Favorite Holiday Treat Just Got a Little Healthier
A "Healthier" Alternative
I was first introduced to the chocolate-covered peanut butter cracker by a coworker at a Christmas potluck about 10 years ago. Because I associate them with Christmas, that's just when I always make them. But my daughter, a 9-year-old who loves all things peanut butter, asked if we could have them more often.
Hm. I'm prone to indulge so I knew I had to find an alternative. I thought back to my days as a deli owner and recall when a food salesmen, trying to pimp round bacon for biscuit sandwiches, said, "What the customer really wants is to taste bacon in every bite." I knew I wanted to taste all the savory flavors of these cracker treats in each bite as well. My solution: to control the serving size and cut back on the chocolate. Here's how to to make your own Easy Chocolate "Covered" Peanut Butter Crackers.
- 1 package 1 pkg Ritz peanut butter cracker sandwiches, (six count)
- 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips
Easy to Make!
- Open the package of peanut butter cracker sandwiches and place them on a plate.
- Place 2 Tbsp chocolate chips on a microwave safe plate and melt. This should take no longer than 3 minutes.
- Use a knife or spoon to spread or drizzle chocolate over the tops only of the cracker sandwiches. Give the chocolate a minute to cool, and they are ready to eat!
|Serving size: 6 cracker sandwiches|
|Calories from Fat||108|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 12 g||18%|
|Carbohydrates 33 g||11%|
|Sugar 13 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 370 mg||15%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Use boxed crackers and your own peanut butter to make sandwiches to coat. We opt for the pre-packaged cracker sandwiches only for easy in limiting serving size.
To better control your serving size, drizzle chocolate on three sandwiches and spread it on the other three. Share with someone who can afford to eat a little more chocolate and split the calories in half.
Give them party flair by sprinkling on colored sugar or crushed nuts while the chocolate is still warm.