Santa’s Got a Brand New Cookie

Remember in grade school when we were supposed to bring in a recipe?  All the recipes were put together in a hand bound book and given to our parents for holidays.  I believe I gave it to my mother for Mother’s Day.  I have not seen that recipe book in years but in it held a recipe I know by heart that has been used for decades now.  I do not even know the name of it but my kids know it as the peanut butter chocolate thingies.  This year we called them Grammie’s Graham Cracker Bliss.  You can call them whatever you wish.


It was my first go-to recipe as a pre-teen.  I took these addictive no bake bars to youth group dances.  Then as I got older they made a quick dessert that the kids loved (if I could keep from eating it all before it set).

Santa may leave Mama a few extra gifts if she leaves this dessert for him!


Take 1 package of graham crackers. (note: the packages of graham crackers do seem smaller than when I was a kid.  Use your judgment if you need to add a few more crackers to the mix.)  Here’s the fun part.  Crush the package with a rolling pin until crumbs.  Add to bowl.

Melt 1 stick of butter.  Add.

Add 1 cup of peanut butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar.


Blend well and using your fingers or a spatula spread into a baking dish or cookie sheet.


Melt 1/2 bag of chocolate chips.  Smear on top.  Refrigerate.

(Optionally, you can test every five minutes to see if it is set enough until you get caught by the kids.)

Cut into pieces and enjoy with coffee.  Santa is going to be up all night working and could probably use something a bit stronger than milk.  An espresso or two is in order.

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