Happy Mother’s Day weekend! As I’ve mentioned many times before, I couldn’t ask for a better mom. My mother-in-law passed on suddenly 6 1/2 years ago, however. Although the time I spent with her was short, I have fond memories of her love. The reason I mention this is she introduced me to these simple, yet ingenious treats. The first Christmas she made these, I was hooked. I couldn’t believe how delicious such a simple treat could be. Crunchy, creamy, smooth, even kind of silky, with the best sweet combo ever of chocolate and peanut butter. An instant favorite.
Although I have the “recipe”, if you even want to call it that, listed below, all you gotta do is make peanut butter sandwiches out of Ritz. Then, melt some chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter together, then dip the sandwiches in and let them set. Add some cute sprinkles if you want to be festive . I did list measurements for the amounts of peanut butter and chocolate, but it is definitely not necessary to be precise. If you use white chocolate chips, I’d go a little lighter on the peanut butter since white chocolate isn’t as strong as milk or semisweet and the peanut butter can be a bit overpowering.
Ritz Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwiches
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
peanut butter for inside of crackers
1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet, milk or white)
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
Spread about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter on half of the crackers and sandwich them with the rest of the crackers. Set aside.
Put the chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate chips and peanut butter until just smooth, then stir together to make the mixture completely blended and creamy.
Dip the Ritz sandwiches in the chocolate-peanut butter mixture. This can get messy! Let the sandwiches set on waxed paper for at least an hour. If desired, you can chill them faster in the fridge or freezer.