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Chocolate-covered graham crackers are a classic American snack food. They come in various flavors such as peanut butter, caramel, strawberry, and vanilla. Did you know the original recipe was created in 1892 at the Ritz Hotel in New York City? The combination of crunchy graham crackers and smooth chocolate makes them irresistible. These treats are also very versatile since they can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Top with all sorts of toppings for lots of sweet combos.
Looking for more holiday treats? Check out my gluten-free cookies on my blog (you'll love my chocolate chip cookies)!
Reasons to Make Chocolate-Covered Graham Crackers
The main reason to make this chocolate dipped graham crackers recipe is that they are so delicious. However, they also serve as a great snack when you need something quick and easy to eat. They're perfect to bring to parties because these chocolate-covered graham crackers are easy to make and are the perfect no-bake treat. It's one of my favorite recipes!
- Graham Crackers: I use my recipe for gluten-free graham crackers, but you may also buy gluten-free graham crackers at most grocery stores.
- Chocolate: I use a Lindt white chocolate bar, but any chocolate bar will work. Try dark chocolate or milk chocolate instead. Try using melting wafers or almond bark instead.
- Candy Canes: Use crushed candy canes to sprinkle on top. I also list some variations down below that you can use instead.
Chocolate-Covered Graham Crackers Tips
- Melt like a pro: Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate so it doesn't burn. OR, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Make it easier: Buy store-bought gluten-free graham crackers to make these chocolate-covered graham crackers faster. No need to use the homemade version for this fun twist on graham crackers!
- Think ahead: Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper before dipping the graham crackers in chocolate.
What Chocolate to Use
The chocolate you use is SO important. I recommend using a chocolate bar because then you don't have to temper it. I use a Lindt white chocolate bar, but any chocolate bar will work. Don't use chocolate chips since the chocolate will not harden and will be too soft.
You may also use white chocolate almond bark for this perfect dessert.
How to Melt White Chocolate
To melt white chocolate, place the chocolate bar into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at 50%, then stir until smooth. Repeat the heating and stirring process until all the chocolate has melted. The microwave method is my preferred method for this simple dessert.
To melt chocolate over a double boiler, first, place the bowl of chocolate into the top half of the double boiler. Then add boiling water from the bottom pot until the temperature reaches 110 degrees F. Stir constantly until all the chocolate has melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
Chocolate-Dipped Graham Crackers Variations
- Miniature marshmallows: sprinkle the chocolate-covered graham crackers with miniature marshmallows and crushed candy canes for this perfect treat. Serve the mini marshmallow treats with hot cocoa.
- Freeze-dried fruit: top the graham crackers with freeze-dried fruit like raspberries and strawberries.
- Flaked sea salt: I love a chocolate and salt combo. Top with flaked sea salt for a salty and sweet flavor combination. The best no-bake dessert with flaky sea salt!
- Sprinkles: try topping with blue, orange, green, or pink sprinkles to celebrate a birthday.
- Espresso beans: try topping with some crushed espresso beans and serve with coffee for a fun twist!
- Peanut butter cups: those mini peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, or mini chocolate chips would taste delicious topped on the layer of chocolate. Extra chocolate is always a good idea!
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Storage for Chocolate Graham Crackers
Store the chocolate-covered graham crackers at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to five days. These do not freeze well.
Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers (gluten-free option)
- 7 ounces white chocolate
- 24 gluten-free graham crackers
- ¼ cup crushed candy canes
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate.
- Dip graham crackers halfway into the white chocolate and let any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
- Lay them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Top with crushed candy canes.
- Let them dry for 15 minutes before serving.
Melted chocolate should be smooth and shiny, with no lumps. If it has any rough spots, then there are probably air bubbles trapped inside the chocolate. To remove them, place the bowl over a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Then stir until all the air bubbles rise to the surface.
Unless specified gluten-free, they contain wheat flour. They also contain other ingredients such as sugar, corn syrup, salt, and shortening.
Graham Crackers are made from flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. They contain eggs, so they are not vegan.