31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams

Chocolate.  Peanut Butter.  A match made in heaven.  The perfect marriage of salty and sweet.

We owe quite a bit to Mr. H.G. Reese, don't you agree (in case you don't recognize the surname, he's the genius who created the peanut butter cup)?

I have some breaking news.  You now have someone else to thank for a "PBC" (peanut butter chocolate) addiction that is not going to be easy to break.  I'll go so far as to say, it will be UN-breakable.

Peanut Butter & Co. have been mastering the art of peanut butter blends and pb-featured sandwiches right here in NYC since the late 90's.  I've been addicted for as long as I can remember.  My personal faves were always Old Fashioned Creamy and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.  I knew that if I ventured into trying other flavors my pantry would soon mirror the shelves inside Peanut Butter & Co.'s sandwich shop (a must for PB lovers visiting NYC).

Then it happened.  A jumbo, 28 ounce jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams ends up in my hungry hands along with Lee Zalben's hot off the press cookbook "31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams." 

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I anxiously flipped through the cookbook, but too hungry to focus, I opened the jar attacking it with a kitchen spoon.  Oh heaven above.  I knew it.  I shouldn't have opened the jar, but I did.  It was too late.  Now, where to hide the jar..., from myself?!

I decided that it would be best to plop a big spoon of "DCD" on top of a bowl of just popped kettle corn.

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The double whammy of salty and sweet (peanut butter, chocolate, caramel, salty popcorn) ends up blowing my mind and I place the cookbook aside for a few nights while I repeat this new snack hoping that no one notices I'm eating popcorn with a "DCD" covered spoon.

I finally get a moment to sit and pay attention to Zalben's new cookbook and let me tell you it is brilliant.  31 days of scrumptious pictures, I mean RECIPES that have me off to the grocery store tonight.  I want to be sure I have enough eggs, oats, flour, etc. to bake up a Dark Chocolate Dreams STORM.

However, may I steer your attention to page 33, Dark Chocolate Dreams Popcorn Balls.  I knew I was on to something marrying Orville Redenbacher and Peanut Butter & Co. These little popcorn balls of dark chocolate peanut buttery goodness are going to become a McDermott household regular.  I can taste it.

The cookbook features everything from breakfast to candy and makes a super gift for the PB-aholic in your life.  You know that means you.

What is the absolute best part about getting to discover a new must have cookbook featuring the most addictive peanut butter flavor known to peanut kind?  A giveaway!!

31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams Giveaway!!

I'm going to announce a winner on the sweetest day of the year, VALENTINE'S DAY!

All you have to do to be "entered to win" is 1. be a fan of my Facebook Fan Page and 2. be a fan of PB & Co.'s Facebook Fan Page.  Then on the most chocolatey day of the year I'll share the winner and A NEW PROTEIN CUPCAKE (yes, cupcake NOT muffin) recipe!  The winner will be sent a "31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams A Month of Delicious Recipes" Cookbook and a killer 28 ounce jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams All Natural Peanut Butter. 

**Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only!**

Now, go tell your friends because if you don't win, maybe they will.  Not that they would EVER let you near their jar of DCD, but they might bake you up a batch of DCD Filled DONUT HOLES (yes, I swear, there really is a recipe in the cookbook for these #OMG).

To learn even more about PB & Co. and shop all of their awesome products and gear check them out via all of the links below:

Visit PB & Co. online: www.ilovepeanutbutter.com

Become a fan: www.facebook.com/PeanutButterCo

Follow: www.twitter.com/PeanutButterCo

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