Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

BY : PUBLISHED : November 30th, 2021 UPDATED: December 22nd, 2021

This no-bake Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches recipe will allow you to make an awesome snack or dessert using 3 to 4 simple ingredients without doing much! You will have chocolate-covered peanut butter cracker sandwiches ready to be chilled in just 10 minutes. It is a no-fuss, quick and easy, and budget-friendly treat that everyone will love.

completed Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwich with a bite taken out of one with several Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches in the background

You can always go for the usual crackers on a plate or a good old peanut butter sandwich when in need of a quick snack. But why settle for something ordinary when you can use those same snack items into something better, right? A layer of your favorite rich and creamy peanut butter in between crisp crackers fully coated with chocolate – who can say no to all this deliciousness? Your kids will love them! These sweet and nutty goodies are a great way to boost their energy and keep them active on a school day.  They also make awesome on-the-go snacks, late-night nibbles, or as a last-minute party dessert.

Ingredients Used

  • Vegan chocolate chips – I used semi-sweet chocolate for this recipe, but feel free to use any dairy-free chocolate you prefer. Dark chocolate is best if you do not want it too sweet. If you do not have vegan chocolate chips, you can use regular vegan chocolate blocks and just crush them into small chunks.
  • Peanut butter – You can use the brand that you love! However, make sure that you are using the smooth type and not the chunky one. Using chunky peanut butter might work, but it can result in uneven and messy sandwiches.
  • Snack crackers – we like to use Ritz or Late July for this recipe but use what you prefer. There are even some that already have peanut butter filling when you buy them. Using these can reduce your prep time further.

Optional

  • Crushed nuts – Though this is an add-on, we love how they add a crunchy element to these mini cracker sandwiches. Use any type of nuts that you like, like peanuts, almonds, walnut, or cashew. You can sprinkle them on after the melted chocolate is added. Or, you can mix them with the melted chocolate too.
  • Sprinkles – This is the fun step where your kids can help you decorate the P&B crackers sandwich. They will have so much fun making it and have a blast devouring them for sure!

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How to make these Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

  • Make the Mini Sandwiches. Spread the peanut butter thinly in between two crackers and set it aside. You should be able to come up with 12 sandwiches.

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  • Melt the Vegan Chocolate Chips. If you’re new to melting chocolates, here are some simple instructions to follow. Melt the chocolate.  Prepare and line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Assemble. Dip each peanut butter sandwich into the chocolate and line them up on the baking sheet.

nine completed Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches on parchment paper

  • Let them Chill. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.

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Amp your Sandwiches!

Here are some great ideas to take these simple sandwiches up a notch! They will come in handy especially when you are planning to make these easy treats for your next party.

  • Vegan White Chocolate – instead of using regular vegan chocolate, you can replace it with this or use both of them! You can also use it to decorate your Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches by drizzling it on top of the chocolate coating too.
  • Top it with Sea Salt Flakes. That extra saltiness will go really well with the sweetness of the vegan chocolate and the richness of the peanut butter.
  • Jelly.  For those who can’t enjoy peanut butter without jelly, it is easy enough to add a sweet jelly surprise in the middle of the sandwich.
  • Bananas.  Add some sliced bananas together with the peanut butter filling to make them substantial and healthy.
  • Squares. You can substitute round crackers with graham crackers. They are slightly sweet but would still turn out amazing!
  • Sandwich Pops. Stick a bamboo skewer in once the sandwiches have hardened to make pops. This will make them easier and a lot less messy to enjoy!

Tips when Making Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

  • We used some peanut butter that already has some sugar in it, but if you use natural peanut butter, you can opt to add in a small teaspoon of powdered sugar.
  • Stir the peanut butter into the jar to distribute the oil evenly before spreading them into the crackers. Scooping the top most part without stirring it first will cause the sandwiches to be oily and the cracker soggy.
  • If you do not have a microwave or broiler to melt the dairy free chocolate, you can improvise by placing the chocolates in a small bowl and placing in on top of a bigger bowl filled with hot water. Stir until the vegan chocolate chips melt nicely and smoothly.

completed Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwich with a bite taken out of one with several Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches in the background

Storing Notes

Place them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes after adding the melted vegan chocolate to allow it to set. Once they harden, the Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches can be eaten right away or stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 months.  If you plan to freeze them, wrap them in foil or plastic and put them in a freezer-friendly container. Cut little squares of parchment or wax paper and place them in between the sandwiches.  This will eliminate sandwiches from sticking together.

Can’t get enough of Peanut Butter and Chocolate together? Here are some more recipes for you!

  • Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls – These are perfect when you are looking for delicious and nutritious homemade snack options. Something you can prepare in advance to keep everyone full and energized throughout the day.
  • Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars – These date bars combine the irresistible flavors of salty and sweet and provide a beautiful balance of chewy and crunchy texture!
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Cups – They are the perfect grab n’ go breakfast, snack, or dessert. They combine creamy peanut butter with old-fashioned oats, dried fruit, and your favorite dairy-free chocolate.

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

close up completed Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwich with several Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches in the background

Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches

Jake
This no-bake Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches recipe will allow you to make an awesome snack/dessert using 3 to 4 simple ingredients without doing much at all!
5 from 39 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Refridgerate 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 patties
Calories 127 kcal
METHOD Double Boiler
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cups of vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ to ½ cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 sleeve of snack crackers like Ritz or Late July
  • Crushed nuts or sprinkles for decoration (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Create peanut butter sandwiches using peanut butter and crackers. Keep the peanut butter on the thinner side.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Dip each peanut butter sandwich into the chocolate and line them up on the baking sheet.
  • After coating all the cookies, put the tray into the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Keep chilled until you serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword awesome, chocolate, cookies, delicious, dessert, dipped, girl scout cookies, patties, peanut, peanut butter, snacks, treats, vegan, vegetarian
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