The sous chef and I made some really fun little treats and we’re calling them Grahamookies.  I’d ordered chocolate graham crackers for another project and this recipe was on the side of the box.

Lay graham crackers on a piece of parchment on a rimmed half sheet cookie pan.  We were making chocolate so that’s the cracker we used.  Next we melted 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of cream in the microwave.  We started out at 30 seconds and then gave it a good stir and did it for an additional 30 seconds, continuing until the ganache was smooth and glossy.

Let the ganache cool a smidgy bit and then spread it on each cracker.  Work in sections so the chocolate doesn’t harden too quickly.  The sous chef took all his aggression out on a cup of pretzels in a zip lock bag to sprinkle on top.  Next we sprinkled on Jimmys, but you can use any kind of sprinkles you like.  Finally we added a few baking sized M&M’s left over from Christmas.

The crackers needed to spend about 30 minutes in the refrigerator to firm up.

The sous chef and I had a good time decorating the grahamookies.  We came up with all sorts of ideas.  On regular graham crackers, you could melt peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips.  The same toppings would be excellent on them.   Or we would probably chop up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on one or Butterfingers.  Anything would work.  Jimmys and sprinkles really have no flavor, so you can have fun without flavor conflict.  Give this a try the next time you have little helpers around.

* From the Recipe Box:

There are so many variations to this recipe.  You can make something with the chocolate graham crackers or with the honey graham crackers.  The kids love to help decorating.

We upped the recipe a bit.  Why wouldn’t we?  The recipe on the box was 8 chocolate grahams, 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and 8 miniature pretzel twists, crushed.  That’s merely a taste.

and remember what Pee Wee Herman said:  I know you are, but what am I?    Big kiss, Lynn


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