One of my favorite food blogs, Spoon Fork Bacon, recently posted an article on how to make chocolate covered ritz cracker sandwiches. That site is amazing and the professionally styled images are drool worthy (make sure you don’t get any on the keyboard). Then this week, I learned about Biscoff Spread. Biscoff cookies are a European (and Delta Airlines) staple and now you can get the same flavor in a spread! It’s hard to describe but it essentially is like a spiced cookie butter (yes, COOKIE BUTTER). Sufficiently curious, I decided to taste test some different sandwich cookie varieties. Here are the combos that I did:
Peanut Butter + Powdered Sugar + Ritz Crackers
Peanut Butter + Powdered Sugar + Maldon + Ritz Crackers
Biscoff + Pretzel Crisps
Nutella + Ritz Crackers*
Nutella + Soda Crackers (Saltines)*
*Naturally, Nutella had to be on the list because you can’t do a recipe test on spreads without including it.
These are super easy to make. For all versions, take a heaping teaspoon of the filling and spread between the crackers. Create a sandwich and set aside on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. When you have finished assembling the sandwiches, chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set.
To create the powdered sugar/peanut butter spread you simply combine 2 parts peanut butter to 1 part sugar and stir until combined (I did 1/4 c. PB and 1/8 c. powdered sugar). If you want to add the salt, do so on top of the spread before placing the top cracker on the sandwich.
While the sandwiches are chilling, melt down about 2 cups worth of chocolate chips (for approximately 28 sandwiches) in a double broiler or using your microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir to combine and once it is fully melted, add a few drops of vegetable oil for shine. Using a set of tongs, submerge the sandwiches into the chocolate, rolling a few times to make sure they are coated. Then “shake” off the excess chocolate and place back on the lined sheet pan. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired and when you have dipped all of them place in the fridge for about an hour to set.
What can I say guys, picking a favorite was tough. They flavor cominbations were all unique… but I think the Biscoff + Pretzel were my favorite!!
Any suggestions for the next time? I wish I had smeared apples with the Biscoff and dipped them, guess I’ll have to make these again (sooner rather than later!)