Ritz Cracker Cookies are a timeless, effortless, crazy delicious sweet and salty treat that are a must for tailgating, birthday parties, cookie exchanges, and holidays.
Add Ritz Cracker Cookies to the list of recipes I have no control around. Surely, you’ve made them a million times too, right? Holy smokes are they not the best???
What Makes Ritz Cracker Cookies So Great?
- They’re kid-friendly and don’t require any difficult kitchen skills. So have your kids or grandkids help you make them!
- Super easy and no special equipment needed.
- No need to turn the oven on, because they’re no bake cookies.
- So customizable to suit any occasion.
I mean, you’ve got a buttery cracker, then nut butter, then another cracker, then more nut butter, topped with a final cracker, dunked in melted chocolate, decorated with sprinkles. DONE. Sweet, salty, crunchy, and amazing. What’s no to love?
And before you call the food police, up in arms that these are not technically cookies – and how dare I call them that! – the definition of a cookie is: a small, sweet cake, typically round, flat, or crisp. So to me, that’s what these are and I’m going with it. Or can we all just agree to call them awesome? Surely nobody can disagree with that!
Ritz Cracker Cookies are easily customizable in so many ways to suit your mood and event.
- Use different fillings, such as peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella, marshmallow fluff, or Biscoff cookie butter (our favorite!) NOTE: because almond butter, cashew butter, and sunflower butter all have a looser consistency than peanut butter or cookie butter, I would recommend placing in the refrigerator after step #2 for about 25 minutes, before dipping them in the chocolate. This will help them firm up a bit.
- Have fun with the candy melts colors to represent a school, sports team, or a gender reveal baby shower.
- Make the stacks shorter by using only 2 crackers, instead of the 3 (which will also result in a total of 30 cookies, instead of 20.)
- Vary the toppings. Sprinkles, crushed up pretzels, or colorful sanding sugar would all be fun!
- Dark, Milk, Semi-Sweet, or White Chocolate can be used instead of candy melts (mix some food dye in with white chocolate to achieve the colors you want.)
Cookies using candy melts can be stored, covered, at room temperature for up to a week. If using chocolate chips, they will need to be stored in the refrigerator.
These Cookies are such a great treat to have in your arsenal for parties, tailgating, cookie exchanges, and holiday gifts!
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How To Make this Ritz Cracker Cookies Recipe
No-Bake Chocolate Covered Ritz Cracker Cookies
- 1 cup cookie butter
- 60 Ritz crackers (2 sleeves)
- 3 cups chocolate candy melts (or chocolate chips)
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread a generous teaspoon (or more!) of nut butter onto 40 of the crackers; sandwich those together with nut butter side facing up. Then top with the final 20 plain crackers, to form a cookie stack.
- Melt the candy melts according to package directions until melted and smooth.
- Place formed cookie stacks on a fork and dip in the melted chocolate; using a spoon to poor chocolate over the tops. Gently tap fork on the edge of the bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
- Transfer back to the prepared baking sheet and decorate with sprinkles or candies of your choice.
- Place baking sheet in the freezer for about 10 minutes to harden.
- Serve and enjoy!