Peanut butter dipped Ritz crackers are one of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. These Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers are a new spin on that classic!
I am so excited about all things peppermint this year! In the last couple of weeks since all of the Christmas merchandise hit the stores, I’ve bought candy cane lollipops, peppermint baking chips, chocolates with candy cane bits, mini candy canes, peppermint nougats, peppermint puffs, peppermint patties and even peppermint coffee creamer. Not to mention that my house already smells like peppermint because of the Peppermint Pampering Gifts In A Jar that I made. Seriously, every time I open one of the containers of Peppermint Body Butter, I want to taste it (even though it is NOT edible) because it smells so good!
So, this led me to making something edible with peppermint and I decided on something really easy: Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers. They are even easier to make than the peanut butter dipped Ritz crackers because you don’t have to spread the peanut butter on the crackers. Just plop a York Peppermint Pattie between two crackers, warm it for a couple seconds and you are ready to dip!
Place unwrapped peppermint patties on top of Ritz crackers on a microwave safe plate.
Top them with another Ritz cracker.
Place them in the microwave for a couple seconds (5-8 seconds for my microwave) to soften the peppermint patties. Don’t microwave them for too long or the mint filling will become liquid and yes, I know that from experience. Gently press down on the crackers until the peppermint patties are about the same size as the crackers. This makes them easier to dip and it makes the crackers stick to the chocolate part of peppermint patties.
Melt some chocolate CandiQuik, dip the peppermint patty sandwiches into it and place them on a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Crush some peppermint candy canes.
Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on the dipped cookies before the chocolate sets.
Then, go ahead and do it with vanilla CandiQuik.
See if you can resist eating one before the chocolate hardens! These are one of those Christmas cookie recipes that is perfect for a cookie exchange because they are so easy to make!
I had some fun with this holiday recipe and made a printable recipe card using PicMonkey! PicMonkey is a FREE online photo editing program that is so easy to use. You can quickly edit photos, add text, borders and stickers. They have options for photo collages and for creating on a blank canvas. Try using the blank canvas (under the Design tab) to make your own recipe cards to give with your Christmas cookie packages this year!
If you want to give these Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers as gifts, you can download the free printable recipe card here:
Recipe Card For Peppermint Patty Stuffed Ritz Crackers
Sandra Jones says
Do you think this same concept would work with Rolos?
That sounds delicious! The only issue I can see is that the Rolos aren’t very big compared to the Ritz crackers. Maybe once they are softened you can squish them enough that they will cover the cracker?
What area in the grocery store do you find candyquik? These sound so good. Grandkids would love these. Thanks.
It is in the baking area of the grocery store, near the chocolate chips. If you can’t find it, you can use chocolate almond bark or melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of shortening.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I love these .. just what I want to make this Christmas. . so easy and great! love and pinned!
heather @french press says
these are beyond amazing! I cannot wait to make these
these look easy to make what is candiquick though and where can I get it?
It is sold at the grocery stores in my area. You can also buy it online on sites like Amazon. Happy Baking!
I’ve been looking for a few new holiday cookie/candy recipes that can withstand shipping and these look like they’ll fit the bill nicely. Of course it doesn’t hurt that I love peppermint patties. But I was wondering if you could give me some idea on how much of the chocolate candies I should per batch of “cookies”? Also, do you have any idea if chocolate Baking chips, like the kind used in choc.chip cookies would work? Can’t wait to try these. Thanks in advance.
Do you mean how much CandiQuik did I use per batch? I didn’t even use one tray to make 24 cookies. Yes, you could use chocolate chips but you need to temper them by melting them slowly and adding a little shortening like I did when I made these cake pops: https://www.thegunnysack.com/2012/09/paper-straw-cake-pops.html Another option would be to use almond bark. Happy Baking!
Kristen Duke says
These sound tasty and look super simple to make!
Oh my goodness!! My husband LOVES peppermint patties…these would be perfect for him. YUM!
This is incredible! These would be perfect for a cookie swap!!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Tonia! So cute and festive and just perfect! The recipe card you made on PicMonkey is just too cute too 🙂 Just shared on FB!
they look yummy!
keri @ shaken together says
YUM! Love no bake treats for holiday treat giving – pinned!
I agree! Things are so busy this time of the year that the easier the treats are to make, the better!
What an awesome idea!! Yum. holiday goodies, yikes the calories.
I know! It’s the season of the expanding waist line, isn’t it?
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
These look so yummy! What a great idea!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
OMG So cute and I bet these are sooo good!!! love it, seriously!!
Thanks Elizabeth! I think they would look cute packaged up in a cellophane bag!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
This sounds like a great combination! I never would have thought of it. Can’t wait to try 🙂
Thanks Megan! They were delicious and easy to make!
Thanks for the inspiration…I can’t wait to try these for Christmas!!! I am a new follower…would love if you could follow back if you get the chance
Thanks Sarah! I hope you enjoy them!