If we are asked to name 5 of our favorite childhood snacks, we will name Ritz crackers as one of them. Not just kids; even adults love to have these fun snacks. The best part about this snack is that it can be paired with other ingredients to create more creative and unique dishes.
Below is a list of 5 easy Ritz Crackers recipes that will surely win over anyone’s heart while also being incredibly easy to make.
5 Recipes That Start With Ritz Crackers
1. Ritz Cracker Samosa Bites
If you like a bit of Indian masala in your snacks, you will love the Ritz samosa bites. It is a straightforward recipe that takes just half an hour to make. All you need for this recipe are:
- 3 Boiled Peeled Potatoes
- 2 inches of Gingers
- 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Cumin Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon of Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon of Garam Masala
- ½ Cup Frozen Green Peas
- 1 Tablespoon of Olive or Canola Oil
- ½ Teaspoon of Chilli Powder
- A Pack of Ritz Crackers
After your ingredients are ready, all you have to do is cook ginger, cumin seeds, green chili in oil for about 30 seconds before adding all the other spices, sugar, canned potatoes, peas, and ½ teaspoon of salt. After turning off the heat, you can cook this mixture for about 2 minutes on medium heat and add chopped cilantro and lemon juice.
Wait for this mixture to cool down and then begin assembling. Take your Ritz crackers and top them with just a teaspoon of your samosa filling. You can add some tamarind or cranberry, or pudina chutney for some extra flavors.
You can easily make 35-40 Ritz cracker samosa bites with this easy recipe.
2. Ritz Cracker Loaded Nacho Bites
Loaded nachos are one of the most popular party snacks and are also very incredibly easy to make. You can also make them with your favorite Ritz crackers! All you need for this recipe are:
- 1 cup of refried beans
- ½ cup of nacho cheese
- 16 Ritz crackers
- ½ cup of shredded lettuce
- 2 fresh diced tomatoes
- 3 fresh thinly sliced jalapenos
Just take a single Ritz cracker and load them up individually with a bit of refined bean, lettuce, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and jalapenos, and your Ritz cracker-loaded nachos are ready to be served!
3. Ritz Cracker Mini Cheesecake Bites
We use Ritz Cracker while making the crust of these mini cheesecake bites. All you need for this is:
- 1 cup of crushed Ritz crackers
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
Take a cup of your crushed ritz crackers and dark brown sugar and mix thoroughly. Gently add your melted butter and combine it to make a soft yet firm base for your cheesecake bite. You can also cool it for ½ hour before assembling it.
This recipe is best suited for no-bake cheesecake recipes. Use your cupcake tray to assemble your mini cheesecake bites. Take a little from your crust mixture and firmly press it down on each cupcake mold of your tray. Let them cool for another ½ hour, and then top them with your cheesecake batter. We suggest cooling it for an hour or so before serving your delicious Ritz Cracker Mini Cheesecake Bites.
4. Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Bars
This is another fun recipe with Ritz crackers, especially for those who love something sweet. All you need for this recipe are:
- 3 ¼ cups of crushed Ritz Crackers
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 40 melted caramel
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
Take your condensed milk and mix it thoroughly with your caramel. Take your crushed ritz crackers and pour them in a parchment-lined cooling tray. Press them down uniformly and then top it off with your condensed milk and caramel mixture and sprinkle a little sea salt on top. Freeze the dish for an hour, cut it into bite-size pieces and serve!
5. Ritz Peanut Butter Banana Crackers
The last recipe on our list is also the easiest one. These Ritz Peanut Butter Banana Crackers will be a favorite for your kids. All you need for this recipe are:
- 24 Ritz Crackers
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup melted chocolate
All you have to do is crush your ritz crackers with a little butter for a smooth paste, and spread it out on a parchment-lined cooling tray. Add your melted chocolate on top, cool it for ½ hour, add peanut butter, and cool it for another ½ hour. Now cut it out into small bite-size pieces and serve!
Ritz crackers are a delicious snack that can be easily paired with other flavors and ingredients to make a more filling snack. With the recipes mentioned above, you can easily create something fun and tasty for your kids or guests and have them go crazy over some simple Ritz cracker snacks!