RITZ Crackers Appetizers 4 Ways


These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them a great appetizer choice for any party or gathering!

These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering! These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering! If there’s one thing I’m certain of, it’s that appetizers make everything better. Parties, weddings, family gatherings—you name the event, and I guarantee appetizers would make it infinitely more fun.

It’s really just a theory, but I know I’ve never felt unhappy when eating appetizers (especially when said appetizers include RITZ Crackers, because, O-Mmmm-G!). It seems like pretty solid logic, right?

After trying any one of these 4 RITZ Cracker Appetizers I’m sharing with you, I have this sneaking suspicion you’ll feel the exact same way. I mean, RITZ Crackers, cream cheese, and amazing toppings?! Oh yeah.

Plus, we’ve got sweet, we’ve got savory, we’ve got chocolate, we’ve got spicy—we’ve pretty much got whatever your heart desires.

High-fives all around.

These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering! These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering! Okay, so since there are 4 recipes to chat about, let’s just dive on in head first.

First up? The savory recipes:

1. Jalapeño Popper Topper

and

2. Cilantro, Tomato, & Roasted Corn

With the Jalapeño Popper Topper, this recipe only has 4-ingredients: jalapeños, cream cheese, shredded Mexican cheddar cheese, and RITZ Crackers. These are briefly baked in the oven, giving the cream cheese & cheddar mixture a warm, creamy consistency, which pairs perfectly with the jalapeño on top.

For the Cilantro, Tomato, & Roasted Corn recipe, you need 5-ingredients: cilantro, tomatoes, roasted corn, cream cheese, and RITZ Crackers. Similarly, these are also baked in the oven, and then are topped with the tomato and corn relish.

Both of these can be whipped up in under 20 minutes, which means they are such an easy appetizer for a party, or even for a quick afternoon snack.

These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering! Moving onto the sweet recipes:

1. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

and

2. Chocolate Strawberry Hazelnut (with a chocolate covered strawberry half!)

When it comes to the Strawberry Cheesecake Bites recipe, all you need is strawberry pie filling (homemade or store-bought), cream cheese, and RITZ Crackers. The sweetness of the pie filling mixed with the saltiness of the RITZ Cracker is unbeatable.

For the Chocolate Strawberry Hazelnut recipe, you need cream cheese, chocolate hazelnut spread, strawberries, melted chocolate, and RITZ Crackers. The strawberries are dipped in melted chocolate and then are placed on top of the cream cheese and chocolate hazelnut spread mixture. The saltiness of the RITZ Crackers totally enhances the chocolate flavor, making this a super fun sweet appetizer.

These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering! Are you ready to try these amazing sweet & savory recipes using RITZ Crackers and cream cheese??

Yields 24-36 Appetizers

RITZ Crackers Appetizers 4 Ways

These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering!

15 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Jalapeño Popper Topper
  • 36 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, each cut into 12 thin slices
  • Cilantro, Tomato, & Roasted Corn Bites
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for decorating
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/3 cup roasted corn, cooked and cooled
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup strawberry pie filling
  • Chocolate Strawberry Hazelnut Bites
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 12 strawberries, sliced in half (24 total)
  • 8 oz chopped chocolate (or almond bark), melted

Instructions

    Jalapeño Popper Topper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix cream cheese and shredded Mexican cheese blend until combined.
  3. Dollop cream cheese on each cracker.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Top each cracker with a jalapeño slice.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Cilantro, Tomato, & Roasted Corn Bites
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Mix cream cheese and cilantro together until well combined.
  9. Top each cracker with cream cheese mixture, and bake for 5 minutes.
  10. Mix corn and tomatoes together, and top each cracker with a little bit of the mixture. Add a piece of cilantro to each, if desired.
  11. Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
  12. Spread cream cheese onto each cracker.
  13. Top with strawberry pie filling.
  14. Enjoy!
  15. Chocolate Strawberry Hazelnut Bites
  16. With a paper towel, carefully dab each strawberry half to remove any excess moisture.
  17. Dip each strawberry half into the melted chocolate (melt either over a double broiler or in 30-second increments in the microwave).
  18. Place on wax paper to allow chocolate to harden. Repeat with all strawberries. If desired, use any leftover chocolate to drizzle over the chocolate covered strawberries.
  19. Mix cream cheese and chocolate hazelnut spread together.
  20. Spread cream cheese mixture onto each cracker.
  21. Top with a chocolate covered strawberry half.
  22. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Appetizer
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These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering!

You can find RITZ Crackers, cream cheese, and all of these other ingredients at your local Albertsons. Plus, when you buy two boxes of RITZ Crackers (10.3 oz or larger; selected varieties), you can save $1 on cream cheese (8 oz or larger; selected varieties). For more recipes and info about RITZ Crackers, be sure to head over to their website!

These easy RITZ Crackers appetizers are made 4 different ways, with both sweet and savory ingredients, making them the perfect appetizers for any party or gathering!

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