Chocolate Crunch Cookies with Peanut Butter

Kim Biegacki

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@pistachyoo

Alright, if there is a cookie that I have made thousands and thousands of it is this cookie. I was first introduced to them when I hosted my first cookie exchange about 15 years ago. My friend Terri from work told me she was bringing these cookies and I thought they sounded weird. Well, not only were they fantastic she ended up winning the contest for best tasting cookie. From then on I've been making them ever since.
They actually help pay the way for three mission trips to Moscow, Russia. Hope you enjoy this fun & easy cookie at your home too.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
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Serves:
5 to 6 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 box
snack crackers, generic brand or ritz brand
1 medium
jar of creamy peanut butter or crunchy
2 lb
candy chocolate
sprinkles for top or another color of chocolate for drizzling
wax paper
plastic bags

FLAVORS I'VE TRIED

dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white, lemon, peanut butter, pumpkin spice, dark mint chocolate, cherry, orange

Step-By-Step

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1Get out a big bowl and place your crackers in one bowl and have another big bowl to place your finished crackers. You will spread the peanut butter on the top of the cracker and place them together with the bottom (flat side of cracker) facing out.

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2Be generous with the peanut butter but do not have peanut butter globing out on the outside of crackers. I also tend to use generic brands of snack crackers because they do not break as easy as the Ritz. Although the Ritz taste delish!

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3Melt down your candy chocolate in a double boiler pan or in microwave. Get out a small pair of tongs the kind you would use to flip hot dogs or burgers on the grill. Now dip your crackers into the chocolate and then tap the side of the bowl with your tongs to get off the excess chocolate and place cookie on wax paper. Sprinkle or drizzle chocolate on top for whatever festive occasion you are making them for.

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4Now, at Christmas time I will make these dipped in mint chocolate and they taste very close to Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies. I always bag up the mint cookies so that the mint flavor doesn't get on any other cookies.

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5Oct. 27th, 2012 ---Melanie B's made a version for Halloween and here is a pic of them. She placed candy corns on top and they are adorable.

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6I love the orange flavored chocolate with drizzled dark chocolate on top or any kind of sprinkles or candies.

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7For Easter I love to make lemon dipped cookies. This picture I attached is so festive with the green sugar sprinkles. ---My previous place of employment the men would request the lemon flavored cookies most often.

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8I also have several friends that dipped white chocolate is their favorite.

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94-13-13 --- These are a great cookie/candy to make for bake sales or any fundraising event that includes baked goods. I just recently made 10 1/2 dozen of these and broke them up into little bags with 4 cookies each. I made tags for them and wrapped a pretty purple ribbon around them and sold them for $1.00 each. I had 32 bags to sell for my Aunt Linda's benefit and they all went.

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104-13-13 ---I also dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and then topped with mini M & M's and green sugar sprinkles.

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114-13-13 --- Here is a basketful of 32 bags of cookies ready to go to the bake sale.

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125-10-13---Made some more cookies for "Relay For Life" weekend 24 hr walk. My friend's family have a tent every year and request donations of food and such for those who participate in the walk.

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1312-21-13 I made some Peppermint Beauties for my friends who love the minty cookies. I dipped in dark mint chocolate or this way with white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy....so, so pretty.

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1412-21-13 Here they are boxed and ready to gift.

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1512-21-13 Often times when I have some leftover chocolate in the pan I enjoy making up some bark. This time it is one of my favorites cause I adore peppermint park....it is delicious and pretty too.

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161-25-15 Made a batch of these for a church event this weekend.

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