Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers

If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too!

If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too!

I’ve always said there’s nothing like a good saltine cracker. Sometimes they just hit the spot. Add some peanut butter, and you’ve got a classic go-to snack or lunch for our kids. Add chocolate, and, well … you’ve got pure bliss on your hands. Fancy? Nope. Not so much. Good eats? Definitely.

 

My husband said I should tell y’all that these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers are a gourmet marvel. Gourmet? Um … not sure if saltines combined with anything can be categorized as such. Recently I did have the pleasure of enjoying a boatload of amazing gourmet treats in chocolate form on a cruise with Princess Cruises. Incredible desserts! These Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers are much more basic that those were but every bit as satisfying. So while they may not be considered “gourmet,” a marvel? Perhaps so.

If nothing else, it’s a marvel that they require so little effort, with very simple ingredients, to create such a lovely treat. For all the Girl Scout cookie lovers out there, they taste just like Peanut Butter Patties to me. No lie. Try them. Soon. Then share the love with your friends at your next gathering and just see what happens.

If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too! If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too! If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too! If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too!

 

I feel I must apologize for the abundance of chocolate dipped things as of late. I am cooking other things that involve no chocolate or dipping whatsoever. Really, I am. But I recently discovered Merckens chocolate, and that, combined with an electric fondue pot, I’ve felt the need to cover things with chocolate. Like a lot. I find myself innocently sitting around, and then think all of a sudden “Hey, I could dip such and so in chocolate.” And so I do. Merckens makes some fantastic melting chocolate. The electric fondue pot is an excellent tool for keeping said chocolate at a constant melty temperature. Plus, if all chocolate isn’t used, or you need to temporarily stop your chocolate dipping production, just turn the fondue pot off, let it cool completely, cover it, and come back to it later when you find more things to dip.

(And nope, this is not a sponsored post of any kind. I just like to share what I learn along the way.)

If you’re looking for a special sweet treat to serve at holiday parties or share as edible gifts, these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers may be just what you’re looking for. They are super easy to make too!

 

Looking for more peanut butter and chocolate treats? Here are a few tasty options:

Peanut Butter Cake with Dark Chocolate Icing Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers
 
These require so little effort, with simple ingredients, to create such a lovely treat. For all the Girl Scout cookies lovers out there, they taste just like Peanut Butter Patties.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 40 saltine crackers (I like Zesta for this.)
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter, approximately
  • 12 ounces, weight semi-sweet or dark chocolate for melting (There will be leftover, but chocolate needs to be deep enough to dip.)
Instructions
  1. Line baking sheet or tray with wax paper or silicone mat, and create space in refrigerator for tray to fit for a short time.
  2. Melt chocolate according to packaging directions. If using an electric fondue pot, gradually melt on low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Leave fondue pot setting on low, checking consistency and stirring occasionally throughout process.
  3. Make peanut butter crackers by evenly spreading about 1½ teaspoon on one side of a saltine cracker then top with another saltine cracker. Repeat until complete.
  4. Place peanut butter cracker into the melted chocolate, using a fork flip over, gently lift out and let excess chocolate drip off. Carefully slide onto waxed paper lined baking sheet.
  5. When all crackers are dipped, place tray in refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Serve right away, or store covered until ready to devour. (Or if you're like me, hide, I mean store, in the vegetable drawer of the fridge behind the broccoli.)

Updated 12/25/2014. Originally published 12/29/2012.

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Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Really REALLY really….oh my goodness!! I think your hubby is right. Gourmet. Marvel. completely. These look so scrumptious!

  2. 4

    says

    My SIL makes these, and they’re always a favorite. I haven’t seen Merckens before, so now I need to seek it out.

  3. 7

    says

    that’s so funny, when I made cake balls over the holidays and had chocolate left over, my husband went thru the pantry and found several things to cover in chocolate! lol…… he said “you need to post about this!” lol 2 of our favorites were raspberry fig newtons and those holiday Jingle cookies.

    Your peanut butter crackers sound great Amy! Steve would love those. We use to take a Ritz cracker and cover in mint chocolate and they taste just like a thin mint!

    I have a little chocolate melter, similar to a fondu pot and I LOVE it for dipping chocolate too – I got it at Michales with a 40% off coupon.

    now I’m going to have to go look for some of that Merckens chocolate – where do you get it?

    • 8

      says

      Hey Cheryl!

      I’ve found Merckens at The Fresh Market. I know you can order it online too, but not sure who else may carry it. Maybe Whole Foods?

      Amy

  4. 9

    Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    These are incredible Amy! So inventive and anything that tastes like a Peanut Butter Patty is for me! Wishing you the best of all things in 2013!

  5. 13

    says

    Have to agree on the saltines, but never seem to remember to have a box in the house, except when we are sick. I love the salty and sweet combination with this recipe. The peanut butter and chocolate just bring me right in! Happy New Year to you!!

  6. 21

    Pamela says

    These are called club sandwiches :) Costas York makes them But so much cheaper to make them

  7. 22

    don jones says

    Thanks so much. I also do this with ritz and marshmallow fluff with the peanut butter. Killer!

  8. 24

    lori says

    have you tried it with ritz crackers?? OGM! they are sooo good.
    my i ask .. how do you keep the chocholate “hard”?? or is it the type of chocolate i uesed??

  9. 25

    Kimberly Montgomery says

    I have made these off and on for about 25 years. The only thing I do different is I use Ritz.

  10. 27

    Angie says

    After-dinner mint chocolates (Andes) melted, then dip ritz crackers in there… Girl Scout Thin Mints, y’all!! No joke, either! I make these way too often.

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