Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

by Mary & Christina on December 25, 2011 · 5 comments

I hope that you all had a nice and relaxing Christmas/holiday with your family!!   On Christmas Eve, Mary’s boyfriend’s (Todd) family came over for dinner. We all had a really nice night.  Todd’s Father brought a delicious antipasta spread, Mary made homemade bread (yumm), my mom made fresh pasta with lobster, shrimp, and crab in red sauce (yes, please!!!) and  I made Chocolate PB truffles, biscotti, and chocolate chip cookies.  We all had a really nice time together…very relaxing!

On Christmas morning Danielle came over and we opened presents and had breakfast. I felt bad that Danielle couldnt be here for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner– she had to work in the hospital.  It was nice that she could be here on Christmas morning, though!  After breakfast we went on a run. It felt good to be outside and felt great to workout– I have lost a lot of endurance, though :(  And to imagine..just a month ago I was running the Philadelphia Marathon…go figure! haha

For Christmas dinner my family went to visit my Mommom in the nursing home.  We had 17 people at the nursing home!  My Mom prepared food at home and brought it over and we had dinner together in a room they had for us.  It was a really nice night and I wouldnt have wanted to spend Christmas any other way.  It was so nice to be all together as a family.  It really makes me so sad to see my Mommom so unhappy/ in pain and to see the sadness on my Poppop’s face. It truly breaks my heart.

These truffles are part of what I made for dessert on Christmas Eve.  When I saw this recipe for Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles on How Sweet Eats, I knew this recipe had to be MINE…ALLLLL MINE!!  Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is a WIN in my book.  It’s the perfect combination, isnt it?    Make these. They are GOOD, REALY good. and guess what? they are super easy to make, too!  DO IT.

 

 This is Mary helping to prepare Christmas Eve dinner…killing God’s innocent, delicious lobster creatures.

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1 Elizabeth December 26, 2011 at 9:15 am

I’m so glad to hear that your family had a nice get together – so sorry to hear that your mommom is in pain! It sounds like you all had a good time with incredible food (that poor lobster – I bet he tasted good, though).

Anything chocolate and peanut butter is a definite win. My boyfriend’s grandfather is celebrating his 80th birthday this weekend. I may take these truffles to share because I’m meeting most of his extended family at the party, and I need to make a good impression, right? ;) Haha.

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2 Mary & Christina December 27, 2011 at 8:06 am

nice to hear from you, elizabeth! thank you for your sweet words about my mommom :) I hope you and your family had a nice christmas together as well!

and YES these truffles will definitely make a good impression on your boyfriend’s family!! those biscotti in the post below this one would too! haha do it! good luck meeting them…i am sure they will LOVE you!

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3 Madeleine December 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Hello to both of you! I’ve been a silent follower of your blog for a few weeks now, and am wondering if you have any workout regiment tips for a (very) new runner. I’ve never been very athletically inclined, but just over the past month or so I started working out 3+ times per week doing 40 minutes of cardio (mostly power walking with a few minutes of jogging interspersed) and light strength training. My problem is that I fail to see noticable improvements in my cardiovascular endurance so I generally stick with my same routine. Any advice? :)

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4 Mary & Christina December 29, 2011 at 8:03 am

Hi Madeleine!! Glad you decide to show your face haha ;) That is great that you have started to run!! Since you said you have never been atheletically inclinded and youre brand new to running, it is really really important to increase mileage (and actually any workout you do) – very slowly…its very easy to hurt yourself…esp in running. aim for about a 10% increase/week. Do you do yoga at all? maybe try buying a tape or go to a class by your home? yoga is a great supplement to running- gives you a nice core and keeps you flexible… i need to listen to my own advice on that one! I have fallen off the ball on that one– it really is great for you though– I need to start doign it more myself!!! This guy- Jeff galloway- is known for his walk-run plans…maybe sign up for a local 5k and train using his method? here is the link http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/5k.html It seems what you are doing right now is good! I know you are frustrated but change doesnt happen over night! Stick with it and you will see a difference and will see improvement! I promise. Folllowing a plan like that may help. or just following the increase by 10% plan I talked about could help too. Pshing yourself to run just a little longer than you did the previous day will help you build. Also you want to make sure you do not burn yourself from running too much- get in some cross training- biking, elliptical, stair stepper etc to shake things up and improve your running ability. sidenote: do you belong to the gym? some spinning classes/other aeorbic classes would be a good idea and that is great you you are lifting- just make sure that you have the right form on things- i know you said you were never athletically inclined so i am not sure if that means you have never lifted before either? maybe try going to an aeorbic class to get some pointers or search the internet for correct form or buy a DVD or book to go from? I know all of my advice is pretty general stuff- but i hope it helped a little bit at least? if you have any other specific questions dont hesitate to ask! thanks for reading madeleine ;) hope you had a nice holiday!

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5 Madeleine January 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

Thanks for this! Very helpful. :) Keep on blogging!

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