"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Elaine's Delicious Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Sandwiches

While visiting my boyfriend's family over the holidays, his mother, Elaine, made the most fantastic and so simple desserts! The concept is perfect: two ritz crackers sandwiching a layer of creamy peanut butter and the whole lot drenched in melted chocolate and left to harden. Sound addicting? Chocolate and peanut butter can do that to you. I definitely ate most of these chocolate Ritz sandwiches of goodness and I am still thinking about them! I realized how wonderful Ritz crackers are (I promise this is not a paid advertisement) but seriously, they go wonderfully with cheese, dips, peanut and chocolate! Ritz crackers are definitely an important provision. They can be stored in an airtight container. Elaine gave us a little container of them for a New Year's party, but they didn't last with me in the car.

Ritz crackers
Creamy peanut butter
Chocolate bars or chocolate chips

1. Make little happy sandwiches of Ritz crackers and peanut butter.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a steamer over a pot of boiling water.
3. Using tongs to hold the sandwiches together dip them in the melted chocolate and twirl them to coat. Place on a sheet of wax paper to cool and harden. Enjoy!

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