Desserts with Ritz crackers feature classic buttery Ritz to create the ultimate sweet and salty treats.
Ritz crackers create an ideal crust or base for numerous dessert recipes. They can also be used to add texture and a hint of salt to dessert fillings and toppings.
I’ve rounded up timeless no-bake Ritz chocolate peanut butter treats as well as cheesecakes, pies, cookies, bars, cakes, and ice cream sandwiches.
Ritz cracker peanut butter cups
How Sweet Eats’ Ritz cracker peanut butter cups are embarrassingly easy and so ridiculously good. They taste amazing at room temperature or cold out of the fridge or freezer.
Ritz cracker oatmeal cookies
Cookies and Cups’ salty Ritz cracker oatmeal cookies are a fun twist on classic oatmeal cookies. They’re the perfect mix of sweet and salty, thanks to the pairing of white chocolate chips and Ritz crackers.
Faux apple pie
I know that faux apple pie sounds weird. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. The original recipe is from the Ritz cracker brand and dates back to the 1930s. Plain Chicken’s faux apple pie will quickly become a family favorite.
Ritz crackers toffee
Build Your Bite’s Ritz crackers toffee is one of the all-time most addictive dessert recipes. Many people make it during the Christmas season, but you shouldn’t feel limited to this option. Cracker toffee is also fabulous with saltine crackers.
Ritz crackers toffee with pecans
Take the cracker toffee concept up a notch with Spend with Pennies’ Ritz crackers toffee with pecans. The nuts add such great flavor and texture.
Salted caramel Ritz bars
Buns in My Oven’s salted caramel Ritz bars are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. They have just six ingredients and are so quick to prepare. Salted caramel Ritz bars will become a favorite at social gatherings in no time.
Ritz cracker salted caramel icebox cake
It’s hard to beat a good icebox cake. Lauren’s Latest’s Ritz cracker salted caramel icebox cake is so creamy with just the right hint of salty to balance out the sweetness. It’s an ideal no-bake dessert for summer.
Little Sweet Baker’s Ritz Skor bars bring crunchy, chewy, and creamy together in one dessert. I love that she finishes her bars with white chocolate instead of buttercream or cream cheese frosting. The result is lighter and a better balance with the Ritz and toffee.
Pistachio pudding bars
GB’s Kitchen’s pistachio pudding bars are a great update to the classic 1970s pistachio dessert concept. The bars feature a Ritz cracker crust, ice cream and pudding layer, and Cool Whip topping, finished with Butterfinger bits or crushed Butterfinger bars.
Ritz cracker candy bars
Buns in My Oven’s Ritz cracker candy bars are homemade candy bars unlike anything you can buy at the grocery store. The layers of Ritz crackers and graham crackers with a caramel filling and chocolate peanut butter topping create a truly irresistible dessert.
Ritz cracker ice cream sandwiches
Using Ritz crackers to make ice cream sandwiches is such an inspired concept. I love that the sandwiches are so little and that the combination possibilities for ice cream flavors and add-ins are limitless. Two Peas and Their Pod’s Ritz cracker ice cream sandwiches feature crackers spread with chocolate and peanut butter and then filled with vanilla ice cream.
Ritz cracker Rolo cookies
Using Rolos to make Ritz cracker dessert sandwiches is one of the easiest ways to make a fun sweet treat for parties. Maria’s Kitchen’s Ritz cracker Rolo cookies couldn’t be more simple or more delicious.
Ritz fluffernutter cookies
Marshmallow cream is another inspired ingredient for sweet Ritz cracker sandwiches. Neighbor Food Blog’s Ritz fluffernutter cookies are just four ingredients and require zero baking time. They taste great cold or at room temperature.
Ritz Reese’s s’mores bars
Making s’mores with Ritz crackers instead of graham crackers is yet another great sweet cracker dessert idea. Oh Sweet Basil ran with this concept and created Ritz Reese’s s’mores bars with cinnamon sugar, mini marshmallows, and chopped Reese’s cups.
Homemade thin mints
When you’re craving thin mints, and it’s not cookie season, make a batch of Candy Jar Chronicle’s homemade thin mints. They’re just two ingredients and require no baking.
Peppermint patty-stuffed Ritz crackers
The Gunny Sack’s peppermint patty-stuffed Ritz crackers are another fun variation on peanut butter chocolate Ritz crackers, this time using peppermint patties and crushed candy canes. They’re an ideal party treat and gift during the holiday season.
Peanut butter French silk pie with Ritz cracker crust
Adding peanut butter to French silk pie is a great idea. Making a Ritz cracker crust takes this recipe over the top. Cooking for Keep’s peanut butter French silk pie with Ritz cracker crust is one of the more involved recipes in this round-up, but it’s well worth the effort.
Ritz cracker moon pies
Moon pies are yet another variation of the classic chocolate peanut butter Ritz crackers. Sheri Silver’s Ritz cracker moon pies feature white chocolate, but any type of chocolate works well here. You can also simply spread the marshmallow filling on the crackers instead of piping it.
The Gunny Sack’s Ritz turtle cookies feature a creamy caramel filling, chocolate coating, and chopped pecan topping. Of course, pecans are the classic choice for turtle cookies. But you can tweak this concept with other nuts. Peanuts and cashews would both work well.
Maple bacon chocolate-dipped Ritz crackers
In case you don’t have enough ways to trash up your dipped Ritz crackers yet, My Suburban Kitchen’s maple bacon chocolate-dipped Ritz crackers take the concept to a whole new level. If you love maple bacon crack, this recipe is right up your alley.
New York-style mini crumb cheesecakes
Honey B’s Kitchen’s New York-style mini crumb cheesecakes have a Ritz cracker crust and creamy cheesecake filling and then a caramel topping as well as a crumb topping. They’re a little involved with two different toppings but well worth the effort for the flavor and texture.
No-bake peanut butter bars
This is Not Diet Food’s no-bake peanut butter bars have a peanut butter and Ritz cracker crumb base and are topped with chocolate. They taste just like peanut butter cups but even better with just the right amount of texture and hint of saltiness.
Mystery or soda cracker pie
Mystery or soda cracker pie is a great vintage recipe. Simple and Seasonal hasn’t changed anything about this Ritz cracker pie, which has a crispy shell and rich, nutty filling. You have to trust that this unique recipe will come together just perfectly, creating an irresistible, satisfying treat.
Mandarin orange dessert
Bunny’s Warm Oven’s mandarin orange dessert is so easy with just the right hint of saltiness to balance out the sweetness. The recipe is light, fluffy, and cool with a nice orange flavor and a slightly sweet and salty buttery cracker crunch. It’s an ideal treat to make for a holiday gathering.
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