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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers

It’s the holiday baking, candy-making and treat-giving season!

I’ve been busy this weekend whipping up a bunch of Christmas treats (and Chex Mix) for family and friends. I can’t take the treats to work like usually do every year since I’m work from home, but I’m still able to give some out to people.

As for the rest, I doubt it will last long in this house.

What are you making for the holiday season? Did you curb your Christmas baking because of the pandemic?

I usually make way more than this for Christmas, but because of the pandemic I really had to hold back. It’s sad, but I understand the gravity of the situation right now. I’m more than happy to have a small Christmas this year to try and help curb the spread here in Oklahoma.

This is the first time I’ve made these chocolate-covered peanut butter crackers, and I’m shocked it took me this long. These are so good. They are the perfect blend of salty and sweet and the peanut butter filling is divine.

One thing I’d change up next time when making these is to use milk chocolate baking bars instead of semi-sweet. The semi-sweet really had a tang like dark chocolate, and I think these would taste much better with milk chocolate.

Use a potent peanut butter, too! Don’t use organic, that tends to be too oily. I grabbed a jar of Nerdy Nuts Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter for this recipe. I’m in LOVE with this small peanut butter company. They’ve got some phenomenal flavors. Their Honey-Roasted PB isn’t as good as some of the others, but it’s great for baking.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers

  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A Christmas treat fit for a king. Homemade peanut butter crackers draped in chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 48 Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 lb. chocolate baking bars, melted
  • Sprinkles, for topping

Directions

  1. In a bowl, stir together peanut butter and marshmallow creme and peanut butter until smooth and well combined.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lay out 24 Ritz crackers, flat side up. Using a butter knife, spread peanut butter mixture on each cracker. Top with remaining Ritz crackers to form a sandwich.
  3. Using a fork, dip each peanut butter sandwich into melted chocolate, coating on all sides. Return to parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Top with sprinkles while chocolate is still melted.
  4. Let sit at room temperature until chocolate sets. You can also speed up the process by popping them in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes.

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