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Favorite Holiday Treat Just Got a Little Healthier

Updated on December 20, 2018
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Ronna Pennington is a newspaper editor, journalist and freelance ghostwriter and adjunct instructor.

5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate "Covered" PB Crackers
Cutting back on chocolate does not cut back on taste.
Cutting back on chocolate does not cut back on taste. | Source

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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 6 cracker sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 package 1 pkg Ritz peanut butter cracker sandwiches, (six count)
  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips

Easy to Make!

  1. Open the package of peanut butter cracker sandwiches and place them on a plate.
  2. Place 2 Tbsp chocolate chips on a microwave safe plate and melt. This should take no longer than 3 minutes.
  3. 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!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6 cracker sandwiches
Calories 330
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Sugar 13 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 370 mg15%
* 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.

Tips

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.

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      Better Living 

      7 years ago

      Those look good!

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      Ruth R. Martin 

      7 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      Great idea - I also love the chocolate covered peanut butter crackers and also only make them around Christmas. But yes, they make a great snack anytime. I like the thought of not dipping them completely into chocolate, lees work and less choc doing it your way :) I use this same idea with graham crackers sometimes for a quick dessert.

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      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      Reasonably healthy nutritious treats are always handy, especially with young ones around lol. Will share this for my followers with families ... or for those who just like treats ;-).

      Up, interesting, pinned and tweeted.

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      Agaltom 

      7 years ago

      Easy - breezy! That's something for me :-). Thank you, Ronna! Voted awesome!

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      Joy Campbell 

      7 years ago from South Florida

      Yummy. Reminds me of smores.

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