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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!
xx Jenny

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches

Servings: 8


  • 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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  1. The Sweet Cupcaker Not Specified Not Specified

    yum!! these look amazing and simple! great for a party!

  2. Jewel at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! I love these sandwiches.

  3. Katherine Not Specified Not Specified

    These bring back great memories! I had a friend that use to make these and I never did get the recipe. They are DELICIOUS and I can’t wait to make them.

  4. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness , do these EVER sound and look amazing! I actually have some Ritz crackers leftover from Thanksgiving, so these may be my afternoon.

    • Mary alice Chambers Not Specified Not Specified

      They are good – I ate my first one last week. They are so rich, it’s difficult to eat more than one.

  5. Quinn Not Specified Not Specified

    That’s one hot way to combine three of my favorite things from childhood into a single mean snack!

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    The simpler the better! How freaking cute are these?!

  7. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! And I totally hear you about the stressfulness of the holiday season. Love the gif too!

  8. MsElaineous Not Specified Not Specified

    There’s a praline shop here in New Orleans that sells these. Now I don’t have to feel guilty spending all my money there. This is so deliciously dangerous! THANK YOU.

  9. abby Not Specified Not Specified

    I make these every year! The best are if you add a few drops of peppermint oil to the chocolate – they taste like thin mints! And my grandma would always make the peanut butter ones with white chocolate…yum.

  10. Arbine Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE this idea! Totally going to try it in the near future. So simple and pretty at the same time. Have a lovely day!

  11. Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Delicious! When I was little I used to put peanut putter and jelly between ritz but peanut butter inside and chocolate outside is much less messy. When you bite into my version filling squeezes out from all sides, when your 8 it works when your 22, not so much. Thanks for the big kid version… perfect party eats!

  12. blythe Not Specified Not Specified

    100% making these — something even I could put together. Thank you!

  13. Jessica @ How Sweet Not Specified Not Specified

    These are totally healthy. Crackers full of… protein. Yes.

  14. nikki Not Specified Not Specified

    someone made these for me with wheat thins recently… YUM

  15. The Flying Quiche Not Specified Not Specified

    That gif is adorable. I need more animated/ personified food in my life. Go little ritz cracker sandwiches, go!

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  17. nicole {sweet peony} Not Specified Not Specified

    i make these cookies every single year except with white chocolate. they are embarrassingly easy but soooo freakin delicious! they never last more than a few minutes. i’ll have to give them a try with regular chocolate. love that motion picture- adorable!

  18. kickpleat Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh helloooooo! Those look dangerously delicious. I’m in.

  19. dani edmonson Not Specified Not Specified

    we love these at our house. for some reason we’ve made them a christmas-y treat.

  20. Jessica Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE the animated photo! Seriously, LOVE! I could watch it all day :-D

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  22. maggie Not Specified Not Specified

    first it was the chocolate covered potato chips. Now it’s these…

    I cannot wait to see what is next on the downward spiral of self control ;)

  23. Jenn Not Specified Not Specified

    I love these things! It’s one of my families traditional holiday chocolate covered treats we make each year before the holidays.

  24. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga Not Specified Not Specified

    I was checking my last FG submission and it’s right next to these of yours! And omg they look SO GOOD! This is totally me. Right here.

  25. mrsblocko Not Specified Not Specified

    I remember making these as a child with my mom, except we used almond bark instead of milk chocolate. It was my job to spread the pb while my mom dipped them into white chocolate. It was also my job to eat the chocolate drizzles that fell on the wax paper. :)

  26. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Well, that animated gif is just the definition of fun. And I think at our party we need to make these. Cos dhey’re cute.

  27. Shumaila Not Specified Not Specified

    I love such recipes that you can throw together with no work at all!

    Will be trying them soon!

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  29. Allison Not Specified Not Specified

    My grandmother makes these every year, except with white chocolate. It made me smile to see them here! ^_^

  30. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh I LOVE this!

  31. misschels Not Specified Not Specified

    My mom makes these every Christmas, only with white chocolate! Try it, you will be amazed! Sooooo good!

  32. Aunt Sherry Not Specified Not Specified

    Yes indeedy, these are a hit with all my grands…I do both White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate.

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  34. julia { see you in the morning } Not Specified Not Specified

    oh me oh my. yes, good.

  35. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    Did you just use the chips you buy at the grocery store, or melting chips. My milk chocolate when melting always comes out thick, not beautiful like yours. Thanks I am dying to make these.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Mary! I used regular chocolate chips from the store, but added about a teaspoon or two of shortening to the melted chocolate to help with the thickness/smoothness issue. It takes a bit longer for the coating to dry, but it works! Good luck!

      • Sandy Noe Not Specified Not Specified

        Two teaspoons always makes it creamier and easier to dip!!
        I use Almond Bark…Walmart almost always has it in baking isle for $2.90

  36. Carly Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for the idea—these were a super perfect simple thing to put together for a holiday party I’m heading to tonight. Sorta wish I would have thought to put a pretzel right in the middle of these little sandwiches (for an extra kick of crunch) and maybe done a few with semi-sweet or dark chocolate…

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  38. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    My sister makes these at Christmas every year. They are utterly delicious! Who would’ve guessed?

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  44. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    I used the crackers/pb then covered with melted almond bark. I made them to send overseas to my husband and his fellow soldiers in afghanistan!!! They were perfect, easy, and kept well in Tupperware. :) thanks for idea!

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  48. Becky Not Specified Not Specified

    My mother-in-law used to make a variation of these at Christmas, using the Ritz-Bitz peanut butter mini crackers (saves labor) and melted white chocolate bark. YUMMY!

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  50. rita falgoust Not Specified Not Specified

    I made them today, in the aftermat of our hurricane. They are delicious..

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  52. Connie Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been making these for years. They are still my grown children’s favorite Christmas cookie. I use dark and white chocolate, then drizzle the opposite chocolate on them (using a fork dipped in the chocolate and “flicking” it on the cookies. The dark and white design is very nice.

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  54. Ekavi Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi, as I live over the pond I’m not sure we have Ritz crackers, so I was wondering if there is something similar available worldwide?

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  57. Malinda Not Specified Not Specified

    made these and they’re great, though i used white chocolate, and nutella as the filling….

  58. Martha Not Specified Not Specified

    One of my favorites! I use the mini Ritz crackers that already have the peanut butter between them. Saves a lot of time.

  59. Moira Not Specified Not Specified

    I put these on cake sticks and gave them green M&M eyes, a red M&M nose and pretzel antlers, cover with a clear bagie and tie a red ribbon around the bottom for an adorable and delicous treat.

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  61. Kristin Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh man, you just took me back. I used to make these with my great-grandmother. I always think of her when I see these cookies. Thanks for the recipe and reminder!

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  69. Mimibae Not Specified Not Specified

    my grandmother made these and i loved them my sister is in the process of making them thanks so much!!!!!

  70. Visiedieni Not Specified Not Specified

    I will eat these, just as fast as they disappear from your gif image. :)

  71. Rosemary Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi Jenny, these look amazing! I saw the fudge covered Ritz in my store too and was intrigued! Just curious: why do you add the powdered sugar to the peanut butter? Thank you!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      It helps to stiffen the peanut butter, so you have more of a ‘reese’ type center…you can totally omit it though and they’ll still turn out great!

  72. Nicole Not Specified Not Specified

    how long will these keep in a a tupperware container?
    I want to make them tonight (Tuessday) for my party Friday. I don’t want to freeze them because i don’t want the chocolate to turn white after thawing.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      They should be totally fine for Friday! They’re good for about 1 week, in an airtight container!

  73. Sue Hunsicker Not Specified Not Specified

    Our neighbor gave us the peanut butter ones years ago. They were AWESOME. She said she made them but I never got the recipe. Yours look and sound exactly like the ones she gave us. I will try them this weekend. Thank you for posting :)

  74. Sabrina B Not Specified Not Specified

    saw this on the front page of your site, looks like it’s been out there for awhile but still never seen anything like it, so thank you for this, love the creativity here!

  75. Cassi Not Specified Not Specified

    These are great!I just made these with this recipe but next time I’m going to try the pretzel crackers.

  76. Michelle Carter Not Specified Not Specified

    This recipe has been in our family for year now- we mix it up though and melt chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips all together for the outside coating. Once you go this route you never go back!!!

  77. Rose Not Specified Not Specified

    what is the purpose for using powder sugar with the peanut butter

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      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! :)

  78. Julie Not Specified Not Specified

    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, always had more of a frosting consistency which I had to spread on the crumbly cracker. What am I doing wrong?

    • ynotme Not Specified Not Specified

      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.

  79. Betty Not Specified Not Specified

    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.

  80. Tammy rieder Not Specified Not Specified

    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