I’ve tried to focus on my work. The funeral is on Wednesday, so I’m leaving on Tuesday. That’s the first day of finals week. Lol. I have so much work to do. More specifically, 2 10 page papers, a project, and a really hard exam.

When I’m super stressed out, I have the urge to make something. It’s soothes my mind. The result?

Peppermint Bark Fudge

1 can of chocolate frosting

1 and a half cups chocolate chips

1/2ish cup crushed candycane + extra for the top (if you want)

3 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 – 1 tsp peppermint extract

Melt your chocolate chips.

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Mix melty chocolate goodness with frosting goodness.

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Mix in cocoa powder, extract, and candycanes.

Press into a sprayed pan, sprinkle on candycane topping, and let set in the fridge for at least 30 min. I broke mine up and put it in a ziploc container to store.

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This stuff is delicious. Seriously.

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This morning, I went on a five mile run. It felt great. I refueled with mocha oats.. And that recipe will be posted sometime soonish. I gotta get back to studying! Just thought I’d tell you guys where I’d disappeared to.

Chelsea

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7 thoughts on “When I’m sad, I make fudge.

  1. Aww man I’m so sorry to hear about your grandma 😦 I bet she’s watching over you and smiling at that glorious, amazing fudge you made heehee
    Sending you bunches of hugs girl. And good luck studying too! 🙂

  2. Girl, I am so sorry. It’s so hard to lose someone you love. Getting your mind off of it is important – baking and channeling it into killer runs is a great way to do that. Stay strong!

  3. I’m so sorry about your grandma!! I lost my grandfather last spring during final exam week, and I know how ridiculously difficult that is – trying to get through your work and process all those emotions/deal with family at the same time – I’m definitely praying for you!!! I’m glad you’re working things out through running, workouts, and baking though – and this pumpkin bark looks absolutely AMAZING!! I must try it, looks like it’d make a great gift! 😀 Hang in there girlie! ❤

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