Ritz Cracker Cookies

4.42 from 29 votes

These ritz cracker cookies are the perfect salty sweet dessert. Creamy peanut butter ritz cracker sandwiches are dipped into melted chocolate and topped with flaky sea salt. The best chocolate peanut butter dessert!

ritz cracker peanut butter cookies stacked 4 high
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Ritz crackers are a classic favorite snack, but have you made a ritz cracker dessert yet?

The lightly salty light and buttery flavor of ritz makes for the most delicious sweet treats. Ritz Cracker Toffee and these ritz cracker cookies need to be on your holiday baking list for sure!

These ritz cookies are my ultimate favorite combination.

Three ritz crackers are sandwiches with creamy peanut butter, dipped in melted chocolate and topped with flaky sea salt.

Every bite is chocolate peanut buttery goodness with the perfect salty sweet ratio.

If you’re a peanut butter and chocolate lover like me, these cookies and these rice krispies peanut butter balls need to be on your holiday baking list!

ritz cracker cookies on a baking sheet topped with flaked sea salt

Ingredients to make ritz cookies

  • ritz crackers
  • creamy no stir peanut butter
  • dark chocolate chips
  • semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Flaked sea salt
ingredients to make ritz cracker cookies

How to make ritz cracker cookies

Step 1: Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

Place the rows of ritz crackers flat side facing up.

Top each cracker with a layer of creamy peanut butter, then place another ritz cracker flat side facing up on top.

Add another layer of peanut butter and finish with a third ritz cracker with the top showing the rounded side.

ritz cracker peanut butter sandwiches lined up on the baking sheet

Each cookie should have ritz flat side up, peanut butter, another ritz flat side up, peanut butter, then ritz rounded side up.

Both ends will have the rounded side facing outwards. 

Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.

Be careful not to burn the chocolate chips. Stir every 30 seconds, or as necessary, until melted and smooth.

I liked the blend of rich dark chocolate and sweeter semi sweet chocolate, but you could do any kind of chocolate you want.

White chocolate would be fun too!

Step 3: Use a fork to dip each ritz cookie into the melted chocolate, shake off the excess, and place back onto the baking sheet.

using a fork to dip ritz sandwiches in melted chocolate

Step 4: Sprinkle the tops immediately with flaked sea salt immediately before the chocolate hardens.

Place in the fridge to chill for 1 – 2 hours, or until chocolate is hardened.

ritz cracker cookies on a baking sheet topped with flaked sea salt

How to store ritz cookies

Once the chocolate has hardened, you can keep these in an airtight container or ziploc bag in the fridge or freezer.

Personally, I froze mine so that they would last longer and I could have one for dessert every night.

Freezer desserts are one of my favorite things!

ritz cookies stacked on a plate

This no bake dessert is one of my top favorites.

If you grew up loving ritz crackers, you will just adore these.

Ritz cookies are great for Christmas and the holidays, or any time of year when you want something quick for your sweet tooth.

I would like a bag of these in my freezer at all times, please!

These are also a great dairy free dessert if you use dairy free chocolate chips.

These and our Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies would make your allergy friendly guests so happy!

taking a cookie from the stack

ways to customize this recipe

  • try using white chocolate, or wait until the chocolate hardens and drizzle white chocolate over the top for a color contrast
  • top the cookies with sprinkles
  • use cookie butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter instead
ritz cookies arranged in a circle

More Holiday Desserts

ritz cracker cookies on a baking sheet topped with flaked sea salt
ritz cookies topped with sea salt

Love chocolate and peanut butter desserts? You have to try these Peanut Butter Balls with Graham Crackers!

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ritz cracker cookies
4.42 from 29 votes

Ritz Cracker Cookies

By: Joy Shull
These chocolate ritz cracker cookies make the perfect no bake salty sweet dessert for the holidays!
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 28

Ingredients 

  • 84 ritz crackers
  • 1 cup creamy no stir peanut butter
  • 1 ¼ cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Flaked sea salt

Instructions 

  • Line a baking sheets with wax paper
  • Place 28 ritz crackers flat side facing up
  • Top each cracker with a layer of creamy peanut butter, then place another ritz cracker flat side facing up on top. Add another layer of peanut butter and finish with a third ritz cracker with the top showing the rounded side.
  • Each cookie should have ritz flat side up, peanut butter, another ritz flat side up, peanut butter, then ritz rounded side up. Both ends will have the rounded “pretty” side facing outwards. 
  • Melt the dark chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate chips. Stir every 30 seconds, or as necessary, until melted and smooth
  • Use a fork to dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, shake off the excess, and place back onto the baking sheet
  • Sprinkle the tops with flaked sea salt immediately before the chocolate hardens
  • Place the ritz cookies in the fridge to chill for 1 – 2 hours, or until chocolate is hardened 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 155mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g
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