Chocolate Coating for Graham Crackers



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Dee Randall

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My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened enough
to eat without coating our hands. It was thin, but not brittle. I have occasionally, but seldom,
seen these in "Borders" at the coffee counter.

I would like to make something similar, but don't want to put a packaged frothy frosting or a
"boiled to a certain degree candy-like" fudge on top.

Does anyone have any ideas about this or remember their mom doing the same and have a suggestion?

Thanks, Dee
 
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Penmart01

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>"Dee Randall" writes:
>
>My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
>enough to eat without coating our hands. It was thin, but not brittle. I have occasionally, but
>seldom, seen these in "Borders" at the coffee counter.
>
>I would like to make something similar, but don't want to put a packaged frothy frosting or a
>"boiled to a certain degree candy-like" fudge on top.
>
>Does anyone have any ideas about this or remember their mom doing the same and have a suggestion?

Try with a schmear of PB.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,chocolate+covered+graham+cracker,FF.html

CHOCOLATE COVERED GRAHAM CRACKERS from COOKS.COM

Graham crackers1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips1 c. milk chocolate chipsParaffin Melt semi-sweet and
milk chocolate chips over hot but not boiling water. Add a little paraffin to thin slightly. Dip
graham crackers in mixture, completely coating (don't let them get soggy). Remove and place on wax
paper. Let cool until coating sets.
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Nancy Young

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Dee Randall wrote:

> Does anyone have any ideas about this or remember their mom doing the same and have a suggestion?

How about checking out a candy/cake supply store. They sell 'chocolate' discs, I forget what they
are called. The word Coating comes to mind, but I'm super not sure. I checked out Wilton, they call
them Candy Melts. I took a little candy making class once, we made things like peanut butter cups,
etc with them, they tasted great.

nancy
 
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Alex Rast

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at Tue, 03 Feb 2004 12:49:09 GMT in <[email protected]>,
deedoveyatshenteldotnet (Dee Randall) wrote :

>My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
>enough to eat without coating our hands. It was thin, but not brittle. I have occasionally, but
>seldom, seen these in "Borders" at the coffee counter.

What you are describing is what is known as "compound coating" - chocolate that's been combined with
a certain amount of another vegetable fat, generally palm kernel. Using palm kernel oil instead of
cocoa butter raises the melting point, so it doesn't melt in your hands so readily, and also softens
the consistency so it isn't as hard as pure chocolate. You can find it in some supermarkets with
bulk bins, usually as discs. Guittard is one of the larger manufacturers of compound coating. They
also make good "regular" chocolate for coating graham crackers, which goes by the name of
"couverture". Couverture, unlike compound coating, uses only cocoa butter, and has a large amount of
it. It does melt in your hands, and it hardens to a fully hard, brittle shell. In addition, it's
more fussy to work with because you have to "temper" it. Its advantage is that it tastes
significantly better than compound coating. Couverture is usually easier to find for the home chef -
virtually all quality eating chocolate is couverture, as are the broken-up chunks of chocolate you
see in other bulk bins in other supermarkets.

One easy place to get compound coating online is http://www.bakerscandc.com. It may be easier going
that way than asking your supermarket clerk, who as likely as not is going to be clueless.

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Dimitri

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"PENMART01" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> >"Dee Randall" writes:
> >
> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
> >enough to eat without coating our hands. It was thin, but not brittle. I have occasionally, but
> >seldom, seen these in "Borders" at the coffee counter.
> >
> >I would like to make something similar, but don't want to put a packaged frothy frosting or a
> >"boiled to a certain degree candy-like" fudge on
top.
> >
> >Does anyone have any ideas about this or remember their mom doing the
same
> >and have a suggestion?
>
> Try with a schmear of PB.

And an ice cold glass of extra rich milk.

Dimitri
 
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Frogleg

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On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall"
<deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:

>My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
>enough to eat without coating our hands.

Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm pretty sure I
remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
 
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Sf

Guest
On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg
<[email protected]> wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
>
> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
> >enough to eat without coating our hands.
>
> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm pretty sure
> I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.

Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.

Practice safe eating - always use condiments
 
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Frogleg

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On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:33:21 GMT, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
>>
>> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
>> >enough to eat without coating our hands.
>>
>> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm pretty
>> sure I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
>
>Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.

I hunted the web to check, and didn't find anything. Nabsico has a chocolate-FLAVORED version, which
wouldn't be the same at all.

Glad to see both that my memory wasn't failing (more than usual) and that the passing of time
baffles others. :)
 
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Jmk

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On 2/6/2004 6:00 AM, Frogleg wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:33:21 GMT, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>>On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
>>>
>>> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which hardened
>>> >enough to eat without coating our hands.
>>>
>>> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm pretty
>>> sure I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
>>
>>Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.
>
>
> I hunted the web to check, and didn't find anything. Nabsico has a chocolate-FLAVORED version,
> which wouldn't be the same at all.
>
> Glad to see both that my memory wasn't failing (more than usual) and that the passing of time
> baffles others. :)

Most coffee shops have them. Why don't you ask where they get their chocolate covered
graham crakers?

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jmk in NC
 
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Sf

Guest
On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 11:00:52 GMT, Frogleg
<[email protected]> wrote:

> On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:33:21 GMT, sf <no[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
> >>
> >> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers with chocolate which
> >> >hardened enough to eat without coating our hands.
> >>
> >> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm pretty
> >> sure I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
> >
> >Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.
>
> I hunted the web to check, and didn't find anything. Nabsico has a chocolate-FLAVORED version,
> which wouldn't be the same at all.
>
> Glad to see both that my memory wasn't failing (more than usual) and that the passing of time
> baffles others. :)

Sorry to hear they (Nabisco's) aren't around anymore... they were a real treat!

Practice safe eating - always use condiments
 
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Lawrence Gilbur

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I can buy chocolate covered graham crackers at the local walmart...they don;t have them all the
time, but they do show pretty regular in the cookie section...LG

news:[email protected]...
> On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 11:00:52 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:33:21 GMT, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > >On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers
with
> > >> >chocolate which hardened enough to eat without coating our hands.
> > >>
> > >> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm
> > >> pretty sure I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
> > >
> > >Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.
> >
> > I hunted the web to check, and didn't find anything. Nabsico has a chocolate-FLAVORED version,
> > which wouldn't be the same at all.
> >
> > Glad to see both that my memory wasn't failing (more than usual) and that the passing of time
> > baffles others. :)
>
> Sorry to hear they (Nabisco's) aren't around anymore... they were a real treat!
>
>
> Practice safe eating - always use condiments
 
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Sf

Guest
Aha... look in the cookie section, not the crackers!

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On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 10:13:31 GMT, "Lawrence Gilburtson" <[email protected]> wrote:

> I can buy chocolate covered graham crackers at the local walmart...they don;t have them all the
> time, but they do show pretty regular in the cookie section...LG
>
> >
> > Sorry to hear they (Nabisco's) aren't around anymore... they were a real treat!
> >
> >

Practice safe eating - always use condiments
 
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Nancyjaye

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Don't the Keebler Elves cover their graham crackers in chocolate??

NancyJaye

"sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 11:00:52 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:33:21 GMT, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > >On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers
with
> > >> >chocolate which hardened enough to eat without coating our hands.
> > >>
> > >> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm
> > >> pretty sure I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
> > >
> > >Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.
> >
> > I hunted the web to check, and didn't find anything. Nabsico has a chocolate-FLAVORED version,
> > which wouldn't be the same at all.
> >
> > Glad to see both that my memory wasn't failing (more than usual) and that the passing of time
> > baffles others. :)
>
> Sorry to hear they (Nabisco's) aren't around anymore... they were a real treat!
>
>
> Practice safe eating - always use condiments
 
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Wayne Boatwrigh

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"NancyJaye" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> Don't the Keebler Elves cover their graham crackers in chocolate??
>
> NancyJaye

They do indeed, and I bet they lick their fingers, too! <G>

>
>
> "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
>> On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 11:00:52 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > On Fri, 06 Feb 2004 04:33:21 GMT, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
>> >
>> > >On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:45:58 GMT, Frogleg <[email protected]> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> On Tue, 3 Feb 2004 07:49:09 -0500, "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> >My mom in 1940 used to coat/frost regular boxed graham crackers
> with
>> > >> >chocolate which hardened enough to eat without coating our hands.
>> > >>
>> > >> Didn't there used to be chocolate-covered graham crackers available commercially? I'm
>> > >> pretty sure I remember them, and my mother didn't dabble in chocolate.
>> > >
>> > >Yes and call me hopelessly lost in the past, but I thougnt they still exsited.
>> >
>> > I hunted the web to check, and didn't find anything. Nabsico has a chocolate-FLAVORED version,
>> > which wouldn't be the same at all.
>> >
>> > Glad to see both that my memory wasn't failing (more than usual) and that the passing of time
>> > baffles others. :)
>>
>> Sorry to hear they (Nabisco's) aren't around anymore... they were a real treat!
>>
>>
>> Practice safe eating - always use condiments
>
>
 
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Blake Murphy

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On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 04:02:22 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
<[email protected]> wrote:

>"NancyJaye" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
>
>> Don't the Keebler Elves cover their graham crackers in chocolate??
>>
>> NancyJaye
>
>They do indeed, and I bet they lick their fingers, too! <G>
>
>>
not only that, but i think they're undocumented aliens.

your pal, zontar