December 20, 2011
Flex Family Arts ~ Nom noms
Hi there Chantilly readers! I am Amanda, one half of the Flex Family Arts team and I am so glad to be here today to share with you one of my favorite and easiest Holiday treats! Every year I like to make treats to share with folks and this one is my all time favorite! Chocolate-covered, peanut butter-filled Ritz crackers.
Someone gifted these to my family many years ago and we have been making them ever since. They are so easy, so good and you can pretty them up a little for any holiday. I tend to stick to only making them this time of year...otherwise my life would be spent with sticky fingers and peanut butter breath.
What you'll need:
A box of plain Ritz crackers (or Ritz-like crackers)
A jar of creamy peanut butter ( I like the Jiff Natural)
Bricks of melting chocolate-I get these in the backing isle at the grocery store. I usually buy white and semi-sweet...but you can use any that you like as long as it will melt well./
Any decorations you like...I use various colors of sprinkles
Wax paper or Aluminum foil
Melt your little cubes of chocolate in the microwave. I usually only do them for about 30-45 seconds at a time and stir in between until they are melted. Otherwise, you can scorch it if you go too long.
Now here comes the hard part...
Take two Ritz crackers, spread one with your creamy peanut butter and top with the other cracker.
Place your crackers in your bowl of chocolate and pick up with tongs, making sure to let any excess chocolate drip off before transferring to your wax paper or foil.
Top with decorative sugar sprinkles.
Let your beauties dry before moving to an airtight container.
See...hard stuff there! I have given these as gifts in the past, but usually they end up on a plate...being eaten before many of them have time to make it to that container I mentioned!
Hope you all enjoy these little treats and your holidays!
♥ Flex Family Arts ♥
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