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Sunday, December 3, 2023

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

These 3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies are the easiest holiday treats you'll ever make!

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

Growing up, one of my neighbors would bring us a memorable tray of handmade Christmas treats that would be devoured by the end of the night. One of my favorites from that tray were the Ritz cracker cookies. They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet, and are so simple to make! Requiring only 3 ingredients, these no-bake cookies are so easy to make that even the kids can help. Whip some up for yourself as a midnight treat, share at Christmas cookie exchanges and holiday parties, or give to neighbors as a sweet Christmas gift!

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

These Ritz Cracker Cookies only require 3 simple ingredients: Ritz crackers, peanut butter, and almond bark. To make them extra festive, I recommend topping them off with Christmas sprinkles. There's no baking required, so this is a fun and simple recipe to let the kids help with!

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

Top half of the crackers with your favorite smooth peanut butter. Add as much or as little as you want. Personally, I think the more, the better! Don't like peanut butter? Change things up with different fillings, like caramel, cookie butter, Nutella, or marshmallow cream. Anything thick and creamy will work great. Top each covered cracker with another cracker to create a little sandwich.

For best results, I would recommend popping the cookies into the freezer for at least 20 minutes.

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

Melt white and/or milk chocolate almond bark in the microwave or a double boiler until smooth. Place the Ritz sandwiches, one at a time, onto a fork and dip it into the melted chocolate until completely coated. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place the dipped cookie onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

*No matter which method you use for melting, be sure to use low heat. Melting with high heat can cause the melts to seize, which makes the chocolate thick and clumpy. Needless to say, it will make it very difficult to get an even coating on the cookies.

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

Immediately top the cookies with festive Christmas sprinkles, crushed peanuts, sea salt, or drizzle with another color of chocolate. 

Allow the coating to fully set in the freezer or refrigerator before enjoying!

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

Ritz Cracker Cookies

Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes



  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add a layer of peanut butter on the bottom of one Ritz cracker. Top with another cracker, and move the cracker sandwich to the baking tray.
  3. Freeze all of the cookies for 20 minutes.
  4. Melt the almond bark in a double boiler over low heat or microwave on low or defrost in 30-second intervals. Stir often until completely melted and smooth.
  5. Dip one cracker sandwich at a time into the melted almond bark using a fork. Gently tap to remove excess almond bark and place it on the prepared baking tray.
  6. Immediately top the cookies with Christmas sprinkles.
  7. Allow the coating to fully set in the freezer for 10 minutes.


  • Store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for 7-10 days, or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  • Variations: Change up the cookie filling by using cookie butter, caramel, or marshmallow cream.

3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

These 3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies are always a hit at Christmas parties, and kids love making them to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve! If you decide to give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear all about it! Please share your creations on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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3-Ingredient Ritz Cracker Cookies

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