As a recipe hoarder, I manage to find recipes everywhere! And, I manage to find myself deeply involved in conversations about food and cooking. So, it’s no surprise that I come home from a day at the salon with a recipe for these No Bake Peanut Butter Crunchies (and a great hair cut)! This is one of those impossibly easy dessert recipes that tastes so good, people will think you spent hours in the kitchen!
There are a couple of things I adore about these yummy treats. First, these are an easy knock off of our favorite Girl Scout Tag Along cookies. You know…the chocolate covered peanut butter ones? Second, they are ridiculously easy to make – a super easy dessert recipe. And, I mean super simple. In no time at all you can whip up a counter full of these suckers. And, that’s a good thing, because you will need them! They were flying off of my counter as fast as I could make them!
This is my kind of recipe because you don’t need precise measurements of anything. Just crab some crackers and start smearing peanut butter on them. I found it easiest to make all of my “sandwiches” before moving on to the chocolate dipping step. I also found it easiest to use two forks to dip the “sandwiches”.
If you love Girl Scout cookies, don’t forget to check out my recipe for Homemade Samoas – you know…the coconut, caramel ones! A big IAK thank you to Liz for sharing her recipe with me! My husband and son also thank you!
No Bake Peanut Butter Crunchies
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
48 Ritz Crackers
2 cups peanut butter
12 oz chocolate chips
1 cup chopped peanuts for garnish
Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on half of the crackers. Top with remaining crackers. Melt chocolate according to the package directions. I prefer to use the microwave method, but you could also use a double boiler.
Using two forks, dip cracker sandwiches into chocolate, shaking off the excess chocolate. Place treats on parchment or wax paper lined baking sheets. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top. Cool completely.
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13 thoughts on “Copy Cat Girl Scout Tag Alongs”
I am going to try these as soon as I can because I love peanut butter!!!
You won’t be disappointed! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
One trick to the chocolate is to add a little bit of vegetable oil to it and melt it very slowly.
Thanks so much for providing this tip! 🙂
I got a church meeting coming up , I’m going to make these!
You definitely won’t be sorry! 🙂 Enjoy!
Christina, I had trouble with the chocolate. I could not get it thin enough so it would run off so I had big gobs of chocolate stuck to each cookie, so you practically had to scrape the extra off. Then the chocolate would not firm up unless it was in the fridge. Despite this, they tasted great! Just wondering if I could add anything to the chocolate to make them easier to dip.
I had a little trouble the first time I did it because I used chocolate chips that were in my cupboard. I think they were old because the chocolate never got creamy. However, I tried again with a brand new package of chocolate chips and it worked perfectly. I could also be from the chocolate coming in contact with water. If you’re using a double boiler, make sure that the steam doesn’t come up and get into the chocolate. That will cause it to seize too. Here’s a link that can help: http://candy.about.com/od/workingwithchocolate/a/chocmistakes.htm. I hope this helps. These are really good so it’s worth the trouble of giving them another try! 🙂
I’m not a precise measurer when it comes to anything, which is probably why most of my baking turns out like crap. It sounds like this recipe is right up my alley!
love the tag-a-longs – will definitely try these!
You won’t be disappointed! 🙂
These sound so easy and so good! =D
They are deeeevine! 🙂