No Way!!! Whole wheat graham crackers??? My husband LOVES these. He says they are SO MUCH BETTER than the store-bought graham crackers and he LOVED using them for S'Mores. This weekend, make some whole wheat S'Mores!!!
Crispy Graham Crackers
Since Friday's post is usually some type of family fun post and I usually try to post a recipe on Saturday...this week Friday and Saturday's post will be combined. The Friday post is S'Mores, because that is a FUN thing to do with your kids...and S'mores just symbolize the summer to me. Saturday's post is the actual graham crackers...so consider today TWO FOR ONE!!!
Crispy Graham Crackers
½ C butter-flavored Crisco
¾ C packed brown sugar
1 T honey
1 1/8 tsp vanilla
3 C finely ground and sifted whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ C milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On medium speed with an electric mixer, mix Crisco and brown sugar until crumbly. Add honey and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix. Add milk and mix to make a moist, crumbly mixture. Take a segment of the dough and squeeze it in your hand to squish it together. Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and place the dough on the plastic wrap. Lay another piece of plastic wrap on top of the dough. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out between the plastic wrap. Roll out dough until it is very thin. Cut the rolled dough to rectangles of desired size (I like 3 1/2 X6 in. approximately). Lift the plastic wrap on one corner of the dough rectangle so you can easily grab it. Peel the dough rectangle carefully from the plastic wrap and place on a greased cookie sheet. Take a fork and push ¾ way down into the dough to make break lines for the graham crackers. Do a vertical line horizontal in the middle, giving you four lines where you can break the graham crackers. Bake on an greased cookie sheet for 8-11…or until edges are golden brown and graham cracker is crispy. Remove from oven and let cool for about 2 minutes. Move to a wire rack to continue cooling. Makes 14-16 large graham crackers.
FYI...You can substitute Smart Butter for the Crisco and just increase baking time to 10-12 minutes. It will be a little gooier consistency as dough, but just a delicious baked!!!
whole wheat Crispy Graham Crackers
Milk chocolate candy bars (we have actually found that we like semi-sweet better!)
Prepare Crispy Graham Crackers. Roast a marshmallow. Break the graham cracker in half and put the roasted marshmallow in the middle of the graham cracker. Place a few squares of chocolate on the opposite side of the graham cracker (enough to cover the graham cracker). Put the two sides together and eat…YUM!!!