REAL Food Redo – Chocolate Graham Crackers

Kids like snacks. Kids like chocolate. So making these chocolate graham crackers are a no brainer. I realize you could totally buy graham crackers at the store…but I dare you to compare the ingredient list here to the ingredient list on the boxed version.  And besides that, these chocolate crackers taste more…chocolatey, like a brownie turned into a cracker. But, its too much work you say?  Actually, these REAL Food chocolate graham crackers are super easy – you just roll out the dough and bake! No cutting, no cookie cutters, it really couldn’t get much easier.
Chocolate Graham Crackers from WholesomeMommy.com

This recipe was a fun experiment after one of my readers told me that she’d love a REAL food replacement for Chocolate Teddy Grahams. :) While these crackers are not the cute teddy bear shape, I think you’ll find that these are MUCH tastier. They remind me of brownies. :)   I found the original recipe on King Arthur, but tweaked it a bit and loved the result.  These crackers are delicious on their own but would also be lovely used as the base for smores, smeared with a bit of peanut butter {who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter??}, or even crumbled up and used as a chocolate graham cracker pie crust. The possibilities are endless…and my children’s stomachs are bottomless.

Which leads me to another point that finding REAL food snacks that kids love can be hard. The typical staples for kids’ snacks in an American home are granola bars, crackers, yogurt, chips, fruit, and popcorn. If you’ve been buying crackers and granola bars from the conventional stores the ingredient lists can be scary and terrible for growing children {and adults for that matter}. But, buying organic or natural versions with healthier ingredient lists at the whole foods stores can eat up your grocery budget in a nanosecond…AND the boxes are half the size to boot!  So, spend a minute on the weekend, or your day off, to get in the kitchen a make a batch or two of these or some of my other snack items.  Your kids can help, you’ll feel good about what you’re feeding them, AND your pocket book will love you too.

Chocolate Graham Crackers for kids rom WholesomeMommy.com

If you are joining me on a REAL food journey and you’ve got a spare $30, I highly recommend that you purchase a food processor. You can get one for that price here on Amazon or you might even check your local Goodwill stores.  It really will make your journey more simple and it isn’t a costly investment as far as small appliances go.  You’ll be able to make quick work of these chocolate graham crackers, as well as my Homemade Cheese Crackers.  It is also useful for making any other kind of cracker or pie dough.

Chocolate Graham Crackers from Scratch from WholesomeMommy.com

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Comments

  1. How do you determine a “good” cocoa powder from a bad one? And, do you buy organic confectioners sugar or do you buy organic cane juice crystals and process it to make your own “powdered sugar”?

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Good – a reliable brand where the ingredients read: “Cocoa.” 100% unsweetened.
      I buy ghiradelli at Walmart. :) But there are other good brands: scharffen Berger, Frontier { http://amzn.to/1lCCFwp }, Navitas, and Rodelle are all good. :)
      Denise
      Wholesome Mommy

      • Thanks for your comments on the cocoa. I’m still curious what you do for the confectioners sugar? Do you buy organic powdered sugar or do you buy organic sugar and grind it to a powder? Thanks for your input.

  2. Sounds good. Have you tried these with coconut or almond milk?

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