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.
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
Then just whisk the honey, milk and vanilla together until it looks just heavenly. Resist the urge to sip it up with a straw.
Add that to the mixer and combine until it forms a sticky dough. Licking the bowl at this point is totally ok.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Blog, House of Rose, Blissfully Ever After, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy, Design, Dining & Diapers, Our Fifth House, I 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!!