Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered RITZ Cracker Peanut Butter Sandwich Pops
A combination of a few of my favorite things, I can't think of a better way to celebrate the winter games than with these Red, White, and Blue Swirled Chocolate RITZ Cracker and Peanut Butter Sandwich Pops. They're sweet, salty, and a perfectly easy snack.
Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper. Use a small butter knife to spread approximately 2 teaspoons of peanut butter onto the top of 24 RITZ Crackers. Carefully place a RITZ cracker on top of each peanut butter cracker and gently press down to secure.
Optional- to create peanut butter cracker pops, stick a popsicle stick directly in the center of each cracker.
Transfer baking sheet to the freezer and allow peanut butter to set for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate. Add 1″ of water to one medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a very gentle simmer- do not boil! Place a heat-safe bowl on top of the pot (I use a glass bowl) so that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. The idea is that the steam generated from the water will slowly warm the bowl. That said do NOT allow steam to escape from the pot, if possible, as this is not good for the chocolate (tip- place a small towel between the pot and the bowl but be very careful as you don’t want the towel to catch on fire). Add the chocolate to the bowl and gently stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until chocolate is fully melted. Remove from heat.
You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave (however, I’ve had very bad experience with this), by placing the chocolate in microwave-safe bowls at 50% power for 30-second intervals, stirring after each.
Once the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and add 3-4 drops of red and blue food coloring. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together.
One at a time, dip each peanut butter RITZ Cracker sandwich into the melted chocolate, adding more food coloring as needed. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Allow chocolate to cool and set completely before serving.