Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers are super simple and perfect for that last-minute gift. They’re made with only two ingredients and take minutes to make.
This is so not a recipe. But it is a delicious treat you can easily whip up for friends and family. Or a last-minute gift. You know those, right? Someone you didn’t expect said they were stopping by to drop off your gift and you didn’t plan on getting them ANTYING!
This year, I wanted to share recipes that are fairly easy. After all we have been through this year, I think easy should be synonymous with the holidays this year. Out of all the recipes I’ve shared this week, I’d say the peanut butter shortbread are the most high maintenance of them all. And that’s only because the dough was drier than it needed to be when I made it. The recipe has been adjusted so yours shouldn’t be a pain.
Then probably the gingerbread snack cake is next, but still not very high maintenance at all. The hardest part is getting the butter and flour to come together. The rest is just dump and bake. And, of course, the eggnog cream cheese danish. That’s frozen puff pastry with a filling that literally takes minutes to make.
These dark chocolate graham crackers are super simple. It’s two ingredients. Chocolate and graham crackers. Of course, more if you want sprinkles or decorations. I, for some reason, have no Christmas or holiday sprinkles. I’m not sure how that happened. I did find a container of some gold sanding sugar. So, that went on top for some color and sparkle.
Have y’all actually looked up the history of graham crackers?
I did and I’m quite surprised! It’s based on the teachings of Sylvester Graham. He was a temperance movement preacher who believed in minimizing pleasures and living a wholistic life. That included a vegetarian diet anchored from coarsely ground whole wheat.
Graham flour is a coarsely ground version of traditional whole wheat flour. And it’s called Graham flour after this Sylvester Graham person. Which, in my head, sounds more like a cult dude. But I could be wrong. I’ve never really heard of him before. Apparently, his teachings were very popular during the cholera pandemic (sound familiar) of the mid-1800s.
Okay. I totally had to check Snopes on this one. It’s just too bizarre to be true, but it is true. This reverend was preaching a vegetarian diet which he believed would limit sexual urges. I’m not kidding. He blamed sexual urges for ailments like epilepsy, consumption, and even headaches and indigestion.
You can’t make this stuff up!
However, no one really knows when the first graham cracker was actually made. Some hypothesized that Graham himself did, but others accept that it wasn’t until years after his death that they were made. That’s when graham flour recipes started to appear in cookbooks.
But we all know they didn’t gain popularity until the National Biscuit Company, aka NaBisCo, started making them in 1898. And that line skyrocketed with the Honey Maid line that appears in 1925 and is still found on the shelves today.
Of course, they’re made with refined flour. I’m sure Graham is rolling over in his grave at that. He found refined flours to be a dietary evil. I’m sure some now would agree with him. Refined flours and sugars.
I made these graham crackers because I couldn’t find the dark chocolate version of my favorite graham crackers. Ironically, they’re the store brand, which most wouldn’t even consider. But my parents always taught me to try the store brand and if I still don’t like it then buy the name brand. There’s quite a few things I like the store brand over the name brand.
They are simply dark chocolate covered graham crackers. And they’re out of this world delicious! The slightly sweet cracker is crispy and slightly sweet. Then they’re dipped into dark chocolate candy coating chocolate because dark chocolate is slightly sweet and delicious. And I prefer dark chocolate of milk any day of the week.
And white chocolate is not chocolate.
I have no holiday sprinkles. None. They’re all gone. All I could find was some gold sanding sugar I got for macaron. And never used them on the macaron. Go figure! I climbed up into the pantry and checked every shelf and storage container I have looking for at least some red, white, and green nonpareils. Nope. Nothing. Just this sanding sugar. So, that’s what I put on them to make them somewhat festive.
And I’m not sharing these. They are all going straight into my mouth. They’re the perfect little bit of sweet to have in the afternoons at work. And the chocolate has caffeine in it as a slight pick me up to make it through the rest of the workday. Because by about 2, my brain starts to go. It’s been a long, screen filled day of wrangling, mining, and managing data and I need something to push me to the finish line.
- 16 ounces dark chocolate CandiQuik
- 8 sheets (1 wax package of 8 sheets or a total of 16 graham cracker squares)
- Colored candy melts and sprinkles as desired (optional)
- Melt CandiQuik per the package directions.
- Dip the graham crackers into the melted chocolate.
- Decorate with candy melts, sprinkles, or quins as desired.
- Refrigerate until hardened.
- Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 2mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 14gProtein 1g
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Easy Gingerbread Dip Recipe by Love & Confections
Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Mini Tall & Creamy Cheesecakes by The Nifty Foodie
Small Batch Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Peppermint Frosting by Kate’s Recipe Box