Saturday, November 17, 2012

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Crackers

 Once again, sometimes you have to get creative when you're craving something sweet. This idea was combined from two recipes I've seen but never tried: One, a chocolate bark that used broken pieces of saltines to add a salty crust, and the other a recipe where you frost Ritz crackers with peanut butter and dip them in white chocolate.
 These little "sandwiches" are so good, and rich enough that you only want to eat one or two. Unless you have a glass of milk, then you could eat them for DAYS.

 All you need for these is saltines, frosting, and peanut butter. How easy is that? Oh, and saltines are pretty low calorie, and peanut butter has a lot of protein, and you use a very small amount of frosting since it's melted. That means these are basically healthy to eat and don't have any calories, right?
 Anyways, microwave your can of frosting. I had half of a container of frozen frosting (so I won't eat it, although it's just as good frozen, it just slows you down a bit) and microwaved it for 45 seconds, stirring halfway.
 Take some fresh saltine crackers and some peanut butter. You could use low-fat peanut butter if you really wanted to be healthy, but I think the texture gets weird and oily so I still to the regular Jif.
 "Frost" your crackers with some peanut butter. Note: I made these a second time mixing a little bit of powdered sugar with the peanut butter (think buckeyes, YUM), because the peanut butter was a bit much for me and I wanted it a bit sweeter. They were beyond amazing. Best idea ever. (Yes, I'm a horrible person and will most likely become obese someday soon).
 Sandwich on the other half of your cracker. You could frost both sides if you really wanted a huge dose of peanut butter.
 Just don't add too much or it'll come out of the sides when you try to pick up the cracker sandwich.
 Dunk the entire thing into the can of frosting. You could also use white chocolate here if you had some, or regular chocolate even. Melted frosting will set up but doesn't really harden as well.
 Using a spoon, gently remove the sandwich and allow and excess to run off.
 And set on a sheet of wax paper to harden.
Feel free to add sprinkles (aren't these cute? Maybe a nice Valentines day idea?).
 Or even Christmas sprinkles, since it'll be here before you know it!
Just don't go overboard and remember, sprinkles come out fast. (Whoops!)

2 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Finally some red and green! These look great. I wonder what they would taste like frozen? Or with chocolate frosting? Most likely delicious :)

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  2. If only they were gluten free. When will you make me something GF?? Hint hint

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