Last night I started my Christmas baking. It was a perfect day to light the oven due to the on and off rain we received. Plus it also made my house smell like a chocolate factory.
Skip the gift card this year and give that special person on your list something you know they’ll love.
A homemade gift!
I came up with this combination a few years back during the holidays. Perhaps it was during my obsession with peanut butter cups. It’s simple and has only three ingredients. Enjoy!
*(2) 15oz. boxes of Ritz crackers (any generic brand works just fine, Ritz just happen to be on sale)
*(2) .24oz packages of Chocolate Almond Bark
*(3) Cookie sheets. (2) lined with either wax/parchment paper
*Double Boiler (or microwave safe dish)
Using the butter knife make sandwiches with the crackers and peanut butter. I stacked them all on one of the cookie sheets. After I’m done I placed the cookie sheet in the frig so that they could set a bit. This helps them from sliding around when we dip them in the melted bark.
I found a couple of vintage double boilers at the thrift store last winter. Perfect for melting bark. You can also use the microwave but watch it closely. I’ve burned a few batches previously using that method.
When the chocolate is smooth and creamy grab the tongs and dip away. I find it best to grab the cracker in the center. That way when the peanut butter hits the chocolate it doesn’t slide around. Utilizing the two lined cookie sheets I fill one up and then rotate them in the freezer until all the sandwiches have been dipped.
When the chocolate has set I break off the odd pieces around the sandwich. You’ll come across some of them that the sides weren’t completely covered or a few spots on top that are missing chocolate. No worries. A little imperfection adds character to the treats.
The recipe makes 11 dozen, plus 2 in which I ate right away. They were good! Perfect combination of sweet and salty.
I have a cookie exchange coming up later this month. My first one actually. I’m thinking of taking these.
I’ll have two more holiday recipes to share within the next couple of weeks. I use to make a large assortment of goodies every year, but nowadays I’m lucky to find the time to make a few different ones. I’ll be giving them as gifts to my clients.
I’ve also got some DIY recycling tutorials coming up on inexpensive ways to package these sinful little tastes of pleasure.
Be sure to check back soon.
Tomorrow starts another long work week.
Girl needs sleep.
Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. The brands that I used were solely decided on by myself and no one else.
Until the next word…