Sweet sandwiches

Hand-made sandwich cookie (Styling by Corrine Kozlak, Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

Create your own dessert sandwiches following these suggestions. Most of these can be cut in almost any shape and size. Roll the edges of the sandwiches in a garnish, if you like.

Bread
Pound cake
Chocolate chip cookies
Brownies
Crisped-rice treats
Meringue rounds
Peanut-butter bars
Shortbread
Graham crackers

Filling
Ganache
Jam
Butter cream frosting
Marshmallow fluff
Caramel sauce
Candied citrus
Chocolate-hazelnut spread
Peanut butter

Garnish
Chopped nuts
Cacao nibs
Sprinkles
Chocolate chips
Candied ginger
Cake or cookie crumbs
Crushed peanut brittle

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