Creamy Butterflies

Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min Makes 12 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

What You Need

  • 1 baby English cucumber
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 6 small campari tomatoes
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 1/4 cup garlic and herb cheese spread
  • 72 thawed frozen peas (1/3 cup)

Make It

  • Cut cucumber lengthwise in half, then cut each half crosswise into 24 slices. Repeat with celery. Cut each tomato into 4 slices, then cut each slice in half.
  • Spread crackers with cheese spread.
  • Top each cracker with 2 EACH cucumber slices and tomato pieces to resemble butterfly wings as shown in photo.
  • Add 2 celery pieces to each for the antennae and 3 peas to each for the body.

Tips

  • Substitute Substitute thawed frozen edamame for the peas.
  • Substitute Substitute 48 toasted slivered almonds for the celery pieces.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 50 calories, 3g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 1g sugars, 1g protein

PB & Berry Flowers

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 10 min Makes 6 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

What You Need

  • 2 Tbsp. Peter Pan Peanut Butter
  • 12 RITZ Crackers
  • 12 small strawberries, each cut into 4 slices
  • 1-1/2 tsp. raspberry jam
  • 12 blueberries

Make It

  • Spread Peter Pan Peanut Butter onto crackers; top with strawberry slices to resemble flowers as shown in photo.
  • Spoon jam onto center of each strawberry flower.
  • Top with blueberries.

Tips

  • Substitute Prepare using your favorite variety of nut butter, such as almond butter.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 80 calories, 4.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 3g sugars, 2g protein

Mini Hoagie Bites

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 10 min Makes 12 servings, 1 topped crackers each.

What You Need

  • 3 Tbsp. creamy Italian dressing, divided
  • 24 RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 3 slices Genoa salami (3/4 oz.), each cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 slices deli ham (3 oz.), each cut into 4 pieces
  • 4 slices provolone cheese (2 oz.), each cut into 3 pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 6 stuffed green olives, cut in half

Make It

  • Spread 1/4 tsp. dressing onto each of 12 crackers.
  • Top with salami, ham, cheese and lettuce; drizzle with remaining dressing.
  • Cover with remaining crackers to make 12 sandwiches. Top with olives; secure to sandwiches with toothpicks.

Tips

  • Variation Omit salami. Prepare using ranch dressing, deli turkey, deli ham and American cheese.
  • Substitute Substitute jalapeño pepper slices for the olives.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 90 calories, 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein

RITZ Chicken “Nachos”

Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min Makes 16 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

What You Need

  • 1 avocado
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup salsa con queso
  • 32 RITZ Crackers
  • 32 fresh cilantro sprigs

Make It

  • Cut avocado into 16 slices, then cut each slice crosswise in half. Add lime juice to small shallow dish. Dip avocado slices, 1 at a time, into lime juice, turning to evenly coat both sides of each avocado slice.
  • Combine chicken and salsa con queso in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 to 45 sec. or until heated through, stirring after 20 sec.
  • Spoon chicken mixture onto crackers; top with avocados, cilantro and lime zest.

Tips

  • Substitute Prepare using shredded cooked pork tenderloin.
  • Special Extra Serve topped with sour cream and/or salsa.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 90 calories, 6g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 1g sugars, 4g protein

Kielbasa Slaw "Baseballs"

Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 15 min Makes 12 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

What You Need

  • 1/4 lb. kielbasa
  • 1/4 cup coleslaw
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard

Make It

  • Cook kielbasa in nonstick skillet on medium heat 5 min. or until heated through and evenly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer to cutting board; cut into 24 slices.
  • Spoon coleslaw onto crackers; top with kielbasa.
  • Spoon mustard into resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe mustard into lines on kielbasa slices to resemble baseballs as shown in photo.

Tips

  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 50 calories, 3.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 1g sugars, 1g protein

PB & Banana Bumble Bees

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 10 min Makes 6 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

What You Need

  • 2 Tbsp. Peter Pan Peanut Butter
  • 12 RITZ Crackers
  • 1 banana, cut into 24 slices
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chocolate spread (at room temperature)
  • 3 seedless red grapes, quartered

Make It

  • Spread Peter Pan Peanut Butter onto crackers; top each with 1 banana slice.
  • Spoon chocolate spread into resealable plastic bag; cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag. Use to pipe horizontal lines onto banana slices to resemble bumble bee bodies.
  • Cut remaining banana slices in half; place next to banana slices on crackers for the bees' wings. Add grapes for the bees' heads.

Tips

  • Substitute Prepare using your favorite variety of nut butter, such as almond or cashew.
  • Substitute Substitute 12 whole blueberries for the quartered grapes.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 90 calories, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 5g sugars, 2g protein

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