Easy Book Club Treat Satisfies Sweet Tooth

In Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko, Moose and Natalie like to eat graham cracker sandwiches as a treat. Whether you are reading this book for your book club or not, it’s sure to be a hit with your group’s members when you serve this at a meeting.

Graham Cracker Sandwiches

Here are a few ideas for creative fillings to go between two graham cracker squares:

Creamy Peanut Butter Filling

  • ½ cup butter or margarine at room temperature
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons light cream or milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Beat together softened butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add the remaining powdered sugar and the cream or milk, mixing one cup of powdered sugar followed by one tablespoon of cream or milk at a time. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla. Adjust the consistency to make it more spreadable by adding milk a little at a time.

Cream Cheese and Jam Filling

  • Cream cheese at room temperature
  • Variety of jams—strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, etc.

Spread cream cheese and desired jam evenly on graham cracker halves.

S’mores Filling

  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate bars, broken into square pieces

Layer marshmallows and chocolate between graham crackers. Heat for 10 to 12 seconds in microwave oven to soften the marshmallows and chocolate.

Other filling ideas:

  • Cheese slices
  • Fruit

Serve lemonade to drink.

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