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Homemade Graham Crackers get a Deep, Dark color and Distinctive Flavor from Dutched Cocoa Powder. Double Chocolate S’mores, Ice Cream Sandwiches, or Homemade Funfetti Oreo Handi-Snacks; this recipe can be used in so many fun ways!

Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers | Baking a Moment

Howdy friends!  Did you have a nice weekend?  How was your Father’s Day?

Ours was really nice.  We drove down the shore to stay at my father in-law’s place.  It’s become tradition for him and his wife to host a big buffet brunch every year on Father’s Day.  It was a great way for us to kick off our summer, after the kids wrapped up their school year on Thursday afternoon.  Quite a scramble to get all my ducks in a row for the week + pack up and drive down there, but it all fell into place!  Somehow it always does 😉

Mr. Allie was really happy with his new Phillies hat and running shoes, and it felt so good to get away and decompress after a crazy, four-blog-post (!) week.  <—Speaking of which, did you enter my KitchenAid giveaway yet???

So, I’m sharing a quickie for today’s post, as the kiddos are here at home with me and they’re itching to get out and do something!

Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers | Baking a Moment

This is an easy recipe and kind of a fun activity to enjoy with the fam on a lazy morning or afternoon.

…sorry for the blurry iPhone pic…

(Follow me on Instagram to see what a big help my little kitchen assistants are!)  It makes a big batch, and there’s all kinds of things you can do with them, which I will get to in just a sec.  First, I just want to note that the cocoa I used was B-L-A-C-K black.  I ordered it from King Arthur Flour, but there are all sorts of brands out there that would work really well too.  Basically, it’s just a dutch-processed cocoa, which means the cocoa powder is treated with alkalizers to bring out the darker color.  A lot of times people say that the flavor is really super-chocolatey, but I have to disagree.  In my humble opinion, I think it is actually less chocolatey than regular (natural) unsweetened cocoa powder.  It’s kind of a mind-eff if you know what I mean.  It’s chocolatey, but in a different way.  If you grew up eating a certain kind of chocolate sandwich cookie with crème filling then you will recognize the flavor 😉

Now!  For what to do with them.  Here are some of my best ideas:

Double Chocolate S'mores | Baking a Moment

Like, duh.  I’m thinking these would also be off the chain with white chocolate and my Key Lime Pie Marshmallows.  Yes I am evil.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches | Baking a Moment

It is summer, after all.  For this I used a dairy-free coconut milk ice cream (or non-dairy frozen dessert, I should say), which I adore.

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Handi-Snacks | Baking a Moment

My personal favorite, which we will be packing up to snack on poolside, later this week.  The funfetti creamy icing dip is just 3/4 cup of powdered sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt and some rainbow sprinkles, because sprinkles make us happy.

How to Make Copycat Oreo Handi Snacks | Baking a Moment

again with the iPhone ;P

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Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers get a Deep, Dark color and Distinctive Flavor from Dutched Cocoa Powder. Double Chocolate S'mores, Ice Cream Sandwiches, or Homemade Funfetti Oreo Handi-Snacks; this recipe can be used in so many fun ways!


Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham flour
  • 1/2 cup dark (dutch-process) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Place the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix until incorporated.
    3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.
    4. Stir in the flours, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, until the dough forms a ball and comes away from the sides of the bowl.
    5. Roll the dough out to a thickness of ⅛ inch (I like to use rolling pin rings) between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and cut squares and/or narrow rectangles with a square fluted cookie cutter.
    6. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for about 10 minutes (depending upon size), or until crisp.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 2602kcal Calories from fat 1169
% Daily Value
Total Fat 130g200%
Saturated Fat 79g395%
Transfat 5g
Cholesterol 491mg164%
Sodium 1460mg61%
Carbohydrate 340g113%
Dietary Fiber 31g124%
Sugars 108g
Protein 47g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Homemade Funfetti Oreo Handi-Snacks | Baking a Moment

And later this week I’ll be using them in another really fun way, so stay tuned!

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