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Sometimes you have a craving. A very specific craving. For a
very specific kind of cookie. A cookie that doesn't exist.
So, sometimes, you need to make that cookie yourself.
For me, I was looking for a treat that would combine my very
favorite cracker (Ritz) with my very favorite filling (peanut butter
And there needed to be white chocolate (because I'm not so
much a dark chocolate fan).
So, then this happened:
I'd like to believe that I'm not the only person who thinks
that this is the most perfect combination of flavors and textures. But just in case you don't, know that this is THE most flexible
treat on the planet—and one of the easiest too!
Feel free to swap the peanut butter frosting for chocolate,
Nutella, or even cream cheese. And the cracker could be a saltine, graham or Triscuit (but please don't tell me—I'm kind of attached to my Ritz).
Dip it in milk or dark chocolate, and sprinkle with chopped nuts, crushed
peppermints or some flaky sea salt. A drizzle of caramel would be pretty divine
While there's a time and place for fancy, complicated treats
and sweets, there are many more times for something simple, quick and
You know, like Wednesday.
Recipe: Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches
Yields: 24-30 sandwiches
1 cup smooth peanut butter
¾ cup confectioners' sugar
48-60 Ritz crackers
12 ounces white candy melts or white chocolate chips
Beat peanut butter and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl
until smooth. Spread about a teaspoon on half the crackers and top with the
remaining crackers—pressing gently to seal.
Place sandwiches on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze
until firm (about an hour).
In the top half of a double boiler, set over barely simmering
water, melt the white candy melts, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Working with one sandwich at a time, dip the top half into
the melted candy, allowing the excess to drip off. Immediately dip into the
nonpareils, pressing gently to adhere. Return to your baking sheet to set. Repeat
with remaining sandwiches. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.