Easy Ritz Sandwich Cookies
I had some leftover ganache that I needed to use up the other day, so I headed for the pantry to see what I could make. I saw a box of Ritz Crackers and a jar of peanut butter and decided to make these easy Ritz sandwich cookies. These are so simple, require no baking and would be a perfect recipe to make with kids. Instead of using ganache like I did, I adjusted the recipe to use semi-sweet chocolate chips as it sets up much better in the refrigerator. (ganache stays softer and can crack) I stuffed these crackers with peanut butter, but you could also use Nutella, almond butter or cookie butter. You can also use milk, dark or white chocolate to coat the cookies.
Makes 24 cookies
- 48 Ritz Crackers
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper, place half of the crackers on the pan, top with 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter then cover with the other crackers.
To melt the chocolate, place a glass bowl over a small pot of simmering water on the stove to create a double boiler. Place the chocolate and vegetable oil in the bowl and stir until melted. Be sure the bowl is not touching the water below, you should only have a couple inches of water in the pot.
Dip the sandwiched crackers in the chocolate and remove with a fork, scraping excess chocolate off on the side of the bowl.
Place dipped cookies on the sheet pan and add sprinkles.
Put the sheet pan in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set, about 30-45 minutes. Move the cookies to a platter and watch them disappear!
Here are some other cookie combinations to try:
Almond butter dipped in dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt
Cookie butter dipped in white chocolate
Peanut butter dipped in milk chocolate
Nutella dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with milk chocolate