These Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers are an old school sweet treat that feature that sweet and salty flavor combination that's so addictive. They're perfect for the holidays, for homemade gift giving, game day snacks and potlucks. They're a crowd favorite any time that handheld desserts are on the menu.
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers Recipe
These chocolate covered Ritz crackers are a real holiday favorite to make. While there's no need to wait until the holidays to make them, they are a fun simple dessert that makes the perfect addition to your goodies trays and one that kids of all ages can help with the preparation. How do you make Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers? Arrange one half of the Ritz crackers on a wax paper lined sheet pan. Use the tip of a knife to swirl together peanut butter and marshmallow fluff then add a dollop to each cracker. Place another cracker on top then dip in melted chocolate candy coating and let dry. It doesn't get any better (or easier!) than that!
How to Make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers: 84 Ritz crackers, creamy peanut butter, marshmallow fluff or marshmallow cream, chocolate almond bark or white chocolate almond bark.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: 2 sheet pans lined with wax paper, a fork or candy fork, measuring cups, a small mixing bowl and a rubber spatula. You'll also need a teaspoon or piping bag to fill the crackers.
- How long does it take to melt the chocolate? The best course of action is to refer to the package and melt the almond bark per the package instructions. For dipping the crackers you need to a candy fork or two forks to carefully dip and cover all sides with chocolate. Have nearby a pan lined with wax paper to place the dipped crackers to dry. You can drizzle the tops with any leftover almond bark, if desired.
- You can use chocolate almond bark or white chocolate almond bark to dip these Ritz crackers. You could also use one of each or use a contrasting color to visual interest.
- You can sprinkle the tops with seasonal nonpareils while the coating is still wet.
- I like to use any leftover melted chocolate bark to drizzle on the tops. If you choose to use one of each, drizzle the tops with the contrasting color or sprinkle the tops with seasonal sprinkles for color.
- If you prefer, you can use powdered sugar in place of marshmallow fluff. Begin with ½ cup then taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- Store these chocolate covered Peanut Butter Ritz in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
More Easy Sweet Treats to Make
Whether you're planning holiday goodies, making sweets to share with neighbors and friends or attending an office potluck I've got you covered! More easy sweet desserts and treats you may also like to make:
- These crisp and buttery Cream Horns are made with puff pastry and can be filled with whipped cream, pudding, custard, fresh berries and more.
- Quick and easy Microwave Fudge.
- Sweet and salty Potato Chip Clusters.
- Hot Chocolate Mix with floating snowmen is great for homemade gift giving.
- Sea Salted Praline Pecan Clusters are made in no time flat.
- Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks are a riff on vintage butterscotch haystacks.
- Homemade Magic Shell from A Family Feast.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers
- 1 ¼ cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
- ½ cup marshmallow fluff (heaping)
- 84 Ritz crackers
- 2 (1 pound each) chocolate almond bark (OR White Almond OR one of each)
- Arrange 42 Ritz crackers flat side up on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
- In a small mixing bowl, use a knife to swirl the marshmallow fluff through the peanut butter it doesn't have to be fully combined.
- Dollop about ½ teaspoon peanut butter filling into the center of each cracker, place one cracker on top.
- Melt chocolate almond bark per package instructions. Use a candy fork or two forks to dip each cracker in coating, placing back onto wax paper to dry.
- Use any leftover almond bark to drizzle on the tops or decorate with seasonal sprinkles while wet.
- Chill for 1 hour or just until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.