These Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorite Christmas cookies. I lie. I can’t choose a favorite. But they are the ones I tend to instinctively grab the most. The mixture that you dip the peanut butter cracker sandwiches in is a perfect balance of milk/dark chocolate, white chocolate, and butterscotch chips. I think it’s the butterscotch chips that provide that extra something that keeps me coming back. Although subtle, it pairs so well with the peanut butter.
I’m continuing with the frozen no-bake desserts to help you prepare for the holiday season. There is another Ritz Cracker recipe after this one before I switch over to baked cookies. Both Ritz Cracker cookies are addicting and super easy but this one is definitely the richer of the two (the other one is really easy to pop in your mouth like popcorn). The most time intensive part is dipping each cookie into the chocolate. But biting into the thin but crisp chocolate coating, crunchy cracker, and creamy hardened peanut butter is totally worth it.
We always make the same cookies and candies every year for Christmas. The only recent change is the addition of some homemade Kahula Espresso Truffles (coming soon) that I make. They’re pretty time intensive but a huge hit. In the years I wasn’t making them because of the diet I was on, there was always a brief mourning period observed by everyone.
I’m very hopeful that this Christmas season I’ll actually be able to partake in all the treats. With ulcerative colitis, I always seemed to be getting sick, hospitalized, or recovering from being hospitalized during the whole holiday season (which I consider to be from October-December). It’s my favorite time of year and it has just killed me that I haven’t been able to partake fully.
Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Ritz Cracker Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect combo of creamy peanut butter, milk and white chocolate, and butterscotch chips. These freezer cookies are great for making ahead of the busy holiday season but they disappear quickly
Creamy peanut butter
12ouncesmilk or dark melting chocolate
8ounceswhite melting chocolate
6ouncesbutterscotch baking chips
Make peanut butter sandwiches with two Ritz Crackers and peanut butter.
Melt the milk/dark chocolate, white chocolate, and butterscotch baking chips together in a double boiler.
Dip sandwiches in melted mixture and put on a cookie sheet. Once the sheet is full, place it in the freezer until the cookies are frozen.
Store in a zip lock bag in the freezer.
I've gotten the best results with Ghirardelli or Guittard's melting wafers for these cookies.