Chocolate & Peanut Butter Ritz Cracker Delights

If you have never made these, you will not believe how simple it is!  And there is NO BAKING at all, so you can totally whip these up in no time at all.  All you do is make a peanut butter cracker sandwich and then dip in the chocolate.  For these, I dipped in chocolate almond bark (see pic below) and then drizzled with white (vanilla) almond bark.  They are also delicious dipped in the white almond bark. The toppings are endless.  You can use crushed candy canes, sprinkles, nuts, coconut, or just leave them plain, as well.  I have even used red and green candy melts to drizzle and also used green candy melts to drizzle a tree on and then use sprinkles as my ornaments.  Just have fun with these and get your creative juices flowing! It is fun, fun!

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The hardest part is just melting all the chocolate.  I have people tell me all the time that they end up burning the chocolate when they try to melt in the microwave.  I think the key is two things… you must stir often.  I never let mine cook for more than a minute without stirring.  Even when it is still in blocks, don’t let it stay in one place.  Turn it over.  And I add probably a teaspoon (just estimating) of oil to mine to make it a bit thinner.  I find it’s easier to work with when it’s not so thick.  I never measure though, so go with a small bit at first and stir and you can always add more if needed.  Just get it to the consistency you prefer.

I used this fancy little tool I found in the baking aisle of Michaels.  It is made for dipping goodies in chocolate and I must say it is very handy and I do find it easier when using, but you can easily use a fork too. I boxed these up, along with another cookie recipe I’ll share tomorrow and took to a Christmas party for friends.  So fun!

IMG_3209Have the BEST day!

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