This is one of those holiday treats that I am ordered to make every year. In fact, they’re so good, when my box of holiday treats is delivered, some family members run to the box to grab out as many of these as they can.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crisps from Zestuous

Not a bad result, considering the recipe has only 3 ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter and Ritz crackers. Everyone knows chocolate and peanut butter go well together, but the Ritz add a surprising buttery, salty crunch.

I’ve included a basic recipe below, but I have to admit, I never measure my ingredients. I just buy a box of crackers, a jar of peanut butter and some melting chocolate. You may end up with a little extra of one of the ingredients, but I’m sure you can find use for extra chocolate or peanut butter.

As for the chocolate, sometimes I use chocolate chips and sometimes I use the bark. It turns out fine either way. I’ve used Belgian dark chocolate before, but I’ve found that my family prefers milk chocolate with these treats.

To make them extra special, wrap them in cellophane and tie them with a bow. Then, tuck them into your beautiful treat boxes and wow your friends and family.

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crisps

Servings: 65 cookies


  • 1 15- oz box Ritz crackers
  • 1 18- oz. jar Jif creamy peanut butter
  • 1 24- oz block chocolate bark


  • ritz crackers sandwiched with peanut butter.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Place Ritz crackers along pan.
    peanut butter spread on ritz.
  • Spread one side of half the crackers with peanut butter.
    ritz sandwiched with peanut butter.
  • Add another cracker on top to make a sandwich.
    chocolate in double broiler.
  • Place 1 cup water in a sauce pot; add a double broiler or stainless steel pan on top, and bring the water to a simmer.
  • Place the chocolate in the double broiler and allow it to slowly melt.
    ritz crackers dipped in chocolate.
  • Using tongs, dip the sandwiches (one at a time) into the chocolate, until coated on all sides. Place the chocolate covered sandwich back on the baking sheet.
    chocolate peanut butter crisps.
  • Once the baking sheet is full, place it in the freezer or fridge, until the chocolate has hardened.
    chocolate peanut butter crisps wrapped in plastic.
  • Wrap each treat in cellophane and tie with a bow.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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  1. These are so pretty & WOW.. only 3 ingredients! Will be making these today! Thanks so much for this recipe, my kids can help with this one for sure…if they can restrain themselves from licking the chocolate 🙂

  2. I have made these for years for Christmas, my family would really be disappointed if I ever stopped making them. I have to make a whole box of ritz for each kid