I look forward to the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season. This is the season of family get togethers, good food, laughing till it hurts, cousins sitting around the living room remember when we were kids while watching our kids play together, and eating desserts that typically only come out at this time of year.
One dessert I pass everything else up for is a three ingredient treasure- chocolate, peanut butter, and Ritz crackers.
We just call them Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Treats, but they should have a better name considering how delicious they are. And don’t expect them to fall under any of the “healthy” categories of food these days…
…we’ll just pretend they are calorie free!
You can definitely involve your children in making these treats. One can spread the peanut butter…
…one can sandwich the crackers…
…and Mom can dip them in the melted chocolate.
How easy was that!
At this time of year, you can often find the ingredients on sale. Does it get any better than that?
These treats are so easy to make and are so loved, my sister requested my aunt (maker of this treat) to make them with white chocolate instead of milk chocolate as favors at her wedding. She had them boxed in little white boxes with ribbon to match her wedding colors and placed at each table setting. Simply beautiful.
Melted dipping chocolate (packaged as almond bars)
- Using peanut butter and Ritz crackers, make little sandwiches.
- Dip Ritz peanut butter sandwiches in melted chocolate.
- Set on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Sit back and enjoy.
I would love to hear of any quick or simple recipes you enjoy around the holidays. Feel free to share with us your recipe or the link to one on your own blog in the comments.
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