An easy and delicious Christmas dessert that can be used for presents or gatherings. Peppermint Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers have two types of chocolate covered in flavorful mint. So simple to make!
Christmas is a'coming and that means it is time to decorate the tree and sweet treats need to be made. Time is also an issue this time of year so having something easy to make is a must.
Peppermint Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers are so easy to make and a favorite for young and old alike. The crunch of the cracker and the sweet of the chocolate combine with the fresh bite of the mint. Just what your Christmas tray needs!
There are just a few ingredients to this simple Christmas dessert.
- Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
- Almond bark
- Graham crackers
- Candy cane/mints (crushed)
First, you will need to melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. You will also need to melt the chocolate slowly so not to over cook the chocolate. I usually melt the chocolate for about 30 seconds then stir. Then for another 25 seconds and so on.
After the chocolate has melted, place squares of graham crackers in the chocolate, one at a time. I broke the graham crackers in half so they were not rectangles, but squares.
After dipping the graham crackers into the chocolate, place them on waxed or parchment paper. I would also have them on a cookie sheet with the paper on top so it can be easily put into the refrigerator. To harden the chocolate, it isn't necessary to put it into the fridge, but it does make the process go faster.
The almond bark step
So, want to know how to get the almond bark onto the semi-sweet chocolate? The key is to let the semi-sweet chocolate harden completely. When you dip the grahams into the almond bark, the chocolate will be hard but the almond bark will be warm. So you want the chocolate cold as not to run the two chocolates together.
Dip the chocolate covered grahams into the melted almond bark (according to package directions) and cover the grahams as little or as much as you want. I wanted the chocolate/almond bark to compliment each other in color contrast as well as flavor so I only covered the ends with the almond bark.
After dipping the graham in the almond bark, sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top. You can use peppermints or take a candy cane and crush it. I found these already crushed candy canes, and I thought they were a great timesaver. You can find it in the Christmas candy aisle. They are a lot more expensive at Amazon then you can find at the store, but at least you can see a picture of what I am talking about. I think I paid $2.00 a bag at Kroger.
After letting the grahams firm up in the fridge, then you can serve and enjoy!
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For 30 seconds intervals, allowing for a little less time if needed. Always stirring in between time in microwave!
It takes about 30 minutes to chill.
You can store this in an airtight container. I would recommend in the fridge, however, as long as it isn't near the stove or someplace warm, it will be fine.
I take the cracker and lay it in the melted chocolate. Then I use a fork to flip it over and make sure it is covered. I then scrap off any excess.
Make sure the chocolate is completely hard, then take the graham cracker and dip it into the almond bark, quickly. It won't take long to coat the end.
Peppermint Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
- 10 graham crackers broken into halves
- 12 oz chocolate chips semi-sweet
- 6 squares almond bark
- ½ cup candy cane crushed
- Semi-sweet chocolate in microwave safe container for 30 seconds, then stir. Melt more as needed going no more than 30 seconds a time
- Dip graham crackers into chocolate, coating them. Set on parchment or wax paper to cool. Stick in fridge until chocolate is hard
- Melt almond bark according to package directions in a microwave safe bowl
- Dip graham crackers into the almond bark, coating only about ¼ of the cracker
- Sprinkle crushed candy on top of almond bark
- Chill until firm