Flakey and buttery Ritz crackers with a chewy chocolate caramel Rolo inside and dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. Fast, easy, and cute, these sandwich cookies are the perfect last second treat for anyone who doesn’t want to spend all their time baking.
We’ve all had it happen.
It’s the holiday season. You’re minding your own business, probably deep into the 5th season of some show on Netflix (it should be Dr. Who), when suddenly the doorbell rings.
It’s your neighbor, (someone you were definitely not expecting since you’ve only exchanged a few words in your entire lives, live two blocks away from each other, and what was her last name again?) and look at that, she’s got a plate of Christmas goodies just for you.
As you greedily, yet graciously, accept the treats, you desperately try to think of something you can give her to show you are also a good neighbor and were totally going to bring her some delicious goodies too.
But you don’t actually have anything, because baking is difficult and time consuming, and it takes away from the 5th season of Dr. Who. So, you stick a ribbon on an old bag of Hershey’s kisses, after panicking in the kitchen for a few moments, go back to the front door, and hand it to her sheepishly.
Well here is a recipe that is anything but difficult or time consuming. You can whip up a large batch of these and set them aside for those random and pesky surprise gift-givers.
All you have to do is plonk some Rolos on some Ritz crackers, stick them in a hot oven for a few minutes, pull them out and sandwich them with another Ritz cracker.
Honestly, the longest part of making these sandwich cookies is unwrapping all the Rolos. But you can do that while watching Netflix.
I’ve done it, so I know these things.
Now go make some!
Here’s What You Need:
- 48 Ritz Crackers
- 24 Rolos
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
Here’s What You Do:
- Heat oven to 400 F degrees. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Lay out half of the Ritz crackers on the baking sheet. It doesn’t matter if they touch. Crowd them on there.
- Place a Rolo on top of each cracker. Put the baking sheet into the oven.
- Bake for 4 minutes, then remove the crackers from the oven. Immediately top with the other half of the crackers by placing a cracker on top of each Rolo and pushing down gently. I found that twisting slightly as I pushed down allowed the Rolo to stay in the center better rather than squishing out on one side.
- Let crackers cool for 20 minutes.
- In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in between each burst until chocolate is smooth.
- Using a small rubber spatula or butter knife, spread the chocolate onto half of each cracker sandwich and dust with sprinkles.
- Put crackers in fridge to set using the same baking sheet they were baked on.
Note: The Ritz crackers pictured are the limited edition snowflake kind. They are very brittle and not many survived being unpackaged. I suggest using their regular crackers for this application.