Tuesday, August 14, 2012

peanut butter sandwich treat party & giveaway!


Raise your hand if you're sad that summer is winding down & back to school is getting close. I honestly LIVE for Summer. I barely survive Winter every year & I really need to live somewhere that has a longer Summer season (like Southern California)! Very few people love Summer best of all the seasons but I definitely DO love Summer best!
We had so much fun on our summer trip to Southern California & had some EXTREMELY yummy treats. One of them being this amazing peanut butter sandwich from Disneyland. And you guessed it, I came home & re-created it just for you...well...and me! Here is a pic of the one I ate at Disneyland. Graham cracker, peanut butter & chocolate PERFECTION!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Treat
makes 6 treats

6 graham crackers
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate for dipping (I used chocolate Candiquik today) but you could also use the chocolate chip/shortening combo in the pb balls recipe linked above.

1.  Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar & vanilla with a fork in a bowl & stick it in the freezer to firm up a bit.

2. Melt chocolate (Candiquik melts beautifully in the microwave) & brush one side of the graham crackers with melted chocolate using a pastry brush. 

3. Scoop peanut butter mixture on top of chocolate side of the graham crackers. I used about 2 tablespoons of pb mixture per cracker. Spread pb evenly to edges of cracker.
4. Place crackers in freezer for a bit to firm up the pb.

 
5. Reheat the chocolate if needed. Dip the pb graham crackers into chocolate. I set them in the bowl of melted chocolate, one at a time, & spooned the melted chocolate over the top. Then lift the cracker out of chocolate with a fork & tapped the fork on the side of the bowl so extra chocolate drips off into the bowl. 

6. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper & allow chocolate to set up. I drizzled extra melted chocolate over the top. Store in refrigerator & serve very cold.
 
Giveaway is closed! Congrats to Leah!! The cute Minnie apron is on it's way to you!

 AND...to celebrate SUMMER I'm sharing this adorable Polka Dot Minnie Mouse Apron (pic below is from www.disneystore.com). It's adult size & super playful & fun!

To enter all you need to do is 1. "Like" Sprinkle Some Sunshine on FACEBOOK and 2. Come back to this blog post & leave a comment telling me where your very favorite vacation ever was OR where your dream vacation would be. If you already like Sprinkle Some Sunshine on FB then just leave your vacation comment here! To leave a comment click below where it says "1 comment" (or whatever number) & a comment box will pop up. A random winner will be selected Sunday night, 8/19/12 and notified. Please leave your email address or someway to contact you.

25 comments:

  1. This was very good & easy to make. Great for a dessert or breakfast.

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    1. LOL! Jessi, chocolate is my preferred breakfast! :)

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  2. I can't decide among Hawaii, Ireland, Alaska, Canada or Scotland/England.

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    1. Hi Pat! I've only been to Hawaii from your list! But I need to go back...to Maui this time! :)

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  3. Well my dream vacation is about to come true...We leave in 39 days 4 hours and 33 mins. from right now 8:03PM 8/15/12. We are heading on a cruise to the Western Caribbean!! I'm not counting down the days or anything....but I am getting pretty darn excited!!!

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    1. Linda, why didn't you invite us?!? HAHA! That's my dream vacation too! What ports will you be stopping at? I'm SO excited for you!

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    2. We stop at Cozomel,Rotan, Caymen Islands, Beleaze. Shot had I known that it was your dream vacation I would have invited You! Maybe next time!!

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    3. Yep, that's my dream vacation! I've been watching airfare prices to Miami for the past 2 years, LOL! Can't wait to see your pics! :)

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  4. I would love to have a vacation in Portland, Maine or Ireland and of course, take the kids (ages 2 and 3 to disneyland! woot! woot!)

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    1. Hi Amber! That's awesome! My bff JUST moved to Portland, ME! The pics she has sent me are AMAZING! I can't wait to visit her there! :)

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  5. I'm a total homebody and although I love to think about going on vacations and seeing the world... I'm okay with staying home. However, I would love to go to Switzerland and see the Alps and all the gorgeous scenery for with my own eyes.

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    1. I love to be at home too, Amy! I have NYC on my list to do soon & that will be a BIG adventure for me! :)

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  6. I have always wanted to go to Ireland but Paris would be great too. Of course we are headed to Disney in October for the third time. thanks
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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    1. I've heard Ireland is SOOOO beautful! Hope you have a great time at Disney! :)

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  7. My favorite vacation spot is by far Disney World, I can't wait to take my Daughter there in December with my family!

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    1. I've never been to Disney World but we had a blast at Disneyland this Summer! Minnie is my favorite character! :)

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  8. We spent 5 day in San Deigo with the kids, Zoo, Seaworld and Beach this summer. Every vacation is my favorite.

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    1. Hi Kimberly! I LOVE S.D. In fact I would give just about anything if I could live there! We were there this Summer too. La Jolla is my new favorite place! We did the zoo & seaworld too, maybe we were there at the same time. :)

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  9. YUM! These look really good! Thank goodness I'm not the only one who immediately tries to recreate foods I try at other places. :) And also thank goodness I'm not the only one in love with summer who never wants it to end!

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  10. Oooh! I've been wanting to make these ever since I saw them on Picky Palate! (who btw if you got this recipe from you need to cite with a link, like "Recipe adapted from(or just from if not adapted), Picky Palate" with a link. If you made this up...nevermind lol) Yum!

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    1. Hi there, I made this recipe up based on my experience of eating them at Disneyland and I used my peanut butter ball recipe as inspiration. If I know the source of my recipes I always credit the source & link to it in my post. Otherwise the recipe is just something I’ve developed or made my own over time. I hope you get a chance to make these, they are so good! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  12. oooooooooohhh soo funny and delicious thanxx

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  13. I made this for my boss's birthday in May, and my coworkers request them again, weekly! I have one coworker who is allergic to peanut butter, and I didn't want to leave her out, so I bought Marshmallow Fluff, and used it the same way you do the peanut butter (freeze to harden), and it made a GREAT and peanut free option! Tastes just like a cold s'more :)

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