I hadn’t planned to share this recipe with you, at least not this year. I made them for the first time last weekend during our marathon baking/candy making day here at my house and after the first taste I told myself there was no way these babies weren’t going on the blog.
Each year my mom, sister, and I always get together and make Christmas goodies until our feet and backs are killing us and we can’t stand another sweet bite. It’s one of my favorite holiday traditions and I start looking forward to it the day after Halloween, planning the items we’ll make.
I had already made my list of goodies I wanted to make when I came across this recipe last week. I knew right away it was a must-add-to-the-list kind of item, even if it was last minute. Boy oh boy am I glad that I did! The first bite I took of these I knew right away something tasted familiar with them. Then I let my mom have a taste and she immediately said, “You know what these taste like?” I told her that I knew they tasted familiar but I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was that I was thinking about. When she said, “Tagalongs,” I agreed right away! They taste so much like the Girl Scount Tagalong cookies that I remember! Those were always one of my absolute favorites so I’m happy to now be able to enjoy a taste of something very similar to them during the rest of the year when Girl Scout cookies aren’t for sale.
Trust me when I say you must make these, and SOON! Don’t wait for Christmas to pass you by because you know if you don’t make them now it’ll be next Christmas before you do. Don’t make that mistake! Your family will extra happy you decided to make these for them, and if you have any leftover call me…I’ll finish them off for you!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
80 Ritz crackers
1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
24 ounces chocolate bark coating
2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
Lay a sheet of waxed paper on your kitchen workspace. Place 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of half the crackers. No need to spread the peanut butter; place the cracker with peanut butter on the counter and center another cracker on top. With one finger at the center of the top cracker, gently press the cracker down a bit. This will spread the peanut butter out in between the two crackers. Repeat until you have 40 sandwich cookies made. In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate bark in the microwave according to the package directions. Drop a sandwich cookie into the chocolate. Using a fork, quickly dunk the cookie to completely cover it with chocolate. Lift the cookie out with the fork and tap the fork handle lightly on the side of the bowl to force excess chocolate down through the fork’s tines. Bring the fork outward, draggin the bottom of the tines along hte rim of the bowl, letting any other excess chocolate drip down the inside of the bowl. Place the chocolate-dipped cookie on the waxed paper. Immediately top with a sprinkling of sea salt. Repeat until all cookies are dipped.
Recipe slightly adapted from: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/chocolate-peanut-butter-sandwich-cookies/