Double chocolate covered Ritz cracker sandwiches with a Butterfinger and peanut butter filling.
Are you looking for an easy to make sweet treat that’ll have you out of the kitchen in no time? How about one where no oven is required? Do I hear some of you saying yes and yes? Well, here’s a new recipe to the rescue – Butterfinger Peanut Butter Stuffed Ritz Sandwiches.
Now Ritz crackers filled with peanut butter and covered in chocolate are nothing new, BUT adding crushed Butterfinger candy bars to the filling and swirling melted peanut butter chips on top are something I’ve not seen before. How does that sound?
The idea for these treats came to me when I was trying to decide what to make for a local blogger meetup last week. I wanted to kick the peanut butter up a notch and thought adding crushed Butterfingers would do the trick…and I was right! Be prepared to grab a few of these for yourself before serving them to make sure you’re not left out. You might even want to hide them for later.
There weren’t as many bloggers at the meetup as expected; so I sent several home with a few people after the meeting and still had some left. Since we had family in town over the weekend, I shared the rest with them to finish off. It was so funny. You see, my hubby is not a peanut butter fan and he finally decided to try one after hearing the oohs and aahs from everyone else. He cut one in half and popped that in his mouth. Want to guess how long it was before he went back for more? About 5 seconds! It’s the Butterfinger in the peanut butter for sure.
To say these were a big hit is an understatement. I need to make them again soon. Give them a try and let me know how long they last. Enjoy!
Yield: Approximately 42 stuffed cracker sandwiches
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 (2.1 oz.) Butterfinger candy bars, crushed*
- 84 Ritz Crackers
- 1 (12 oz.) package dark cocoa candy melts
- 1 (12 oz.) package light cocoa candy melts
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- Line 2 large baking pans with wax paper.
- In medium bowl, combine peanut butter and crushed candy. Stir until well blended.
- On the bottom side of a cracker, spread a small amount of peanut butter mixture (I used a tableware teaspoon and it was about half full). Top with another cracker (bottom side down) and press down lightly. Place on prepared pan. Repeat until all crackers are filled. Place pans in freezer about 15 minutes to set.
- Combine both kinds of candy melts in large microwave-safe bowl and melt in microwave following directions on package. Remove one pan of filled crackers at a time from freezer. One cracker sandwich at a time, place in melted candy. Move around slightly to make sure bottom is covered. Flip and spoon melted candy over top to cover completely (if needed, flip again and cover). Lift out with fork and gently tap fork on side of bowl to remove excess candy. Place back on wax paper lined pan. Repeat with all filled crackers. Let set until chocolate is firm.
- In small microwave-safe bowl, microwave peanut butter chips on medium (50%) for 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds at a time; stirring until chips are melted and smooth. Spoon into small resealable freezer plastic bag. Cut small tip off one corner of bag. Starting in middle of chocolate cracker sandwich, squeeze bag to drizzle in a swirl pattern. Let stand until peanut butter swirl is set (or place in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to quickly set).
*To easily crush candy bars, break into pieces and place in mini food processor; process with on and off motions until crushed.
You may wind up with more or less cracker sandwiches depending on how much of the peanut butter mixture you use. If you have a little melted candy left, just spread it out on a piece of wax paper until firm (makes a great chocolate snack for later).
This recipe can easily be cut in half.