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Colorful Peanut Butter Crackers

Ghosts have you up at night? If you aren't too afraid to head to the kitchen, you'll want to indulge in this sweet-n-salty midnight snack. —Ruth Cassis, University Place, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 48 butter-flavored crackers
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • Cake decorator holiday shapes


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat cream cheese on high for 15 seconds or until very soft. Add peanut butter and honey; stir until smooth. Spread over half of the crackers; top with remaining crackers.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Heat milk; stir into chocolate mixture.
  • Dip each cracker sandwich in chocolate mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; decorate as desired. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until set.
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  • 1CountryCook
    Nov 13, 2012

    I made these today.....very good and easy too! The little ones as well as the grown-up devoured the plate of these crackers I put out! I did not put the cream cheese in the filling, and these are still great! As I read in another review, I too did not add the milk to the chocolate coating. It came out perfect! I'll be making these alot!

  • zucchinilady
    Nov 8, 2012

    I have made these for years! My son lives on the other side of the USA from me and this is his favorite cookie-I send them to him for Christmas and other special days...he says he does not get homesick as long as I send his "faves"..

  • grammiebof3girls
    Oct 26, 2012

    I made this recipe using the large size of ChezIts making them 3 high You'll be surprise The taste just like a Butterfinger!!!

  • S.Walton
    Oct 26, 2012

    Another winner! Amazingly simple to prepare, yet so professional in appearance... and absolutely scrumptious!

  • adiane56
    Oct 23, 2012

    I am not sure why you say to add the milk. My chocolate and shortening was perfect until I added the milk, then it seized. I fixed that but it wouldn't hold to the cracker. I was really not happy about that because it wasted the chocolate chips. I should have gone with my instinct to just use chocolate and shortening. I am mainly writing this so that others will be forewarned.

  • jekrush
    Oct 23, 2012

    The cream cheese & honey are a added touch but not neccessary. I have made these for a long time with just peanut butter & dipped in almond bark/candy coating(choc or white choc)

  • joellayoung
    Oct 23, 2012

    No comment left

  • administrator
    Oct 29, 2011

    you'll need twice the amount of chocolate if you want a nice smooth look.

  • Gramsangel
    Oct 27, 2009

    works out great for a cookie walk!!