Tobins' Tastes: Peppermint Bark Ritz Bites

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Peppermint Bark Ritz Bites

Remember these Rolo Ritz Cracker Sandwiches? Well I made their minty Christmas cousins last weekend. I should have been cleaning my house for my upcoming party, or grading my one million research papers, or finishing my Christmas shopping but that just didn't sound too fun.

So instead I busted out my bin (yes I said bin) of red and green sprinkles, unwrapped a huge bag of Hershey's Peppermint Bark Bells and melted them between Ritz crackers and then dipped them in chocolate. Sound productive? It was.

The name of the second week of December game in this house is deny, deny, deny. Unless it is covered in sprinkles, I don't want to think about it. Which I will inevitably regret in a day or two when no amount of red and green candy will be able to distract me from the amount of things on my to do list.

But tonight, I will sit here and eat the last of these Peppermint Bark Ritz Bites and binge watch a Showtime series on demand because the thought of folding laundry or lesson planning is overwhelming.

And please forgive me for length of this post but I need to get back to not checking things off my list of things to accomplish before December 24th.

These Peppermint Bark Ritz Bites are the perfect thing to add to your procrastination holiday baking list. They would be adorable packaged up as a gift for coworkers or added to a cookie exchange plate.

 And they are easy to make. 5 minutes in the oven, a few minutes in the fridge, a dip in a tray of CandiQuik, cover in sprinkles and done!

Peppermint Bark Ritz Bites
  • 24 Hershey's Peppermint Bark Bells 
  • 48 Ritz Crackers (I used the holiday snowflake ones)
  • Chocolate CandiQuik
  • Sprinkles
1.) Place 24 Ritz crackers salted side down on a lined baking sheet.

2.) Place an unwrapped Peppermint Bark Bell on each cracker.

3.) Bake for 5 minutes at 300 degrees.

4.) Right out of the oven press a second Ritz cracker on top of each melty bell to create a sandwich.

5.) Refrigerate until hardened and then dip in melted CandiQuik, cover in sprinkles and let them cool/harden back up.

6.) Store in an airtight container.

Need more peppermint in your life? Check out my Peppermint Desserts Pinterest Board! 
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