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PBM Surprises – Buttery Goodness Smothered in Chocolate

December 21, 2012
PBM Suprises Finished

One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking for my friends and family. It’s a lot of work but so worth it. Plus, you’ve been surrounded by it for hours so when you’re done you’re ready to give it all away… not scarf it down yourself! I do sample here and there of course, but I wind up keeping very little for myself.

These little cookie/candies are fantastic… you just have to try one. I came across these at a party one year and have been making them ever since. You have to ask what’s in them because it’s hard to put your finger on. In my opinion that is because really this is just a deconstructed peanut butter and chocolate cookie. Check out the ingredients below, you’ve got your flour and butter in the cracker, you peanut butter and marshmallow fluff for sugar and then you dip the whole thing in chocolate. All the makings of a scrumptious cookie with none of the baking. Just trust me on this – make a few and pass them around. 10/10 people agree, these are super fantastic and also “awesomesauce.”

Ingredients for PBM Surprises

Ingredients for PBM Surprises

Ingredients

  • 2 Rolls of butter crackers
  • 1 jar of peanut butter (you’ll only need a quarter of the jar)
  • 1 jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 8 oz of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

That’s it! Now open one roll of crackers and spread each one with a teaspoon of peanut butter. Open the other roll of crackers and spread each of those with 1 teaspoon of fluff, sandwiching the fluff and peanut halves together as you go. Once you have them all assembled, construct a double boiler to melt your chopped chocolate. See the photo for double boiler assembly. Take a small pot and fill with 1 in of water. Use a heat proof bowl that fits in the top of the pot, place two toothpicks between the pot edge and the boil to let steam escape. Place pot over medium heat. This way your chocolate stays melted but doesn’t scorch. Be careful not to get ANY water in your chocolate or you’ll have a seized lumpy mess on your hands. If this happens toss it and start over. Yuck!

Now dip each surprise in chocolate and place on waxed paper. I use a silicone heat proof spatula to scrape extra chocolate off the top and bottom and spread more around the sides. Once you have them all dipped, place in the fridge or freezer to set up. 15-20 minutes in the freezer, 1 hr. in the fridge should do the trick. Now enjoy! Store these bad boys in the fridge (if you have any to put away that is). These are SO good, you’ll be asked to make them again and again.

I call these surprises because they don’t really sound like they’d be that good when you find out what’s in them, but then you bite one and you’re surprised at how good they are. Get it? Haha, anyway I hope these make your holidays a bit more merry. Once you have these down, try incorporating chocolate-hazelnut spread with your peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. You’ll be glad you did!

Peanut Butter Halves

Peanut Butter Halves

Two Halves Make a Whole

Two Halves Make a Whole

Sandwiched Surprise

Sandwiched Surprise

PBM Surprises Ready to Dip

PBM Surprises Ready to Dip

 

Double Boiler Set Up

Double Boiler Set Up

 

Chocolate Setting Up

Chocolate Setting Up

Dipped in Chocolate

Dipped in Chocolate

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2012 12:37 PM

    These look so good! Yum… And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. January 20, 2013 4:01 PM

    I would die for one of those right now.

  3. January 20, 2013 6:49 PM

    These look super good! And you posted about them on my birthday. i take it as a sign I must make them. 😀

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