Appalachian Food

Cracker Cookies

chocolate covered ritz cracker

One of the easiest sweet treats I make at Christmas is Ritz Cracker Cookies. It doesn’t have to be Ritz crackers, your favorite will work just as well.

There’s only three ingredients which plays in to the easy part.

I learned how to make the treat ages ago from The Deer Hunter’s step-mother Janet. She always had them at Christmas and The Deer Hunter just loved them.

You’ll need: crackers (I use Ritz crackers), peanut-butter, and almond bark (you could also use chocolate or your favorite type of melting morsels).

Smear a small amount of peanut-butter on a cracker and sandwich it with another one.

Chop almond bark in small pieces and microwave until melted. It doesn’t take long. I usually do short intervals, stirring between till it’s melted. You can also melt it with a double boiler.

Dip sandwiched crackers into melted almond bark. A fork works well for this step. Once the crackers are covered you can gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to get rid of the excess. Set covered cracker on parchment paper, pan, or rack till almond bark hardens.

Store in an air-tight container for about a week…if they last that long 🙂

Last night’s video: Christmas at Celebrating Appalachia.


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    December 30, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I absolutely love these. Probably my favorite. I just ate my first one 2 1/2 yrs ago and I was hooked.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 27, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    My wife made these every Christmas. She sprinkled some of hers with colored sugar crystals or non pareils. She also dipped them in chocolate. Sometimes she mixed wax into her chocolate and which made a shinier coating that didn’t melt on your fingers. She made peanut butter balls too. Those she covered with milk chocolate and the shiny wax mix. She made many other candies for Christmas and for other occasions. I was her official taste tester. After she got sick all that ended and I practically stopped eating sweets. Store bought stuff just don’t measure up!

    I got a Christmas card today! The only one I got this year. It was from the most warm and wonderful family I’ve never met, Yet!

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    Barbara Parker
    December 27, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing your family Christmas with us. We also had a wonderful Christmas. May the good Lord bless you all as we all celebrate Appalachia.

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    Ray Sugg
    December 27, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    I just sat down with a Dr. Pepper and a couple of leftover Christmas cracker cookies (ritz, pb, white chocolate) before I read this post! I have a friend who makes “Christmas candles” using cracker cookies as the base, with white chocolate Pirouettes (pencil-shaped wafer cookies) dipped in chocolate as the candle, and almonds covered with yellow icing as the flame. Too much sugar!

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    Gloria Hayes
    December 27, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    My mother-in-law, Granny as we all called her also made the cracker cookies. They didn’t last long either! So good. Enjoyed the video. I am so blessed to have found this site. What a wonderful family with so much love and caring for one another. Loved Katie and Corie singing and playing Christmas in Dixie. May God bless all of you each and every day.

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    December 27, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    How sweet of you and your family to share so much of your Christmas!! I know how busy it can get when a Mother is trying to cook and prepare for the Christmas day celebration and what I really enjoyed was you all working together. Precious also to see you each wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Katie and Corrie singing Happy Birthday to Jesus. I always loved to cook on Thanksgiving and Christmas as I knew how much my family enjoyed those special meals.

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    December 27, 2021 at 10:11 am

    A friend made a ton of these as the “grooms cake” at her wedding.

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    Sharon Cole
    December 27, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Enjoyed your candy making video. Everything looked delicious! Take care and God bless!

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    December 27, 2021 at 9:58 am

    I used to make these with chocolate for my mother every Christmas. She loved them.

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    December 27, 2021 at 9:26 am

    When I first saw the picture I thought you were making homemade Moon Pies.

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    December 27, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I’ve never made them myself, but I’ve tried them dipped in chocolate. They are good!

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    December 27, 2021 at 9:10 am

    The only recipe I use peanut butter for is fudge. This cookie recipe will a good one to try when my peanut butter-loving grandson comes by. Thanks for sharing.

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    Margie G
    December 27, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Those are an old stand by for Christmas, but if you use the mini Ritz already made into little PB cracker sandwiches and dip them into whatever tweaks your buds, they’ll be poppably delish!!! If you read what almond bark is, you may decide on chips…. what is artificial flavor exactly is my biology question of the day.

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    Miss Cindy
    December 27, 2021 at 8:01 am

    These are wonderful! I happened to be there when you were making them, so I got a fresh made taste. I wanted to grab the rest of them and run home with them and eat them all…they were that good!

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    Denise R
    December 27, 2021 at 7:46 am

    I’ve made these off and on for years, super easy and they taste sooooo good! The first time I tried them was when I worked at the IU Bookstore. My bosses wife made them along with other treats that Gail brought to work at Christmas time. So glad you shared the recipe and the memories of a good friend and boss!

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    December 27, 2021 at 7:30 am

    My wife would make these crackers but would dip them in white chocolate. We loved them, there was no way they would last for a week. My children would put peanut butter on a single Ritz cracker and then a marshmallow on top. Put them on a baking sheet and toast until the marshmallows would start to melt and turn brown. It has been a long time since I’ve ate any fixed like that.

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    Janet Smart
    December 27, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Those are good. I use chocolate to dip mine in. Nothing much better than peanut butter and chocolate.

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    Martha D Justice
    December 27, 2021 at 6:37 am

    Thank you all for letting us share your Christmas! It’s like being with family ❤ HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR

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    donna sue
    December 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Sounds delicious! Thank you for this recipe!! It would be an easy treat to make and take to a gathering. It will definitely be one I will make.

    Donna. : )

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