Homemade Graham Crackers

By Maria Lichty

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Josh has been wanting to make homemade graham crackers for quite some time. We finally moved them to the top of the baking list and conquered these tasty little crackers.

I am surprised at how easy they were! We used our trusty old food processor which made the task a breeze. The hardest part was letting the dough chill for an hour. We were anxious to sample them!

Once the dough was chilled, we rolled it out and used cookie cutters to cut the dough. We used a flower and a circle. Of course, you can cut the crackers into the traditional squares, but we are not traditional people:) We sprinkled some with cinnamon and sugar for fun and baked them for about 15 minutes.

They crisped up quite nicely. Once they cooled d
own a bit, I slathered some dark chocolate on a few of them. Why stop there??? So we got out the marshmallow cream and made S’mores. What a fun little treat to make! Next, we will try making homemade marshmallows. I can’t even imagine the two teaming up together. I am sure they will be the perfect pair.

Try making homemade graham crackers, they are SO much better than store bought ones!! And do sprinkle some with cinnamon and sugar…we really loved those!

Graham Crackers

½ cup all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces
2 T honey
1 T molasses
¼ cup water, plus a little more if it is too dry

Combine all the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Cut in the butter until the texture is dry and crumbly.

In a small bowl, mix the honey, molasses, and water. Mix with the dry ingredients until blended in the food processor. Pulse the dough until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, we used whole wheat flour for this part. Roll the dough out thin and cut with cookie cutters. Or you can do the traditional graham cracker shape. If you do this cut them into rectangles and poke each cracker with a fork. Place them on an cookie sheet. We used a Silpat.

Bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and crisp. Store in an air tight container. They will keep for awhile.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Amber-I am not sure where the recipe came from. It was in my stack of recipes. Of course we adapted and changed the one I had! We were pleased with the outcome!

    Kate-Thanks for the link! I will have to check it out!

  2. Those look delicious!

    I’ve been dying to make homemade marshmallows for some time, using marshmallow root instead of gelatin. It’s hard to come upon the original recipe which uses marshmallow root, so if you stumble across it, let me know!

  3. What an awesome idea. I have been intrigued by the idea of making my own graham crackers for a while. My husband would love it if I did.

    I like Stephanie’s idea of giving these away with homemade marshmallows.

  4. How are ya’ll not 100 lbs! If I ate all the tasty things you cooked I would blow up your house like Alice when she drinks from the wrong cup!

  5. These look like so much fun to make! I never imagined making them yourself…I think I just thought they were born in a box! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I’m excited that you posted this. We don’t get graham crackers here in australia and i come across recipes that I want to try (like smores) but cant. Now I can try making smores, Yay!

  7. Oh I love this recipe… I will definately try making these! Especially with the chocolate on top!

    I am surprised and happy about the small amount of sugar in these!
    Cute cookie cutter shapes, by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. These remind me so much of those chocolate-covered digestive biscuits I loved as a child. But you went and did it better by smooshing marshmallow in there! whooee!

  9. For some reason I thought graham crackers were made out of some special kind of flour.
    Thanks for showing us that they are easy to make at home – and from regular pantry items as well.
    They look wonderful, I love the shape.

  10. most impressive, maria! file graham crackers under “things i could make myself but am too lazy to attempt since storebought is good enough”… ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m planning on making my own marshmallows soon too. I’ve made them before, but never paired with homemade graham crackers. Those look great!

  12. Great idea! These look absolutely scrumptious. I love that you sandwiched them into a delicious chocolate and marshmallow combo as well.

  13. Oh wow, these are great! I’d definitely love to try making home-made graham crackers one day, thanks for sharing.


  14. I cannot wait to try this recipe. I’m thinking a basket with homemade cloth napkins, your graham crackers, and some hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts!!!!

  15. Woohoo now I have a graham cracker recipe to make! I’m so excited, I made homemade marshmallows which was eaiser then I thought and now I have this recipe to add to gift baskets.

  16. Yum! I’ve wanted to try making these and homemade marshmallows too. I’ll have to give them a try one of these days!

  17. I keep wanting to make homemade graham crackers and now you’ve convinced me to do it. I hate that every cracker and cookie in the store is full of high fructose and hydrogenated oils, so I love the homemade versions of goodies. Gonna try this recipe.

  18. I was going to make graham crackers today. I have never made them before. So I am checking out your site and I saw your fabulous recipe here and wow, I got right up and made them. The dough is chilling in the fridge.

  19. Wow, this is something I’ve never thougt of! I’m definitely going to try these. I”m sure my little girls will love them.

  20. I made a batch of these last night with my kids. We used our holiday cookie cutters and they turned out so cute. And so tasty!

  21. I’m totally into this recipe… completely infatuated, really. One question, how many grahams does this recipe make? I’m not prepared to have 5 billion of these babies in my kitchen… that may be a bit much for one mouth.

  22. I made this today and they turned out great! The best graham cracker recipe I’ve tried so far. I made cheesecake with a graham cracker crust from these; so good!

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