Homemade Tagalong Bars

Tagalong Bars – Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2025 squares 1x


Tagalong Bars are a homemade version of the classic Girl Scout Cookie. A buttery shortbread crust with a creamy peanut butter filling, topped with rich chocolate. Some say this recipe is even better than the original Tagalong cookie!


Shortbread Crust

  • 1/2 cup salter butter room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup flour

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate layer

  • 1 1/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


Shortbread Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line 9×9 with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In mixer fitted with your paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes on medium speed until creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Turn the mixer to low and add in vanilla, milk, salt, and flour. Stir until incorporated and dough comes together.
  4. Press this evenly in your prepared pan and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  5. Allow to cool completely before moving on to the filling.

Peanut Butter Filling

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the peanut butter and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  2. Spread filling evenly on cookie crust.
  3. Chill for about 30 minutes.

Chocolate layer

  1. In a double boiler melt chocolate chips and cream until smooth.
  2. Spread on peanut butter layer.
  3. Chill until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
  4. Cut into squares.


Store at airtight at room temperature for 3 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days


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