When I travelled to Texas to visit my Mammy, she and I were often found in front of game shows, it was our thing. We started the day with The Price is Right then on to the Gong Show and somewhere in there was Wheel of Fortune. Do you remember the old WOF shows when the contestant would have a bank account of money and would “purchase” items from the showroom as their prizes? Mammy and I thought that most of the stuff was junk, especially some of those statues that they would try to pawn off on some poor schmoe. We loved the last word and after given the letters “R-S-T-L-N-E” and the clue “Before and After,” “Thing,” or “Person” Mammy and I would think like crazy about the word.
Well this little treat is a “Before and After” word: Peanut Butter/Butter Cream Saltines or Peanut Butter Cream Saltines. I had read a post on Serious Eats a while back about another food blogger, Logan of Boots in the Oven’s secret snack indulgence: frosting and saltines. What a great use of leftover frosting, I thought to myself. I had some leftover frosting hanging out in my fridge and thought to give it a try. The crunchy, creamy snack is a perfect blend of salty-sweet reminding me of sugar wafers or even Vienna Fingers. Then I thought, what if I added peanut butter to the cracker as well?
Now it becomes a creamier, more decadent version of a Nutter Butter cookie. Give it a try when you have leftover frosting and need a sinful little snack. Just don’t eat these under the covers, they’re quite crumbly.
Peanut Butter Cream Saltines
Peanut Butter of choice
Leftover Butter Cream Frosting of choice
Spread the inside of a Saltine with peanut butter. Spread a second Saltine, on the inside, with butter cream frosting. Smoosh the crackers together and enjoy. Make as many as you would like.
Note- When Himself was in the Army, I would make him Peanut Butter Crackers by spreading Ritz Crackers with peanut butter. He was amazed that I had made sure each cracker sandwich was made with the outside of each cracker on the outside. It’s the simple things, right?
Have a fantastic weekend!