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I don't usually do a ton of holiday baking -- it's about on par with the amount I do the rest of the year. I guess that means I don't get invited to enough parties?
Anyway, I wanted to try something that my friend back in Virginia had made for me before. So I sent her a message through Facebook that read:
So the past 2 years you did some holiday baking, and I was a lucky recipient of some of it! And there was one thing that stuck out to me, and I can hardly remember it, but I want to try to make it this year. I think it was some type of chocolate and peanut butter creation, because that is usually my favorite. It might've been caramel though. I remember eating some on our plane ride last year, and then after we got to Indiana, one of the dogs got into my stuff and ate some of it and I had to throw the bag away. Not sure if I told you about that, but I was really sad!!And I was really sad. Especially because those dogs are usually very well-behaved for, well, dogs.
Anyway, my friend responded in a timely manner with the easiest recipe ever. Actually, it's not even a recipe, it's more like an edible craft project. Especially because they have no name. I was gonna call them "cracker-doodles" because that's essentially how I name things, but I think the term "faux Tagalongs" is more accurate. Tagalongs have been my favorite Girl Scout cookie for the past 20 years. The first time I tasted that precious combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and cookie at the tender age of 6, I knew it was my manna from heaven*. And I should know a thing or two about those cookies, since I stuck with Scouting all the way up. (Actually, I'm a lifetime member now. I have a card and everything.)
So here is how to make these wonderfully fake, no-baking required cracker-thingies.
You will need 3 ingredients. Yes, only 3! Club Crackers, peanut butter, and chocolate almond bark. And leave your measuring cups in their happy homes, none needed today.
I cheaped out and got the store brand Club crackers. But then the store didn't have the almond bark (it is a seasonal item, but I guess both Publix and Winn-Dixie forgot to order it this year), so I ended up at Wal-Mart anyway where real Club crackers were the same price as the Publix brand ones. Sigh.
After your wild goose-chase for the ingredients, the fun begins. Spread (however generously) peanut butter between the crackers to make sandwiches.
|This just looks like a good afternoon snack!|
Then stick them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to firm them up.
|Yep, right on top of the frozen bread.|
|I definitely had to add more pieces.|
|Okay, chocolate, we can compromise.|
|I'm obviously not a perfectionist.|
After about an hour or so, they will cool down. You can tell because they won't be as shiny. Aaaand, that's it! Time to eat!
I could probably eat these every day for the rest of my life with no complaints!
*Please don't confuse my hyperbole with sacrilege. A year later, I received First Eucharist, and it has trumped any cookie ever since.