Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
Easy and delicious - I've been told these taste like Girl Scout cookies (which I have never tried.) My 2 year old loved helping me make them. The candy melts come in several colors, Ritz come in seasonal shapes, and they have so many cute sprinkles that you could use these for just about any occasion.
- 76 Ritz crackers (2 packs)
- 1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter
- 21 ounces white chocolate candy melts (1 1/2 bags) or 21 ounces almond bark (chopped into smallish chunks)
- 1⁄4 cup candy sprinkles (optional)
- Spread about 1 tsp peanut butter on a Ritz, top with another cracker to form a sandwich. I like to be generous with the peanut butter, and aim for a layer about as thick as one cracker. Repeat with remaining crackers and peanut butter until you have exhausted your supply.
- Lay a sheet of parchment or waxed paper out that is large enough to place all of the cookies on.
- Warm the chocolate pieces up: I have a fondue pot so I simply pour in the chocolate, turn to high, and stir occasionally until melted. Once its all melted, reduce the heat to low. If you have a double boiler, use the same method, except heat over medium, and when its melted, remove from heat.
- - OR - In a microwave safe dish, add candy and microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir well, and continue to microwave for 3-5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Next, dip the cookies. Its up to you if you want to dip the whole thing at once, or dip one half and let it set, and then dip the other half. It looks better if you can dip the whole thing at once. Sprinkle them fairly quickly before the chocolate begins to set.
- Allow to set for 1 hour before moving. Store in an airtight container for a week. (They may stay good longer, but we've never had them last that long :-) ).
Ok if you love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate then this is the recipe for U... a coworker brought these in and I tried one and knew I HAD to make them for my dh seeing as these are 2 of his fav. things. I used almost 2 bags of Wilton chocolate wafer melts. I used one dark chocolate and almost the whole 2nd bag of light chocolate. I used tongs to pick up the cookies and it worked great and NO mess. I layed them down on parchment paper on cookie sheets. I ended up with 34. *When I dipped them I used a shallow bowl and it worked great. I didn't bother to sprinkle them cause to me that would ruin them lol for us anyways. All in all a WINNER !!!
I never heat the white chocolate in microwave. If you do, it won't melt. It gets like the consistency of glue. ?
Made for Christmas Eve 2014: Saw one of the Food Network stars making these on the Rachael Ray show. She said her grandmother always made them at Christmas time. I made some with my 3 grandkids and their dad said they were outta this world good. So easy and fast to make. We made with the chocolate almond bark and then took white almond bark and made thin lines going back and forth with some on a spoon. They were pretty. Thanks for posting this so I can easily find it when I need it!