Introduction: No Bake Ritz Cookies
My mom and I have been making these cookies for as long as I can remember and anyone who’s ever had one (and likes peanut butter and chocolate) loves them. So, I thought I’d share our secret recipe with you! In this sample I’ve made mine for Valentine’s Day, but with a simple sprinkle change, they can be for any occasion, or no occasion at all. They are quick and easy to make so you’ll find yourself whipping up a batch here and there, you know, cause you just need some chocolate!
The Secret Ingredients…
- Ritz Crackers
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Candy (or chips, whatever)
Step 1: Make Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Put a dab of your favorite peanut butter on on Ritz (or similar) cracker, spread it out and place another cracker on top. Make as many of these as you'd like cookies. Prepare all of these before melting the chocolate.
Step 2: Melt & Dip
I usually use this quick dipping chocolate you can find at the grocery store. Sometimes I splurge and get the Ghirardelli brand melting chocolate instead. You can also make your own melting chocolate using a double broiler. I like the dipping kind because it's quick and easy and sometimes I like to make a handful of these for dessert as I'm working on dinner, so quick is good!
Melt the chocolate per melting instructions. The kind I use goes in the microwave, three cubes at a time for 40 seconds, stir, 20 seconds stir, and so on until melted. DO NOT OVERHEAT or it will burn and get all chunky. Heat it a little at a time til you figure out your perfect time.
Dip the Cracker Sandwiches in the Chocolate. I use a fork to flip it over and cover all sides, then pull it out and tap off extra chocolate into the bowl. Then place the cooking on some wax paper to cool. Do a few, then add some sprinkles if you like, then dip a few more, add more sprinkles, and so on, until they are all made.
EXTRA CHOCOLATE BONUS -- There is usually some extra chocolate in the bowl, so I like to take some cheerios and dump them in, stir them around and then dump it out onto the wax paper to cool. :-)
Once they cool and the chocolate hardens, eat up and enjoy! I LOVE these cookies!