Coming home for winter break means that our house is overflowing with German Christmas Cookies. My mums had pretty much made all of the family recipes so our Christmas tins were pretty much full. However, I always like to bake when I am home and as mentioned in the Sweet Tacos post, I was having friends over for our annual Chinese Gift Exchange and thought if I made something sweet I could use it as the thankyou gift for them coming. My favorite two things to bake with are chocolate and peanut butter so thought I should make something incorporating both. Well this summer some family friends visited and brought these cookies along with them and I had yet to try making them myself so thought it would be the perfect recipe. Not to mention they package well (no crumbly mess) so thought they would be perfect for the Christmas Tree Bags we had. Not to mention pretty much everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies (myself included since I was a Girl Scout for a fair number of years).
80 round buttery salted crackers, such as Ritz
12 oz. chocolate bark
Lay wax paper on a flat counter surface, near your stove (if melting your chocolate bark via stovetop in a simmer pot) or near your container with the chocolate bark that was melted in the microwave (low setting, stirring regularly).
Place a 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter onto one cracker and top with another. Continue to do this until all crackers are paired up. Drop the cookie sandwiches by one into the melted chocolate, using a fork to lift out andtap off the excess chocolate. Place on the wax paper to set up (about 20 minutes) or place on wax paper in the fridge if you need them to set up a lot faster. Sprinkle with your sprinkles of choice (but do so before the chocolate sets up).
Yield: 40 cookies
Package up and share with friends!