Andy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Recipe

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Honey Crackers

Every time I make a recipe with peanut butter and chocolate I think of the commercials from the 80’s {ahem – no comment} where one person is walking down the sidewalk eating out of a jar of peanut butter and another is walking from the opposite direction chomping on a chocolate bar.

They bump into each at the corner with the chocolate bar going “ker-plunk” right on into that jar of peanut butter. Then they say, “You got chocolate on my peanut butter!” and the other says, “You got peanut butter on my chocolate!” and then they sit and happily munch away on their new found snack.

I wonder why I never found it odd as a child that someone was walking down the sidewalk eating out of a jar of peanut butter. Did I think this was normal behavior at the time? Now, I’m starting to worry about my younger self for not picking up on that oddity until now.

But you know, the commercials were memorable. Especially if I remember them all these years since. And they were right, too! There really is no two ways about it – it is definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations. It’s a classic, sort of like sweet and salty and creamy and crunchy.

The other day my husband came home and told me that I just had to try a cookie recipe that his nephew had made.

I knew I just had to give it a try the way he was carrying on over it.

 

He handed me a small plate filled with treats that had all of the great combinations going in it’s favor – chocolate and peanut butter, sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy – in every little bite.

I got tickled thinking that this would definitely have instigated a commercial – I knew it would instigate a recipe post!

They are so simple to make and are a great snack to make with children. Ready in minutes, but so much better after they have sat for a little while.

Here’s how you make them.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter snack is simple and amazing! Made with butter crackers, peanut butter and dipped into chocolate, these chocolate peanut butter snacks are a favorite!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Snack Recipe

Start with creamy peanut butter.

 

 

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Add in a little honey.

This is one of the secret little additions that makes these snacks so amazingly irresistible. Don’t skip this part.

 

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Stir your peanut butter and honey together until it is well-combined.

Honestly, I could eat this stuff just like this!

Peanut butter and honey makes a great combination on sandwiches and – err- spoons.

 

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Spread on buttery Ritz crackers and top with another cracker.

 

 

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Now take your chocolate chips and pour them into a bowl for melting in the microwave with a little bit of shortening.

 

 

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Once your chocolate has melted, place each cracker on the end of a fork and dip into the warm chocolate.

Carefully tap off any extra chocolate and transfer to a wax paper lined tray to dry.

 

 

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Now comes my little twist on Andy’s snack.

Sprinkle them with sea salt.

And resist the urge to eat the entire tray of them.

It’s a hard thing to resist, I tell ya.

 

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Snack Recipe

 

Because they are out of this world!

Thanks so much, Andy for sharing!!!

 

 

Andy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Recipe
 
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This Chocolate Peanut Butter snack is simple and amazing! Made with butter crackers, peanut butter and dipped into chocolate, these chocolate peanut butter snacks are a favorite!
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 48 butter crackers
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine peanut butter and honey until well-combined. Spread on 24 butter crackers and top with the remaining crackers.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in microwave for 1½ - 2 minutes at 70 % power.
  3. Dip each peanut butter cracker into the melted chocolate using a fork and then place onto a wax paper lined tray to dry.

 

 

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35 comments on “Andy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Recipe”

  1. I LOVE these!! They were a favorite cookie we made for Christmas as kids, and always the first to disappear. I just made these last week. And photographed them. And you’ll probably be seeing them in a week or so from me, too! 🙂

    • Aren’t they incredible? I am so happy they’ve found their way into my life! Oh wait, am I? I have to walk another eleven-billionty miles to work these babies off.

  2. wow that looks so easy & very yummy! 🙂

  3. Crazy good! I could totally eat a whole tray of them.

    • You will just have to come on over the next time I make them. That way, I won’t be tempted to eat the entire tray by myself! I’ll have someone to share them with!

  4. Yum, I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate!

  5. I love these! For kids though, sometimes I think white chocolate is better as far as messy fingers and faces (and shirts) goes. But for taste, nothing beats milk or semi-sweet chocolate. Yum!!!

    • They are great with white chocolate too, but I’m with you – I much prefer the taste of milk or semi-sweet. Little Buddy prefers dark. 🙂

  6. I remember that commercial! I had a church granny growing up that made these for us during the holdiay season. She dipped them in white chocolate and put a few holiday sprinkles on top. I haven’t had them in years, but I’m sure my daughters would like to make and eat them…and I think I have all the ingriedients in the pantry!

  7. These are beautiful!! Love how easy they are to put together. These would be great packaged up in a tin to give at Christmas. (I TOTALLY forgot about that commercial!! Omg wasn’t it cheesy)

  8. My kind of snack! Mmmm!

  9. What an amazingly easy snack! With ingredients I already have. YUM!

  10. Wow love chocolate and peanut butter together, reminds me of Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Best part they look easy to make!

  11. My favorite combo *ever*! I never thought about how strange that commercial was either until now! I was too absorbed in drooling over my fav combo I guess! LOL!

  12. My Mom makes something similar to this but mixes butterscotch chips with the PB… we love them. http://knit1kids4.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/chocolate-friday-sweet-mouthfuls/

  13. those look awesome and how easy can you get? Thanks

  14. Made these tonight. They’re drying right now and it’s killing me not to eat a “wet” one! I sprinkled mine with jimmies (rainbow sprinkles) to pretty ’em up. Thanks for posting!

  15. These are adorable! I’m going to make these tomorrow.

  16. WOW! YUM! I think my girls would love trying these!

  17. “It’s a hard thing to resist, I tell ya.” – I can’t resist after I saw the photos ! MUST COOK THEM ASAP haha ! Thanks for posting the recipe as well Robyn, yours look amazing !

  18. You’re killing me! I make a version of this every year without the honey OR the salt. I can’t wait to try the Andy version. Seriously.

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  20. My kind of snack! I remember that commercial!

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