- 1 sleeve (about 36 crackers) of Ritz crackers
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 12 ounces (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Sprinkles or chopped nuts (optional, for decoration)
Prepare Ritz Crackers:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Lay out the Ritz crackers in pairs, flat side up, on the prepared baking sheet.
Make Peanut Butter Sandwiches:
Spread a generous amount of peanut butter onto half of the Ritz crackers.
Top each peanut butter-covered cracker with another cracker to make a sandwich.
Chill the Peanut Butter Sandwiches:
Place the peanut butter sandwiches in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to firm up.
In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Dip Peanut Butter Sandwiches:
Take the chilled peanut butter sandwiches out of the refrigerator.
Dip each sandwich into the melted chocolate, ensuring it is completely coated. Use a fork to lift the cookies out of the chocolate, letting any excess drip off.
Place on Baking Sheet:
Place the chocolate-covered sandwiches back on the lined baking sheet.
Immediately sprinkle the tops with your choice of sprinkles or chopped nuts if you desire.
Chill to Set:
Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set, which takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
Serve and Enjoy:
Once the chocolate has hardened, carefully remove the Ritz cookies from the parchment paper and serve.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
These Ritz Cookies are a delightful combination of sweet and salty, with the creamy peanut butter sandwiched between crisp Ritz crackers and coated in smooth chocolate. Enjoy!