When you think of chocolate-covered Oreos, you may not think of the Amish. However, if you were my children, you would.
A few years ago, when I sold my first Amish suspense to Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, I hopped in the car with my young daughters and drove an hour south to the Amish community outside of Buffalo, New York to do some additional research.
While we were there, we happened upon a quaint little candy shop run by the Amish. Inside, an electric mixer was running, the cord threaded through the window to a generator outside. I love the ingenuity of the Amish.
We left the shop with yummy chocolate-covered Oreos. So, now every time we reminisce about our trip to the Conewango Valley of New York, our mouths water at the thought of chocolate-covered Oreos.
If you don’t have a chance to drive down to the Amish candy shop in Leon, New York try this simple recipe:
- Oreos (I used original but you could use any kind.)
- Milk chocolate wafers (I used microwaveable wafers.)
- White chocolate wafers
Put the milk chocolate wafers into a microwaveable-safe dish.
Microwave at 30-second intervals until melted. Stir in between intervals. Use a spoon to dunk cookie.
Scoop out with spoon, then use fork to lift chocolate-covered cookie from spoon to wax paper covered tray.
Melt white chocolate wafers same as above. Pour melted chocolate into sandwich bag. Cut tip of bag and decorate cookies.
Let set. Trim excess chocolate from cookies (or leave it!)
Alison Stone left Buffalo, New York and headed a thousand miles south to earn an industrial engineering degree at Georgia Tech in Hotlanta. (Go Yellow Jackets!) She loved the south, but true love brought her back north.
After the birth of her second child, Alison left corporate America for full-time motherhood. She credits an advertisement for writing children’s books for sparking her interest in writing. She never did complete a children’s book, but did have success writing articles for local publications before finding her true calling: writing romantic suspense.
Alison lives in Western New York with her husband of 20 years and their four children. Besides writing, Alison keeps busy volunteering at her children’s schools, driving her girls to dance, and watching her boys race motocross.
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