Peanut Butter Patties

by Tammy Reed
(Berea, Kentucky)

Peanut Butter Patties (aka Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz)

Peanut Butter Patties (aka Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz)

Every year my kids and my husband always ask when I'm making my Peanut Butter Patties!

They think I'm spending hours making these special treats for them, when in reality it only takes a little bit of time!

Another benefit is that the kiddos can definitely help in making these fun homemade goodies!

All you need is 3 ingredients:

  • Ritz Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate for dipping

To assemble, just take a Ritz cracker and spread peanut butter on it, not too thick but just about 1/4 inch thick. Place a second Ritz cracker on top.

Now all you have to do is melt the chocolate and start dipping. Place the dipped crackers on wax paper until the chocolate gets hard.

Easy and yummy! Hope you like them as much as we do. :)


Hi Tammy,

I haven't thought about the chocolate covered and peanut butter filled Ritz crackers in years! Thanks for the great reminder with your peanut butter patties recipe. Fantastic!

I have a few additional tips and variations that you and the other visitors may find helpful.

  1. You can "pipe" the peanut butter onto the center of the Ritz crackers and then just place the tops on them and press them down to get the PB to the edges. This makes the process a lot quicker and less messy once you get the hang of it.

  2. You can use marshmallow cream in addition to the peanut butter or in place of the peanut butter for a delicious variation. Yum!

  3. You may think it would be difficult and messy to pipe peanut butter or marshmallow cream, but it's not as hard as you think.

    Start by grabbing a disposable baggie (like a Ziploc) and placing it inside a glass/cup with the opening folded around the rim. This makes it so easy to fill the bag with your chosen "filling" by spooning it in to the opening.

    Once you squish the filling to the bottom of your makeshift piping bag, you simply snip off one of the corners and pipe away! Throw away the empty bag - no fuss, no muss. ;)

Thanks so much again for taking the time to share this old favorite Christmas candy recipe Tammy. I've just about decided to make it next week for my friends for Christmas (weather permitting)!


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Dec 21, 2012
Thanks, Angie NEW
by: Susan

Thanks for letting me know about that, Angie :) I shall look at Coles next time I am there.

Merry Christmas to you too!

Dec 21, 2012
Jatz Peanut Butter Patties NEW
by: Angie from

Hi Susan,

So glad to hear that you had a chance to make these yummy treats and that they turned out well for you.

I'm in Australia, too, and have used Jatz for making this kind of candy in the past. While it is still quite delish, if you get a chance to try it with Ritz, do. The Ritz crackers have a more buttery flavor and are not quite as "crunchy" (for lack of a better term).

I'm happy to say that my local Coles happens to carry Ritz these days, so I'm pretty lucky. You might want to check yours and see if they can get them for you if they don't already have them. :)

Merry Christmas!

Dec 21, 2012
Chocolate Peanut Patties NEW
by: Susan

I did make these today.

I changed the recipe a bit. As i am in Australia, I chose Jatz crackers and smooth Peanut Butter, then because i had dark chocolate melts, I covered them with DARK chocolate. I used your idea to make a piping bag from a ziplock bag and it worked really well. It took awhile for the chocolate to set in the fridge due to the humid conditions here but today they were all good. They tend to melt quickly when taken out of the fridge so I popped them in paper patty cake liners to serve.

I made them for an old friend who was coming to lunch today and they were such a hit!

Thank you for reminding me about these yummy treats and I shall be making them again :)

Dec 19, 2012
Yum! NEW
by: Susan

An American friend introduced me to these last Christmas and they were so good. Thank you for the reminder, Tammy, and for the piping tips too, Angie.

Now I might have to go make some of these myself. Lol!

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