RITZ Lunar Eclipse Bites

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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.

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This post is sponsored by RITZ.  As always, all opinions are my own 😊

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!

Daughter looking through large telescope during 2017 Solar Eclipse

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!

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.

I bet you already have all the ingredients for them 😉

  • RITZ crackers
  • Peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
  • Bananas
  • 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 😉

Box of RITZ crackers with some crackers on a cutting board - cutting the crackers in moon shapes

STEP 2: Create the Chocolate Moons

Once you have the moon shaped crackers, you can dip them in melted chocolate.

Large bowl of melted chocolate with a fork holding up a moon-shaped cracker dipped in melted chocolate

And then let them set in the fridge for about 10 minutes until they solidify.

RITZ crackers shaped like a moon crescent, dipped in melted chocolate shown set on parchment paper

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.

Cutting board with 12 crackers and peanut butter spread of crackers. Knife with peanut butter on it on the side

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.

Cutting board with 12 crackers and peanut butter spread of crackers topped with a slice of banana on each. Knife with peanut butter on it on the side

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.

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.

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.

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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.
RITZ Lunar Eclipse Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
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.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kid Friendly, Snacks
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 279 kcal
Ingredients
  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana sliced
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Heat chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute and then stir. Repeat in 30 second intervals until fully melted.
  3. Dip each crescent-shaped RITZ Cracker into melted chocolate so that it is completely covered, and place on tray lined with parchment paper.
  4. Chill the chocolate covered RITZ Crackers in the freezer or 10 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. Place chilled chocolate-covered RITZ Crackers on top of the peanut butter and banana, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • 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.

 

Nutrition Facts
RITZ Lunar Eclipse Bites
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.3g 25%
Saturated Fat 6.8g 34%
Sodium 144.8mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 32.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 20.6g
Protein 5.4g 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Andrea
    September 21, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Love it

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