Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March first is Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day. This is one of my favorite holidays because I LOVE peanut butter! So, we made a lot of peanut butter-y food! My mom did Nutella on her foods instead of peanut butter because she can’t stand peanuts/peanut butter and may have an intolerance.

For breakfast, we did pocket pies. We [somewhat] followed a recipe from Woman’s Day Magazine. We cut rounds out of store-bought pie crust dough and spread the peanut butter/Nutella over some fruit. Then we sealed it with another round and baked them. They had a very high calorie count (per pie it was near 350 calories), but they were¬†very yummy. I preferred the Nutella pies better because warm peanut butter is very strange to me!
peanut-butter-pies-1Crimping the pie edges with a fork.

The final peanut butter pies.We also followed a recipe from Woman’s Day for the truffles. The Nutella ones were very easy to roll. The peanut butter ones? Forget clean hands! I looked like I had been playing in [edible and yummy] mud! They were also a pain in the rear to cover in chocolate. But they were both really yummy. For the truffles, I actually did prefer the peanut butter ones because the Nutella ones were too sweet.

mixing peanut butter with sugar for truffle fillingCovering filling with chocolate

Our final trufflesReally, every day is Peanut Butter Lovers Day for me, but it was nice to have a special day to try new things with peanut butter. And we have lots of truffles for the rest of the week!