This isn’t so much of a recipe, to be honest. Absolutely no baking involved. It’s more like assembly instructions for three simple ingredients: Peanut butter, Ritz Crackers, and chocolate.
But it’s SO GOOD.
Making – and eating – these cookies has become a Christmas ritual here at our house. My sister requests (ahem, more like demands) that we make them every year.
Wish I could say I came up with these, but this is actually one of Kevin’s family traditions that my family has now claimed as our own.
Regardless, I can confirm that these babies are the BOMB.
They taste a lot like those peanut butter Girl Scout Cookies that are covered in chocolate. I believe they’re called Tagalongs… or at least that’s what they were called back in my cookie-selling days. I think in some parts of the country, they might go by the name Peanut Butter Patties. Which is plenty descriptive, but not nearly as much fun as eating a Tagalong, IMO.
But yeah. This.
And a Merry Christmas to y’all!
Everyone knows that peanut butter & chocolate go together. But add a little salty Ritz Cracker to the equation and GAME ON.
- 84 Ritz Crackers
- 1 cup Peanut Butter creamy
- 16 oz Chocolate Almond Bark
Spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on a Ritz Cracker and top with a second cracker to make a little sandwich. Repeat using the remainder of the crackers.
Break the almond bark into squares and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and place the bowl back into the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Place a sheet of foil or wax paper on a large cookie sheet. Using a pair of tongs, dunk the Ritz/peanut butter sandwiches into the melted chocolate and let the excess chocolate run back into the bowl. Set the chocolate-covered sandwiches on the cookie sheets until the chocolate hardens.
(Pro Tip: Placing the cookie sheets in the fridge or outside in the cold weather for a few minutes helps to speed this process if needed!)