Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits

Peanut Butter Parfaits made with Girl Scout Cookies? Yes, you read that correctly and yes, they are as rich and decadent as they sound. If you read My Baking Addiction on a regular basis, you may have caught on to the fact that I am certainly no girl scout. Well, unless you count that one brief moment that I was a Brownie back in second grade. Realizing very quickly that it was not my cup of tea, I made a fairly quick exit. However, I’m pretty certain my overly sentimental mother may still have my sash complete with a few patches.

February is typically a pretty boring month because I am not really into Valentine’s Day, but I always look forward to the Girl Scout Cookie order forms. I’m a sucker for fund raisers and I try to support everyone, so I always end up ordering far more cookies than I should really have in my possession at one time.

I obviously have my favs…Do-Si-Dos, Thin Mints, and of course those delish Samoas and I always have to order Brian’s favorite variety, Tagalongs. Once my cookie order was fulfilled, I obsessively lined all of the boxes up on the counter and knew I had to do something with all of these cookies… and quick. Eating them just wasn’t an option because my jeans are already a little snug. Not lay on the bed to zip snug, but snug enough.

After evaluating my expansive stash of cookies, I opted to send some to work with Brian, tossed a few boxes in the freezer and made a feeble attempt to hide the rest…from myself. Knowing that Tagalongs are Brian’s weakness, I created Mini Peanut Butter Trifles with his favorite chocolate covered peanut butter cookie. The key word in recipe is mini. Trust me, these are about as rich and decadent as a dessert gets and you really only need just a few bites to get your peanut butter fix. With layers of chopped Tag-a-longs, peanut butter cream cheese mousse, chocolate fudge sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream, you’ll be in a sugar induced coma if you consume more than a mini serving.

While I’m pretty sure these Mini Peanut Butter Trifles will cure any immediate peanut butter cravings you may have, stay tuned to MBA for the rest of the week: We’ve just kicked off a week devoted to all things Peanut Butter Love.

Got a recipe to share? Use the Twitter hashtag #peanutbutterlove to tweet me the link, or leave a link on my Facebook page. We’ll be putting together a Peanut Butter Love round up post this weekend linking to our favorite shared peanut butter recipes.

Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits

Yield: 4 mini trifles

Ingredients:

For the peanut butter mousse

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plus one tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

For the trifle layers

  • 10 Tagalong® Cookies, chopped
  • fudge sauce (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream plus 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, whipped

Directions:

For the peanut butter mousse:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream until thoroughly combined and fluffy; about 3 minutes.

To assemble the Peanut Butter Trifles:

  1. Place about 1 chopped Tagalong® into the bottom of each mini parfait glass. Pipe or spoon in a layer of peanut butter mousse. Add a layer of chocolate fudge sauce and repeat layers . Top with whipped cream and finish with chopped Tagalong® cookies.

Notes:

- These trifles are best served the day they are made.

69 Responses to “Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits”

  1. Ana — March 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, those trifles look delish! And your pics are amazing. =)

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  2. HeatherS — March 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    One more recipe to add to my chocolate peanut butter addiction file. These look fantabulous! And I love the photos. Beautiful!

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  3. Whoa baby. That is all.

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  4. Kaeleigh — March 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I just got SO EXCITED about this peanut butter week!
    Offhand, do you think Pirate cookies would be an acceptable substitute? We don’t get a lot of Girl Guides.

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  5. Tickled Red — March 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Seriously! :0 I am stupified with awe & joy.

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  6. meagan — March 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    WOW, these look amazing!

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  7. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — March 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    BEAUTIFUL photos! These are so cute!

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  8. All those beautiful layers! I think I’m in love! I’ve been trying to stay out of my stash of cookies by burying them in the freezer, but that hasn’t been too effective so far :-)

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  9. Blog is the New Black — March 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Looks wonderful- gorgeous layering!

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  10. Kristen — March 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Rich and delicious – my husband would love these too!

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  11. Tracy — March 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    These look incredible!!

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  12. Lori @ RecipeGirl — March 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Mmmmm- love these so much!

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  13. Wow, wow, wow. These look absolutely delicious. Now I need to track down some Girl Scouts to place an order for Tagalongs. Your photos always amaze me.

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  14. Vimitha — March 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    OMG they are so lovely with a melt-in-the-mouth texture… Yummy gorgeous looking trifles…

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  15. Justeen @ Blissful Baking — March 23, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Wow, these parfaits look incredible! I love tagalongs :)

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  16. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 23, 2011 at 6:41 am

    What a fantastic way to use Tagalongs! These look so delicious!!

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  17. Katrina — March 23, 2011 at 6:59 am

    These look heavenly. I need to make up an occasion just so I can serve these at a dinner party!

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  18. Amanda — March 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Seriously awesome pics! I dont know if I have ever had a tag-a-long! Shameful admission I know… but I would LOVE to try one of these!!! They look AMAZING!

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  19. Tagalongs are my favorite girl scout cookie too! Love the recipe you created with them! Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is a winner in my book!

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  20. ButterYum — March 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I’m not a big peanut butter fan, but I had to stop by to offer my compliment on some crazy good pics!! Awesome!!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  21. Robyn | Add a Pinch — March 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Can I have one of these for breakfast? Oh my word!!! :)

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  22. Kate @ Diethood.com — March 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

    PB mousse, fudge, with crushed tagalongs…. oh my goodness gracious!! Brilliant!

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  23. rachel — March 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

    this is ridiculous…
    ridiculously good! i’ve been trying to resist buying girl scout cookies because i’m going on a cruise in 2 weeks…but, what the heck. and it’s manfriend’s favorite of all the cookies – you’re giving me too many excuses to buy some! :)

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  24. Lucy @ The Sweet Touch — March 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Oh WOW!! These look amazing!

    I can’t wait to see the peanut buttery goodness this week. I would like to request a new version of the classic peanut butter chocolate buckeye!

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  25. Erin A — March 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

    This really sounds good! And it’s sweet! I’ve been making savory stuff this week a lot…like Spinach Artichoke Dip with red bell pepper and hints of bacon for today’s post (It’s National Chip & Dip Day)….so I’ve been craving SWEETS. This might just be the answer! :) I love sweets!

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  26. Cookbook Queen — March 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Parfaits are one of my all time favorite desserts…and making one from Tagalongs? Best idea ever.

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  27. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — March 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    YUM!! These sound delish! Love all the layers!

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  28. Pudding Pie Lane — March 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Yep, it’s definitely started up all of my peanut butter cravings. Great recipe! :)

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  29. Wow, what a delicious dessert! Tagalongs are one of my favorites, and you just made my mouth water with this decadent idea. Wonderful recipe and photos, Jamie! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Michelle — March 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I wish I could reach through my screen and grab one of those. They look sooo good.

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  31. Happy When Not Hungry — March 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Wow! These parfaits look amazing. My mouth is watering. What a creative way to use your Girl Scout cookies!

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  32. Kara — March 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Oh my heavens those look amazing! The Girl Scouts missed us this year, and I am really wishing I had some of these cookies!

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  33. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — March 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Tagalongs are one of my fav girl scout cookies. Love that you used them to make something else!

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  34. leslie — March 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Seriously woman..are you trying to kill me? I just recently ate a whole box of Samomas..now you are forcing me to go out and buy tagalongs? Yep, you have it out for me!

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  35. Luv What You Do — March 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I am so happy to see that I am not the only one who can’t be trusted with the GS cookies. I had day of fun devoted to Thin Mints in an attempt to get them out of my house! I do still have some ‘hiding’ in the freezer as well. I’ll keep my eyes open for any new Thin Mint recipes you come up with.

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  36. Nutmeg Nanny — March 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    These are not only beautiful but I bet they taste great as well!

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  37. Christi @ Love From The Oven — March 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Those look SO good. Like they will haunt me until I make them, good. :)

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  38. Now THAT is FUN!! I can’t imagine how quickly those would be devoured in our house!

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  39. Jun — March 24, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Aaah, it looks like heaven…

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  40. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — March 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    These look amazing! So happy I just found your blog. Beautiful photos!

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  41. Shaina — March 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

    So much fun! I love these.

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  42. naomi — March 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Finally, a recipe of yours I can’t eat-peanut allergy, so whoo hoo to completely pigging out on your other goodies! But since Matt and Cole love PB this is going to be some fine bribery food!

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  43. I have no words. Awesome recipe!!!

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  44. lynne — March 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    This has all of my favorite flavors!

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  45. jacki — March 25, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Seriously, that is the awesomest thing I have seen all day. All month. All year. In my whole life, maybe. Wow.

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  46. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — March 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I LOVE Tagalongs!!! These absolutely divine!

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  47. Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls — March 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    OMG! OMG! OMG!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  48. Karen@Mignardise — March 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I hereby request admission to the chocolate peanut butter lovers club – gold status.
    I know I can find all the support I need here!

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  49. Bourbonnatrix — March 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Hi I clicked on your pic from one of the food galleries just to tell you that i think your photography is amazing! I wish I had just a tiny bit of your talent! Great job!

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  50. Shawn Suelthaus — April 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I just found your web site. it isn’t Girl Scout cookie time any more. Is there a substitute for Tagalongs so I can make these this summer ?

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