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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chocolate Nut Bark -Guest Author Stacy Juba


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 welcome back special guest Stacy Juba, author of  a romantic suspense mystery titled Twenty-Five Years Ago Today. She's here to share a recipe with chocolate in it! Enough said. Take it away, Stacy!

CHOCOLATE NUT BARK

I love this recipe because it is super easy, looks impressive, and best of all, because it contains chocolate and nuts, two of my favorite ingredients!  The heroines of my mystery/romantic suspense novels, aspiring reporter Kris Langley from Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and personal trainer Cassidy Novak from Sink or Swim, would love this nut bark also as like their creator, they adore chocolate. 

And when I say it's easy, I'm not kidding. The recipe has just three ingredients. It's a great dessert to prepare for a holiday or a family gathering if you don't have a lot of time, but want to make something tasty. 

You'll need: 
Wax paper
12 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sliced or chopped almonds

Lay wax paper on a cookie sheet. Also loosely cover a bowl with wax paper and melt chocolate chips in microwave for about 2 minutes and 15 seconds. (Check it in 1 and a half minutes as the timing can vary by microwave.) When done, the chips will still be slightly in their form, but when you stir them, they will become creamy.

Add nuts separately then stir again until the nuts are mixed into the chocolate. Clump the mixture onto wax paper on cookie sheet and flatten with rubber spatula. You want it to be fairly thin.

Refrigerate 1-2 hours. Pull chocolate away from the wax paper. Break into pieces and keep in a plastic bag or container in the refrigerator. 

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today
by Stacy Juba
Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself. A unique blend of literary mystery, cozy mystery, and romantic suspense. Get in on the secret - join thousands of readers in discovering who killed Diana Ferguson.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Twenty-Five-Years-Ago-Today-ebook/dp/B003U4WVKA/ref
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/twenty-five-years-ago-today-stacy-juba/1017979048?ean=2940011980930
Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_3?asin=B00B8VUQM2&qid=1359725371&sr=1-3

About the Author
Stacy Juba loves to write stories about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. Her goals are to entertain readers of all ages as well as inspire them. She has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers. Stacy has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag. She has had a book ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Browse her website www.stacyjuba.com for more information on her mystery, romance, and contemporary fiction books for adults, teens, and children, guest author features and resources on how to build your own “character,” and for her book/product reviews and advocacy relating to Type 1 Diabetes.

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2 comments:

  1. Yum...thank you for coming by today to share this recipe!

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  2. Thanks for having me! I love super easy recipes!

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