Thursday, January 07, 2010

what's cooking wednesday - chocolate ritz

So I had fully intended on posting this last night and then fell asleep reading a book about three hours earlier than I usually do. I made a bunch of these over Christmas and regret I didn't get a single picture because they didn't last long at all. And the best part they are super easy to make.

Chocolate Ritz Crackers

Ritz crackers
Milk Chocolate (or dark if you prefer... I do not)
Sprinkles (optional)

So go ahead and melt yourself some chocolate. You can do this in any number of ways - double boiler, microwave... I personally prefer melting it in a 200 degree F oven, in an oven proof bowl of course. Toss the crackers in the melted chocolate and gently stir until coated. I usually toss two or three into the bowl at the same time. Then I flip them to coat and scoop them out on a fork. Tap the fork against the edge of the bowl a few times to get rid of the excess and place them on a piece of waxed paper to dry. While they are still wet decorate with sprinkles if you are so inclined and you're done. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

So chocolate covered ritz crackers may sound a bit weird, but trust me they are so delicious. I mean a nice buttery and salty cracekr is just crying out for a chocolate coating. If you are going to make these I do recommend you get yourself some melting chocolate rather than using chocolate chips. You can pick up melting chocolate or candy melts at the Bulk Barn or Michaels.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. *All front page links will be deleted!* Don't make me be a jerk. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this:

I'll let you in on a little secret, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday


Karen said...

Oooh, someone recently told me about this recipe. Now I can try it myself. Sounds great!

Were you reading A Charming Man? I can't put it down!

Merry said...

I totally thought you were skipping this week so I didn't post a recipe. Doh! If you want to kick this recipe up a notch, make a peanut butter sandwich and then dip it in chocolate. We used to do hundreds of these when I was younger. It's got great peanut butter/chocolate flavor with the saltiness of the crackers. Yum!