Today I have a special treat for you--a double recipe! I finished The Hourglass Door Trilogy by Lisa Mangum and I can't resist assigning a (easy to make) chocolate treat to each of the books.
So, along with the recipe for the first book in the series, I give you a trio of fine chocolates to accompany a fine trilogy!
The Hourglass Door-Time Stopping Chocolate Truffles
The Golden Spiral-Golden Chocolate Nuggets
The Forgotten Locket-Thousand Year Fudge
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup graham crackers, finely crushed
8 oz powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 12 oz bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix peanut butter, cracker crumb, powdered sugar and butter. Form into one inch balls and flatten into patties. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Pour a small amount of chocolate into the bottom of a mini candy cup. Place peanut butter patty inside the cup and top with chocolate. Allow to cool on the counter. Makes 4 dozen.
Thousand Year Fudge
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter (not margarine)
10 oz chocolate bars, broken in chunks
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
13 oz jar marshmallow creme
Cook milk, sugar and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly for five minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate bar, chocolate chips, and marshmallow creme. Stir until smooth. Pour into a prepared cookie sheet. Makes 4 dozen small pieces.