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frosted ritz crackers on wooden cutting board

Margerittes (Maple Frosted Ritz)

Margerittes are a family tradition around the holidays!  These maple frosted Ritz crackers topped with chopped walnuts are super quick and easy to make and travel well with the perfect salty and sweet flavors!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French Canadian
Keyword frosted Ritz crackers, maple Ritz crackers, margerittes, marguerittes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 70 crackers
Calories 53kcal
Author Lauren


  • 70 ea Ritz crackers
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons mapleline or maple extract
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream optional
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Make the frosting. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 90 seconds. Add the confectioner's sugar and mapleline, slowly increasing the speed to medium and beating until incorporated. For a fluffier frosting, add heavy cream and mix on medium speed until incorporated.
  • Frost the crackers. Spread about 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of maple frosting on the backside of each crackers.
  • Add the walnuts. Either dip the frosted side of the cracker or sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the frosting.  Enjoy!


  • maple extract can be substituted it mapleline is unavailable


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg