Today we have a wonderful, yummy treat you can make for this Christmas! These cracker treats are a delicious mix of salty and sweet. You can use caramel or peanut butter as a filling and white chocolate or milk chocolate as the outside coat.
Here's what you'll need to get started:
- 24 Ritz crackers
- 6 tbs of peanut butter OR 6 Werther's Original chewy caramels
- 2-3 cups of white chocolate OR milk chocolate
- Christmas sprinkles
- Wax paper
If you are using peanut butter as your filling all you need to do is spread 1/2 tbs of peanut butter on a cracker. And then place the second cracker on top to make a peanut butter sandwich. If there is much peanut butter coming out the sides, try and wipe off as much as you can. Repeat this for all 12 cracker pairs, you should have 12 cracker sandwiches at the end.
If you want to use the caramel filling, first cut all of your chewy caramels into halves. Place one half onto a crackers, you should use 12 crackers. Place these 12 crackers onto a baking trey and bake for 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees. Watch really carefully while these are baking, you just want to leave them in long enough to melt the caramels but the crackers can burn easily. After the caramels are melted remove them from the oven. Immediately, and carefully, add the top cracker on top of the caramels. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.
Once you have your filling done (either caramel or peanut butter or both!) it's time to dip these cracker sandwiches into the chocolate. Melt your chocolate (white or milk chocolate or even both) in a pot on the stove. Start at a medium heat, once the chocolate has melted put it on the lowest heat option. Dip your cracker sandwiches half way into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate fall back into the pan and then lay the cracker sandwich onto wax paper. Immediately add sprinkles. Repeat this for all of your cracker sandwiches. After they are all finished allow them to dry completely before eating or storing! Make sure to store them in a sealed container to keep them fresh.
Making these yummy cracker treats was a little messy, but well worth it! :) They are very good, but don't take our word for it. Try them for yourselves. You can make them for your Christmas party or for a gift for a friend. Or you can even just make them for yourself!
Britt + Sky