This morning was a Pinterest morning. Have you discovered Pinterest yet? WARNING: It's highly addictive when you first discover it. But then you taper off a bit (hopefully?) and actually find it to be a useful tool to organize all of the great stuff you find on the Internet.
Anyway, my friend Erin hosted a Pinning Party, where everyone brought a dish they had found on Pinterest, and the supplies to make a craft we had pinned. (Seriously. If I've lost you, check out the website.) So I made one of the very first things I ever pinned - Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches. (For the original website and post, please see Picky Palate.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches
adapted from Picky Palate
12 graham cracker squares
3 cups good-quality chocolate (more-or-less)
2 cups peanut butter
shortening to help melt chocolate, if needed
Chop chocolate into small pieces, then microwave until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Dip each graham cracker into the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off, then place on parchment paper or wax paper on a cookie sheet. Freeze for 5-10 minutes until hardened.
Spoon 2 tablespoons peanut butter on each cracker, then spread to the edges. Freeze another 10 minutes until set.
Spoon melted chocolate over the peanut butter. Using a plastic knife, smooth chocolate over the top, allowing the chocolate to spill over the sides. Use the knife to smooth out the sides. Freeze another 10 minutes. Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve - they get gooey fast!