Love and Chocolate — A Gift from Alice Orr

Back in the 1950s, there was a clichéd image of housewives who read romance novels while indulging in bon bons. And why not? The truth is that clichés become clichés because lots of people like them. Love and chocolate — Two of the most wonderful things in this world. What’s not to like? Today, romance author, Alice Orr, has a special gift for you. To celebrate the release of her new romance novel, A Year of Summer Shadows, Alice is sharing her special recipe for chocolate truffles, which she assures us are to die for. So, you can make yourself a batch of these delicioius truffles and settle in with your copy of A Year of Summer Shadows. Just remember to set the truffles aside when the romance heats up!

I hope you enjoy Alice Orr’s sweet and special gift to you.   MMMmmmm!!!

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Is there anything as sexy as chocolate? Don’t be thinking dirty now. I’m talking about sexy treats. I said don’t be thinking dirty.

I fell in love with these Chocolate Truffles years ago. So I immediately modified the recipe and made it my own. Now I pass it on so you can make it yours.

Warnings: You’ll have to lick your fingers lots while making these. If you make them in the warm weather — refrigerate until serving. They won’t stay around long once you’ve made them. That’s why I don’t have a photo of them. By the time I got the camera shoot set up there was too big a dent in the pile to be photogenic.

Enjoy. Share them with your partner. Then you can lick his/her fingers too. Meanwhile feel free to die by chocolate. What way to go.

Chocolate Truffles to Die For

Ingredients. For up to 72 truffles depending on how big you make them.
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips — That’s two 12-ounce packages.
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract — Rum or orange-flavored extracts work well also.
Cocoa — This is the traditional coating. Feel free to employ alternatives.

Melt chips and milk in nonstick pan over low heat stirring pretty much constantly till smooth.
Stir in vanilla or other flavor extract of your choice.
Chill till easy to handle. An hour or two should do the trick.
Shape into one-inch balls or larger if you prefer. I use a melon baller for this part.
Roll balls in cocoa or whatever other tasty treat stuff you like.
Store in air tight container.
You can present these in small muffin cups — or not. They’ll disappear fast either way.

If you get started now you can have these ready by sundown. Try not to eat too many during prep. You do have other folks dying to die for chocolate after all.


A moon-lit forest in shades of blue behind the title in blue letters

A YEAR OF SUMMER SHADOWS — Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series Book #2 — is available at This is my 13th novel and I’m dying for your to read it.
Alice Orr —

Photo of author, head and shoulders, in black jacket and blond hair.

About Alice Orr

Alice Orr loves to write. Especially Romantic Suspense novels of danger and romance. She’s well known as a workshop leader, book editor and former literary agent. Now she lives her dream of writing full-time, especially romantic suspense. Alice has published thirteen novels, two novellas and a memoir so far. About her novels, Amazon says, "Alice Orr turns up the heat." Alice also presents workshops on writing for publication and/or pleasure. Most of all, Alice wants to hear from readers. Email her at Or go to her website Alice has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and lives with her husband Jonathan in New York City.