Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Patties

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It is holiday cooking baking time!!  These “patties” are easy to make, don’t actually require any baking, and little people can help out!  They lend themselves particularly well to cookie exchanges … easy, fun & fancy looking, and package well!! Just be sure that you label them as “containing peanut butter” for anyone that might have nut sensitivities/allergies.



2 boxes Ritz crackers

l large jar Peanut butter, creamy or chunky

2 large packages Chocolate melts/bark


Makes: A whole bunch!! (more than 100 sandwiches – but I lost count after making what I needed for the cookie exchange)



Spread peanut butter on the inside of a cracker; put a top on it to make a little sandwich


Heat chocolate melts/bark in the microwave until smooth (check after 1 minute). If the chocolate is not thin enough for coating purposes, melt a bit of shortening and mix in well (do NOT use milk or water).

Using tongs, dip each sandwich in the melted chocolate mixture.  Let excess drip off and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper.


Decorate before chocolate has a chance to set (I usually add the decoration/sprinkles after dipping 4-6 sandwiches). Can set up quickly by placing cookie sheet in the refrigerator.



Store in an airtight container. 


4 Responses

  1. Marissa
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    I may have to steal these for my cookie exchange this week!

    • Jen
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      Marissa – They are SO good! It is one of the few cookies with chocolate that Josh eats. Mom made him his own little ziploc baggie!

  2. Debbie
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    I used sprinkles I happened to have around the house, but I made them a couple of years ago with little snowflakes on top … very cute!

  3. Melissa
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    I like these with milk chocolate too. But LOVE them with white chocolate!!! :)

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