Tagalong Bars

Tagalong Bars

Tagalong Bars

I am not sure if I have been living in a hole these past few weeks or what, but I have not come across one girl scout selling cookies yet! To make matters worse, people are plastering pictures of their thousands of boxes that they just purchased and now consuming. Can you say jealous…ah YA!

Tagalong Bars: Shortbread Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Coating

So, I took it upon myself to fill the void. The chocolatety, peanut buttery, shortbready aka Tagalong type of void. It is called being proactive, in case you were wondering. And you know what, I do not feel guilty at all, because next year I will have my own person Daisy. Considering how competitive I am, I am sure that we will have our own little “doomsday stash” to guarantee that my little girl sells the most cookies. I have problems…I know.

Tagalong Bars

Apparently I was not the only one needing to fill this void. After I baked these bars in a 9×13 in pan, I had to run a bunch of errands. When I came home, this is what I had left. About 1/4 of the pan. Oy Vey.

Tagalong Bars: Shortbread Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Coating

Despite the multiple steps, these bars are very easy to make.


Tagalong Bars


    For the Shortbread
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt (1/8 tsp)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Coating
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups melted chocolate chips or Almond Bark


    For the Shortbread
  1. Mix butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add egg yolks and vanilla, mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add flour and salt until everything is mixed together.
  4. Press into a greased or lined 9x13 in pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Coating
  7. Mix all ingredients together.
  8. Spread over cooled short bread.
  9. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval. Spread melted chocolate over chilled bars.
  11. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, cut and serve!

Tagalong Bars: Shortbread Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Coating

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16 Responses to Tagalong Bars

  1. MonkeyBreadandSweetPea February 21, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    I’ll admit this here – I am not a fan of Girl Scout Cookies. I buy them, put them in the freezer, and they remain there for the year. I need to start handing them out to people after I buy them. I used to love them! Now I find them as interesting as Oreos or Keebler cookies. I prefer what you made above!!! And I can’t wait to make them!! Thanks!!!

    • The Seaside Baker February 26, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      They still have a bit of nostalgia for me, which is why I keep buying them! Try these and let me know how they come out!

  2. janderoo92 February 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    This is great! We just got one box of tagalong cookies (yesterday) limiting ourselves to be disciplined. Now I know where our next tagalong fix is coming from. Thanks!

    • The Seaside Baker February 26, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Great, and this recipe will keep your fix calmed for a while!! They are very rich so the batch will last longer than the box!

  3. Didi @ Dishin with Didi February 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    My family will absolutely love these!!

  4. Jacquelynne February 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    They look sooooo good, I may have just gained a pound looking at the photo 🙂

    • The Seaside Baker February 26, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      LOL, thank you Jacquelynne! BTW we have the same name…just spelled different 😉

  5. Andrea March 6, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    My daughters who are in college absolutely love Tagalongs. This is a great recipe that I can make to send a little love from home. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Reenie June 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    I will have to try your version. My version of a tagalong is a ritz cracker topped with peanut butter then dipped in melted chocolate. I have been making this version for 20 yrs and is a big hit at holiday times. Thanks for a different view, will definitely try them.

  7. rusty June 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Love new recipes


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