Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Book Club and Ritz Cracker Rolo Sandwiches

When something is great, I can't wait to share it with you. Likewise when something is a horrible failure. When something is just ok, however, I struggle with whether or not I should share it. This treat is one of those just ok things.

We had a book club meeting last week and I wanted to bring a yummy treat but knew that, because of a workshop out of town, I'd be short on time and needed something quick and easy. I decided to make some Ritz Cracker Rolo Sandwiches that I'd seen on Pinterest. I don't want to link to the original source because I don't think that would be kind.

They were super simple to make. I placed the crackers salty side down on a baking sheet and placed a Rolo on top of each cracker. I then cooked them in my toaster oven on 300 for 90 seconds, until the chocolate and caramel was squishable but not melted. Next I removed them from the toaster oven and placed another cracker on top, squishing the Rolo a bit.

I didn't really like these treats. I felt like they had too much cracker and not enough filling. Despite my reservations, I took them to book club where only about 1/3 of the platter was eaten. I brought the rest home and J (who normally hates anything homemade) finished them off so I guess they couldn't have been that bad. Would I make them again? Probably not.

It's an interesting coincidence that my just ok treats were for our discussion of A Prayer For Owen Meany. I didn't dislike the book but felt it, like the treats, was just ok. I found it really hard to get into and couldn't get through more than a couple pages at a time. To be honest, I didn't get it finished in time for the meeting but plan to continue plugging through it because I want to read the end.

Shared at: A Creative Princess, Sew Much Crafting, The Crafty Blog Stalker, The Thriftiness Miss, Meegan Makes, Serenity You, Life on Lakeshore Drive


  1. Popped over from the weekend blog hop party. These sound interesting to me as I love salty/sweet. I do something similar with Rolos using pretzel rings and a Rolo in the center. The problem for me is finding the pretzels. I normally have to buy them online. I make these for holidays also I use kisses sometimes. Thanks for sharing, I always have Ritz on hand!

  2. Well, you win some, you lost some. At least they didn't go to waste :).


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