I know that this isn’t really the season for ginger snaps, but for some reason they’ve been on my mind lately. I do associate ginger snaps with golf courses since we would always keep a jar full at the half way house (which is the stop between the 9th and 10th hole) when I worked on one. So in a way, it is ginger snap season.
The other day I wanted to buy a huge bag of peanut butter cups, but I do try my best to stay out of the candy isle. Since I mentioned it on a few different occasions, Bren suggested that I just make my own. Isn’t that why I have a food blog!?! Alright…challenge accepted and then I changed it. I got the ginger snaps cookies for a crust for some type of crust. However, as I got to thinking, I remember dipping the ginger snaps into peanut butter and it was glorious.
I took that memory and decided to turn it into these ginger snap peanut butter cups. The cookies give a nice firm base, the peanut butter filling is perfect (I could actually eat it with a spoon…not that I’ve done that or anything), and the dark chocolate topping brings it all together. If you love ginger snaps and peanut butter cups, these are right up your alley. If you don’t like ginger snaps, I hope you still give these a try. I think you’ll still enjoy these as the other flavors help to tone down the ginger. I definitely think there’ll be more ginger snaps in my future.