I don’t know about you, but I love graham crackers slathered in peanut butter. They make a really great snack and satisfy a sweet craving quickly. I also love those chocolate dipped graham crackers you get at Starbucks. Mmmm. So when a friend of mine mentioned combining all that wonderfulness into a homemade candy bar I was sold. These are very easy to make and kids and adults alike will love them!
I did also try putting Nutella in the middle of these but it has a much thinner consistency than peanut butter does so it didn’t work too well. I tried combining the peanut butter and Nutella but it was still pretty thin. It is doable for die hard Nutella fans like me though. :)
Notes: I’ve also included a no frills video below that shows how I shake the excess chocolate off the bars to keep the melted chocolate from pooling. Nothing exciting, but hopefully it’s helpful to some of you. :)
My kids loved these, but my 13 year old was infatuated. He keeps asking when I am making more!
Easy Homemade Candy Bars
peanut butter (you can mix with Nutella if you like)
Ghirardelli dipping chocolate or almond bark
Cut graham crackers into individual pieces using a sharp knife. You can break them with your fingers, but sometimes they don’t break evenly. Your best bet is to use a knife.
Spread one cracker with peanut butter, then place another graham cracker on top of it. Smooth the sides where peanut butter may have seeped out. Use extra peanut butter to make them even all the way around the cracker sandwich.
I used Ghirardelli melting chocolate I got from Sam’s Club. Awesome stuff. You can use almond bark or other melted chocolate as well.
Use appetizer tongs to dip in melted chocolate. Shake off the excess (see video below) and place on a lined with wax paper cookie sheet and allow chocolate to set.
You can see that the bars toward the top of the picture had too much chocolate causing a pool on the cookie sheet. The ones toward the bottom of the photo are the ones that I shook back and forth first. See the video below.
Here’s the video :)
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