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$20,000 Ritz Cracker Recipe Contest

by on January 22, 2011 · 6 comments

What do you put on a Ritz Cracker? I like peanut butter, but with a contest like this I might have to broaden my horizons! Kraft and RITZ Crackers are offering a chance to win a grand prize of $20,000!

The recipe contest officially launched on Monday, January 10th on the RITZ Crackers Facebook Page. Along with $20,000, the Grand Prize package includes an all-expenses paid trip to L.A. for the winner and a guest to have dinner with Guy Fieri. They will also be awarding a number of runner-up and finalists with cash prizes and Guy Fieri signed swag.

To enter, submit your own original recipe using RITZ crackers with a brief description of why it’s a Guy Fieri inspired “Over-the-Top” Recipe. For more information on the contest, check out the links below.

Contest Details: Rules, Info, Etc.

RITZ Crackers Facebook page: You can check out Guy’s recipes here and “like” Ritz.

Gallery of Competition: Zip through this gallery, check out the other recipes, and dole out some stars (or not).

You can enter one entry per email per day, so if you keep coming up with better ideas, keep entering.

Here’s one of my favorite recipes with Ritz crackers. It’s not exactly original, but it sure is good!

Mock Kit Kat Bar Cookies

84 Ritz Crackers — (about 2 1/2 sleeves)
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
3/4 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
3/4 c butter
1/3 c milk
1 c butterscotch chips
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c peanut butter

Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment or non-stick foil. Put a layer for Ritz crackers across the bottom.

In a saucepan, stir together graham crumbs, sugar, butter and milk. Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil. When mixture begins to boil, set timer for 5 minutes and boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour half of this mixture over the Ritz crackers, then lay another blanket of Ritz over the graham cracker stuff. Pour remaining graham cracker stuff over second layer of Ritz, then top with one last layer of Ritz.

In a saucepan, combine butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Melt, over low heat. Spread melted mixture over top.

Let this cool at room temperature for a while and then transfer it to the refrigerator for about half an hour or as long as it takes for chocolate/butterscotch/peanut butter layer to set. When it has set, remove from refrigerator by lifting whatever it is you’ve used to line the pan. Place on a cutting board and cut into bars.

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Published on January 22, 2011

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Gianna January 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

Aww, I wish I could enter.. no facebook though.
I’ll have to try that recipe. It sounds good.

vanillasugar January 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

oh boy. i might be too funky though. pillsbury thinks i’m too funky lol

Amanda January 24, 2011 at 6:39 am

If you are entering Anna, none of us has a chance LOL! :)

Emily @ Beauties and the Feast January 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

When I first read your title, I was thinking, hmmm, what’s something good you could make with Ritz? But you answered it, your mock bars sound divine!

Anna January 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Emily, those mock Kit Kat bars are really good. The recipe is a pretty old one and I’ve seen it made with both Club Crackers and Ritz. I liked the Ritz version better. If you make it, let me know. This is one of those recipes I always forget about but is SO worth making.

corinne March 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

whoops, was putting on my last layer of ritz(es?) when i realized my bag of graham cracker crumbs was still sitting on the counter. ended up spraying a bowl with Pam, and just tossing the crumbs with the ritz/sugar stuff. didn’t go back in the pan so evenly, but whatever, still friggin delicious!

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