It’s been an interesting week in my house. We’ve been hyped up on holiday sweets and homemade cookies. There is nothing quite as amusing, or draining, as kids on a sugar rush, ha. Also, our weekly highlight has been the fact that my toddler has learned to draw stick people. She does a great job drawing the circle with the dotted eyes and nose. The only downfall of this milestone is she wants to share her new talent all over the house. I mean literally ALL over the house! On the walls, on the floors, homework papers and household bills. I hope the electric company enjoys their one of a kind art display on their payment stub. I know what you may be thinking , and yes I do hide all the pencils and pens from her. She finds them anyway!
I guess now would be a good time to take a moment to say thank you to the wonderful people over at Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser Company. Without your useful invention I would be repainting my dining room and living room over the holiday break. I’m playing, of course. It’s not that bad.
While I was at the store this week I found some really cool Ritz crackers in the shape of snowflakes. Normally when I make this recipe I use the standard Ritz, but thought these would be way better. I was right! What could be better than peanut butter snowflakes? umm nothing.
First, I took the crackers and spread each one with a good layer of creamy peanut butter. Then I added another Ritz for a lid.
Once they were all finished I heated my bag of Greek yogurt chips and my cube of paraffin wax in a double boiler, over low heat.
Then I dipped them in the melted mix, and laid them on wax paper. I took a toothpick and went over the grooves of the cracker to make the snowflake design more visible. You need to do this while the coating is still wet, otherwise it won’t work very well.
Once they were setup I placed them in the fridge until serving. This is just a preference, not a requirement. I like them better cold for some reason.
I know there are similar recipes out there already, but once I saw how cool these snowflake design turned out, I felt I need to share them. Plus, the use of Greek yogurt chips instead of white chocolate adds a delicious new twist on this holiday classic. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some walls to clean….
- 2 sleeves snowflake Ritz crackers
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (10 ounce) bag of Greek Style Yogurt Flavored Baking Chips (can use white chocolate chips)
- 1 cube of paraffin wax
- Spread peanut butter between two Ritz crackers
- In a double boiler, melt paraffin wax and yogurt chips over low heat
- Using a spoon or fork, dip each peanut butter cracker into melted mix and place on wax paper
- Using a toothpick, trace each snowflake top following the cracker pattern
- Allow to setup before eating, approx. 30 minutes