There are a lot of recipes for graham crackers covered with chocolate. I’ve eaten enough of them myself. It’s an easy treat to make and I like the crunch you get from the graham cracker. So I thought I’d make some, since the hubby and I were going on a picnic with friends.
Since I was in charge of a main dish and a sweet, I thought the graham treat would be perfect. No need for a plate or fork, just fingers, and something beyond a cookie. And since it was going to be our dessert, I needed to fancy it up some. I always have chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in the pantry, so they partnered up. Then came the toffee bits because I had half a bag that needed to be used soon. And of course, salted peanuts.
But whenever I see other recipes for chocolate covered grahams, they’re always in perfect rectangles because after coating the crackers with chocolate, they break apart into their original shape. Didn’t happen for me. One, I think the amount of chocolate, plus butterscotch was quite thick. But I loved that. It made it taste more like a candy bar. Two, I used a generic house brand of grahams. I do notice that the name brands are harder and sturdier, so if you want perfect rectangles, maybe use a name brand. Nonetheless, I liked my version. I just broke them into random pieces like a bark. After all, taste beats shape. And they disappeared really quickly, so I guess everyone thought that’s how they’re supposed to look!
- 7-8 whole graham crackers
- 1½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup butterscotch morsels
- ½ cup salted peanuts, rough chopped
- 1/3 cup Heath Bits O’Brickle Toffee Bits
Line the pan with parchment paper on all sides with some overhang to lift it out. Place the graham crackers to fit on the bottom. You’ll need to break a couple in half to fit the whole bottom.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring each time. Do not overheat. Once it starts melting half way, stirring will help it to keep melting. Set aside and do the same to the butterscotch morsels.
Quickly spread the chocolate over the crackers. Drizzle the melted butterscotch over the chocolate and swirl around with a butter knife. Sprinkle toffee bits first, then peanuts on top. Gently press the peanuts into chocolate.
Cool completely until chocolate hardens. Remove from pan and break into random pieces.