Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate. Click here for the recipe.

Life is far too short not to indulge in what brings our taste buds pleasure.  If you need an excuse (unlike myself) to indulge in chocolatey goodness, I say: Let February 14th, be the day!!

I’m excited to share some out-of-this world Chocolate and Peanut Butter recipes from PeanutBureau.ca on CHCH Morning Live.  Peanuts are loaded with plant protein, healthy fats and fiber.  Combining peanut butter and/or peanuts with dark chocolate, not only satisfies your sweet tooth, but actually does your body some good!

DYK: Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content), like red grapes, blueberries and black and green tea, is packed with flavonoids, phytochemicals with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. Numerous studies have hinted that dark chocolate may play a role in heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels.  Just one serving of peanuts (1/4 cup/60 mL) is a source of 13 vitamins and minerals.  Recent research shows that eating peanuts in moderation can help to keep your heart healthy. They contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat and are naturally 100% cholesterol-free.

Okay, Okay, enough of the good-for-you info…now time for some chocolatey bliss!!


Valentine’s Dessert for a crowd; Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Torte. Click here for the recipe.


Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fondue. Click here for the recipe.


Peanut Butter Truffles – A perfect Valentine’s Day gift from the kitchen! Click here for the recipe.


A twist on an old school classic: Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies! Click here for the recipe.

If you’re craving some savoury and FUN peanut inspired dishes this Valentine’s Day/Family Day weekend, check out my ‘Good For You Game Day Grub’ recipes on Global’s The Morning Show.

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, CHCH Morning Live, Canada AM & Breakfast Television and food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing DSC_1081her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Charmaine is a proud ambassador of Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon: a celebration of Women & Fitness, come join in the FUN June 6th, 2016.  Hope to see many of you at the start line in 2016!  Click here to register.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind. For more tasty recipes visit www.charmainebroughton.com