Rose Allen McCauley – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 2

Shannon here: Contemporary Romance author, Rose Allen McCauley shares a recipe for No Bake Crumble plus a chance to win an e-book copy of her latest release, Christmas Grace. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Dec 13th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Rose:

Rose McCauleyChristmas Grace by Rose McCauley

Recipe for No-bake Crumble

2 c. almond flour
1 ½ cups oats
½ t. salt
1/4 c. coconut oil (melted)
12 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped

25-30 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
½ c. water

Topping: 1 c. chopped walnuts and ½ cup slivered almonds and 1 c. shredded coconut (can tint half the coconut red and half green for Christmas Crumble)

1. Grease a cookie sheet (around 10.5 in. x 15). In the food processor or blender, blend almond flour, oats and salt until the mixture crumbles. Add dates and process again until a crumbly mixture forms. Add the melted coconut oil and process until sticky. Remove mixture from blender. Save ¾ c. mixture for topping, and press the remainder of the mixture firmly onto the cookie sheet.

2. Process the 25-30 dates with water until paste forms, scraping sides often. Spread all the date mixture onto the crust with a wet spatula.

3. Sprinkle the saved ¾ c. mixture and press down, then sprinkle walnuts and press down. Sprinkle slivered almonds and shredded coconut and press down.

4. Refrigerate for several hours until firm, then cut into squares. Keep in refrigerator until eaten or can be frozen to save.

About Rose: Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. This is her second Christmas novella. Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over four decades, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to five lovely, lively kids! You can reach her through her website and blog at or on twitter @RoseAMcCauley and FB at

About the book – Christmas Grace, book 3 in the Smoky Mountain Christmas Collection:

Grace Buchanan and Chris Fisher were best friends for sixteen years…until he fell in love with her other best friend, Terrie. Chris and Terrie married after high school, then she died three years ago.

A renewed friendship soon awakens stronger feelings in Grace and Chris. Can they both let go of the past long enough to claim the future God has for them?

Books are available online at in kindle now and soon in paperback.

Question: What is your favorite no bake dessert?

Come back Dec 5th for more from Rose!

6 Responses to “Rose Allen McCauley – Recipe for Romance – Part 1 of 2”

  • thanks so much for inviting me to your blog for a repeat visit Shannon. I hope we’ll get many new no bake recipes! Merry Christmas, everyone!

  • Shelia Hall says:

    My favorite would be fudge

  • Thanks for commenting, /Shelia. If we’re talking fudge, it would be a toss-up between peanut butter or chocolate or even better–a layer of each! LOL

  • Shirley Strait says:

    Thank you both for the interview and the giveaway.
    My favorite no bake recipe is a chocolate oatmeal cookie with peanut butter in it.

  • Rose, thanks so much for being here. I had a scheduling snafu and Rose filled in on really short notice for me.

    Shirley, mine too. My husband makes the chocolate oatmeal peanut butter drop cookies. They’re awesome. Mine always turn out too hard or a puddle. But his come out perfect every time.

  • stvannatter says:

    I have a winner! Shirley Strait won the drawing. I appreciate Rose for being my guest – especially on such short notice. And I thank everyone else for stopping by.

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