I look forward to the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season. This is the season of family get togethers, good food, laughing till it hurts, sitting around the living room with friends, remembering the years gone, reminiscing when our kids were smaller, and eating desserts that typically only come out at this time of year.

One dessert I pass everything else up for is a three-ingredient treasure- chocolate, peanut butter, and Ritz crackers.

That’s it.

We just call them Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Treats, but they should have a better name considering how delicious they are. And don’t expect them to fall under any of the “healthy” categories of food these days…

…we’ll just pretend they are calorie free!


You can definitely involve your children in making these treats. In fact, for the last several year, Addie has helped me make them for Market Day (a church summer camp fundraiser).

One can spread the peanut butter…

…one can sandwich the crackers…

…and Mom can dip them in the melted chocolate.

How easy was that!

At this time of year, you can often find the ingredients on sale. Does it get any better than that?

These treats are so easy to make and are so loved, my sister requested my aunt (The one who first introduced us to the favorite treat) to make them with white chocolate instead of milk chocolate as favors at her wedding. She had them boxed in little white boxes with ribbon to match her wedding colors and placed at each table setting. Simply beautiful.



Ritz crackers
Peanut butter
Melted dipping chocolate (packaged as almond bark)


  1. Using peanut butter and Ritz crackers, make little sandwiches.
  2. Dip Ritz peanut butter sandwiches in melted chocolate. (For app
  3. Set on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. Sit back and enjoy.

I would love to hear of any quick or simple recipes you enjoy around the holidays. Feel free to share with us your recipe or the link to one on your own blog in the comments.

You can find a gluten-free, dairy-free version of this same treat here!

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  1. These sound delicious! I might just give them a try. Thanks!

    1. Let me know how you like them! 🙂

  2. I’m going to try them. I am a chocolate-peanut butter fan!

    1. The best combination ever!!! Let me know how you like them 🙂

  3. I always looked forward to these at Market Day!! Delicious!!

    1. Awwww…I’m so glad you liked them! Miss you, Steph <3

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