Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Treats

Halloween is only one day away and hopefully you all have some time on your hands to make some of the Halloween treats I'll be featuring today! First up are these super simple and tasty treats made with Ritz crackers, in black and orange Halloween colours. They are perfect if you don't have a lot of ingredients on hand and are a great combination of salty, crunchy, and sweet.


1 box Ritz crackers
Creamy peanut butter
Milk or semisweet chocolate chips
Orange candy melts or white chocolate dyed orange with food colouring
Wax paper
Large baking sheet
Double boiler or large microwave-safe bowl
Spoon and Forks


These couldn't be more simple to make! First line your baking sheet with wax paper and make some room in your freezer - enough so that the baking sheet can fit and lay flat.

Spread a generous amount of peanut butter on one Ritz cracker, then sandwich another cracker on top. Do this until you have no more crackers left or until you have as many as you would like to make. 

In a double boiler or in a large microwave safe bowl, melt your chocolate chips. I used the double boiler method because it is easier to control the temperature so that your chocolate chips don't burn. Do this by filling a large pot of water about half full and bringing it to a boil on the stovetop, then place your chocolate chips in a medium or large heat-safe bowl and place the bowl over the boiling water. The water should not touch the bottom of the bowl! Stir the chocolate chips around until they are melted and completely smooth, then remove the bowl from the heat.

Using two forks, dip the prepared Ritz crackers into the melted chocolate until they are completely coated. Remove from the chocolate and place on the wax paper-covered baking sheet. Once all Ritz's have been covered, place the baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the chocolate has completely hardened.

Once the milk chocolate has hardened, melt the orange candy melts or your coloured white chocolate using the double boiler or the microwave again. You will need less of these than you did for the chocolate chips as this will just be used for the drizzle. Remove the chocolate covered Ritz's from the freezer and keep them on the baking sheet. Dip a fork into the melted orange chocolate and then sweep it over the baking sheet of Ritz's in a back-and-forth motion. Do this until you are satisfied with the amount of drizzle on top of the Ritz's.

Place the baking sheet back in the freezer for an additional 30 minutes-1 hour, or until the orange chocolate has hardened completely. Gently peel the Ritz's off the wax paper and serve! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer so the chocolate doesn't melt.

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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