Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

IMG_4223You probably had these when you were little.  Ritz crackers with peanut butter smeared in between two, dipped in chocolate.  The sweet/salty combination is delicious!  Tip:  Do not substitute butter for the shortening.  The shortening makes it easier to dip the crackers.


2 sleeves Ritz Crackers
Creamy peanut butter
10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter between two Ritz Crackers.  Repeat until all the crackers are made into sandwiches.  In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate chips and shortening.  Remove from heat.  Using a rubber spatula, coat the cracker sandwich completely with chocolate.  Remove with a fork and place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.  Place in the refrigerator until chocolate is set.