We might not be clear on who invented the delectable graham crackers we know and love or who started using them in dessert recipes, but we owe them a lot for showing us the way. These buttery, crumbly cookies can be used for scrumptious creations that satisfy your sweet tooth.
Graham crackers are used as the base of several desserts to give them that crunchiness that makes everything better. You must have tried your hands at baked and no-bake pies and cheesecakes using these cookies as a base, and we are sure they must have turned out a crowd-pleaser every single time.
However, why not try these dessert recipes for some variation? Your kids will go gaga over the new desserts, which you can easily make using store-bought or homemade graham crackers.
1. Graham Cracker Ice Cream
Give your regular ice cream a twist with graham crackers. Create your ice cream with vanilla extract, condensed milk, and whipped cream. Then, add the coarsely crushed graham crackers to the ice cream mix to add a hint of crunchiness. For more flavor, mix in store-bought or homemade blueberry jam (or any seasonal berry) to elevate it further.
2. Coconut Graham Cracker Cookies
Try making this quick coconut dessert with graham crackers for a healthy treat for your kids. You only need crushed graham crackers, condensed milk, and chocolate chips. Mix them all and make balls out of the mixture. Then, roll them around in coconut flakes and bake them until they are golden.
3. Peanut Butter Graham Bars
Your kids will love making this dessert. It’s easy and quick and requires no baking. Just mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, butter, and milk. Then, pour it over graham cracker squares on a pan and layer it with melted chocolate chips and peanut butter. Now refrigerate the bars until set, and you will have a delicious dessert in no time.
4. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
These caramel apple cheesecake bars are a decadent, no-fuss dessert with graham crackers perfect for serving at large gatherings. The best part is that along with graham crackers, kids’ favorite pretzels are also a star ingredient in this dish. This dessert has a crust of graham cracker crumbs, crushed pretzels, and sugar. Cheesecake bars are then placed on the crust and topped with apple slices and oats. Once baked to perfection, caramel sauce is drizzled on top to complete this sweet treat.
5. Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Another kid-friendly dessert recipe with graham crackers is peanut butter banana bites. It is an excellent option for a mid-day treat or a post-meal dessert for your littles. The graham crackers make the filling and coating of these peanut butter banana bites for that sweet, crunchy, and delicious goodness. You can even dip them in chocolate and coat them with cracker crumbs.
6. Graham Cracker Layer Cake
If you and your kiddos love to eat graham crackers, you will fall head over heels with this dessert recipe. Make your standard yellow cake, but add graham cracker crumbs instead of just flour. Top the cake with whipped ganache and devour this tasty treat post-meal.
So, grab your kids and make some of these fuss-free dessert recipes with graham crackers. Also, don’t forget to drop your favorite dessert recipe from this list in the comments section below.