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Easy Dandy-Do Cookies Recipe


When the craving for something sweet strikes and you’re not in the mood for a baking marathon, turn to no-bake recipes like these Easy Dandy-Do Cookies. Featuring a simple caramel sauce blended with peanuts and spooned onto Ritz crackers, these treats are quick to prepare and absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for a speedy snack solution, give this recipe a try!


  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanuts, chopped
  • Ritz crackers (or similar)


  1. Prepare the Base:
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and arrange Ritz crackers in a single layer.
  1. Make the Caramel Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, and brown sugar.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and turns golden brown.
  1. Add Milk and Peanuts:
  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in milk, vanilla extract, and chopped peanuts until smooth.
  • Continue to cook for an additional minute, then remove from heat.
  1. Assemble the Cookies:
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to place a dollop of the caramel-peanut mixture onto each Ritz cracker.
  1. Cool and Store:
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely at room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Tips for Success:

  • Cracker Choice: While Ritz crackers work well, you can also experiment with other buttery crackers for a different flavor profile.
  • Chill Time: For firmer cookies, refrigerate them for about 30 minutes after assembling to allow the caramel to set.
  • Variations: Feel free to customize these cookies by adding a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sweet and salty contrast.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I use different nuts in this recipe?
Absolutely! Swap the peanuts for chopped almonds, pecans, or cashews based on your preference.

How long do these cookies stay fresh?
Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these cookies should stay fresh for up to one week. Refrigerate them for longer shelf life.

Can I make these cookies ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare these cookies in advance and store them in the fridge until ready to serve. They’re great for party platters or quick treats.

Can I freeze these cookies?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of these Easy Dandy-Do Cookies whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up!