These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies are peanut butter stuffed Ritz crackers dipped in smooth white chocolate. They’re easy to make and super addicting!

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

Have you heard of Ritz Cookies? They’re a super quick and easy Christmas candy recipe. Ritz crackers are stuffed with peanut butter and dipped in white chocolate (almond bark).

My mom has made these every year since I can remember for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I look forward to them every year!

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

Ritz Cookies Ingredients

All you need are Ritz crackers, peanut butter, and white chocolate almond bark.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

How To Make Ritz Cookies

Lay out a few Ritz crackers on a plate or some parchment paper.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

And top the Ritz crackers with peanut butter.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

Then place another Ritz cracker on top of the peanut butter to make these delightful little Ritz cookies. But they’re not done yet!

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

How To Melt Almond Bark

Place about 4 bars of white chocolate almond bark in a microwave safe bowl.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

And melt in the microwave on low to medium heat, stirring every 30 seconds until the almond bark is melted and smooth.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

Grab one of your Ritz cookies with some tongs.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

And drop it in the white chocolate almond bark, turning it over a few times to coat.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

Then tap it on the side of the bowl to shake off the excess white chocolate almond bark. If you don’t have tongs you could also use a fork.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

Place the Ritz cookies on wax paper to cool.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

These little Ritz cookies are so simple but always a huge hit. A delicious combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy, white chocolate, and peanut butter.

Ritz Cookies — Ritz Crackers stuffed with Peanut Butter dipped in White Chocolate

You can also totally use chocolate almond bark if you love chocolate and peanut butter! Or drizzle these with chocolate almond bark to make them look more fancy.

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: About 18 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies are peanut butter stuffed Ritz crackers dipped in smooth white chocolate. They’re easy to make and super addicting!



  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 squares (8 oz) white almond bark


Spread a bit of peanut butter on as many crackers as you want, and top with another cracker to make a sandwich. Melt the almond bark in the microwave on low to medium heat, stirring every 30 seconds until it’s melted and smooth. Grab a cookie with tongs and drop it in the melted almond bark, turning over a few times to coat. Place on wax paper to cool for about 20-30 mins before serving.

If You Love this Peanut Butter Recipe…

Here are a few more of our favorite peanut butter recipes that are perfect for the holidays!

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Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Cookies

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter

White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter

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117 Responses
  1. Felicia Thompson

    My mother use to make these when I was a child! My mom was not the cook or baker but the few things she did make was amazing! I now make these every season and now my daughter does as well. Always a big hit!!!

  2. Beth

    We had something similar at a wedding and loved them, especially my husband, but he believes they had jelly too because of their sweetness. Would that also be a common practice? I read the comments and saw mentioned “marshmallow creme” added and wondered.

  3. Christy

    These are our favorites! We like to sprinkle a little colored kosher or sea salt on top. Already enjoying our second batch of the season!

  4. Rochelle

    I have a group home for 6 mentally challenged adults and this is one of their favorites. We add some mini choc chip eyes and a dollop of orange frosting for a nose and they call them ” frosty the snowman”. I can usually find fun stuff on your site and one of the ladies love to just look at all the good food. Thanks for the time and effort you put into it. Have a great holiday!

  5. Sue

    I have never tried these, but don’t think I even need to to know they would taste amazing. Just curious, how long to they keep? I was thinking of making some to mail. Would they last a week or so? Thanks!

  6. Ann

    Been making a version of these treats using chocolate almond bark and crunchy Jif…. always a big hit
    and – I love your photos – very helpful!

  7. Mindy W.

    I am going to try this one as soon as I get home time this weekend. My hubby loves pretzels dipped in white chocolate.. never tried to make it myself. Anyone got any recipes on how to make them rather than paying lots of $$ to buy the small FL–Z brand ones?

  8. Sue Imming

    I always make these plus I used white store bought frosting and add peppermint extract to it and put it between 2 ritz crackers and then dip it in white and choc bark. Put them all on a plate and you never know if you’re going to get peanut butter or peppermint taste. Yummy!!!!

  9. Ashley Quick

    I love Jif Peanut Butter. My favorite snack to use Jif with is a plain peanut butter sandwich. Just bread and Jif Peanut Butter. No Jelly! No Jam! Nothing but good ole’ Peanut Butter!! Yummy!!

  10. tabatha stimpson

    never tried or even heard of this recipe before….but i knew i had to try it!!! and i did and it was a HUGE HIT my dear!!!!

    sooo yummy!!!

    thanks for this recipe and others!!

  11. Cara

    I made these for my husband and brother in law on Thursday after seeing this and they loved them!! My husband called them Chocolate Crack! I used chocolate bark instead of white chocolate but they tasted like a girl scout tagalong cookie! sooo good!

  12. Stephanie

    Those look yummy…but what I really want to know is how do you take photos like that so your lights look like that??? That is so cool! I just can’t figure out how to take photos that way! Any help?

  13. Megan

    Hi Amanda! I am a new follower and those PB crackers look amazing!! I wanted to share with you that I used one of your free (super cute) fonts to add to my blog! I also used your really helpful tutorial on how to get them onto my blog! I just wanted to share with you that on my most recent post I linked to you!! You can find it at ! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  14. Nancy

    These look yummy and the perfect addition to the in-laws’ goodie buckets! :) Wonder how it’d work with saltines? All out of Ritz at the moment and not sure if I can wait for a trip to the store for more… :)

  15. Sarah Magaña

    I ABSOLUTLY ? everything you do! These cookies are amazing! My daughter and I made them lastnight for *santa* and they were a hit at work today!
    Thank you for being so inspiring and being so perfect at what you do!
    Merry Christmas to you!!

  16. Sarah Magaña

    I ABSOLUTLY ♥ everything you do! These cookies are amazing! My daughter and I made them lastnight for *santa* and they were a hit at work today!
    Thank you for being so inspiring and being so perfect at what you do!
    Merry Christmas to you!!

  17. CathyB

    These are my favorite every year! But I dip them in the chocolate almond bark. After they are set, I drizzle melted white almond bark across the tops. They look absolutely stunning – like something you would pay big bucks for.

    Sometimes I use the microwave to melt the bark, but I have discovered that I actually like using a double boiler best. I can melt a lot more almond bark at a time and it keeps the chocolate melted to the perfect consistancy while I dip a huge batch of cookies!

  18. mariana giroldo

    From Brasil:hi amanda! Merry Christmas! May you have many blessings! and that this new year you keep writing the blog and the filling of tasty things to eyes!

  19. Toni Thomas

    Just got through making these, thanks for the inspiration! :) I put red glitter sugar on top to make them look a little more festive. I have ate these when other people have made them but have never made them myself, so glad I did cuz they are super easy and so good!

  20. Misty

    My co-worker made these last week and brought them in.. she dipped them in milk chocolate though. I couldn’t get enough of them, they were delicious!!

    She said she put her peanut butter in to an icing bag and put it on that way, she said it was a lot faster than using a knife. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  21. Meghan

    Tonight is baking night and we always have these ingredients on hand! This will be one that I can’t wait to try and add to the holiday baking collection! Thanks Amanda – Merry Christmas!

  22. Donna

    Hey Amanda these look really yummy and I am for sure going to try them.
    Hey how about a peek at your Christmas Decorations. I need some inspiration for mine and I can usually find it here on your Blog. Thanks and Merry Christmas Donna

  23. Kelly

    YUM! A lady I work with makes a similar version of these and they are so delicious. She makes them with a jar of marshmallow cream and 1 cup peanut butter mixed together, then spread between the crackers. Then, she adds some peanut butter chips to her almond bark when melting. They are heavenly!

  24. Jupiter S.

    oh my god those sound delicious! but i think my favorite dessert of all times has got to be peppermint jo-joe’s dipped in peanut butter (if you’re wondering what a jo-joe is, it’s trader joe’s version of an oreo, but with crushed peppermint in the icing)!! must try!

  25. jenny

    CRAZY! my mom always made these too for me during christmas. well, she passed away a year ago with stage 4 cancer and i have been so depressed this christmas season, but just yesterday i decided to break open the ritz, peanut butter and (we use chocolate bark) and we made a huge batch of these to pass around to our family and friends. she would be so happy that i am following in her footsteps. :)

  26. Holly

    YAY! My Gran used to make these every Christmas and randomly throughout the year! I loooove these!

    Good to know I can use the microwave to make them, as I always put off making them because she slow melted the chocolate on the stove.

    You’ve seriously just made my day!

  27. Meredith

    I don’t have the exact measurements in front of me, but I think you could google search… anyway, the BEST cookie I’ve ever tasted involves melting Mackintosh’s toffee with some evaporated milk, and a hint of butter (I think – if I recall correctly!), then stirring in cornflakes. Scoop out onto wax paper and let cool… if you can wait that long! DEEEEEVINE! :)

  28. Kristen

    OH MY! I’ve never heard of these treats before! I’m totally making them tomorrow… they are too simple to not try :) Thanks for sharing!

  29. Becca

    I made these last year for my son’s teachers and they all asked me, what on earth were those cookies?! They were delicious!

    p.s. your photos are gorgeous!

  30. BrooklynBeka

    These look sooo yummy! AND of course, your pics are always envy worthy! You make me want to run out and buy new lenses so bad!

    btw I think your Jif jar was just a little bulbous on the bottom hence the angle…it’s minor. I just notice a tiny gap on one side of jar, who knows maybe the jar was dropped in the store or dare I say imperfect???

  31. Lisa

    Love, love, love these. My stepmom has made these for as long as I can remember and I’ve been making them for the past 10 years or so. Last year I bought 20 or so tins at the dollar store and gave them out as Christmas gifts to teachers, neighbors and friends. Huge hit!!!

    By the way, your pictures are great. The bokeh in the one of the chocolate dripping off the fork is awesome!

  32. Kimberly

    I make these every year also! So easy & always a hit! =) They are great for giving in tins too. I usually sprinkle them with sprinkles or drizzle the opposite type of chocolate across the top (i.e., if making white chocolate ritz, do the milk chocolate drizzle.)

  33. Amanda

    These look great! My favorite Christmas treat is Oreo truffles. They are so yummy and easy…one package of regular Oreos crushed to fine crumbs..and one package cream cheese softened. Mix together well, form into 1 inch balls. Place on wax paper, freeze for a few hours until set. Melt white chocolate, stick a toothpick in the balls and dip. Set on wax paper again until set. You can store them in the fridge for 7 days!

  34. Florence from France

    Hy Amanda,

    I found your blog while I was seeking some scraproom (yours is incredible !) and I discover a charming young american girl … I have to leave a comment one day, and take the opportunity this time for Christmas. first of all, I wanted to thank you for your blog. It’s not easy to share a part of our life with strangers but you always do it with smile ! So thank you very much ! And then, I want to thank you for all your american receips, that have nothing to do with our french cooking, and it is very very interesting (I have never eat some peanut butter, it sounds very tasty). In the end, I wanted to wish you a mery christmas and a happy new year. I wish you a lot of joy, happiness and sweety things in 2011 (I hope my written english is not too bad !)

    For Christmas, I prepare some hot prune with bacon and some alsacian cookies with my mother and my daughter. And I love my hot wine with spicies too ;o)

    Thanks again for all,

  35. Donna Maligno

    I’ve made these using milk chocolate and they ARE TO DIE FOR!! Think I’ll try dark chocolate next. Move over Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Amanda

      I am going to run in the kitchen right now and try the dark chocolate ones. My dad would LOVE those! :) I agree, these are WAY better than Reeses! :D

  36. Heather

    My mother-in-law has made this treat every year, so my husband insisted I make some this year. I was actually going to post about them this week myself. They are so easy and delicious. We have wrapped them in a cute bag and given them as Christmas gifts to our community and friends. I love that you posted about this!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  37. Stacy

    Mmmmm…these are my fave. Instead of the white almond bark though, we used chocolate bark growing up. Now though, I use the Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate mixed with the Baker’s white chocolate. Yum. They’re now my 4-year old’s favorite “cracker-cookie” as she calls them. She also said they’re Santa’s favorite.

  38. Lois Hartwell

    Oh dear! Why did you have to point out the crooked Jiff?? Now my OCD has kicked in and I can’t stop noticing it! There must be a problem with the bottom of the jar. I know – we can stick a little felt bumper on the one side, retake the photo, and re-post! ………….NOT! I think we’ll just have to accept it. :)

    My best Christmas treat is a mini pretzel topped with a Hershey kiss, baked at 250 for a few minutes to soften the kiss, then press a red/green m&m on top when it comes out of the oven. Looks so pretty!

    Celebrating with you the birth of our Savior!

    1. marla

      Lois – I use the little waffle shaped pretzels and use Rolos instead of kisses. When they come out of the oven, take a pecan half and push down into the Rolo. We call them pretzel turtles – they are oh so yummy! Merry Christmas to YOU!

  39. Amy D

    I have been making these for years. Once it gets close to Christmas, family and co-workers start asking if I am making them again. I probably would not be let in the house if I showed up without them. I was actually making them the other night and my kids and neighbor were trying to sneak some!!!! Yummy!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  40. Michelle

    Another tasty one similar to what you posted is using original wheat thins – peanut butter in the middle of 2 of them and then dipped in milk choc bark. They taste like butterfinger bites. Yummy!

  41. Anna

    I’ll have to try these… also, on the back of the Kroger Vanilla Bark there was a recipe for a another treat…. Melt the Vanilla Bark, mix in Peanut Butter, then mix in Rice Krispy Cereal… I added some peanut M&M’s – this was huge hit for the guys in my office.

    Merry Christmas!

  42. Southern Gal

    All the guys in our family LOVE these. I should buy stock in Nabisco. Ritz crackers and peanut butter are the snack of choice around here. When the box and jar are missing from the pantry I know where to look.

    1. Beth Harrington

      Ohhhh yes! soooo good!! I take the Hershey’s mint chocolate truffles, and stick them between ritz crackers (andes mints work too) and then dip in chocolate bark or melted chocolate *drool* also good with the white/vanilla bark! :D

    2. Geneva

      Made them last night with chocalate chips, thought of the girl scouts cookies, need to get the mint chocalate tonight!

  43. Megan

    I’m sure someone might have mentioned this already but I’m guessing your Jif container might be slightly bumpy on the bottom. That would be my reasoning. :)

    I almost made these yesterday. I’m the one that does everything candy related in my family and I saw this recipe on the package of almond bark I had (my first ever – I normally use high quality chocolate but didn’t order in time!) and thought about it. I may just have to try it now. But do you think I’ve made too much if I’ve already done oreo balls, chocolate marshmallow cake, white peppermint crunch fudge, and chocolate covered pretzels? Too much chocolate? Is there such a thing?!

    1. Beth Harrington

      there is NO SUCH THING as too much chocolate!! btw, what’s your address? I’d like to join y’all for Christmas please?! :D

  44. april c.

    the pictures in this recipe are to-die-for….. especially the melted bark dripping off the fork, it’s only 8:15am here and i’m aching for some candy coated ritz crackers!

  45. Melissa

    MMMMMmmmmm…. My Mom used to make these too when I was little. They’re also good coated in chocolate – dark or milk – and sometimes she used to put red and green plain m&m’s on top!

  46. marla

    Hey Amanda – I make these with Wheat Thins and chocolate almond bark. They taste like a mini butterfinger – so yummy! This year I also sprinkled some Heath toffee chips on them – also oh so good. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  47. Janie Hyde

    My favorite Christmas treat is our Christmas wreath. We take the Rice Krispie treats recipe and substitute in cornflakes instead of rice cereal. We dye the marshmallow goo green. Then you form it into a big wreath on a pretty platter and make holly berries out of red m &m’s.

  48. Joyce

    My husband loves chocolate and peanut butter. I’m definitely going to try this recipe I just bought those same dishes at WALMART yesterday. I can’t wait to use them at Christmas. As usual the photos are very good.

  49. Janie Hyde

    I love these too! We always use milk chocolate for dipping because I’m a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate! Merry Christmas

  50. Angela

    These so remind me of my mom too! She always went into candy mode at Christmas! These were always one f the first things she made, I guess because they were so easy. I think I will make some today. Thanks for sparking a lovely memory of my sweet mom! Bless you Amanda! Have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

    1. Amanda

      I usually find it in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips. You can also use white candy coating. I’ve seen that at baking and craft stores that sell cake decorating items, etc. Merry Christmas, hope you can find it! :)

  51. Amy

    It is very ironic that this morning I wake up to read this blog post when I made a whole batch of those last night for my work christmas party. My mom has been making these every year as well for as long as I can remember too.

  52. Sarah Wilkins

    Yummy – but what alternative could I use in the UK to the White Almond Bark?? We don’t have that – would it be white chocolate??

    1. Amanda

      Do you have white candy coating? I usually find this in the baking aisle, with the chocolate chips. Candy coating can be found at baking and craft stores here. You could definitely make it with chocolate, but this to me does not taste like chocolate. We have made it with chocolate before, but I prefer it with almond bark.

      Although I’m totally going to try the mint chocolate and dark chocolate varieties that Ann and Donna mentioned below! :)

      Good luck.. hope you can find it! :)

  53. Anna Faustini

    Hi Amanda,
    This recipe is for sure a keeper! So easy and looks so very delicious. I have a 9yr old who just loves to eat peanut butter and loves Ritz crackers…add the white almond bark and I am sure she won’t be able to resist and will definitely love these for a holiday snack. I think I better get busy! Thank you for sharing your mom’s quick and easy recipe. A special thank you to your mother and wishing you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and New Year.
    BIG HUGS! :)

  54. Pati L

    Oh YUM!! I like them with Chocolate flavored bark!! Thanks for the reminder. I was planning to dip pretzels and nuts in white & chocolate bark tomorrow but now I also need to make some of these!!

    My favorite Christmas snacks also include Peanut Blossoms (hershey kiss on top), Pecan Pie bars, Pumpkin bars, and Pumpkin bread with lots of dates & nuts.

  55. Michelle

    Those look so yummy!! Our favorite treat at christmas time are homemade Almond Roca ,Eggnog Loaf,and Chow Mein clusters..Delicious.

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