Ritz Cookies are a simple, classic holiday cookie recipe that will be a family favorite, doesn’t require baking and is so delicious!
Ritz Cookie Recipe
Take a step into my childhood, why don’t you? This is it. Every Christmas, these were one of my absolute favorite cookies – they were so simple, fun to make and don’t require any baking! They are like a Christmas version of a peanut butter cup and so addicting! I swear, make these for your neighbors, your office party or your next cookie bake/exchange…. they will be an overwhelming success. So simple. So amazing. You need to get your hands dirty and make some of these this weekend (whilst playing Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa or eggnog next to your tree)!
What You Will Need
- white chocolate: I grew up using almond bark in this recipe, but have since switched to using white chocolate chips – but either will work.
- coconut oil: this is heated up with the chocolate chips to help make them smooth and spreadable.
- Ritz crackers (or other similar alternative): I love this alternative!
- creamy peanut butter: you could also use almond butter or sun butter if you needed to!
How to Make Ritz Cookies
Combine the white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
The consistency should be thick, but smooth.
Take a Ritz cracker and spread a small amount of peanut butter on the rough, bumpy side (leaving the flat side free of peanut butter).
Take a second Ritz cracker and press the rough, bumpy side of that cracker into the peanut butter.
This should leave you with a little peanut butter sandwich with the top and bottom sides flat and smooth.
Take your melted white chocolate and, using a knife, spread it all over the peanut butter sandwich (all sides and edges). You don’t want it too thick, but thick enough to cover everything.
Place on a piece of wax paper to dry (which only takes about 10-15 minutes).
If you want you can add some sprinkles on top before they dry!
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Ritz Cookies – a classic, easy no-bake ritz cookie recipe that is so delicious! Covered in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles!
- 10 oz white chocolate chips (dairy-free or regular)
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
- 1 small jar creamy peanut butter
- Take two Ritz crackers and spread about 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter on the rough, salty side of the cracker.
- Take the second cracker and place the rough, salty side down on the open peanut butter and press together like a sandwich.
- Take finger and smooth peanut butter that may be sticking out between the crackers.
- Repeat until you have used all the Ritz crackers.
- Place white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Then continue microwaving for 10-15 second intervals, checking and stirring between each one, until it is melted and smooth.
- One at a time, take the “cracker sandwiches” and hold with your thumb and middle finger on opposite sides, where the crackers and peanut butter come together – this will allow you to hold the crackers in place so they don’t slide apart as you are spreading the almond bark.
- Take butter knife and start spreading the melted almond bark around the entire cookie.
- Place on wax paper immediately to dry.
- If you want sprinkles, add immediately as they dry quite quickly.
- Ritz Crackers: this is a slightly healthier alternative!
- Gluten-Free: if you are looking to make these Gluten-Free try the Schar Entertainment crackers (certified gluten-free)!
- White Chocolate: feel free to use regular white chocolate chips or dairy-free white chocolate chips. Also, I did grow up using almond bark on these so you can definitely use that if you prefer.
- Regular Chocolate: you can also make these with milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips!
- Storage: Store in an airtight container on the counter top for 2-3 weeks.
- Peanut Free: you can definitely sub in sunbutter if you need to.
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Originally posted December 7, 2016.