Okay, so I love sweets, absolutely love them. So today’s post I decided to do one of my favorite sweet snacks. About two years ago, my mom made chocolate covered peanut butter sandwiches during Christmas time and I fell in love with them. They are the perfect snack. A little it of salty and sweet and of course you can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.
I know what you are thinking and you probably think these are “unhealthy, full of calories, and a diet no-no”. Well, if you have room for extra calories and you love chocolate and peanut butter, then I would say these are perfect for you.
This recipe is extremely easy and quick! I had the whole grain Ritz crackers on hand and some creamy peanut butter so all I needed was chocolate. (I prefer creamy peanut butter when I make these, but you are welcome to use whatever you want.) I measure out one teaspoon of peanut butter for each sandwich. I also measured how many tablespoons of chocolate I used to dip my sandwiches in. I only dipped half of the sandwich in chocolate because I didn’t want the entire cracker covered in chocolate.
Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Crackers
20 Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers
10 tsp Creamy Peanut Butter for each sandwich
3.75 Tbsp Baking Chocolate (you can use milk, semisweet, dark, or white)
Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter between two crackers. Repeat until you fill 10 sandwiches. Melt chocolate chips and dip sandwiches in the chocolate half way. Place sandwiches on wax paper and set in refrigerator to cool.
I know 3.75 Tbsp sounds unusual; however, I had used the Almond bark which is divided into 12 squares. Each square is 3.75 Tbsp so that is why I used that amount. If you would like to use 4 Tbsp of chocolate that is completely fine. Just make sure you add those calories. I made 10 of these therefore, each sandwich came out to be 84 calories.
There is enough peanut butter in the sandwiches to where it is a perfect balance of crunchiness, saltiness, and sweetness. Make sure when you make these, you measure 1 teaspoon of peanut butter in each sandwich and keep count of the tablespoons of chocolate used for dipping. Also, using dark chocolate is a great idea because it provides fantastic health benefits for you.
So next time when you want a package of Reece’s peanut butter cups, substitute for two of these sandwiches for only 168 calories while the Reece’s will cost you an extra 42 calories.
I hope you enjoy and happy snacking!