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Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

posted by Julie Evink on December 14, 2012
Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies ~ Our FAVORITE treats for the holidays! So easy too!

Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies ~ Our FAVORITE treats for the holidays! So easy too!These are a staple in our house at Christmas time. I always remember mom making a batch of these right before Christmas. Before that my grandma always made them. Sometimes you just got to embrace the good old recipes that are a tradition in life.

I’m all about trying new things as you can tell from my Red Velvet Cookies and White Chocolate Molasses Cookies that I tried this year, but sometimes I just gravitate towards the trustworthy recipes. Nothing is worse than trying thirteen different recipes and have none of them come out the way you envisioned!

When my mom and I planned a baking weekend up at the lake I made sure these were on our list. Oh our weekend was a good time. We quickly loaded things up (a little to quickly because I forgot the cooler! Oh well, hubby ran to the grocery store when we got there..) and went up Friday after work and of course true to MN standards, there was a snowstorm brewing. The roads were crap. Literally crap, but we hopped in my trusty truck and slowly headed up there. Nothing was getting in the way of my baking weekend. Nothing.

When we arrived we were treated to Cheesy Wild Rice Soup. Soup for supper with it snowing outside. Life is good. After that we watched a movie and tucked ourselves in for the night. The next morning we got to baking bright and early. We were on a mission! We had a successful day with Goof Balls, Sweet Cherry Cookies, Oreo Truffles and many more being made. That night we watched another sappy Christmas movie and hunkered down. The snowfall amounts were supposed to be 8-12 inches.

The next morning we were awake bright and early with Miss K. Looked out to see all the snow and decided it was time to make the trek home. I had envisioned a lazy Sunday at the cabin relaxing but the wind hadn’t came up yet and we were in a Blizzard Warning so we decided to call it safe and head home. Good thing we did as it got nasty, but we go our cookies made and are set for Christmas now!

Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 50

Serving Size: 1 sandwich cookie

Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

Ingredients

  • 100 round buttery salted crackers, such as Ritz
  • 1-1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 24 oz. chocolate/white almond bark

Instructions

  1. Lay out wax paper to put finished cookies on. If you are in a hurry you can do this on cookie sheets so you can stick the cookies in the fridge/freezer to set up. Otherwise just lay the wax paper on your counter. It will only take about 20 minutes to set up on the counter.
  2. Place about a 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter on a cracker and spread out. Top with another cracker. Do this until all crackers are gone.
  3. Melt almond bark in a double boiler until all lumps are out. If you don't have a doubler boiler you can do this in the microwave, making sure to stir frequently so it doesn't scorch. It just doesn't harden up if you use the double boiler.
  4. Drop a sandwich cookie into the chocolate. Make sure it's covered, then remove with a fork. Drag fork along the edge of the double boiler to scrape of excess almond bark. Place cookie on wax paper. Repeat until all cookies have been dipped.
  5. Place in container and store in air tight container. These also freeze great! Place wax paper between the layers of cookies.
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  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction


    I always eat way too many of these at around Christmas! They are a must with my family! :)
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    • Julie


      I started thinking…why do I only make these at Christmas? They are so good…but it’s just something about Christmas!

  • angie


    we have made these before they are oohhh so good
    come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  • Diana Rambles


    I pinned these because I want to eat them NOW!! YUMMY!! I’d love you to come link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.
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  • Rachel @the dessert chronicles


    I love peanut butter on ritz crackers, but I have never thought of covering them in chocolate! Brilliant idea! I would go crazy for one of these.
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    • Julie Evink


      We’ve been doing it for years! They are amazing!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling


    I am such a wimp….I would have cancelled before driving up in a snowstorm! But looks like it was worth it!

  • Sara


    I honestly thought my mom came up with these. I’ve never known anyone else who made them.

    I’ve also often wondered why we just make them at Christmas, but I’ve just never done it any other time of year. They’re so easy. One year I remember using 5 boxes of ritz and who knows how much chocolate.

    LOVE THESE COOKIES!!!

    • Julie Evink


      That is to funny! They have been a staple in our family for years. It’s not Christmas without them!

  • Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy


    I made these today and they were THE. BEST. EVER. Wow. Every one in my family loved them! Thanks for the recipe, Julie!

    • Julie Evink


      Jen! That makes me so happy. I have such wonderful memories growing up and making these with my Grandam. They are a staple around the holidays at our house!

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