Happy Monday! This easy recipe should help you get rid of any lingering Monday blues. They are a great combo of sweet and salty, and are ready in a flash. The peanut butter gives a nice kick of protein to keep you going, and jam counts as fruit, right? Plus, cover anything with chocolate and you have an immediate mood boost regardless of what day of the week it is!
Chocolaty PB&J Ritz Cracker Treats
20 Ritz Crackers
2-3 tablespoons your favorite jam (I chose apricot and raspberry)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 12oz package milk or dark chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange the crackers on the baking sheet.
Spread about 1/4 teaspoon of jam on top of each cracker.
Spread about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on top of the jam (I had to use my fingers so get ready to get a bit sticky).
Place the chocolate chips in a shallow microwave-safe dish. Microwave, stirring every thirty seconds, until completely smooth (about one and a half minutes for my microwave).
Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the hot melted chocolate over each cracker. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the chocolate over the entire cracker. Put the baking sheet in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
These are amazing, by the way, definitely satisfied my after work candy bar craving! Enjoy!