Chocolate Dipped Ritz and Peanut Butter

There are many Christmas goodies our family has included in traditions of foods we cook together and enjoy at this time of year.  Due to Joe’s surgery and hospitalization in the past 2 weeks I have baked very little. When Maddie and Jordann arrived and wanted to bake Christmas cookies, I needed to implement a Plan B recipe – one that didn’t involve as much time in the kitchen but would still be a tasty treat.  So I passed up old favorites like German Butter Balls and Candy Cane cookies.  Making roll out cookies to frost and decorate was their first choice, but they quickly decided this just might be even better.  These cookies barely qualify for a written recipe because the ingredient list is so short and the directions even shorter.  But at least one cookie expert at our family gathering last night declared them the best cookies she ever ate.  We used the leftover melted chocolate for dipping marshmallows and dried apricots.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Ritz crackers (we used regular ones; bite size really make “bites”)

Creamy Peanut Butter

Chocolate for dipping (we used Ghirardelli dipping chocolate)

Spread the inside of one Ritz cracker with peanut butter, top with another.  Dip into melted chocolate and place on baking sheet until hardened.


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