Monday, February 14, 2022

Chocolate Fudge from @TinaKashian1 #Valentine’s Day

Hello from TINA KASHIAN! I’m a chocoholic. I crave a piece of chocolate every day. It helps give me the boost when I write at night after the day job. I prefer dark chocolate, but I’m not picky when all we have is milk chocolate in the house. My husband, John, has learned to never eat the last square of chocolate without replenishing it for me. Here’s a simple recipe for dark chocolate fudge for Valentine’s Day. I made it a little special with a heart-shaped mold and heart sprinkles. I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy valentine’s Day! xoxo


3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk

Dash of salt

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Heart Shaped Sprinkles (optional)

Chopped walnuts (optional but I don't use them here)


In a medium bowl, combine chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and salt.

Microwave for 1 ½ minutes. Mix. If chips are not melted, then return to the microwave for 30-second increments until the chips are melted. Mix until smooth. Add vanilla. Mix again.

Spread evenly in an 8- or 9-inch pan lined with wax paper. The wax paper makes it much easier to remove the fudge later. You can also get fancy with a heart shaped silicone mold. Chill for two hours.


 Remove from pan by lifting the edges of the wax paper. Cut into squares and enjoy!


John and are I are staying home and ordering out to celebrate the day. What are your plans for Valentine's Day this year?

JUST RELEASED! Our Murder in the Mountains anthology features eight other fabulous mystery authors, and my story is A KILLER POCONO HIKE. The book follows my Kebab Kitchen characters, Lucy Berberian and Katie Watson. Lucy needs a break from the stress of wedding planning with Kebab Kitchen’s head chef. So the two girlfriends take a weekend getaway to the Pocono Mountains, but murder follows them…



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 Lucy Berberian is busy preparing her family’s Mediterranean restaurant for Easter on the Jersey Shore—but a batch of sweets is to die for . . .

Bikers are thundering into the seaside town of Ocean Crest for the annual Bikers on the Beach gathering that raises funds for injured veterans. It’s a big boost for the Kebab Kitchen, as well as for local businesses like Melanie Haven’s candy shop. But Melanie is about to find herself in a sticky situation.
When Melanie and Lucy attend a beach bonfire, a local landlord is found dead after apparently choking on a piece of salt water taffy. Melanie, who was known to have a contentious relationship with the victim, is quickly skewered as the prime suspect. But Lucy is determined to prove her friend’s innocence before the real killer coasts free . . .
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Tina Kashian is an attorney and a former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. Tina spent her childhood summers at the Jersey shore building sandcastles, boogie boarding, and riding the boardwalk Ferris wheel. She also grew up in the restaurant business, as her Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. Tina still lives in New Jersey with her supportive husband and two daughters.

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  1. Impressively simple to make fudge!

    1. Hi Libby, easy and not many ingredients involved. It's a good recipe to make with kids.