10 savory and sweet snacks with Ritz Crackers

The best way to get rid of your Costco-sized Ritz Crackers stash is to give the crackers away.

Maybe it’s your turn to bring snacks to your child’s preschool.

Maybe it’s your turn to host playgroup.

Maybe it’s your turn to invite the moms and dads over for book club.

Maybe it’s your turn to dazzle at this month’s PTA meeting.

Maybe it’s your turn to serve refreshments at game night.

Ritz to the rescue!

10 Savory and Sweet Snacks with Ritz Crackers

These snacks don’t take long to make and are darn tasty. During one of my late night cracker binges, I visited the Ritz Crackers website and inventoried quick and easy recipes that one or both of my picky eaters would eat.

1. “Patriotic Party”

Makes 8 servings

Takes 5 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries (or blueberries)

Make it!

Tips

Substitute blueberries or sliced strawberries for the raspberries.

For a Patriotic Theme

Spread crackers with whipped topping as directed. Top 8 crackers evenly with 1/4 cup raspberries, then top 8 of the remaining crackers evenly with 1/2 cup blueberries. Leave remaining topped crackers plain for a red, white and blue effect.

2. “Camping”

Makes 6 servings

Takes 10 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 6 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 small apple, each cut into 24 slices
  • 3 Tbsp. grape jelly

Make it!

Tips

Use your favorite variety of nut butter and fruit jelly.

3. “Spring Picnic”

Makes 6 servings

Takes 10 min

You’ll need

  • 12 Ritz Crackers
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 banana, cut into 24 slices
  • 1 1/2 tsp chocolate spread
  • 3 seedless red grapes, quartered

Make it!

Tips

Prepare using your favorite variety of nut butter, such as almond or cashew. Substitute 12 whole blueberries for the quartered grapes. Substitute chocolate fudge topping for the chocolate spread.

4. “Book Club”

Makes 1 serving

Takes 10 min

You’ll need

  • 2 Ritz Crackers
  • 2 tsp. cream cheese spread
  • 1 tsp. strawberry preserves
  • 1 tsp. toasted sliced almonds

Make it!

Tips

Substitute apricot preserves or hot pepper jelly for the strawberry preserves.

5. “Big Game”

Makes 12 servings

Takes 15 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 12 cocktail franks, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard

Make it!

Tips

Substitute warmed sauerkraut for pickle relish and/or ketchup for mustard.

6. “Family Dinner”

Makes 12 servings

Takes 25 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 12 bite-size meatballs
  • 3 mozzarella cheese slices
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Make it!

Tips

Substitute the mozzarella cheese slices for provolone or Parmesan cheese. Replace the spaghetti sauce with Alfredo sauce or basil-pesto.

7. “Family Game Night”

Makes 8 servings

Takes 10 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Make it!

Tips

Add your favorite pizza toppings, chopped cooked broccoli, sliced mushrooms, sautéed chopped peppers and onions, and/or cooked crumbled sausage.

8. “Pool Party”

Makes 8 servings

Takes 20 min

You’ll need

  • 12 Ritz Crackers
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese spread
  • 18 baby carrots, cut into thin slices
  • 24 small pimento pieces

Make it!

9. “Holiday Party”

Makes 12 servings

Takes 15 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 4 deli-style thick-sliced ham (4 oz.), each cut into 6 pieces
  • 3 pepper Jack cheese slices (2-1/4 oz.), each cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. whole berry cranberry sauce
  • ½ tsp. chopped fresh parsley

Make it!

Tips

Use the Ritz Snowflake Crackers to be festive.

10. “Backyard BBQ”

Makes 12 servings

Takes 10 min

You’ll need

  • 24 Ritz Crackers
  • 1/4 cup coleslaw
  • 1/2 cup pulled pork with barbecue sauce, warmed
  • 2 small jalapeño peppers, each cut into 12 slices

Make it!

Tips

Substitute mild banana pepper rings or canned sliced jalapeño peppers for the sliced fresh jalapeño peppers.

All of the recipes and pictures are from the official Ritz website.

Hungry for more recipes? Visit Pinterest or SnackWorks.

A Final Thought – From the Pillow

Ritz to the rescue!

So raid these Ritz recipes and make them your own.

Does your family have favorite Ritz Crackers recipes?

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