To this day my siblings and I joke that the only thing our mom knows how to cook is sandwiches. The truth is, she also knows how to make spaghetti, but who’s counting!? Seriously though, my mom spent many years as a single, hard-working woman and if there is one thing she really knows how to do, it’s to make the most with what you have when you have it (even if it means 50 Shades of Sandwiches for the next eon).
So in honor of my mother, today I thought I would piggyback on the Tester Tuesday post I did last week (where I reviewed the Hershey’s Reese’s Spreads) and walk you through a super sweet, super easy, kid friendly, no bake, gourmet tasting treat tossed together from shit I already had in the pantry.
I’m using the oval shaped Town House crackers, but any buttery cracker will do.
Did I mention kid friendly? Here’s my little helper 🙂
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Butter knife
- Separate jar of Reese’s spreads for your snacking pleasure (this is what’s left of the one Influenster sent me to test out… considering I eat out of the jar, I purchased a new one for sanitary reasons… I’m so thoughtful).
- And parchment paper… almost forgot!
Start by pouring all of your chocolate chips into your microwave-safe bowl. I don’t know anything about microwave settings… so put it on whatever regular is… and then you want to heat the chips for 60 seconds total, but only in 20 second increments. Take the bowl out and stir for about 15 seconds between heating. This aids in melting the chocolate which keeps you from burning the chocolate in the long run. It’s VERY important that you do this.
Use your knife to spread the Reese’s spread on the cracker and then sandwich the spread with another cracker like so:
Then coat your sandwich in chocolate, making sure to wipe off the excess on the sides (this is a rich enough treat as is, so you just want a thin to medium coat of chocolate).
Finally, let those bad boys rest! Lay them out on parchment paper so they don’t stick. Don’t put them in the fridge to dry because this will change the texture and the overall taste. Instead, let them sit out on the counter for 2-3 hours until the chocolate reverts back to it’s pre-melted texture.
Then enjoy the magic!
You could also do this same method with regular peanut butter in the middle. Or you could dip the crackers with no middle at all. I’ve also tried chocolate dipped Pringle’s which believe it or not were kinda good… Lord, now I’m wanting to try this with Nutella, haha.
If you try these, let me know what you think! It’s so fun and easy and they taste delicous.