Easiest Holiday Cookies EVER

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WHAAAAAT? a great holiday cookie recipe that makes a TON and involves NO BAKING?!!!  Well yuh huh… here it is.  Truly so easy even CYNTHIA can make them and she did!  In two versions.  Don’t waste time reading… get going and make some!

Cynthia Says:  Yes indeedy.  I saw Ruthie demo these and I just knew I could do it and I DID and I even vamped on the theme and made regular chocolate filled with peanut butter and white chocolate with JELLY and THEN… oh dear Lord… THEN Baby Jesus spoke to me and said “theres chocolate leftover… get out the pretzels girl!  So I coated buttery pretzel rods and good grief… RAY RAY! Auntie needs a calmative!


  • 1 pound milk or dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 48 butter-flavored crackers
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Garnishes: Colored sugar, sugar garnishes, melted white candy coating, optional

We found this Chocolate already cut!


Just dropped it in the NESCO (Grammas version of slo cooker) on lowest setting. Melty melty GOODNESS







  • Spritz a 1-1/2 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add chocolate, cover, and set to low for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Cynthia here: It only took about 10 minutes in the NESCO. 
  • Meanwhile, use crackers and peanut butter to assemble 24 peanut butter “sandwiches.”
  • Set in freezer until chocolate is melted. Cynthia again: I didnt have to do this because the chocolate melted faster.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  • Once chocolate is completely melted and smooth, turn off slow cooker.
  • Set one peanut butter sandwich in chocolate.
  • Using two forks, carefully turn to coat. Cynthia Says: I used Gramma’s weiner-grabber tongs… worked well
  • Remove sandwich from chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off
  • Set on lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  • Sprinkle, top or drizzle with garnishes if you’d like.
  • Set the sandwiches in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets.  Cynthia’s experience… it set just fine on the countertop – then I packed in plasticware in layers with a sheet of wax paper between.  And I’m off to the Rusty Nail cookie exchange! (Only Cooter-Don Bezus’ Bourbon balls will beat this.)

Milk Chocolate / Peanut Butter – Pretzels on left


White Chocolate and Jelly








Ruthie’s Culinary Clues

A pound of chocolate candy coating makes at least 2 dozen sandwich cookies. You might get slightly more or less depending on how much chocolate you use. Look for bricks of the chocolate candy coating in the baking aisle. Some stores create special holiday displays using the chocolate, so if you can’t fine it simply ask for it. If you don’t have time to freeze the sandwiches before dipping, no problem! Simply proceed with the recipe. If you don’t have tiny slow cooker, melt the chocolate in the microwave at 15-30 second intervals stirring well between each or use a double broiler on the stovetop.

Printable recipe:  Easiest Cookies EVER