If holiday baking with extensive ingredients isn’t your thing, then look no further than these Chocolate Covered Grahams! These chocolate-dipped grahams come out looking (and tasting!) like a gourmet treat that belongs in a nicely packaged box yet is simple to make right at home with minimal ingredients!
You Will Love Homemade Chocolate Covered Grahams
I realize not everyone may be into lengthy holiday baking recipes, and that’s ok! But I don’t like to leave anyone out, especially during the holidays; therefore, let me introduce you to these Homemade chocolate-covered Graham Crackers!
The ingredients are minimal, the process is simple, and there’s not even any baking involved! However, you’re still left with a sweet, festive treat that’s fun to make yet won’t overwhelm you in the kitchen during the hustle of the holiday season.
This recipe is even a great way to get the kids in the kitchen for kid-friendly Christmas kitchen fun! Set out a variety of holiday sprinkles, red and green melted chocolate, and let them decorate their own dipped grahams!
Since I know you’ll enjoy this simple recipe, you’ll also appreciate the way you can adapt it to any holiday! So now you have a go-to easy recipe year-round that gets you into the kitchen without any lengthy baking!
What You’ll Need To Make Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers
- Ghirardelli Melting Wafers
- Graham Crackers
- Holiday Nonpareils
- Flaky Sea Salt
To make this chocolate dipped graham crackers recipe you need just a handful of simple ingredients! To ensure that these dipped grahams come out with a flawless chocolate finish I recommend using Ghirardelli melting wafers.
The high-quality chocolate melts down to the perfect dippable consistency while also elevating the taste! Chocolate chips can also be used though I would suggest adding a little coconut oil to the chips to help them reach ideal dipping consistency.
Graham Cracker with Chocolate Variations
- Graham Cracker Flavors – Feel free to use honey graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, or even cinnamon graham crackers when making this recipe!
- Chocolate – These chocolate covered grahams can be made with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, or a combination!
- S’mores – For a tasty variation, you can top the chocolate-covered graham crackers with mini marshmallows for a s’mores-like treat! You could even take it a step further and dip the mini marshmallows in the melted chocolate as well!
- Gluten-Free – Make this a gluten-free treat everyone can enjoy by selecting gluten-free graham crackers, chocolate, and toppings!
- Toppings – Have fun topping chocolate-covered grahams with a variety of choices! Try finishing yours with crushed nuts, pieces of pretzels, mini M&Ms, and ALL of the fun holiday sprinkles. You can also add gel food coloring to white chocolate melting wafers to add some color to the grahams!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
Step 1: Set aside a large baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper.
Step 2: Transfer the Ghirardelli melting wafers into a microwave-safe bowl and heat at intervals until smooth. Be sure to stir the wafers in between each interval.
Step 3: Dip the graham crackers one at a time into the melted chocolate, completely submerging them to ensure they’re coated entirely.
Step 4: Place the chocolate dipped graham crackers onto the parchment lined baking sheet and top with holiday sprinkles or flaky sea salt.
Step 5: Allow the graham crackers to set until the chocolate gardens. Then drizzle them with the remaining melted chocolate.
Chocolate Covered Graham Tips
- Graham Cracker Squares – I prefer using Honey Maid Fresh Stacks since they’re already perfect squares. I have found that using them significantly reduces the risk of extra crumbs falling to the chocolate. It also speeds the recipe up since you don’t have to focus on carefully breaking each sheet of graham crackers in half!
- Melting The Wafers – You can melt the Ghirardelli chocolate wafers in the microwave on intervals, in a double boiler, or in a candy melts candy melting pot. Regardless of the method you use, be sure to stir the wafers frequently to release the heat to promote them to melt evenly. If not, the chocolate will overcook and seize up!
- Excess Chocolate – Use a fork to remove the submerged graham crackers from the melted chocolate. Then once you lift the graham cracker out of the chocolate gently tap the fork on the edge of the bowl so that the chocolate smooths out and any excess chocolate drips off and through the prongs of the fork.
- Topping Tip – If you choose to finish your chocolate grahams with sprinkles, flaky sea salt, or other toppings be sure to do it as soon as they’ve been dipped. This way the toppings adhere firmly to the chocolate before it sets up and hardens.
How to Serve Chocolate Dipped Graham Crackers
- Holiday Snack – These no-bake treats are great for serving as a holiday treat at parties or to munch on at home! Enjoy them year-round by exchanging the Christmas sprinkles for sprinkles to match any holiday such as Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Halloween!
- Holiday Gifting – Everyone loves edible gifts around the holidays! Therefore, make up a batch of nicely decorated chocolate covered grahams, portion them out into cellophane bags, and tie them off with a festive ribbon! This leaves you with an inexpensive yet eye-pleasing and delicious edible gift that’s great for co-workers, neighbors, and the staff at your kid’s school!
- Ice cream Sandwich Cookies – Sandwich your choice of ice cream between two chocolate covered graham crackers for a delicious ice cream sandwich! You could also trade ice cream out for Nutella, peanut butter, or marshmallow fluff.
- S’mores – Who doesn’t love a toasted marshmallow between graham crackers and a piece of chocolate? The next time you make s’mores try using these Chocolate Covered Grahams with them!
How to Store Chocolate Covered Grahams
Place the Chocolate Covered Grahams into an airtight container and place parchment paper or wax paper between the layers of grahams to prevent them from sticking together. Afterward store the graham cracker treats at room temperature to enjoy for up to one week.
Refrigeration storage is also an option though not necessary! Storing them in the fridge will give the chocolate covered grahams a firmer crunch if you enjoy more texture!
For longer storage, you can also freeze chocolate-covered grahams for up to 3 months.
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Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
- 20 ounces Ghirardelli melting wafers
- 20 graham cracker squares I like to use the Honey Maid Fresh Stacks
- holiday nonpareils optional
- flaky sea salt optional
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt 20 ounces Ghirardelli melting wafers in a medium bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until fully melted.
- Dip the 20 graham cracker squares into the melted chocolate one at a time, pressing down until completely submerged. Then, use a fork to lift the graham cracker out of the chocolate and gently tap it on the edge of the bowl so the chocolate smooths out on the top and any excess chocolate drips off.
- Transfer the chocolate-covered graham crackers to the parchment-lined baking sheet and either immediately top with holiday nonpareils or flaky sea salt or let them set until the chocolate hardens, then use leftover chocolate to drizzle over the top.
- I like to use the Honey Maid Fresh Stacks because they are already in squares, this reduces the risk of extra crumbs falling into chocolate.
- You can make more or less, simply use 1 ounce of chocolate per graham cracker square.