Ritz Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Let’s talk about peanut butter again because it’s one of greatest things to ever be invented.

Am I right?

So here we have a no-bake Ritz Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies recipe, compliments of my lovely mother. These are so easy and so good. It’s also a great Christmas activity for kids! Take my word for it.

Ritz Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies Recipe:

  • 1 Box of Ritz Crackers
  • 1-2 Packages of Almond Bark (chocolate or white)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sprinkles/fun decorations
  • Parchment paper

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter between two crackers to make small sandwiches. Make a whole pile or as many as you’d like. Trust me – they go fast!
  2. In microwave safe bowl, melt almond bark according to packaging instructions.
  3. Submerge cracker sandwiches into melted almond bark and cover completely.
  4. Line up almond bark-covered cracker sandwiches on parchment paper to cool and dry.
  5. Use sprinkles, frosting guns, etc to decorate the cookies to your liking.
  6. ENJOY!!

And you can even go wild and creative with decorating! I give you creative freedom. I made a batch of plaid ones Saturday morning and I’m happy with how they turned out. They remind me of my school uniform as a kid. 🙂

So, take a crack at these cookies and let me know what you think!

Until next time,

TTFN.

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A World-Famous Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

You’re going to be glad you stopped by today after my five-month hiatus! I’m sharing my mom’s world-famous peanut butter ball recipe. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic but these balls are sooooo good. I look forward to making (and eating!) them every Christmas.

And the best part? They’re super straightforward to make and no oven is needed! Add this recipe to your roster for Christmas cookie baking for this year or next.

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“Reeses” Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1-2 packages of chocolate almond bark
  • Mini cupcake liners

Steps:

  1. Mix butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter together in a large bowl.
  2. Chill in refrigerator.
  3. Roll dough into balls once chilled
  4. Melt almond bark in a separate microwave-safe bowl
  5. Put melted chocolate in the bottom of the mini cupcake liners, add ball, then cover ball in melted chocolate
  6. Let balls chill
  7. Enjoy!!

Tip: I like to make the balls on the smaller side because this treat can get very rich once submerged in almond bark.

Tip: The ingredients above make about 1 batch which equals roughly 50 balls  – depending on how big you make them.

Tip: It’s naturally a gluten-free cookie recipe! Okay, let me rephrase that – there’s nothing natural about these balls but the ingredients are all gluten-free.

Well, how about that? Let me know what you think of them!

20th Annual Cookie Day!

On Saturday I went home for Cookie Day. One of my favorite days of the year. Remember when I wrote about the 1,008 Christmas Cookies (and Counting) last year? This year, Cookie Day was extra special as we marked 20 years! The ladies were in charge of the real cookies and I was in charge of dipping pretzels, ritz peanut butter crackers and peanut butter balls in almond bark. I’m so happy my friend Emma joined us and helped me dip. 🙂

What kind of Christmas cookies do you make?

(Please take a second to appreciate that it’s “snowing” on my blog. How fancy is that?)

1,008 Christmas Cookies (and Counting)

So, every year around this time, we get together for Cookie Day. We bake every Christmas cookie you could ever think of all day long–from sun up to sun down. It’s a blast! Our grand total this year was 84 dozen. And that wasn’t including pretzels and crackers dipped in almond bark. It takes a team of women, and it’s a long day, but it’s one of my favorite days of the year. Emma, one of my bestest friends, came to help us out! I loved having her there to be my sidekick.

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Believe it or not, this year was the 19th annual Cookie Day! I remember rushing home from school as a kid and bursting through the front door with tables upon tables of cookies cooling. Cookies are absolutely everywhere. It’s a kid’s dream.

Is your mouth watering yet?