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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sweet Victory Candies -Guest Author Angela Kay Austin


It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious! Today I'm happy to have special guest Angela Kay Austin, author of Sweet Victory and the Sweet Victory Companion Cookbook. She's here to share her recipe for a delicious chocolate, coconut treat . Take it away!



SWEET VICTORY

Growing up in the south, a lot of things take place in the kitchen, or around a dining room table.  Food often was the center of many happy moments, and sad ones.

One thing never failed to make me a little happier as a kid, and that was when my mother made the little lovelies below.  To this day, she still makes them this way.  I’m sure there are easier ways to melt chocolate, and make it stick to coconut, but hey…why change something delicious.

Whenever we made these, our fingerprints would be all over the chocolate from rolling and dipping the balls of nuts and coconut.  I always thought it was pretty. Kind of like the candies you buy in a box with the cute little lines striped across them.

When I wrote the book Sweet Victory, I thought how fitting to use these candies for a moment between my heroine and her grandmother.  It was a part of my childhood that I loved that I loaned to Victoria.
Enjoy!

Sweet Victory
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 10-12

Ingredients

 1 box confection sugar
 ½ tsp. vanilla
 ¾ stick margarine
 ½ can condensed sweet milk
 ½ chopped pecans (or as much as you like J )
 16 oz fresh chopped coconut
 8 oz pkg. chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
 ¼ stick paraffin

Directions

Mix confection sugar, vanilla, margarine, condensed sweet milk, pecans, and coconut together.
After mixed, make into balls. Set on wax paper. Melt chocolate and paraffin together.  (The paraffin will stop them from melting too fast.)  Dip balls into melted chocolate/wax mixture. Return to wax paper. After all have been coated in chocolate, sit candied covered balls in refrigerator until firm.
Eat cold or hot.  (I prefer them a little room temperature.)

Sweet Victory
by Angela Kay Austin

For her employees, Victoria James quits her job to save theirs.  That decision loses her the man she thought she loved.  And sends her back to Memphis, TN with everything she owns to face a neglected and forgotten relationship with her grandfather.

Everything she has is stolen. Chad Kirkpatrick, her childhood love, the first man to break her heart, now a police officer, comes to her aide. 

Can she move forward, and put her past behind her?  Will Chad forgive her?


 About the Author
Angela Kay Austin has always expressed herself through words.  An infatuation with music and theater led to years playing music and extra roles in TV shows before giving way to a degree and career in radio and TV production.  After completing a second degree in marketing, Angela found herself combining her love for communications and marketing and worked in advertising and promotions for many years.  But, writing called again, which led to her first published work, which hit the best seller list for her publisher and All Romance Ebooks.

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