Peanut Butter Patties
by Tammy Reed
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. :)
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.
- 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.
- You can use marshmallow cream in addition to the peanut butter or in place of the peanut butter for a delicious variation. Yum!
- 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)!