Holiday time is officially here! Okay, so in theory the holidays are great, but really they’re stressful and expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I still love holiday time, but it is what it is. Something I like doing to alleviate some holiday stress is give homemade food items as gifts..particularly sweets and baked goods. This is one of those things I’m definitely going to make. I’m going to package them up in really cute Martha Stewart holiday craft gift boxes and give them away as small tasty gifts. I had chocolate covered Ritz crackers for the first time last year. Oh man, after I ate my first one I was on a mission to hoard boxes of this “limited edition” stuff for the next month…. I thought they were that good. This year I thought I’d make my own. I thought the only way they could get better was adding peanut butter. Turns out, I was right. They’re so good…really I promise. Please make these for loved ones this year, they’ll love you even more for it! Plus, they’re super simple to make. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 32 Ritz crackers
- Place chocolate chips over a double boiler and melt.
- Place peanut butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Spread a small amount of the peanut butter mixture onto a cracker and sandwich together with another cracker.
- Repeat until all the crackers and peanut butter filling have been used.
- Place crackers onto a parchment line baking sheet and place in freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Once the chocolate has melted, using a small pair of tongs, or tweezers, dip the chilled peanut butter sandwiches into the chocolate until completely covered.
- Shake off any access chocolate and place back onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and set aside to dry, about an hour.
- Carefully peel from the parchment and serve.
- *Makes 16 Sandwiches
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I make them into pops they make beautiful arrangements for all occasions. I also put a roll in the middle instead of peanut butter for a verity
As long as I can remember (and I am 55 yrs old) my Grandma would make these cookies every Christmas Season. My Grandma passed away last year at the wonderful age of 95, so this year I will continue this delicious tradition. I hope mine are as wonderful as my Grandmother’s.
I used Ghiradelli dark & white chocolate melts, Nestle chips. The chocolate got soft, but never thin enough for dipping. I tried the microwave to melt it, tried the boiling water bath method from thekitchn.com, always had more of a frosting consistency which I had to spread on the crumbly cracker. What am I doing wrong?
I just made them and had the same problem. The first few were okay but it got thicker and thicker. I added the Crisco as she instructed and I ended up adding it three times. I did double the recipe, but I can’t think that would be the problem. They are still setting up, so I guess we will see how they turn out. I can’t even see the ritz cracker shape under the chocolate like hers.
what is the purpose for using powder sugar with the peanut butter
It gives it a bit more of a firmer texture + won’t leak or “smoosh” out of the sandwich like the plain peanut butter…you can totally omit though! :)