Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups

Whip up some Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups in a snap – just stuff a peanut butter cup between Oreos or Ritz, dunk in chocolate, and voilà – the best sweet and salty snack!

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Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups are…

  • Super easy: No baking required!
  • Customizable: Ritz or Oreos? Both are amazing! Choose from milk, dark, or white chocolate – it’s your call!
  • A big party hit: Guests will adore these treats.
  • Basic tools only: No fancy kitchen gadgets are needed.
  • Perfect to prep ahead: Make them early and enjoy later!

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Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cup Ingredients

  • Ritz Crackers or Oreo Thins: Ritz for a salty-sweet treat, Oreos for extra sweetness.
  • Reese’s Thins: Thins for balanced flavor and texture.
  • Chocolate wafers or chips: Choose high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and smooth melting.
  • Coconut or vegetable oil: Ensures a glossy, smooth coating.
  • Optional white chocolate: Great for decoration and even more flavor contrast!
  • Optional Sea Salt Flakes: We love a sprinkle of salt on the chocolate-covered Oreos.

QUICK TIP

Trademark disclaimer: This recipe refers to some trademarked brands: Ritz Crackers, Oreo Thins, and Reese’s Thins. We use these names for two reasons. 1) They’re high-quality products that we use in our test kitchens and 2)they create instant name recognition to illustrate steps in the recipe process. We respect trademarks and branding!

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How To Make Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups

  • Prep: Line the tray with parchment paper; preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Sandwich: Place peanut butter cups between cookies/crackers.
  • Bake: Only bake for 2.5 minutes at 250 degrees; then press and chill.
  • Melt chocolate: Microwave with oil, stirring often. Don’t overheat or the chocolate could become grainy.
  • Dip: Coat the sandwiches in chocolate, removing the excess.
  • Set: Place on parchment to let the chocolate harden.

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Chocolate Melting Tips

  • Short bursts: Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between.
  • Low heat: To prevent scorching, aim for gentle warming.
  • Consistent stirring: The stirring process ensures an even melting and smooth texture.
  • Add oil: A bit of coconut or vegetable oil creates a glossy finish and easier coating.
  • Avoid water: Even a small drop can cause chocolate to seize.

Closeup image of Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups cut in half showing the inside layers.

STORAGE

Leftover Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups?

You’re probably not going to have leftovers; these treats are always the first to go! But if you made an extra-large batch and have some to save, we have a few storage tips.

  • Store at room temperature: Package in an airtight container.
  • Separate the layers: Use wax or parchment paper between cookie layers.
  • Up to 3 weeks: These treats stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.
  • Gift ’em:
    • Cellophane bags: Secure with a ribbon.
    • Tin containers: Use decorative tins lined with parchment.
    • Custom boxes: Decorate small boxes with tissue and add cookies.
    • Holiday containers: Choose theme-matching containers.

Up-close view of the treats stacked on top of each other, ready to be served.

More Easy No-Bake Treats:

Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups

Whip up some Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups in a snap – just stuff a peanut butter cup between Oreos or Ritz, dunk in chocolate, and voilà – the best sweet and salty snack!

Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups ready to be enjoyed.

Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups

Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups ready to be enjoyed.

Whip up some Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups in a snap – just stuff a peanut butter cup between Oreos or Ritz, dunk in chocolate, and voilà – the best sweet and salty snack!

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).

  • MAKE SANDWICHES: Separate Oreos, keeping the creme on. Sandwich a Reese’s Thin between two Oreos. Alternatively, sandwich the Reese’s thin between two Ritz Crackers.

  • BAKE: Place in oven for 2½ minutes, remove and, then press gently to adhere. Chill in fridge or freezer until firm.

  • MELT CHOCOLATE: Microwave 1 cup chocolate with 1½ teaspoons oil in 15-second intervals, stirring between, until smooth.

  • DIP: Dip each firm sandwich into the chocolate, using a fork to turn and coat evenly. Tap the fork to remove excess chocolate and smooth out. Use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles.

  • SET: Use a table knife to slide the cookie off the fork and onto the parchment-lined tray. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and oil.If the chocolate thickens while dipping, microwave for 15 seconds and stir. You may need to add a bit more oil. Let set at room temperature.
  • OPTIONAL DECORATION: Melt white chocolate, put in a plastic bag, cut a small hole, and drizzle over sandwiches. Or, add sea salt flakes to chocolate-coated Oreos.

  • STORE: In an airtight container at room temperature, with layers separated by wax or parchment paper, for up to 2-3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 – Chocolate: Use chocolate meant for melting, like high-quality baking bars or melting wafers, for the best results. Use whatever flavor of chocolate you like best!
Microwaving tip: Avoid scorching the chocolate by melting it in short bursts and stirring frequently. The chocolate should just get warm enough to melt smoothly and remain at room temperature once melted.
Nutrition information is calculated for one treat, using the options for a Ritz Cracker, milk chocolate, and no optional garnishes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.4mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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