Ritz Cookies

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Ritz Cookies- these easy, no-bake chocolate peanut butter Ritz cracker cookies are the perfect little treat. The sweet and salty combo is irresistible!

Ritz cookies

Today, I am sharing a treat that I have been making since I was a kid…so yeah, a LONG time.

Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter together? I think not. It really is the BEST combo ever.

I grew up making and eating Ritz Cookies with my family. We call them cookies, but there is no baking involved. These chocolate peanut butter Ritz cracker cookies are an EASY no-bake treat.

They are not fancy, but SO good! You basically spread peanut butter on a Ritz cracker, top it with another cracker, and dip the cracker sandwich in chocolate. Oh, and I like to add flaky sea salt because it enhances the sweet and salty experience!

We always make Ritz cookies during the holidays because they are easy and because everyone loves them! They are very nostalgic!

Is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter together, especially with a crunchy, salty cracker? If you know, you know! And if you haven’t tried them, what are you waiting for?

how to make Ritz cookies

You only need a few ingredients to make the Ritz cracker cookies!

  • Ritz crackers– a classic cracker!
  • Peanut butter– use your favorite brand. I prefer creamy peanut butter, but if you love crunchy peanut butter, go for it!
  • Chocolate chips– I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but milk chocolate or dark chocolate work well too! Use your favorite!
  • Coconut oil- Adding coconut oil is optional, but I like to add a little when melting the chocolate chips. It helps the chocolate melt more smoothly and makes it the perfect consistency for dipping the sandwich cookies.
  • Optional Toppings– flaky sea salt and sprinkles! I always add extra salt and during the holidays it’s fun to add sprinkles!
Easy Ritz Cookies

How to Make Ritz Cookies

This is a super easy recipe and a great one to let the kids help with! Get the entire family involved!

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Place crackers on the baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one. Spoon about ½ tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of each cracker. Gently press another cracker onto the peanut butter layer to make a sandwich cookie. Don’t squeeze too hard or the peanut butter will ooze out the side.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil (if using) in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until just melted. Don’t over heat the chocolate. You can also melt the chocolate using a double boiler.
  • When the chocolate is melted, drop a cracker sandwich into the chocolate. Use 2 forks to move the sandwich around in the chocolate until it is completely covered. Use one fork to lift the sandwich cookie out of the chocolate. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
  • Transfer to the lined baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt and/or sprinkles, if using. Continue dipping until all the cookies are dipped. Repeat until all cookies are dipped.
  • Let the cookies sit until the chocolate hardens. If you want to speed up the process, you can put the baking sheets in the refrigerator.
No Bake Ritz Cookies

Ways to Mix it Up!

I love the classic chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies, but if you want to mix things up, here are a few variations you can try!

  • Spread a little marshmallow fluff on top of the peanut butter!
  • Use almond butter, sun butter, or Biscoff cookie butter instead of peanut butter!
  • Add a little jam on top of the peanut butter for a PB&J twist!
  • Add a little salted caramel sauce on top of the peanut butter!
  • Dip the sandwich cookies in white chocolate.
  • Drizzle extra melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies!
  • Dunk half of the cookie if you want less chocolate!
Chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies

How to Store Ritz Cookies

Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week. If you are going to stack them, make sure you put a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in between layers to make sure they don’t stick together.

If your house is warm, you can store the cookies in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks so the chocolate doesn’t get too soft.

How to Freeze Ritz Cookies

You can also freeze the Ritz cookies. I love having a stash in the freezer, especially during the holidays. They will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. I actually like them right from the freezer, but you can let them come to room temperature and then serve.

chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies on plate

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Ritz Cookies

Ritz Cookies- these easy, no-bake chocolate peanut butter Ritz cracker cookies are the perfect little treat. The sweet and salty combo is irresistible!

Ingredients
  

  • 48 ritz crackers
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, optional
  • Flaky sea salt or sprinkles, optional

Instructions
 

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Place 24 crackers on the baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one. Spoon about ½ tablespoon of peanut butter into the center of each cracker. Gently press another cracker onto the peanut butter layer to make a sandwich cookie. Repeat with remaining crackers.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil (if using) in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until just melted. Don't overheat the chocolate or it will get clumpy and grainy. You can also melt the chocolate using a double boiler.
  • When the chocolate is melted, drop a cracker sandwich into the chocolate. Use 2 forks to move the sandwich around in the chocolate until it is completely covered. Use one fork to lift the sandwich cookie out of the chocolate. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
  • Transfer to the lined baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt and/or sprinkles, if using. Continue dipping until all the cookies are dipped. Repeat until all cookies are dipped.
  • Let the cookies sit until the chocolate hardens. If you want to speed up the process, you can put the baking sheets in the refrigerator.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to one week. If you are going to stack them, make sure you put a piece of wax paper or parchment paper in between layers to make sure they don’t stick together. You can freeze the Ritz cookies for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 104mg, Potassium: 59mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 46IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Nice to see these again! They’ve been our Christmas tradition for about 40 years and they’re amazing! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. We’ve always dipped ours in the white almond bark/candy coating you can buy around the holidays. They are a favorite at our house!!

  3. My daughter loves the Ritz PB sandwiches dipped in white chocolate while her three grown boys and my son in law go for the chocolate. Always include a batch of their favs with their Christmas gifts (and on birthdays too).