• 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 3 rolls of Do Si Dos cookies
  • scant one cup of chocolate chips
  • 6 Tbls butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

This is a combination of two classic desserts; the “Christmas Crack” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars.”    This was my first experiment with girl scout cookies this year…and I liked it, but decided to make something else for the big contest and entered the other recipe. (Good thing too, since I took 2nd place. You can read about it here). But I thought I would still share this one, in case any of you out there have a lot of Do Si Dos leftover after cookie season and want to try making something out of them.

I’ll warn you that this is a very sweet dessert. I cut them into small bites for everyone to try and most people could only eat one or two. It’s more like candy than a cookie, really.

Crush 3 rolls of Do Si Dos cookies in a food processor.

Using a large glass baking dish, like this one
line it with foil and spray it with non-stick spray. Layer the bottom with saltines crackers and a sprinkling of crushed Do Si Dos cookie crumbs. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a small saucepan, like this one
bring the 6 Tb butter and 1 cup Br. sugar to a low boil. Add 1.5 tsp vanilla and lemon juice. Stir with a whisk. Pour over the saltines. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool 3 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over. Allow to melt for 5 minutes. Spread with a spatula or spreader, like this one
evenly over crackers. Sprinkle another helping of Do Si Dos cookie crumbs. Allow to cool.

Next, mix peanut butter, confec. sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla and milk together in a bowl and stir well. Spread this over the cooled Christmas Crack layer. Next add a layer of jam (I used homemade strawberry rhubarb) and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the top with another layer of Do Si Dos crumbs. This last layer should be heavy and thick.

Slice into small squares and serve with a napkin…it can get messy. Enjoy!

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do so dos 2014