White Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers for Valentine’s Day

by Amy on February 7, 2012

Wondering what to do with all those left-over crackers from your Super Bowl party? Turn them into a sweet and inexpensive treat for your Valentine! Your significant other will truly appreciate your efforts for these little beauties.  And they are easily dressed up with a little red decor.  I made hearts out of red candy melts and a piping bag, but you could easily use Valentine sprinkles or sanding sugar. Either way, these are a great gift to satisfy your sweetie’s sweet tooth.
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White Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers

February 7th, 2012

Ingredients:

2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut butter
1-2 lbs white chocolate
1 tsp shortening

Directions:

Spread crackers out on a sheet of waxed paper.  Place 1/2 cup of peanut butter in a piping bag.  Pipe peanut butter on center of cracker and top with second cracker to make a sandwich.  Continue until all sandwiches are put together.  Let sandwiches stand for 20-25 minutes so peanut butter can set.

Meanwhile, heat white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening in microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at 50% power.  Stir chocolate and continue to heat until smooth and creamy.  Be careful not to overheat your chocolate.  Doing so will cause your chocolate to harden and become unusable.

Once chocolate is melted, dip sandwiches in chocolate and cover completely.  Using a fork, lift the sandwich out of the bowl and tap the excess chocolate off the cracker.  If adding embellishments to your sandwiches, add them now, while the chocolate is still wet., otherwise, they won't stick.

Move dipped cracker to wax paper and allow to cool until completely set.  To add more color, try drizzling melted candy melts across your crackers! It's simple and adds a bit more color to your treats!

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Tamara February 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Beautifful decoration, I didnt know that hearts can be made that way.

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Amy February 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Thanks! They sure can! I just heat up the candy melts either in a piping bag or plastic bottle. Just be sure to heat them slowly so the chocolate doesn’t get too hot!

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Valerie February 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I love salty-sweet combinations! These look delicious. :D

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Amy February 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks! They are and they are sooo good! :)

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Mandi February 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

These look YUMMY and they are so darn cute! I found these via Pinterest. Can’t wait to try them!

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Christina March 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

FYI these were a huge hit with the hubby and 4 year old son…and myself of course. Wanted to let you know I updated for St. Patrick’s Day!!! Added a few drops of food coloring and green icing shamrocks on top…easy! Thanks do much for a great recipe I will continue to use for years to come!!

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Amy March 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Awesome! I have been planning on doing the same thing!!! So glad they liked them. :) White chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorites!

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Kathie January 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

I’ve made these dipped in milk chocolate, and they taste just like a nutty bar, but I’ve never tried the white chocolate before. They look so good, and are very pretty for Valentine’s Day. I might have to make them for the secretaries at school.

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Amy January 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Oh, they are delish. :) And I’m sure those teachers would appreciate them! :)

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Elsa Graceland February 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

This teacher sure would! What kind of red candy melts? Yum!

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Amy February 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm

I think I just used Wilton brand, but any brand would work. I know Sweet Baking Supply carries them in a variety of colors. Here’s the link. http://www.sweetbakingsupply.com/chocolate-candy-melts-c-22_42.html You could add your school’s colors if they have them! :)

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Elsa Graceland February 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm

I cannot wait to try these, or better yet, one of my student’s mom’s… ha! ha! Truly a great teacher gift! ;)

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Amy February 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Agreed!

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JUDY WEAVER February 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

GREAT IDEA, LOVE SALT AND SWEET.

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Linda P. March 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Try spreading peanut butter on one Ritz and marshmallow creme on the other before putting them together and dipping them. That’s how I make them. White or milk choc.for dipping. What a cute decoration with the heart on top. I never thought about decorating them. Nice touch.

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