Ritz crackers (I used the whole box, all 4 sleeves)
creamy peanut butter (about half a small jar was plenty)
milk chocolate chips (I used 2 bags)
shortening (I used 3 Tbs.)
white chocolate chips (optional)
Make the Ritz crackers into sandwiches with the peanut butter. Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler with about 1-2 Tbs. of shortening added for every bag of chocolate chips (this will help keep the chocolate creamy).
(This is my makeshift double boiler. It worked great!)
Ready to go!
Here goes nothing!
Hide and Seek!
Dip the sandwiches into the chocolate, tap the edge of the pan to get off any excess chocolate, and place on waxed paper to cool. (This is easier with a set of metal tongs.)
Once all the sandwiches are dipped, melt the white chocolate in the double boiler (no shortening this time) and drizzle over the cooled cookies to add a nice decorative touch. (I found the cooler the melted white chocolate was the drizzlier it was, not really sure why.)You can also sprinkle the cookies with festive sprinkles while the milk chocolate is still warm if you'd prefer.
The first cookies I drizzled.
The more drizzlier ones later.