Mini Ritz Cracker Moon Pies

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Mini Ritz Cracker Moon Pies
Patricia Stagich

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

6
Servings
688
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
45g
69%
Sugar
52g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Protein
3g
7%
Carbs
78g
26%
Vitamin A
129µg
14%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
43mg
4%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Folic acid
7µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
68mg
17%
Monounsaturated
17g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.5%
Phosphorus
115mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
229mg
7%
Sodium
132mg
5%
Sugars, added
50g
N/A
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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