RITZ Lunar Eclipse BitesJump To Recipe
- Serves: 12 servings
Celebrate the July 2018 U.S. Lunar Eclipse with these adorable RITZ Lunar Eclipse Bites. They are made with crackers, peanut butter, banana and chocolate.
- Author: Yumna Jawad
RITZ Lunar Eclipse Bites
Where were you during the 2017 solar eclipse? Was that epic or what? We watched it through a huge telescope at a Science Museum in Michigan, and although we weren’t in the path of totality, we were still totally dazed and amazed!
On July 27, 2018 there will be a Lunar Eclipse! So be prepared to be more dazed and amazed. Admittedly, it’s probably not as cool as the solar eclipse because it happens more frequently, but my kids are still excited to see it! If you’re having a get together or want the kids to get extra festive for the Lunar Eclipse, you should totally make these Lunar Eclipse Bites!
I bet you already have all the ingredients for them 😉
- RITZ crackers
- Peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
- Chocolate chips
Here’s a quick guide to putting together these Lunar Eclipse Bites.
STEP 1: Prepare the Crackers
To do this, I used a circular cookie cutter and cut out a crescent shape out of 12 crackers. What to do with the cut-out crumbs? Snack on them while you make these treats 😉
STEP 2: Create the Chocolate Moons
Once you have the moon shaped crackers, you can dip them in melted chocolate.
And then let them set in the fridge for about 10 minutes until they solidify.
STEP 3: Prepare the Sandwich/Bites
The moon crescent will serve as the top of the “sandwich.” So you’ll want to take the remaining uncut crackers, and spread some peanut butter on each. You’ll use about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on each cracker.
Then add a slice of banana. You can also add another layer of peanut butter on top of the banana to help seal the deal, but it’s not necessary.
Finally, you’re ready to top the sandwich with the chocolate covered moon.
And the party is on with the adorable Lunar Eclipse Bites!I love how easy these treats are. I made them a couple times and the kids love helping with each of the steps. Not having a lunar eclipse viewing party? This is still such a fun “cooking” project for the little ones this summer to help them learn more about lunar eclipses with an interactive (chocolate-filled) hands-on project.
Watch How To Make Lunar Eclipse Bites
I hope you try these feelgood Lunar Eclipse Bites. If you make them, please leave me a comment below telling me how you and your kiddos like them, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see (and regram!) your recreations.
Thank you RITZ for sponsoring this post.
- 24 RITZ Crackers
- 6 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 banana sliced
- Cut out a small crescent from a whole RITZ Cracker using a round shaped cookie cutter; repeat so that you have 12 crescent-shaped RITZ Crackers.
- Heat chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute and then stir. Repeat in 30 second intervals until fully melted.
- Dip each crescent-shaped RITZ Cracker into melted chocolate so that it is completely covered, and place on tray lined with parchment paper.
- Chill the chocolate covered RITZ Crackers in the freezer or 10 minutes.
- Spread a dollop of peanut butter on the remaining 12 RITZ Crackers to cover ¾ of the surface, and add a banana slice topped with another small dollop of peanut butter.
- Place chilled chocolate-covered RITZ Crackers on top of the peanut butter and banana, and enjoy!
- Use white chocolate as a substitute for milk chocolate or hazelnut spread as a substitute for peanut butter
- To make it even faster, drizzle chocolate sauce on top of the completed sandwich instead of dipping it into melted chocolate.