I love making fun holiday treats with the kids! There are so many simple desserts that can be created with just a few ingredients. These Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers with Peppermint are one example and they can be made in less than an hour!
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What do I need to make the Chocolate Covered Crackers?
There are just 3 ingredients in this tasty holiday treat. Here is what you will need:
- Ritz Crackers
- Milk Chocolate Chips or Melting Chocolate, such as Wilton’s.
- Crushed Candy Canes I like to use Brach’s Crushed Candy Canes, but it is easy to crush your own up as well!
Kitchen Items Needed:
How do I Make the Holiday Crackers?
My favorite thing about this holiday dessert is that it is so easy to make! The kids can make them with minimal help as well.
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. In a small sauce pan, melt a cup and a half of the chocolate chips or melting chocolate over medium-low heat. Stir continuously while melting the chocolate to avoid it clumping up.
PRO Tip: If the chocolate is too thick, add in some fat…try a tablespoon of butter, cooking oil or vegetable shortening. Continue to add until it is the desired consistency. Do NOT add water or chocolate will seize up.
Step 2: Dip the Crackers in the Chocolate
Using tongs, dip the crackers into the melted chocolate so that the crackers are fully coated.
Step 3: Sprinkle with Crushed Candy Canes
Place the chocolate covered crackers on the parchment lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Allow to set for 20 minutes, then enjoy!
How do I store the Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers?
The chocolate dipped crackers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Can I use white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips?
Yes, absolutely! This is a very simple recipe that can be varied in many ways. White chocolate would work great. Other ideas to try are adding holiday-colored sprinkles to the top of the crackers instead of the crushed candy canes. These delightful crackers could be decorated for just about any holiday!
So tell me…
Do you have a quick and easy holiday treat that you love to make? Have you ever tried chocolate covered crackers? Are you a milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate fan?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!
Chocolate Covered Peppermint Ritz
- 20 ritz crackers
- 1.5 cups milk chocolate chips
- 4 candy canes crushed
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt milk chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir continuously.
- Using tongs, dip crackers, one at a time into the melted chocolate. Then, place on parchment lined tray.
- Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
- Let set for 20 minutes or until the chocolate is dry.