Through elementary and middle school, I snacked my way through summer days. Strawberries, celery, Otter Pops, watermelon, firecrackers, pretzels, honeydew, ice cream sandwiches, and…
Peanut butter crackers.
Every lunchtime, I wandered into the pantry to pull out the peanut butter jar and a box of Ritz (or Wheat Thins). I skipped the silverware drawer, grabbed the top title off of my stack of library books, and settled down into great-grandma’s rocking chair.
I shoved each cracker deep into the jar, scoping out nearly a tablespoon for every bite. (Yes, I nearly glued my mouth shut a few times!) But all of those tablespoons of peanut butter—probably 10-15 every day—plus the extra bits I licked off of my fingertips and knuckles started adding up. By the time school started in September, I weighed 5 pounds more than in the spring!
Tired of the yearly peanut butter pudge, I gave it up cold turkey in high school until… Oh, about 8 months ago. (Such a long time!) I’m just as obsessed as before, but I’ve learned a little self-control since then.
Until I baked these triple threat peanut butter cookies.
With 3 kinds of peanut butter, they’re 27x as irresistible! (It’s exponential.) I could eat more of these cookies than peanut butter crackers… I dare you to try stopping after only one!