Ritz Cracker Cookies

Ritz Cracker Cookies:

These delightful treats offer a unique twist on the traditional cookie experience, marrying the familiar crunch of Ritz crackers with the indulgent sweetness of chocolate. Each bite promises a symphony of textures and flavors, beginning with the buttery crispness of the Ritz cracker base, which provides the perfect canvas for the decadent layers of chocolate.

To create these delectable cookies, Ritz crackers are first spread with a generous layer of creamy peanut butter, adding a hint of nutty richness that complements the sweetness of the chocolate. Once the peanut butter has been applied, the crackers are carefully sandwiched together, creating bite-sized morsels of irresistible goodness.

Next comes the chocolate coating, which elevates these cookies to a realm of pure indulgence. The crackers are dipped into melted chocolate, ensuring that every inch is enrobed in a smooth, velvety layer of sweetness. As the chocolate sets, it forms a crisp shell around the peanut butter-filled crackers, adding an extra layer of texture and decadence.

The end result is a treat that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. With each bite, you’ll experience the satisfying crunch of the cracker, followed by the creamy richness of the peanut butter and the luxurious sweetness of the chocolate. It’s a flavor combination that is both familiar and unexpected, making these Ritz Cracker Cookies a delightful addition to any dessert spread.

Whether enjoyed as a midday snack, a sweet treat after dinner, or a special indulgence during a festive gathering, these cookies are sure to please even the most discerning palate. So why not treat yourself to a batch of these irresistible delights and experience the magic of Ritz crackers transformed into cookies?

Servings: Makes about 2 dozen cookies


– 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers, crushed (about 30 crackers)
– 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
– 1/4 butter
– 1/4 brown sugar
– Optional: chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit for mix-ins or toppings


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

2. In a saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and butter with mix-ins, stirring until well mixed for 5 mins. This will create a thick batter-like consistency. Reduce to low heat.

3. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop dollops of the mixture on Ritz cracker and place cookie on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each for slight spreading.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

5. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. They will firm up as they cool.

Variations & Tips

– For a chocolatey twist, consider melting chocolate and dipping half of each cookie into it, placing them back on the parchment paper to harden.
– Sprinkling a touch of sea salt on top before baking can give a delightful contrast to the sweetness.
– Store these cookies in an airtight container to maintain their crispness, and they’ll be good for several days—if they last that long!
– As a tip, do not overbake these treats as they can quickly turn from golden to overly browned, affecting their texture and taste.

Remember, recipes like this are a canvas for creativity and a reflection of the times and tools available. Enjoy your foray into this simple yet satisfying kitchen adventure!

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