Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers consists of only 3 ingredients but result in a fabulous treat. Everyone will love these buttery crackers sandwiched with peanut butter and chocolate coating.

Stack of Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers.
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Did anyone else grow up eating these amazing little crackers? Whenever I make Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers it brings back so many memories.

This classic recipe for no bake cookies is so simple, but everyone always raves over it. The combination of salty and sweet is so yummy. We love making No Bake Desserts for the holidays and this one is always on the list.

Check these other No Bake Treats – Peanut Butter Fudge, Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats, Buckeye Balls and Buckeye Bars.

We also enjoy Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds.

Why This Recipe Works

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies is made with 3 ingredients and the perfect treat for Halloween, Christmas or any day of the week. Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination and always makes the best snack.

This chocolate covered no bake treat is easy to make and the ingredients can easily be changed.


  • Ritz crackers. You can use store brand if you prefer.
  • Peanut Butter. Creamy peanut butter is best in this recipe.
  • Milk Chocolate. Try to use really good quality chocolate.

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  • Filling– You can substitute the peanut butter for other ingredients. We like marshmallow fluff, Nutella, and caramel. You can also use almond butter.
  • Chocolate- I actually prefer white chocolate so make several using that. You can also use dark chocolate.
  • Almond Bark– Another option is to use chocolate almond bark instead of milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips. This provides a harder set.
  • Candy Melts – These come in lots of different colors that would be pretty for special occasions.
  • Sprinkles– Jazz these up for holidays by using coordinating sprinkles. Red and green for Christmas, pastels for Easter, red and pink for Valentine’s Day. Those are just a few ideas! You can also use matching sprinkles for birthday parties too.
  • Sea Salt – Sprinkle a little sea salt on top or powdered sugar.

Step by Step Instructions

Peanut Butter spread onto Ritz Crackers with the crackers laid on a baking sheet.

Step 1 – Spread the creamy Peanut butter on the tops of 12 crackers. You can make the peanut butter layer as thick as you prefer.

2 Ritz Crackers with peanut butter in between on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 2 – Put the remaining crackers on top of the peanut butter to make a sandwich.

Chocolate malted in a microwave safe bowl.

Step 3 – The last step is to melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. If you use the microwave, melt in 30 second intervals and stirring. This will help prevent the chocolate from burning. Learn How to Melt Chocolate Chips.

The peanut butter and ritz cracker sandwiches being dipped into the melted chocolate.

Step 4 – Now that the chocolate is melted, dip each cracker sandwich into the chocolate. I like to use a fork to do this.

The Ritz cracker and peanut butter sandwiches fully coated in the chocolate and placed on the baking sheet to cool.

Step 5 – Use the fork to gently shake any excess chocolate. Then put the crackers coated in chocolate on wax paper to dry.

All the peanut butter and Ritz cracker sandwiches coated in melted chocolate and placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to fully cool.

Step 6 – Have the chocolate has harden, then the chocolate peanut butter sandwich cookie is ready to serve.

Recipe Tips

  • Fridge – Put the ritz crackers in the fridge on a baking sheet to help them set faster.
  • Freeze them – The cookies will last for 1-2 months in the freezer if stored properly. Just make sure to use an airtight container with a lid and wax paper between the layers. This is a great tip if you need to make them in advance for parties or holidays.
  • Spreading Peanut Butter – My kids love peanut butter so I put it on pretty thick. I don’t like quite as much on mine so I make a few crackers with less.
  • Remove Excess Chocolate – After dipping peanut butter ritz into chocolate, remove excess chocolate. Just gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl.
  • Lined Baking Sheet. Prepare the sheet pan with parchment paper. Cleanup will be easier.
Stack of Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator once set inside an airtight container. I suggest putting wax paper in between the layers of cookies. This treat will last about 5 days.

How to Melt Chocolate?

After placing the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl, heat in 30 second intervals. Make sure to stir after each time heating in the microwave. This prevents the chocolate from burning by slowly melting chocolate.

What do you use to dip Peanut Butter Ritz?

We used a fork to dip the peanut butter ritz cracker into the melted chocolate. But you can use a skewer or anything sharp.

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Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers

4.86 from 21 votes
Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers consists of only 3 ingredients but result in a fabulous treat. Everyone will love these buttery crackers sandwiched with peanut butter and chocolate coating.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 236


  • 24 Ritz crackers
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate
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  • Spread Peanut butter onto the tops of 12 crackers, you can make it as thick as you would like.
  • Place the rest of the crackers on top of the peanut butter and sandwich them together.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted, use a fork to dip the peanut butter cracker sandwich into the chocolate to coat.
  • Shake off any excess and place onto a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Let chocolate harden at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 236kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 4g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Sodium 107mg, Potassium 159mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 16g, Calcium 21mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Levella says:

    Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers!