Chocolate & PB Sandwich Cookies

My husband adores chocolate and peanut butter, separately and together but most definitely together. So, when I stumbled on this recipe a little light bulb went off in my head (that happens sometimes). I dashed to the market for some Devil’s Food Cake Mix (it’s not something I stock in my pantry but I probably should!) and whipped these babies up for my man.

choc pb sandwich cookie close up

At the risk of losing friends (you know who you are!), I have to confess that I am not a lover of the peanut butter-chocolate marriage. {bows head in slight shame} I have moments where I will dive in, but they are rare. Peanut butter cups, occasionally yes. It is never the chocolate that dissuades me in these peanut butter-chocolate events. Chocolate and I get along very well under almost all circumstances. It’s the peanut butter with the chocolate. I can’t quite explain it. But my husband puts PB on his pancakes and even in his oatmeal (!) so we just differ on our love of the butter of peanuts. And that is okay. I hope you still love me. I can, without a doubt, tell you that if you are a fan of the divine marriage of chocolate and peanut butter, these will melt in your mouth and possibly leave you at a loss for words. My husband loves them. Mine got a little fat but…eh…par for the course, I say. 🙂

Special thanks to Amy at My Name is Snickerdoodle for keeping me in good graces with my hubby. Here is the printable recipe: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These will keep for 2 days at room temperature in a sealed container or place in refrigerator.  Ours don’t ever make it past the 2 day mark.  But you may also like them in the fridge for an extra cool treat.

I must say that the chocolate cookies alone are a joy all on their own! MuWah!

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Simple Holiday Treats

I wanted to take a moment to share a few easy holiday treats.  I know I’m a bit late in offering these (I apologize!) but I also know people oftentimes celebrate with family and friends after Christmas too.  Honestly, either of these could be made anytime with adjustments to their decorative offerings.  The first are these cute little sandwiches.

Ritz

You’ll need:

Ritz Crackers

Peanut Butter

Chocolate Almond Bark

Simply take a Ritz cracker and spread it with peanut butter, then top with another cracker.  In essence making a mini peanut butter sandwich.  Repeat until you have your desired amount.  I used two sleeves of Ritz crackers when I did it and copious amounts of peanut butter.  They are cute and yummy and you can eat one (or two!) if you need a little sustenance for the task at hand.  I make a bunch and stack them on a plate.  Then, I use the double broiler method to heat up the Chocolate Almond Bark.  Once the chocolate is fully melted, remove from heat.  You can dip these little babies to your heart’s content and then lay on a piece of waxed paper to cool and harden.  I just use a fork to drop them in, flip them so they are fully covered with chocolate, and then tap off the excess on the side of the bowl.

Ritz Close Up

To add to their cute-ness factor, you can add sprinkles if you like or just leave them as is.

I also wanted to mention these addictive little pretzel treats and share a photo of the red and green holiday edition.

Pretzel Treats

I originally shared these treats when I made them for Valentine’s day last year.  They are so versatile and can be made any time of year with regular M & M’s or your favorite holiday version.  Click Here for the full link containing details on the Pretzel Treats.

Do you have a favorite easy treat you make for the holidays?  I would love for you to share in the comments section!