It doesn’t happen often, but when it does happen I just about pass out! Here’s how the conversation played out:
“That was a good dinner.”
“Where’s the dessert?”
“I didn’t make dessert?
“I need something sweet.”
“Well . . . that’s a switch!”
“How long does it take to make those cracker marshmallow things?”
“About 10 seconds.”
“We should make those.”
You’ve probably heard the saying . . . Puttin’ on the Ritz. That’s just what I did.
In no time at all, I had a spectacular dessert sitting in front of us. This time, instead of using a small cookie sheet, I used mini small square cast iron pans. Magic. Cast iron holds the heat brilliantly! The Marshmallows, peanut butter and the hot fudge stayed warm and gooey for much longer. The strawberry on the top isn’t really a must, but it sure was delicious dipped in that warm hot fudge.
I’m telling you, if you haven’t yet tried this easy but can’t resist it dessert/treat/snack or whatever you want to label it . . . Get off your butt and make it, then broil it!
I simply placed 3 Ritz crackers in each small cast iron pan. You can also just use a cookie sheet and do the same thing.
Spread a generous amount of peanut butter over each cracker, then join them together overlapping a bit at the edges. The peanut butter will make them stick nicely to each other. You can also just do individual little treats. Warning: One just won’t be enough though.
Turn your oven onto broil, and place your rack one down from the top.
Top each cracker with a nice soft Marshmallow, and place your pans or cookie sheet in the oven. Watch them very closely! The Marshmallows will brown quickly. Once they are as golden brown as you desire, drizzle warm hot fudge over the top. You could sprinkle chopped nuts, toffee pieces, toasted coconut or other toppings over the top. If you don’t necessarily love Peanut Butter, you could use hazelnut spread such as Nutella, and drizzle melted White Chocolate over the top.
Sometimes when I’m home alone . . . I will make just one! Ahhhhh.
This is the perfect crowd pleaser at the end of a meal, when you need “a little something sweet!”
I just have to show you what I made for dinner. This dinner received a sweet complement. I swear . . . Sometimes he just cracks me up. We had my homemade version of Egg McMuffin’s. Often times when I spend hours on a meal, I don’t hear anything. I think he was hungry!
Here is another look, and a couple a versions of this delectable treat. – an older but beloved post.
- Ritz Crackers
- Peanut Butter or Nutella Hazelnut Spread
- Optional Toppings:
- Hot Fudge
- White Chocolate
- Chopped Nuts
- Toasted Coconut
- Toffee pieces
- (use your imagination)
- Place Ritz Crackers in single file or grouped together on a cookie sheet or on small cast iron type pans.
- Spread a generous amount of Peanut Butter or Nutella spread over each cracker.
- Place one large Marshmallow or group several small size Marshmallows over the top of the Peanut butter
- Place Cookie sheet or pans under the broiler in the oven.
- Brown the Marshmallows until golden brown. Watch closely!
- Remove from the oven, and while still warm - drizzle warm Hot fudge or other over the top of the Marshmallows.
- Sprinkle with desired toppings.
- Eat while warm or Cold. Either way they are yummy!