RITZ Cracker Appetizer Ideas

These RITZ Cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

RITZ Cracker Appetizer Ideas

Looking for some tasty RITZ Cracker appetizer ideas?  Look no further!  You’ve found them.  No matter what the occasion, you can get creative with RITZ Crackers and cream cheese to create the perfect spread for entertaining.

It’s easy to fall into the rut of thinking that crackers are for savory toppings only.  With these four tasty recipes, I’ll show you that RITZ Crackers are equally versatile for sweet and savory toppings.

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

Each RITZ Cracker appetizer idea is simple, delicious, and quite pretty.  Scroll down to any of these recipes to make your next cracker tray a hit!

  • RITZ Hot Sauce and Jalapeno Topper
  • RITZ Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites
  • RITZ Jalapeno Popper Topper
  • RITZ Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

I was able to pick up everything I needed at my local Safeway store.

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

RITZ Hot Sauce and Jalapeno Topper

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!
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RITZ Hot Sauce and Jalapeno Topper

Just three simple ingredients to make this RITZ Cracker appetizer!  Cream cheese, hot sauce, and sliced jalapenos make this RITZ appetizer idea an instant hit.  Easy to make and perfect for parties.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 crackers
Calories 80 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 jalapenos thinly sliced
  • 2 hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Top each cracker with cream cheese, making a tiny divot for your hot sauce.

  2. Place two strips of jalapeno on the cream cheese.

  3. Add one drop of hot sauce.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
RITZ Hot Sauce and Jalapeno Topper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

RITZ Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!
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RITZ Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites

Make a dessert RITZ Cracker bite with just three ingredients (dark chocolate, pomegranate arils, and cream cheese) plus RITZ Crackers!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 80 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils

Instructions

  1. Spread each cracker with cream cheese.

  2. Top with one piece of chopped dark chocolate and a pinch of chocolate shavings.

  3. Top with a few pomegranate arils.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
RITZ Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

RITZ Jalapeno Popper Topper

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!
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RITZ Jalapeno Popper Topper

A blend of cream cheese and Mexican shredded cheese tops a RITZ Cracker.  Finish with a fresh jalapeno garnish!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36 crackers
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients

  • 36 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 3 jalapeno peppers each cut into 12 thin slices

Instructions

  1. Mix first two ingredients until blended.

  2. Spread on crackers.

  3. Top with jalapeno pepper slices.

Recipe Notes

How to serve warm: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spread crackers with cheese mixture as directed; place on baking sheet.  Bake 5 minutes.  Top with peppers.

Nutrition Facts
RITZ Jalapeno Popper Topper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

RITZ Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!

These Ritz cracker appetizer ideas are perfect for your next party. Two savory recipes and two sweet recipes are versatile enough for any occasion!
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RITZ Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Like a strawberry cheesecake in one bite, this RITZ Cracker recipe combines cream cheese, RITZ Crackers, and fruit topping for a dessert cracker bite.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 crackers
Calories 80 kcal
Author RITZ Crackers

Ingredients

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries or use strawberry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Spread crackers with cream cheese.

  2. Top with sliced strawberries (or strawberry pie filling).

Optional

  1. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar before serving.

Recipe Notes

Prepare using your favorite flavor of homemade or canned pie filling.

Nutrition Facts
RITZ Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

With these RITZ Cracker appetizer ideas, some RITZ Crackers, and some cream cheese on hand, and you’ll be ready when RITZspiration strikes!

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