Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

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Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

I had no idea what to call these. But they’re awesome.

Let me backtrack. After a week of the flu and another week recovering from the flu, I’m still waiting for my appetite and taste buds to return to normal. The flu is evil in so many ways, but I never expected it to alter my eating this dramatically.

Pretty much, I’ve wanted two things since the fever broke: sushi and truffles. When the fever was raging, all I wanted was Coke Slurpees. So basically, any healthy eating habits have gone right out the window.

Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

As I try to build back my love of veggies and anything that’s not sushi, I’m tapping into my biggest love, peanut butter with chocolate, to see what happens.

Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

These babies are inspired by one of my childhood food loves. Every morning for breakfast, I used to eat Ritz crackers with peanut butter along with a cup of Ovaltine. It was a breakfast of champions, and I still love that particular meal. It’s perfect for anyone young, or young at heart.

Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

Now, to these: they’re made up of egg-free peanut butter cookie dough, which is generously sandwiched between two Ritz crackers and then dipped in chocolate. So basically, it’s the candy version of my favorite cracker sandwich. If you want to up the peanut butter ante, you’ve gotta go with cookie dough. And egg-free dough means you can eat as you build these happy bites of joy!

Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

When you dip, you’ve got to use melting chocolate. I used the Ghirardelli brand, but any brand will do. If you use regular chocolate, it could seize up. Plus, it’s very hard to dip delicate Ritz crackers into thicker chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies

The outcome here is a snack that any kid or adult will love. As for me, all this is in the pursuit of getting back my pre-flu taste buds. I can’t think of a better way to go!


Chocolate-Dipped PB Cookie Dough Ritzies


1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
2 cups flour
Additional Needs
Ritz crackers (I used 2 sleeves)
1 package chocolate candy melts (I used Ghirardelli)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat again. Finally, add the flour and the condensed milk, stirring until just combined.
  3. Using about a tablespoon of dough, lightly spread the cookie dough on a Ritz cracker and sandwich it with another. Take a knife and run it along the outside of the cracker sandwich, evening up the edges. Repeat the process until you are out of crackers.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes until the cookie dough is chilled and firm.
  5. Melt the chocolate according to package directions. Using a spoon and a fork, dip each cracker sandwich into the chocolate, letting the excess drip from the tines of the fork as you swipe the bottom of the fork with your spoon. Place carefully on the cookie sheet.
  6. When you're done, allow each Ritz sandwich to harden. Store in an airtight container when not serving.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I think I need these for breakfast, Mir! I’ve made Rtiz crackers with a caramel filling before, but never ones that were dipped and filled with cookie dough. Amazing! Such a fun treat to munch on!
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    1. Mir

      Definitely fun to munch on, Gayle! These just scream after school snack!

  2. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    After school snack…after dinner snack…before bed snack…these would be dangerous in my house! Love!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Annie! I’m watching them disappear at work right now. They had to leave the house!

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I always say the one caveat of being sick is only wanting soup. So much healthier, lol, so you deserve these! Stuffing cookie dough in Ritz crackers is the BEST!
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    1. Mir

      Yep, soup and Slurpees! That’s my problem, Dorothy. I can’t resist those Slurpees when I’m sick. But this is great recovery food!

  4. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Ooo this is such a fun way to eat crackers! Bet these are super addictive! Love it!
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    1. Mir

      A little too addictive, Manali! Oh, well!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Ok so basically I’m going to be eating these for every meal… resolutions are broken. These bites look AMAZING and have all my favorite flavors! YUM 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Resolutions were meant to be broken, Medha. I’m glad I’m helping you out with that!

  6. Danielle

    These would not last an hour in my house! And yes to crackers with peanut butter for breakfast. I can’t lie, I still eat them sometimes for breakfast. These look delicious, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      You too, Danielle? Isn’t it the best breakfast?

  7. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Can’t ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! Hope you start feeling better soon!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Stacey! It’s the best combo in the universe, of course!

  8. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, these are awesome!!! they’re just like my fave girl scout cookies- Tagalongs!!! LOVE!!! Hope you’re feeling 100% now!! I hate the flu!!
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    1. Mir

      OMG, Alice, I love Tagalongs! They’re seriously the best. I’m so glad we both love the PB and chocolate!

  9. Mira

    I’m glad you are feeling better Mir! These cookies look fantastic as always! Your recipes are so easy and creative! Will make them for sure!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! This one was definitely fun to make. If it’s not fun, why do it? 🙂

  10. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    These would disappear in under an hour at my house. I think I need to add these to our Superbowl menu – they look amazing Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Trish! These would go great with football!

  11. Mary Frances

    Holy cow … I cannot even right now. Cookie dough, Ritz, and chocolate in one dessert is my kind of dessert! I guess we all had the have the flu at some point (that’s me right now) and you are making me hungry (which is a first considering nothing is staying down) and I seriously want to lick my computer screen.
    It’s the flu. I blame it for everything.
    Pinning these! I’m so ready to rock everyone’s socks off!
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    1. Mir

      I’m so sorry you’re sick, Mary Frances! Feel better. And thanks for the pin!

  12. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    oh my gosh YUM!!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Caralyn! I agree. 🙂

  13. Gingi

    Holy moly, this looks yummy! And dangerously addicting, lol!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same… or better yet, keep in touch!! <3 –

    1. Mir

      I will definitely stop by!

  14. Lori Hart

    These look HEAVENLY!! I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it!
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    1. Mir

      I will come check it out, Lori. Thanks for the invite!

  15. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    oh my gosh! PB, Chocolate AND cookie dough!!!! I don’t think it could get much better than this!!!

    1. Mir

      It pretty much doesn’t, Michelle!

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