Graham Cracker Heart {Recipe}

graham cracker Recipe

Chocolate and and February go together like peas and carrots, Forrest and Jenny, Pinterest and Football. They’re a good match. I pretty much could eat my way through February but as I shared last week in my granola bar recipe I’m trying to eat more real food when possible. To help with that a little, I got this awesome book for Christmas and in honor of the month of chocolate and love, I whipped up a little Valentine’s Day Treat. RealSnacks Book

I didn’t even know you could make your own graham crackers but you can and I did. They’re slightly more cookie-like than Nabisco, but that is not a bad thing. Here’s another handy-dandy Printable Recipe for you so let’s start cooking! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 Cup Spelt Four
  • 5 Tablespoons Cold Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Spelt Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate of your choice
  • Sprinkles

Chunk up five tablespoons of butter and add it to the first half cup of spelt flour. Mix with the paddle attachment on a stand mixer until all combined.Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

Then combine the remaining dry ingredients and throw those in the mixer too. Mix until crumbly and combined. homemade graham cracker

Then just whisk the honey, milk and vanilla together until it looks just heavenly. Resist the urge to sip it up with a straw.

Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

Add that to the mixer and combine until it forms a sticky dough. Licking the bowl at this point is totally ok.

Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

This is the part that starts to take a bit more time. Divide the dough into 2 portions and flatten then each out to about an inch thick then, wrap in plastic wrap and pop them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The book says you can keep it in there for up to 48 hours.

Homemade Graham Cracker Then just roll it out to about 1/8 thick. Use lots of flour- this dough is sticky!

Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

Poke holes in the dough with a fork, then just cut out your hearts.Homemade Graham Cracker

Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1/2 inch apart and pop them back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.

Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

Then just bake in a 350 degree oven for about 14 minutes (turn at 10 minutes) and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Melt your chocolate and dip. I used milk, but I think darker would have been even better. Then just throw on your sprinkle and let the chocolate set.

Homemade Natural Graham Cracker RecipeHomemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

I wish you could taste these. They have the most amazing texture. If you’re in the Murfreesboro area and wondering where to get spelt and whole wheat flour, stop what you’re doing right now and go to Wild Flours. They freshly milled my flour the day before I made these crackers and it was beyond Ah-Mahzing. Real, fresh grains make these out of this world. I speak the truth.

Homemade Graham Cracker

Freshly milled or not, because these are all real ingredients you can taste them all- the honey, the sugar, the butter and vanilla. Warn your mama before you make these, because you may have to smack her.

Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

These are the cutest little gift when they are wrapped up. Don’t tell my work friends, they may be getting these as treats soon.Homemade Natural Graham Cracker Recipe

Just a quick thank you to those of you who contacted me after the granola bar recipe last week saying “more please!” Maybe in the next few weeks I’ll share something that does NOT contain chocolate, but no promises.

Have you started Valentine baking yet? What’s your favorite treat? Do you need some more Valentine inspirations? Please check out Love of Family & Home,  The Francis Family BlogHouse of RoseBlissfully Ever After,  Crafty, Scrappy, HappyDesign, Dining & DiapersOur Fifth HouseI Love You More Than Carrots and Liz Marie Blog for the last week of the Dog Days of Winter Link Party. It has been so much fun!!

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