My grandfather eats peanut butter on everything. Literally everything. Dinner rolls, pancakes, doughnuts, coffee cake, italian bread with spaghetti (yep!). There’s nothing he’s eaten that he says doesn’t taste a little better with a little PB. My grandma even used to buy peanut butter by the BUCKET to keep him stocked up on his favorite spread. Now, that’s PB LOVE.
Of course, he taught us to love it, too. Meaning that toasty, gooey peanut butter sandwiches have always been my favorite and that pancakes with peanut butter and syrup make my mouth water just thinking about it. I do leave the PB on bread with spaghetti to him though… that’s a little much for this girl.
Cutting PB out of my life and replacing it with PB2 has been challenging, but I’ve found a way to make it work. In order for me to lose the weight I have and the weight I have left, peanut butter has become a super-special indulgence, instead of an everyday food group. When I find a recipe like this though, I have no choice but to break out the big guns and splurge on a jar of Peter Pan and try it.
When I saw that this recipe called for a homemade peanut butter mousse and Tagalong girl scout cookies (AKA Peanut Butter Patties if you’re from Ohio like me), I knew I was in. AND… I was hosting dinner at my house for some friends with birthdays. They NEEDED something special, right??
To keep myself in check, I made them into mini-parfait desserts using the super-cute tasting glasses I found at Pier One. Just the right size glasses, and they come with tiny spoons, too. Too cute!
Now, I warned you yesterday that today’s recipe wouldn’t be JC friendly. Jenny, look away! Just look away!
Without further ado, I bring you my new favorite dessert. Try it at your own risk… it’s amazing.
Peanut Butter Tagalong Trifles
I also made this second mini-dessert, so as to offer my guests some options. Delish as well. This one was a little bit healthier, and involved the Oreos pictured above.