Can you keep a secret? These no-bake Ritz cookies are hidden in my refrigerator in the garage. They are that yummy. I am hiding them from my family, but more importantly from myself. These peanut butter and chocolate and cracker cookies are easy to make.
This recipe had me at three ingredients (not including the candy cane sprinkles). If you love no-bake recipes scroll to the bottom for a few of my favorites!
- MILK CHOCOLATE SOLID SQUARES (sold in a tray at Kroger)
- RITZ CRACKERS (Costco has them in a 3- pack)
- CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
The ingredients are easy. I had not used the melted squares since the Christmas fiasco of 2011 when I tried to make Oreo Balls.
My kitchen looked like the side streets five days after a snowstorm. You know where the snow is mixed with dirt and gravel and slush (snirt).
But that was twelve years ago. I am more patient in the kitchen.
The prep is crucial for this recipe because you have to put all of your focus on melting the chocolate squares. It is a well-timed recipe.
And some of you know used to leave my mixer on while I moved the clothes to the dryer. So stand by the microwave and stir in 30-second increments.
BACK TO THE INSTRUCTIONS
- Line a tray or counters with wax paper or alumnium foil
- Place your Ritz crackers in rows & have enough to top them off after you add the peanut butter.
- Spread a smidge of peanut butter on the bottom cracker.
- Top off the peanut butter with a 2nd Ritz cracker. Set aside
- ** DO NOT START THE CHOCOLATE MELT until you assemble your crackers.
- Melt the chocolate squares and follow the package instructions.
- I used two soup size spoons to cradle the cracker as I dunked it into the melted chocolate.
- I also used a small tong and dunked one side, dry and them dunked the other side, but this took too much time. So much for my maturity and patience. You can always dunk just one side (less calories)
- It is nearly impossible not to sample the peanut butter-filled cracker before the chocolate sets. Do not eat one until the chocolate sets. Trust me it will be a messy, messy moment.
2. t is a bit of a challenge to get the perfect chocolate coverage.
I thought about trying to photoshop the chocolate edges but decided to keep it real here at Everyday Edits. Because you know I struggle in the kitchen.
These are so yummy! They would be perfect to make with your kids of all ages and stages (my middle loves peanut butter and chocolate) or with the grans or nieces.
Please share any tricks to get the Ritz cookie covered in chocolate!
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