This is a variation of a treat that my friend Michell brought into the office as part of her holiday baking share-with-the-office treats extravaganza. They are a salty sweet addictive treat. Just ask my pants that don't fit any more.
I say variation because while she and her mom take the time to carefully double-dip them in a concoction made from hand-shaved chocolate. I am too lazy to do that, so here is K2's CCPBRs, the knock-off version.
Apologies for the lack of photos for this post. Between being sick the better part of the month and trying to get ready for a holiday break, I didn't have the time. But because this is apparently a very popular treat, I am providing a link to images of the same (and multiple varieties) for your viewing pleasure.
CHOCOLATE-COVERED P'NUT BUTTER RITZES
Ritz crackers (full-sized or snowflake-shaped or mini)
creamy peanut butter
white chocolate candy bark, melted
Spread your peanut butter on a cracker and cover with a second cracker. Do not squoosh them together because you don't want your peanut butter oozing out the sides.
Melt your chocolate and then carefully dip the cracker sandwiches into it, coating it on all sides.
Set them on a sheet of parchment paper so the chocolate can harden. If the coating is too thin, dip the cracker a second time.
Stuff into face. Repeat. Enjoy.
Trying to spread peanut butter with a knife can get a bit messy, so my recommendation is to put your peanut butter in a pastry bag (or a zip lock with a corner tip nipped off to be used as a pastry bag) and squish the PB on the crackers. Less muss, less fuss.
Looking through the photos on the link, I saw there were actually a number of things you can do with this treat. F'rinstance:
-- use Nutella instead of peanut butter
-- use dark or milk chocolate instead of white chocolate and then drizzle with white chocolate
-- decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar or candies
-- use white chocolate, but tint it a color to match your party/gifting décor
So use your imagination and have a little fun with them.
Happy Happy Holidays to you all. Safe travels, full bellies, good times! Looking forward to a happy new fun-eating year! Hasta 2014!