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close up shot of a bunch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies stacked on top of each other

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter Ritz cookies are sweet, salty, peanut buttery, and chocolatey. These no-bake cookies are delightfully easy to make with just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30

Ingredients
  

  • 60 Ritz Crackers
  • 2 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Line a 18x13 sheet pan with wax paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter and the powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Evenly space 30 Ritz crackers face down. This will be the cookies' “bottom”.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of peanut butter mixture into the center of the cracker. Do not spread the peanut butter to the edges.
  • Place the “top” cracker, face up. Gently press the cracker down, just until the peanut butter is close to the edge of the crackers, but not dripping over the edge.
  • Refrigerate the cookies on the tray for 25 minutes. (This helps firm up the peanut butter mixture).
  • In a medium-sized heat-safe bowl, combine 2 cups of chocolate chips.
  • In the microwave, heat the chocolate chips for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well after each interval, until the 2 cups of chocolate chips are melted.
  • Add the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips, and stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Remove the cookies from the refrigerator.
  • Place 1 cookie at a time in the melted chocolate. Using a regular dinner fork, flip the cookie over until it is well coated. Slide the fork completely under the cookie and gently tap the fork against the rim or the side of the bowl, to remove the excess chocolate.
  • Return the sheet pan of cookies to the refrigerator. Chill for 30 minutes to help set the chocolate. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • These chocolate peanut butter Ritz crackers are so yummy and freeze so well, they would be perfect to give as gifts or as part of a cookie exchange. Make a double batch and tuck some away in the freezer for later.
  • Refrigerating helps to firm up the peanut butter. If you’re in a hurry, five minutes in the freezer will do the trick.
  • Use the fork to tap each cookie on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate and keep your cookies looking neat.