Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

Chocolate Graham CrackersHow cute are these homemade chocolate graham crackers?  And they were pretty easy to make, too!  Chocolate Graham Crackers
I cut them into hearts for Valentine’s day, but you could do any shape, or just leave them rectangular!  They tasted pretty close to the store-bought ones as far as flavor goes.  They weren’t quite as crispy right out of the oven, but they hardened a bit after they were completely cool.  I think I can safely say I won’t be buying graham crackers again!Chocolate Graham Crackers
Chocolate Graham CrackersChocolate Graham Crackers: (from The Kitchenarian)
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cut two pieces of parchment paper to fit in your cookie sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, cocoa, sugar, and baking powder together. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender.
  3. Combine the honey and milk in a small bowl, stir until the honey dissolves completely in the milk.
  4. Add the liquid into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix in with a fork until the dough comes together. Add a little more milk if necessary.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and fold it over gently 10 to 12 times, until smooth.  Divide the dough in half and keep the remaining dough covered in the bowl.  Transfer half the dough to a piece of parchment.
  6. Roll the dough into a rectangle shape until it is 1/16-inch thick. (It will be approx. 10 x 14 inches.) Trim the edges and prick the dough evenly with a fork.  Place the rolled-out dough pieces on the lined baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining dough. For the hearts, I rolled the dough, pressed the cookie cutter into it, and peeled up the scrap dough, and added it to the remaining half, which I shaped into a rectangle as instructed.
  7. Bake the crackers for 12-15 minutes, or until you begin to smell chocolate. Halfway through baking, sprinkle top of crackers with sugar.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with a little more sugar and immediately cut them into rectangles with a pizza wheel or knife if desired. Transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes: Be patient when cutting in the butter, don’t stop until it’s crumbly – it won’t stick together like a dough, but make sure the butter is well distributed.  I ran a pizza cutter gently across the top before baking so the paired pieces would break apart when cooled (and to make the break in the heart), and then cut them into squares after they’d cooled for a couple minutes.

39 thoughts on “Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

  1. These look yummy!! I have a quick question — how did you get the Pinterest button on your blog?? I can’t figure out for the life of me how to do it!

    • :) Thanks! You just go into your dashboard, then Settings -> Sharing, and then drag Pinterest down from Available Services to Enabled Services.

  2. oh i’ve never made graham crackers…i have a love for chocolate graham crackers filled with cool whip then frozen like an ice cream sandwich…so good…will have to give these a try..lovely post..sarah

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    • Ooh they are! You should definitely try them, even the store-bought ones are good, I like to break them up and eat them like cereal in a bowl with milk.

    • I’m so glad you asked because I actually forgot to change that from the original recipe – I used regular baking cocoa, so nope, it doesn’t!

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  7. these are SO good! I just took them out of the oven and I might eat them all before they even cool. When they’re hot they’re nice and soft like a thin chocolate cookie. They don’t have a fake-ingredient taste; they taste like real food. I may not ever buy store-bought crackers again

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