These no-bake peanut butter cookies are made with Ritz crackers

If you’re looking for the perfect easy-to-make dessert for summer get-togethers, look no further. This delicious recipe for no-bake peanut butter cookies is not only simple to put together, but it’s made with items you likely already have in your pantry.

This recipe comes from Passion For Savings and will truly be a lifesaver when you’re searching for something to bring to your neighbor’s summer barbecue. All you’ll need are Ritz crackers, peanut butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk and chocolate for melting down. This version uses white chocolate, but you can use whatever kind you’re craving.

You’ll start by mixing the peanut butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk. Once combined, spread the mixture on top of a Ritz cracker and top with another Ritz cracker, forming a sandwich. Then, melt chocolate and dunk the cracker sandwiches until completely covered. Let dry on wax paper.

If you’re feeling extra creative, you can also melt down colorful candy melts and add designs on top of the white chocolate canvas. Go crazy with sprinkles, nuts or whatever you like!

As you can see, Passion For Savings turned these into a festive Fourth of July treat with red and blue candy melts:

Passion For Savings

But, you definitely don’t have to wait for a special occasion to serve these crackers-turned-cookies. Any ol’ time is as good as any to enjoy a sweet and simple treat like this.

This isn’t the only dessert you can make if you’ve got a jar of peanut butter and a sleeve of Ritz crackers on hand, either.

In fact, you can recreate a classic Girl Scouts cookie, the Tagalong, using Ritz crackers, peanut butter, milk chocolate and shortening. So, when you empty the box of Tagalongs in your freezer, don’t fret. Because you can try this homemade version from Crafty Morning:

Crafty Morning

You can also make your very own version of a classic summertime treat with no campfire involved thanks to this recipe for Ritz peanut butter s’mores from I Heart Naptime. All you have to do to make this tasty treat is line a baking pan with Ritz crackers, topping each one with a layer of peanut butter, a few chocolate chips and half of a thick marshmallow. Place in the oven to broil for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallow reaches golden brown:

I Heart Naptime

These easy dessert recipes will come in handy anytime you need a last minute treat or whenever you’re craving something peanut buttery and sweet.