This is a super easy, very pleasing, no-bake recipe that kids will love! Chocolate dipped, salty Ritz crackers sandwiched with peanut butter and your choice of creamy ice cream. A summer dream!
That above is rocky road ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate. It works. You get the almonds in the ice cream, the salty cracker, creamy peanut butter and chocolate which is never wrong.
This idea came from Two Peas and their Pod. I used 3 sleeves of Ritz and a box of ice cream.
1 bag of chocolate melts (could use dark, milk or semi-sweet or about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips)
3 sleeves of Ritz crackers
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (Nutella would be lovely here)
1.75 quart box of ice cream, your favorite flavor
1. Place the chocolate chips/melting disks in a medium microwave safe bowl and melt until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
2. Cover a baking sheet or platter with wax paper. Dip the bottom side of the crackers in the melted chocolate. Place the crackers on the wax paper. Transfer the crackers to the freezer and let the chocolate dry completely. This will take about 5 minutes.
3. Remove the crackers from the freezer and spread peanut butter over 12 of the chocolate crackers. Place the crackers back in the freezer so the peanut butter can set up, about 5 minutes.
4. Remove the crackers from the freezer and place a small scoop of ice cream on the center of the chocolate peanut butter crackers. Gently press the remaining crackers, chocolate side down, onto the ice cream scoop. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Notes: Make sure your ice cream is frozen solid and work quickly. The sandwiches will store in the freezer for up to a week, just wrap them individually with plastic wrap.
This recipe is easy, but you should plan ahead and have all your ingredients ready. I loved using wax paper for easy clean up.
I simply smeared some of the melted chocolate onto the Ritz using a spoon. However, there are “cleaner” options to use if you wish. Here is a great tutorial on how to have a smooth chocolate bottom Ritz Cracker at Something Swanky.
As you can see, the ice cream does melt quickly, especially if you are working under lights. Just be sure the ice cream is super frozen and pop these back in the freezer when you are done.
I had some leftover chocolate so just drizzled it over the top of the crackers. It didn’t stay on too well, but looked so artsy fartsy!
My favorite combo is sweet and salty, so I was a big fan. Also one of these tiny little ice cream sandwiches is better than a big one. That is, if you can stop at just one!
Enjoy this sweet treat!