White chocolate dipped Ritz peanut butter crackers are the perfect easy holiday dessert recipes! Great for homemade holiday food gift ideas or if you need white chocolate recipes, too! This is a fun recipe to make with kids.
How To Make White Chocolate Dipped Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers (Easy No Bake Desserts for Holidays)
My mom has been making these white chocolate Ritz crackers peanut butter dipped in white chocolate (Ritz cracker cookies), for as long as I can remember and they’re always a huge hit with everyone for Christmas desserts.
How do you make Ritz crackers with peanut butter dipped in chocolate?
To make chocolate covered Ritz & peanut butter cookies crackers, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients!
White chocolate Ritz peanut butter crackers ingredients:
- Ritz crackers
- Creamy peanut butter (or peanut butter substitute, cashew butter, sunflower butter, marshmallow creme, or even Nutella if you want to change up this dipped cookie recipe from peanut butter filling)
- White chocolate, white chocolate chips, or vanilla almond bark (white chocolate almond bark), or candy melts
- Sprinkles or edible holiday decorations (optional)
- Coarse sea salt for the top (optional, if you want a sweet and salty treat)
Keep scrolling for the full peanut butter white chocolate crackers printable recipe card and also some tips & tricks for making these chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies.
I’ve been making peanut butter crackers dipped in chocolate with my mom for as far back as I can remember. They’re super fun kids activities for holidays and we always made them together as a Christmas recipe!
(They are so beautiful on a holiday cookie tray or Christmas season dessert boards!)
I know, white chocolate dipped Ritz crackers sounds weird, but you’ll just have to trust me. There’s just something about the buttery Ritz crackers with chocolate. These are favorite treats for the holidays or special occasions and easy no bake treats!
This holiday recipe falls between a cookie and a candy and are more like sandwich cookie treats.
They are Ritz crackers, made into cracker sandwiches with peanut butter in the middle, and then dipped in white chocolate.
It sounds like such a simple recipe (and it is), but these peanut butter cookies dipped in white chocolate are so good!
Also, they make great gifts to package up in a clear gift jar (or holiday baking boxes), tie with a festive bow, and give as homemade Christmas gifts or holiday food gifts.
We prefer white chocolate melts for this holiday cookie recipe (? candy recipe ), but you can use any kind of chocolate (or color of chocolate melts) that go with your party theme!
Before you get the printable recipe, let’s cover some common questions for this recipe and tips for melting and dipping…
What’s white chocolate?
Is white chocolate chocolate? White chocolate isn’t actual chocolate. Instead, it is what is known as a “chocolate confection” made up of cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids (instead of cocoa solids) and vanilla. Since it does not contain cocoa solids, it cannot be classified as chocolate (even though it’s called that).
Looking for more white chocolate recipes? Try:
How To Melt White Chocolate
White chocolate is easily melted in a double boiler over low heat. If you are making a recipe with kids, melting white chocolate is safe in a mini crockpot food warmer. This allows the chocolate to stay melted while you dip cookies, fruit, or pretzels.
Best Way To Dip Crackers In Chocolate
The best way to dip crackers and cover them in chocolate is to use a mini slow cooker. The chocolate stays melted while you work your way through covering the crackers. After dipping peanut butter crackers, run a fork over the top in a circle to create a beautiful swirl on top.
A small melter like this works really well for this recipe, especially if you are making this recipe with kids. (If you’re wondering how to melt almond bark, it’s the same process as chocolate and easy in a small crockpot! You can even add it to your excess chocolate.)
You can also use the double boiler method, but it’s not as safe if you’re doing this as kids activities.
You definitely need a piece of wax paper or parchment paper that you can easily remove the sweet treat once the chocolate hardens.
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How long are they good for?
How long do white chocolate peanut butter crackers last?
You can store chocolate covered peanut butter crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Can you refrigerate Ritz crackers?
Some people refrigerate their chocolate peanut butter Ritz crackers or even freeze chocolate covered crackers. However, I don’t find this to be the best method of storage. After refrigeration, chocolate crackers will form condensation (they “sweat”) when sitting at room temperature, which makes sometimes makes them soggy or not as good for party platters.
OK! Let’s get to our Ritz cracker dessert!
Ritz Crackers Peanut Butter Dipped in White Chocolate
We make our Ritz cracker cookie recipes plain, but you can also add holiday sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or other toppings to go with your theme!
Also, we melt white chocolate / Ritz crackers with peanut butter dipped in almond bark (it really is the best with the peanut butter), but you can also make this as ritz crackers with peanut butter dipped in chocolate or dark chocolate melts.
Want to change up this traditional Christmas recipe?
There are lots of different ways to make these other than white chocolate coating no bake recipe holiday season treats for Christmas time!
Try it with club crackers peanut butter and chocolate (like Keebler Club Crackers with any different type of chocolate), dipped little Ritz cookies (the mini Ritz with peanut butter), or leave out the peanut butter and just dip single crackers in chocolate all make yummy treats!
Here’s the easy recipe for Ritz crackers peanut butter covered in chocolate…
- 24 Ritz crackers
- 24 ounces white (vanilla) almond bark or white chocolate
- Peanut butter
- In a double boiler (or mini crockpot), melt half of the white chocolate (or almond bark).
- While the white chocolate is melting, spread peanut butter on a cracker and then top with another cracker to make a sandwich. Repeat until all crackers are used.
- Drop one of the sandwich crackers into the melted almond bark. With a fork, flip the cracker sandwich over until it is completely covered with the white chocolate.
- With fork, remove cracker sandwich from chocolate and place on a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper to cool. Swirl the fork on the top of the cookie to make a melted chocolate tip.
- Repeat as necessary until all of the cracker sandwiches are covered.
- Cool to harden before serving or packaging.
If you need more chocolate, add more to the melted chocolate in the mini crock pot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
Fun Books About Chocolate For Kids
Try these children’s book pairings for the white chocolate dipped Ritz peanut butter crackers recipe:
Who Made My Lunch? From Cocoa Beans To Chocolate
Chocolate: A Sweet History
The Mystery In Chocolate Town Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Chocolate Touch
Who Was Milton Hershey?
The Story Of Chocolate
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