Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Peace on Earth" - Chocolate Covered Peppermint Graham Crackers

Today's recipe is definitely going to be continuing with the holiday theme.  I actually was briefly thinking that I'd begin to share some of the healthy recipes I've been making lately, but then I took a moment to laugh at myself and thought, nah, I'll save those for January, which is typically when people's diets begin. 

Instead, I decided that I'd dedicate this entire month completely to decadent holiday treats, which I know is what most people are looking for this time of year.  December always amazes me because it seems to fly by in a flash, especially between all the holiday shopping, Christmas parties, baking, traveling to be with friends and family, etc. and before we know it, the holiday season is over and the new year is here.  It's for these reasons that I'm choosing to share some tasty treats that are easy to prepare, and that you can take to different functions throughout the season.

These chocolate covered graham crackers are definitely a festive treat; especially with the candy cane pieces.  The most "difficult" (and notice I put that in quotes) part of this whole recipe is melting the chocolate.  And let's be serious......even that is not too hard.......To melt the chocolate just place it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.  Once the time is up, take out and stir.  If the chocolate's not completely melted, place the bowl back into the microwave and set the timer for 15 more seconds; stir again.  Keep doing this until all the chocolate is completely melted. 

A bonus about this recipe is that it's so easy anyone can help you.

Peace on Earth Chocolate Covered Peppermint Graham Crackers
Printer-Friendlyered Peppermint Graham Crackers Version

6 graham crackers broken in half
6 oz. milk chocolate, melted
6 oz. white chocolate, melted
1 candy cane, broken into pieces

Lay a piece of parchment paper on the counter top or another flat surface.  You will be using this to set the graham crackers on.
Now, take one of the graham cracker squares and dip half of it into the melted milk chocolate, then lay the graham cracker onto the parchment paper in order for the chocolate to harden (Helpful tip: I didn’t use a bowl that was too deep, so I had to use a knife to help smear the chocolate around).  Repeat the same process with the rest of the graham cracker squares.

After the milk chocolate has hardened completely, dip the other half of the graham cracker into the melted white chocolate, and then lay it on the parchment paper.  Immediately garnish the white chocolate side with the broken candy cane pieces.  Now, allow the chocolate time to cool and harden completely.  Enjoy!
Helpful Tip: Place the graham crackers in the fridge for the chocolate to harden quicker


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