Welcome to another Season of Love author, Stacy Hoff!
In honor of my short story, Love Delights, appearing in the newly released romance box set, Season of Love, I whipped up this chocolate treat. I was in the mood to create a brand new dessert since my story is all about the hero and the heroine (ex-lovers) having to compete for a winning ad campaign for a gourmet chocolatier. I actually grew the mini-strawberries surrounding the chocolate marble. How does it all look?
Chocolate marbles are my take on the type of desserts that would be made by the Love Delights chocolate company. My marbles, though, are much simpler than the succulent, decadent, bonbons I envisioned for my story. Still, the real-life versions are tasty and take less than two minutes to make. Just melt some chocolate chips on a very low flame. When the chocolate is warm and tacky in texture, add a small dash of vanilla, and then ball up the mixture in your hands. Viola! Their fudgy-goodness is ready immediately. Add anything on top of them, from confectioners sugar to colorful sugar crystals. You can pair your marbles" with fruit or ice-cream (especially when the chocolate marbles are still warm). Yum!
Short story in the romance box set Season of Love by Stacy Hoff
Two co-workers and former lovers vie for the same job promotion in their NYC advertising agency. The agency's next Creative Director will be the one who pitches the better ad campaign to a major potential client, Love Delights, a gourmet chocolatier. Too bad they both need more time, and each others' help, to come up with the perfect pitch.
Can they win over the client? And each other? Because this Valentines Day, the agency's finances and their hearts are on the line.
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