If you ever need a last-minute item to take somewhere that still looks like you “made” something, these cookies are it. Young and old love them.
I’m going to share a new secret with you today…you can make them look festive to match anything you are celebrating so when you bring them somewhere people think you went all out and you really didn’t.
I am always surprised by how many people don’t know how to make these as they have a been a staple in our family forever!!
Ritz crackers (I have success with generic too)
Peanut Butter-typically I use creamy but crunchy was all I had
Almond Bark-white or chocolate depending on what you want
Put wax paper or parchment paper down. I use waxed. It’s cheaper. All you need to do it put peanut butter between two crackers.
Carver, my grandson, was helping me and wanted to take pictures of me doing that so I let him.
It’s so simple. I often make these… with my grandkids. I’ll put the peanut butter on then have them “put a top on them”.
I typically use two sleeves worth of crackers.
We put a full package of almond bark into a microwave bowl. We heat it for 2 minutes, take it out, stir, and heat it for a minute, take it out, and stir. We keep putting it in heating and stirring until the almond back is completely melted.
On this day, we used white. Typically we use chocolate. Either way is good.
We dip the crackers into the melted almond bark and then shake off a bit of the almond bark. Then we put them back on the waxed paper.
On this day, we had picked white almond bark so we could put Christmas sprinkles on the cookies and they would look more festive.
We made them for Halloween but put Halloween sprinkles on them.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to not freak out thinking I need to make fancy Christmas cookies. I can take our old tried and true recipes and just make the frosting or almond bark white and then add sprinkles. The kids love me every time and think the plain things are fancy. Sometimes it’s more about presentation than being fancy.
I’m sure we’ll make them for Valentine’s and put Valentine’s sprinkles on them. It’s so easy and the kids love it.