Mini Ritz Cracker Moon Pies

Mini Ritz Cracker Moon Pies
Staff Writer

Patricia Stagich

For a sweet treat, try these mini moon pies, which can easily be made with Ritz Crackers.

6
Servings
464
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  Cup  powdered sugar
  • 1  Cup  marshmallow fluff
  • 24  Ritz Crackers
  • 1/2  Cup  unsalted butter, softened

For the chocolate glaze

  • 12  Ounces  chocolate glaze
  • 1/4  Cup  vegetable oil

Directions

For the cookies

In a medium bowl at medium speed, mix filling ingredients until light and fluffy. Transfer to pastry bag.

Line cookie sheet with foil. Arrange twelve Ritz crackers on cookie sheet and pipe about 1-inch of filling on top of each cracker. Top with additional twelve crackers and refrigerate until firm, 1-2 hours.

For the chocolate glaze

Melt the chocolate and shortening in the microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stir. Continue melting at 30 second intervals at 50 percent power until all melted. Dip the top and sides of each moon pie in the melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate and place on a wire rack (with a baking sheet underneath to catch any drips).

Once all the moon pies are dipped, place the rack in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until chocolate is set.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
69µg
10%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Fluoride, F
36µg
1%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
175mg
25%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
389mg
26%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cracker Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Cracker Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.