Homemade Chocolate Crackers: A Guest Post for A Little Bit of Everything

 

My dear friend, Roxana, of A Little Bit of Everything has been vacationing with her family for the last couple of weeks.  Her friends have happily taken turns “housesitting” and sharing some of their own recipes.  Today, I’m excited to take my turn and be surrounded by sweet, delicious treats and of course to be in the company of her readers.

I created these crackers especially for my visit at Roxana’s blog and I am just so pleased with them.

Chocolate Crackers.

Not sweet cookies but smooth, light crackers with just the right amount of chocolate flavor.  They are wonderful on their own, or with raspberry jam but I would love to serve them with ice cream next time.

I explain the inspiration for these crackers, as well as the recipe at Roxana’s blog (update: recipe below) and I hope you’ll like them enough to try them, too.  You will not be disappointed!

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Homemade Chocolate Crackers
 
There are so many ways to enjoy these chocolate crackers–with ice cream, with peanut butter or on their own, they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F. (For my convection oven, I bake at 425°F.)
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt until combined. Add the pieces of chilled butter and process until the butter is no longer discernible in the mixture, a few seconds. With the food processor on, add the milk and process until the dough comes together.
  3. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead it for about 5-6 minutes. Don’t be afraid to sprinkle more flour if the dough becomes a bit sticky as you knead it. Shape the dough into a ball and cut in half.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out one half of the dough on an inverted baking pan. I use a half sheet size pan and roll out as thinly as I can until the dough comes close to the edges of the pan. Repeat for second half.
  5. Pierce the surface of the dough with a fork and score it with a knife into serving-size pieces. Mine are about the size of Saltine crackers.
  6. Bake on the sheet pan for 10-12 minutes or until the uneven edges turn dark brown and your kitchen begins to smell like chocolate. Make sure to rotate the pan halfway through baking. I bake the dough in two batches to make sure they bake evenly but you can try baking both batches at the same time.
  7. Slide out the baked cracker sheet onto a cooling rack and make sure to let it cool completely so the crackers are crisp.
  8. Use a large knife to cut the crackers in uniform pieces using the scoring as a guide. Each half dough will make about 20-25 crackers plus the extra from the uneven edges

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By the way, the Le Creuset Pairings contest is still going on.  I would appreciate your votes my “liking” by image on Pinterest! Please click here for the link.  Thank you! 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I already commented at Roxana’s, but I’ll say it again here – your cookies look delicious, Jean! Can’t wait to try them :).

  2. These crackers look wonderful! Going to check them out now!

  3. Jean – these look incredible!!! Love the photos. What a lovely guest post!! Will be popping over today to see your post on her site. Have a great day!!

  4. these sound amazing, i need to try them!

  5. I can think of a ton of ways to eat this treat, they look great!

  6. I never had chocolate crackers before. What an interesting recipe you have Jean. I would love to try this one!

  7. I’ve never had chocolate crackers I think. Honestly I get bored (maybe kids even get bored) with kids’ “healthy” cracker option. Mainly cheddar cheese and multigrain crackers. I’d love to see this in my pantry! Okay off to Roxana’s blog. :-)

  8. MMMM those are just beautiful and so tasty looking Jean! this would be gone in just a few minutes!:)) Going to check you guest post!
    btw Amazing photos!

  9. Yum, these look great! I could eat a whole batch in one sitting.

  10. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Love these chocolate crackers, Jean. Your photos are just wonderful. I love a simple and not overly sweet treat. I’m off to see Roxy’s blog now. xx

  11. Those look lovely! I’ve never had chocolate crackers, but I’m sure I’d enjoy those.

    Heeading over to Roxana’s blog.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  12. hi there! Visiting from Roxanna’s site! Love your guest post and these chocolate crackers are to die for! I need to leave your site quickly before I get hungry again! I will definitely be back!

  13. Beautiful Jean! I don’t think I’ve ever tried a chocolate cracker, they sound wonderful;-). I’ll go check out the recipe now. Lovely photos;-)

  14. Wow, these are gorgeous!!! Your photography is just stunning…and these crackers sound amazing :)

  15. My favorite cracker in a chocolate version? Yes please!! Though I’m afraid with my ultra carb cravings lately I’d not be able to stop at 3… or 4… etc!!!

  16. I’m all for homemade food and I might have to try these. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

  17. Can’t wait to check out the recipe.

  18. I commented over there first but these photos are stunning :)

  19. Yum! These crackers sound delicious and look super tasty. Congrats on making foodbuzz top 9 with this recipe.

  20. I just love these! And love the photos as well…beautiful!

  21. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, as are the crackers. Heading over to Roxanna’s now.

  22. Hi Jean, sorry for being a little late to leave this comment.
    Thank you for “baby sitting” my blog. You know how much I love crackers and I can’t wait to give these babies a try.

  23. I have a recipe for homemade weight watchers type ice cream sandwiches with chocolate graham crackers and cool whip… I wonder if the homemade ones would be better for me?!?

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