This weekend we had friends over, and when I asked if they had any dessert requests they suggested something with peanut butter. I absolutely love peanut butter, so I was really excited to try a new recipe that incorporated one of my favorite baking ingredients. Having recently eaten my one and only box of Tagalongs in one sitting I was anxious to make something that combined the peanut butter, shortbread, and chocolate elements of that cookie.
Pat tried this sweet/salty snack mix at a Christmas party a few years ago and wanted to know why I’d never made it. To be honest it’s not really my style – I love to bake so mixing a bunch of ingredients together in a large bowl and calling it a day isn’t that appealing. To Pat, on the other hand, that simplicity was what he liked. This mix is a delivery system for snacks he loves, held together with white chocolate glue. The ease of making it came in handy, when we recently had some friends over, and I’d already baked two desserts and wanted to make a third option that wouldn’t take a lot of time. I looked up this recipe, walked to the store, bought the ingredients, and had it made in less than an hour.