Copycat Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs)

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Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

These Peanut Butter Patties are a copycat of the famous Girl Scout Tagalongs. The best part is that there is no need to turn on the oven!

If you want a quick and easy dessert with only a few ingredients and requires no baking skills, than this is definitely the dessert for you!

A bite taken out of a peanut butter pattie.

The peanut butter patties are my favorite girl scout cookie aka tagalongs. They are so quick and easy to make that you can surprise your family and friends with a delicious cookie any time. The girl scout cookie has been around since 1917 and this been one of the favorites. Tagalongs and thin mints have been our favorites for over a century.

If you’re looking for more desserts with the flavor of chocolate and peanut butter, try these Peanut Butter Chocolate Parfait, Peanut Butter Oreo Bon Bons and Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks.

A stack of copy cat girl scout peanut butter patties.

Why We Love These Tasty Homemade Tagalongs

One of the best reasons to make this cookie is the ease of which it takes to make them. No dough, no complicated peanut butter mixture you don’t need to even turn on the oven. This tasty cookie is super fun to make and tastes just like the real thing. You need to make these amazing snack. No need to find a girl scout troop or wait for cookie season.

  • 10 Minute Treat: These delicious peanut butter patties are so easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: Four simple ingredients for these peanut butter patties.
  • Family Friendly: If your family is a fan of peanut butter and chocolate like mine is, than this cookie will become a favorite.
  • Adaptable: Can make peanut butter patties dairy free or gluten free if you like. Combine the peanut butter with whatever cracker you need to use for your dietary requirements.
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Ingredient Notes for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

A sleeve of the crispy inside layer, the creamy inside and coating for the treat.
  • Crackers: Ritz crackers. You will need 48 crackers. This is the crisp layer of the cookie. This is a great recipe you can make anytime.
  • Peanut Butter: Any brand of creamy peanut butter for these peanut butter patties.
  • Chocolate: Semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Peanuts: The peanuts are a garnish for the top of the homemade peanut butter patties.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Homemade Peanut Butter Patties aka Tagalongs

Of course you can change up these cookies and make them as fancy or as simple as you like. Here are just a few ways you can change up these cookies.

  • Drizzle: Drizzle the top with a little white chocolate, dark chocolate or caramel.
  • Top: A little sprinkle of sea salt or coconut or even switch the peanuts with crushed almonds on top of your peanut butter patties .
  • Melting Chocolate: There are many ways to melt chocolate, check out a few of them to find the best method.
  • Cookies: Replace the cracker with a shortbread cookie for a sweeter flavor.

How to Make Crisp Copycat Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs Cookies)

Craving a delicious dessert does not have to be time consuming or difficult to be good. In fact, with peanut butter patties like this you do not even to make a cookie dough. You simply have to melt a little chocolate. It is great for the kids to help make.

These are the basic steps for making Girl Scout Peanut Butter Cookies. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

First lay out your crackers and top with the peanut butter mixture.

Step 1: SPREAD PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

First, spread the peanut butter in a thick layer on half of the crackers. Then top with remaining crackers. Flatten slightly, this forms the center of each cookie.

Step 2: CHOCOLATE COATING

Then melt chocolate in a double boiler. Next, using two forks, dip cracker sandwiches cookie into the melted chocolate. Tap off any excess chocolaty coating.

Melt the chocolate with coconut oil.

Step 3: ALLOW THE COOKIES TO COOL

Finally, place treats on a piece of parchment paper or wax paper lined baking sheets or cooling rack allow excess chocolate to drip off. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top. Cool completely at room temperature.

Dip the crackers with peanut butter into the chocolate and allow to firm.

Recipe FAQs for Copycat Girl Scout Cookies Dessert

Of course, you can make these a little healthier. Make the recipe with sugar free peanut butter and try using a sugar free chocolate chips.

Yes you can use a thin butter cookie in place of the cracker for these crunchy Peanut Butter Patties®

Of course you can use make as many or as few of these homemade tagalongs.

Yes, these peanut butter and chocolate cookies can be made ahead. Store in an airtight container for a few days.

Store these chocolate and peanut butter cookie in an air tight container for optimal freshness.

A pyramid of finished treats.

Expert Tips for Making These Favorite Girl Scout Delicious Tagalongs

  • Add Sprinkles: Top your cookies with festive sprinkles for a colorful finish the peanut butter patties .
  • Quick Set: Place the dipped cookies in the fridge to chill or place the cookies in the freezer for quick setting.
  • Variation tip: Stir 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in 1 cup of chocolate, combine well with a spoon until smooth.

What to Serve with Copycat Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs)

A bite taken out of a peanut butter pattie.

Copy Cat Girl Scout Tag Alongs

Yield: 24 pieces
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Peanut Butter Patties are a copycat of the famous Girl Scout Tagalongs. The best part is that there is no need to turn on the oven!
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Ingredients

  • 48 Ritz Crackers
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts for garnish

Instructions

  • Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on half of the crackers.
  • Top with remaining crackers.
  • Melt chocolate in 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.

Expert Tips

  • Add Sprinkles: Top your cookies with festive sprinkles for a colorful finish.
  • Quick Set: Place the dipped cookies in the fridge to chill or place the cookies in the freezer for quick setting.
  • Variation tip: Stir 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in 1 cup of chocolate, combine well with a spoon until smooth.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

13 thoughts on “Copycat Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs)”

  1. 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.

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    • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. 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!

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