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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Peanut Butter and Chocolate

I first saw these on Picky Palate, while I was over at my parents. Lucky for me, my mom made these one evening. They were delicious and that was months ago, so it was definitely time to make them up again. I love peanut butter cups and so for me, these hit the spot. They just take a little time, but this is an easy snack to pull off. I sent most of them with Doug to work otherwise I would eat all of them.
Take some graham crackers and split them in half carefully. Set aside and melt 3 cups of milk chocolate and 4 TBLS of shortening in a double boiler. Pay no attention to my set up, but it works if you don't have an official double broiler. :)
Stir the chocolate as it melts to smooth and begin dipping the graham crackers in to coat. I split some of the crackers into fourths, as this in my opinion is very rich. (I know, Aunt Kathy, you would need like a whole graham cracker and still not consider it to be too rich) Place on a wax lined baking sheet and stick in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
This is where I decided my helpers could join in. Right before bed time, who wouldn't let them work with chocolate?! So, Grace took her time and tried to make it all just right spreading the peanut butter over the chocolate.
Then I look over and see this guy, who really had no true interest in helping but did more licking and tasting. Look at that sly face, GUILTY!
After you have smoothed peanut butter over the chocolate it's time to put them back in the freezer, this time letting them harden for a little longer, about 10 minutes.
Once they are firm stir your chocolate and then begin spooning the chocolate over the peanut butter and sides. Use a knife or whatever works to smooth around the sides. I should have smoothed my peanut butter more when applying it to the chocolate, would have been easier to spoon the chocolate over it, but it still worked and tasted delicious!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

3 cups milk chocolate
4 TBLS shortening
12-14 Halved graham crackers
Peanut Butter

Melt chocolate and shortening over double broiler, stir as you go to melt and smooth. Dip graham crackers in and place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for a few minutes to firm up. Turn heat off and occasionally stir remaining chocolate to keep smooth. When ready, remove the chocolate covered graham crackers and smooth peanut butter over the top. Place back in freezer for 1o-12 minutes. Stir the chocolate and begin spooning the chocolate over the peanut butter, smooth around the sides using a spatula or knife. Keep chilled and enjoy! They melt fast, so keeping them chilled will help keep little fingers a little cleaner!

1 comment:

  1. You got that right!!!! This is something Betsy and I are definetely going to try....I don't have a double boiler either...but i can do your set-up! AND we will not be dividing our graham crackers into fourths!