Monday, December 29, 2008

Chocolate Covered Cracker Sandwiches


This is one of those basic, simple recipes that you make just because you happen to have chocolate coating and crackers and peanut butter and want something fast and easy and sweet. It's hardly a recipe at all, actually, but I'll post it anyway because it's yummy and I took pictures.

Chocolate Covered Cracker Sandwiches
Crackers (usually Ritz, but I used saltines this time)
Peanut Butter (creamy works best, I used crunchy because I realized that I had two jars of crunchy peanut butter open at the same time, oops)
Chocolate coating, aka almond bark (you can use chocolate or vanilla, or even colorful candy melts)

Spread about a teaspoon of peanut butter on half of the crackers, and top each with another cracker to make a sandwich. Melt almond bark (add a little shortening if you need to thin it). Using tongs and/or a fork, dip each sandwich in almond bark and tap off the excess. Place on wax paper or foil until chocolate has hardened.

I usually have a little chocolate coating left in the bowl when I'm done dipping stuff. I like to mix in stuff, like nuts or pretzels, and spread it out on wax paper or foil for a little extra treat so as not to waste any of the chocolate. This time I used raisins. Yummy!


You can adjust amounts for however many you want to make. I made 16 sandwiches and used six squares of chocolate coating. Optionally, you can fancy these up by drizzling a contrasting chocolate on top, or topping the crackers with sprinkles immediately after dipping them. I left them plain and unadulterated this time.

13 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

These look so great! Chocolate covered raisins are my favorite!

HoneyB said...

I have made these with ritz crackers and they are delish! I love the salty addition to the sweet chocolate! :)

Emily said...

That looks so yummy. I have all the stuff to make them. After dinner I'm headed into kitchen to start a batch! My co-workers will love me!!

Jenny said...

Oh my those treats look incredible! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Meg said...

I love making these! I think they taste like Girl Scout Tag-a-longs! Love the chocolate covered raisins!

Michelle said...

I love doing these with Ritz crackers! They are so pretty with some white chocolate drizzled on top, too.

Rebekah said...

Yummy!!!! So easy and definitely looking good!!! I love it!!!
Happy New Year!

Kaitlin said...

How creative, these look so good!

Mandy said...

I just stumbled across your blog, it's full of great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I'm adding you to my sidebar.:)
-Mandy

Bridget said...

I wish I had a couple of these right now!!!

Elra said...

Hi Stephanie,
Just a quick note to wish you a happy new year. I wish you and your love one always in a good health, lot's of luck and all beautiful things come in year 2009.

And of course, your crackers sound delicious.
Best wishes,
Elra

anudivya said...

My! These are so cute! And perfectly coated too. Love it.

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

I love this idea! These remind me of the chocolate covered grahams they carry at Starbucks, but these look even better! I can't wait to try them :)