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HERSHEY'S Easy Chocolate Cracker Snacks


40 minutes
Skill Level
66 cracker snacks

For a sweet and salty treat, try this chocolate-covered crackers recipe. Melting HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips is a simple process. Alternative variations include chocolate and mint, peanut butter and chocolate, or white creme chips with toffee.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
20 minutes


  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5-oz. pkg.)
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips (12-oz. pkg.)
  • 2 Tbsps
    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • 1/4
    peppermint extract
  • 60 to 70
    round butter crackers (about one-half 1-lb. box)


Equipment Needed 
cookie sheet Cookie Sheet
wax paper Wax Paper
microwave-safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
measuring cups Measuring Cups
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
microwave Microwave
tongs Tongs
refrigerator Refrigerator

Line several trays or cookie sheets with wax paper.


Place milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. Continue heating 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Stir in peppermint extract


Peppermint extract can be optional.


Drop crackers into chocolate mixture, one at a time. Using tongs, push cracker into chocolate so that it is covered completely. (If chocolate begins to thicken, reheat 10 to 20 seconds in microwave.) Remove from chocolate, tapping lightly on edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place on prepared tray. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens (about 20 minutes). For best results, store tightly covered in refrigerator. About 5-1/2 dozen cookies


Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate: Use 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, 2 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and 2 tablespoons shortening. Proceed as above.
White Chip and Toffee: Melt 2 bags (12-oz. each) HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips and 2 tablespoons shortening. Dip crackers; before coating hardens sprinkle with HEATH BITS O' BRICKLE Toffee Bits.

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