Friday, October 21, 2011
Just 3 ingredients. These are easy to make. They taste, "AWESOME!" according to my son-in-law.
Such a wonderful treat and HEALTHY! Wheat Thins--whole grain crackers=healthy. Peanut Butter--protein=healthy. Chocolate--yummy=okay maybe not so healthy. But 2 out of 3--that's pretty good. I declare that healthy.
Here's what you'll need:
1 (10 oz.) box original Wheat Thins crackers
1 cup creamy peanut butter
16 ounces dipping chocolate, almond bark, or candy melts
First, line a cookie pan with waxed paper. Lay out your Wheat Thins in a single layer all over the pan. My pan didn't quite hold the entire box. You could use more that one pan.
Next, take a zipper sandwich bag and spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray. This will keep the peanut butter from sticking to the bag. Plop about a cup of creamy peanut butter into the bag. Now, zip up the bag and cut off a small corner to make a hole in the bag. Squeeze about a half teaspoon of peanut butter onto the top of each cracker on your cookie pan. I didn't measure. I just "eyeballed" it. You can use a half teaspoon measuring spoon, but the bag is so much faster and easier. Then just throw away the bag and NO cleanup. Hooray!
Place a Wheat Thins cracker on top of each peanut butter topped cracker on the cookie pan.
Melt chocolate according to package directions. Or melt chocolate in microwave at 50 percent power for one minute; stir. Return to microwave at 30 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Remember to stir after each 30 seconds. Chocolate does not look melted until you stir it. You don't want to scorch it.
Finally, dip cracker "sandwiches" in chocolate to coat.
Set on waxed paper on cookie pans.
Place in refrigerator or freezer for 10-15 minutes to set completely. Eat and enjoy.
Store in an airtight container.
Somebody commented that these are better than Butterfingers. I don't know about that, but they sure are scrumptious and WAY healthier than Butterfingers.
Try some for yourself. I think you'll be glad you did.
I made about 48, but I only used one pan; and not the entire box of Wheat Thins.