If there’s one thing I love, it’s dessert. Cake, cookie, pie, cobbler – you can count me in. And if it’s easy to make? Yes, please. Add in a surprising secret ingredient, and I’m sold. These desserts all use a crispy, crunchy, buttery cracker – Ritz! I bet you’ll be surprised at how many different ways you can incorporate Ritz crackers into your dessert menu. Pie? Check. Copycat Girl Scout cookies? Double check. Go ahead and see what gems we have on this list, and don’t forget to grab a box of Ritz the next time you’re at the store!
It’s true – this pie is largely made up of crackers, which (combined with a few other key ingredients) magically bake into a crustless pie that’s all at once gooey and crispy and so very delicious. It’s nutty, it’s incredibly easy to make and while it might be a mystery how some cracker crumbs, eggs, and sugar can come together to form a complete pie, there’s no mystery at all that it’s seriously good eating. Get the recipe here!
Girl Scout cookie season is far too short. Once you’ve run out of your stockpile of boxes, it just feels like there are too many cookieless months to get through. Luckily, you can easily make your own stand-ins to get you through those lonely months, and this particular recipe is not only an excellent Thin Mint replica, but it’s also quick, no-bake, and only uses five ingredients. Good news all around. Get the recipe here!
While you don’t usually hear the words “cheddar cheese” and “pineapple” in the same sentence – and no, we’re not talking about pizza – this is a sweet and savory side dish that totally takes your dish to the next level. The ingredient list might seem a little confusing at first, but bear with us: the end result is a crunchy, cheesy, fruity combo that, once you put everything together, really works! Get the recipe here!
Here, we wanted a fix for our sweet and salty craving, so we decided to use salted caramel as the flavor base for the dish. Whip up a quick, sweetened cream cheese filling mixture, then start layering your ritz crackers in your baking dish. Top each layer of crackers with your creamy filling, then drizzle on a layer of salted caramel sauce. Repeat the process a couple times and you’re good to go! We’re telling you, the final result is absolutely incredible. The salty crackers and salted caramel sauce go together perfectly, and the sweetened cream cheese filling is the best compliment to all that salty goodness. Get the recipe here!
The buttery cracker is topped with a layer of chewy caramel and toasted coconut and the final flourish is a zig-zag drizzle of melted chocolate, just like the cookie you know and love. They say if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, but these DIY Samoas are as real as it gets. They’re so quick, so easy, and just so good. They’re just the thing to satisfy that all too common Girl Scout cookie craving, whenever it may hit. Get the recipe here!