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.
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Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits
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
For the peanut butter mousse:
- 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:
- 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.
– These trifles are best served the day they are made.
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Monday 27th of February 2017
I am planning to make your mini Tagalong parfaits this weekend. What size glass did you use?
Monday 27th of February 2017
Hi, Tiffany! The glasses are bigger than a juice glass; I suppose I would call it a tumbler glass? I hope this helps. Enjoy!
Monday 3rd of October 2016
What are Tagalong cookies (what is them?) - I've only seen the mint and regular sandwich style cookies.
Wednesday 5th of October 2016
Hi, Suzanne! Tagalongs are a peanut butter and chocolate Girl Scout Cookie. You could substitute another peanut butter and chocolate cookie if you like. I hope this helps!
Wednesday 21st of October 2015
Tagalongs are the best! These look so amazing!
Saturday 10th of January 2015
AGGGGHHH! These look so yummy! I love to bake AND love tiny things so this is right up my ally!
P.S I'm twelve that's why i sound immature... :P
MA Sau Fong Fatumah
Friday 28th of November 2014
How to make chocolate fudge sauce or where to buy?
Saturday 29th of November 2014
You can find chocolate fudge sauce at most markets it would be with the ice cream toppings. Thanks for visiting.