American Classics

Lost classic desserts from our wide and varied past.

American Classics: Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Sure, you can buy chocolate graham crackers at the store, but making them at home is super-easy. As a bonus, when you make your own graham cracker dough, you can cut out your crackers into whatever shape you please! The eggless, easy-to-roll-out dough makes baking time fun with even the littlest kitchen helper.

Like their store-bought counterparts, these graham crackers have a mild chocolatey flavor while still retaining that slightly salty, honey-tinged wheatiness of a regular graham cracker. Make chocolate-chocolate s'mores, or chocolate moon pies. Got leftovers? Turn those cookies into pie crust!

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie, a Midtown Lunch contributor, and co-author of New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks. You can follow her on Twitter at @BlondieBrownie.

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