Peanut Butter Truffles

I’ve never come across a more addicting recipe than the one I’m about to share with you. My friend, Hannah, brought these to us after Oliver was born and I won’t even tell you how quickly they disappeared. Thankfully (or maybe not) she gladly shared the recipe and I’ve made them too many times to count since then. I like to keep them in the fridge and grab one or two when I just need something sweet. Sometimes that’s at 2 a.m. but who’s judging?

These truffles are so easy to make and I bet you have all of the ingredients already in your kitchen…that’s what makes them so dangerous. With a smooth and creamy peanut butter center and a rich chocolate coating, they taste like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, or even better, in my opinion. Hannah agreed to let me pass the recipe on to you so here you go!

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Peanut Butter Truffles

yields about 24 truffles

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.

Combine the butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave and stir until smooth. Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate to coat. Return to the cookie sheet and chill in the fridge until the chocolate is set, about one hour.

Source: my friend Hannah, but similar here

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Life Lately

And just like that, Oliver is a month old!

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We are kind of settling in now and getting on some sort of schedule…as much of a schedule that a newborn will allow, anyway! We have a little lull in between visitors now; one of my sisters came for a few days, my mom just left after coming out for a week, and another sister will be coming at the

end of the month. It has been so good to have family here but I sure get homesick when they leave!

I’ll probably write a little more about his birth at some point but for now, here’s a little snapshot of our life lately.

Alternate View

WANTING | this light fixture from Pottery Barn for our dining room

NEEDING | organization, desperately

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LOVING | these drawings that my friend Kristina made for our living room

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READING | the rules for Candy Land (I’m pretty sure Matilda has been cheating), articles on baby sleep habits

EATING | too many sweets, my mom’s homemade granola with dried apricots, walnuts, pecans, and almonds

DRINKING | coffee again!!! Extra strong with a shot of espresso, please.

COOKING | does toasting an Eggo count?? I hope so.

WEARING | these nursing tanks from Target (love them), Oliver in a wrap

FEELING | hungry. All. The. Time.

LISTENING | to lullabies and baby snores

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WATCHING | Matilda grow up before my eyes. Having a newborn in the house makes me realize that she’s not a baby anymore…and now I have a lump in my throat.

LEARNING | how to be a mother to two children, to be content

MISSING | home.

A New Addition

Welcome, Oliver Reid!

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Our baby boy joined us on January 4th, at 2:45 pm, weighing in at 8 pounds 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. He is absolutely perfect and we just love him.

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