I was at Target the other day and saw some cute little chocolate covered graham crackers. They were tiny little crackers packaged individually. I almost grabbed a few for the kids' stockings. Then I thought, wait a minute. What do we have here? A small piece of graham cracker covered in chocolate.
I can do that!
So I melted some chocolate flavored Almond Bark and vanilla CandiQuick in the microwave, dipped some graham crackers in and sprinkled crushed up candy canes on top. Make sure you set them down to harden on parchment paper. I set a couple down on a plate and they were practically glued in place.
Well, yes it should have been easy, but there was a little incident with the CandiQuick.
I'm used to melting chocolate the old-fashioned way, in a glass bowl over simmering water. But since we now have a microwave, I thought I'd take a shortcut.
The CandiQuick didn't look close to being melted after the recommended 1 minute in the microwave, so I went for 2 minutes more.
The stuff turned burnt caramel color and bubbled up over the tray. The smell was awful. THEN I dumped the whole thing in the garbage and it burned a hole through the garbage bag! So much for my shortcut.
So lessoned learned. Do not overheat quick melt chocolate in the microwave. Or better yet, just do it the old-fashioned way on the stove.
Incident aside, this was a really simple way to make some delicious little treats. And let me tell you, they are lip-smacking good. Very much like a Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Mmmmmm.
I'm going to wrap some up all cute and put them in my kids' stockings.
If your kids are little detectives (you know, the ones you can't hide anything from) then you could easily make these after they've gone to bed on Christmas Eve.