Hawaii News Now Sunrise Host Steve Uyehara with Part Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley

Party Girl diet™ author Aprilanne Hurley shares a special note of thanks to Hawaii News Now Sunrise & Host Steve Uyehara for a fun morning on the set.

Hawaii News Now Sunrise co-host Steve Uyehara was first to taste Party Girl Diet’s Skinny Fudge with an Aloha Diet Mac-Nut twist.

One of Party Girl Diet author Aprilanne Hurley’s first Hawaiian TV News appearances was on KGMB – KHNL’s Hawaii New Now Sunrise - “Hawaii’s #1 Morning News Show,” where Hurley had the pleasure of meeting Sunrise Co-Host Steve Uyehara.  Hurley prepared a fun, healthy array of Hawaiian inspired Party Girl Diet™ food and drink ideas for the Uyehara and the Sunrise audience, including the Party Girl Diet’s famous No-Bake “Skinny Fudge,” which was made with a simple and delicious Hawaiian twist:  Adding roasted Hawaiian Macadamia nuts.

Hurley notes, “I am always looking to incorporate ‘local flavor’ and fresh, easy to access ingredients into the Party Girl Diet recipes I feature on my media tours.  For Hawaii New Now Sunrise, I thought it would be fun (and so ono) to whip up a batch of the Party Girl Diet’s famous ‘Skinny Fudge,’ replacing the walnuts with rich, buttery tasting, roasted Hawaiian Macadamia nuts.  It was at that delicious moment in time – the Aloha Diet’s “Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge” recipe was born.

Hurley’s Hawaii News Now Sunrise appearance was the first of close to a dozen live Hawaii TV News appearances for the Party Girl Diet author over the next few years.  It was during these fun years of including fresh, local Hawaiian ingredients in her recipes for her Hawaii Island audiences that Hurley realized how super healthy and delicious (ono) Hawaii’s indigenous and local foods are, which leads us to the story of…

How Hurley’s upcoming book:  The Party Girl’s Aloha Diet was born…

Party Girl Diet author Aprilanne Hurley marks her mark on Hawaii's "Forbidden Island of Niihau" on the Party Girls'Aloha Diet Discovery Tour.

Party Girl Diet author Aprilanne Hurley makes her mark on Niihau – Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” on the Party Girl’s Aloha Diet Discovery Tour.

Fast forward to 2015.  To learn all she could about the Hawaiian people, foods, cultures, traditions and healthy lifestyles that garner Hawaii the title of the “U.S.A’s Healthiest State,” Hurley successfully completed her mission to visit all of the 7 inhabitable Hawaiian Islands to include:

  • Niihau – Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island”
  • Lanai, “Hawaii’s “Private Isle”
  • Molokai – “Hawaii’s “Most Hawaiian Island”
  • Maui – “The Valley Island”
  • Oahu – “The Gathering Place”
  • Kauai -”The Garden Isle”
  • Hawaii – “The Big Island”

While extensive travel features are in the works for all of the Hawaiian Islands Hurley visited, it was the remote island of Molokai, one of Hawaii’s least visited islands that became the grand finale Hawaiian Island visited on Hurley’s Party Girl’s ‘Aloha Diet’ Discovery Tour.

Aloha Diet author Aprilanne Hurley soars over Molokai after Party Girl Diet's Discovery Tour on land

Party Girl Diet™ author Aprilanne Hurley gets a rare look at Molokai – Hawaii’s “Most Hawaiian Island” on the Party Girl’s Aloha Diet Discovery Tour.

In addition to touring Molokai’s vast beauty, and rich spiritual history, including Father Damien’s saintly mission to help the lepers (more on this to come), Hurley learned the traditional Macadamia nut harvesting and roasting methods that have earned Hawaii the distinction of producing the most delicious Macadamia nuts in the world.

In addition to their amazingly rich taste and toasty texture, Macadamia nuts are considered the healthiest nut in the world.

You can read Party Girl Diet™ author Aprilanne Hurley’s report on the amazing health benefits of Macadamia nuts on Examiner here.

Ready to experience the Aloha Diet’s Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge?  Get a sneak peek at the soon to be released “Aloha Die”t book’s  Super Ono Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge Recipe below:

Party-Girl's Aloha Diet So Ono Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge

Aloha Diet’ “So Ono Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge” is a rich, sweet treat kissed by the golden buttery flavor and distinctive crunch of Hawaiian Macadamia nuts.

Aloha Diet Super Ono Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge Recipe:

Prep Time:  10 Minutes.  Makes about 2 pounds of fudge (28 servings)


  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand, or other brand variety of Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Hawaiian Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • Dash of salt
  • 1  ½ teaspoons real vanilla bean extract
  • 1/2 cup mini-marshmellows (Optional to make Rocky Road style fudge)

To make Aloha Diet’s No-Bake So Ono “Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge:”

  1. Line an 8 X 8 baking tin with wax paper or cling wrap.  his is an important step as the fudge will stick to the sides and bottom of the pan and will not come out smoothly without a fight otherwise.
  2. Combine chocolate chips, fat free sweetened condensed milk, and salt in a heavy saucepan, and cook over low heat until chips are completely melted, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and half of the Macadamia nuts, and optional mini-marshmallows.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining half of the Macadamia nuts evenly on bottom of lined pan.  (These nuts will become the top of the fudge when finished).
  5. Spread the melted chocolate mixture evenly over Macadamia nuts in wax paper lined 8 or 9- inch square pan.
  6. You can also use saran wrap’s “cling” wrap, which is what we used to make the fudge in the photo to the right.
  7. Chill 2 hours or until firm,
  8. Turn fudge pan upside down onto cutting board, and peel off the wax paper.  Cut into squares, and arrange on a party dish, or in a gift box for giving.  Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

You can have all of the ingredients to make this fudge recipe in at all times so you can whip up a batch of delicious Aloha Diet Mac-Nut-Skinny Fudge to bring along to those last minute party invites as a yummy hostess gift everyone will love.

Party Girl Diet™ Entertaining Tip:  Craft stores sell plain white candy boxes that can be personalized with a special sticker or fancy ribbon, which will add an elegant touch to your gift for giving.

You can also make this fudge recipe in the microwave, yet be sure to use a *glass bowl, not plastic and only heat to melt chips a few minutes at a time, stirring after each time, to be sure you do not burn the mixture.

*For health reasons – you should never cook with plastic containers in the microwave.

The Party Girl’s Aloha Diet™ Mac-Nut Skinny Fudge – while lower in fat and containing dark chocolate that offers health benefits from the flavonols, does contain fat and sugar and should be considered a “treat” in a healthy diet plan.

In general, it is a good practice to substitute lower fat, fat free, and natural sugar free options for the full fat and high sugar ingredients in your recipes, which will help cut down your consumption of fat, sugar, and in some cases calories as well, which will allow you to enjoy more of the foods you love with less of the guilt! Aprilanne

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Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley's media credits include live appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX networks.

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Aprilanne Hurley SFN, CLFC  is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, author of The Party Girl Diet, and the series creator and host of  California Living® - California’s original lifestyle TV magazine format show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living.  Hurley’s Party Girl Diet book series offers people who want to enjoy their life and the foods they eat a variety of healthy, sustainable lifestyle plans that lets you “Keep the Party Going” While You Lose the Weight.”

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