Since the madness of the election has probably left you with a mild form of PTSD due to the sheer onslaught of ads, you may need to vote for something that will be a no brainer–peanut butter, chocolate, and graham crackers!! (i take ptsd seriously as i have seen its’ effects from our servicemen and women so don’t think i’m being unsympathetic here). Fortunately or unfortunately, I also live in a ‘swing state,’ which makes me 100 times more likely to get a doorknocker, several door knockers, pamphlets, more ads more tv spots, more radio commercials, people on my campus, people at my farmers markets, people everywhere who only want to know my vote and sway my conscience. I NEED SOME PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE after this election season!! Whether you’re watching returns or assuming the fetal position until it goes away, these might be the best way to watch democracy in action.
Creamy, dreamy, chocolaty crunchy, peanut butteryyyyy….Say hello to my friend: peanut butter. Say hello to my other friends: chocolate and graham crackers. Hello! I thought about putting them together in a locked room and look what they did????? Shocking! Or, amazing. You decide. Like the stack of books in my background? This is what happens when you live with two academics. There’s always stacks of books lying around!
These sandwiches are a great treat for anyone in the family. Small hands can get in on the action and help with the prep work. The peanut butter mixture comes together with the help of some confectioners sugar to make a thick paste that you can maneveur very easily onto the graham crackers so it will form into the squares.
makes 6 treats
- 6 graham crackers
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chocolate (candy melts) for dipping or semi-sweet chocolate with shortening so it will harden
1. Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar & vanilla with a fork in a bowl & stick it in the freezer to firm up a bit.
2. Melt chocolate in microwave & brush one side of the graham crackers with melted chocolate using a pastry brush.
3. Scoop peanut butter mixture on top of chocolate side of the graham crackers. I used about 2 tablespoons of pb mixture per cracker. Spread pb evenly to edges of cracker.
4. Place crackers in freezer for a bit to firm up the pb.
5. Reheat the chocolate if needed. Dip the pb graham crackers into chocolate. I set them in the bowl of melted chocolate, one at a time, & spooned the melted chocolate over the top. Then lift the cracker out of chocolate with a fork & tapped the fork on the side of the bowl so extra chocolate drips off into the bowl.
6. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper & allow chocolate to set up. I drizzled extra melted chocolate over the top. Store in refrigerator & serve very cold.