Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Like your graham crackers with peanut butter or with chocolate? It’s all here in these low carb chocolate-covered graham cracker and peanut butter sandwich cookies!

Low Carb Peanut Butter Graham Crackers covered in Chocolate

Graham crackers are the ultimate snack food.  You might have thought it was potato chips or popcorn or some other sort of salty, crispy snack, but I will stick to my guns and say graham crackers trump all other snacks.  They’re crisp, they’re portable, they aren’t overly sweet and kids love them.   They’re also very comforting.  When my nephew was one or two, he carried graham crackers around with him everywhere.  I mean everywhere, one or two squares always in his hand, getting soggy and dirty as he played and ran and chased his friends.  They even show up in a number of his baby and toddler photos and his mother came to believe they were a sort of security blanket for him.  See?  The ultimate, comforting snack food.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers freshly dipped

So for today’s Makeover Monday, we’re doing low carb, gluten-free graham crackers.  Yes, graham crackers have been “done” on All Day I Dream About Food, but not like this.  These are graham crackers like you’ve never seen them before.  They are like graham crackers on crack.  Crack crackers. With chocolate.  And peanut butter.  Aha, now I’ve got your attention!

Low Carb Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers

I wanted to feature graham crackers again because I’ve improved my recipe.  I’ve found that baking them at a higher temp and then drying them out a bit at a lower temp gives them that tender crisp quality that is so essential for a graham cracker.  Also for a while now, I’ve been thinking of making chocolate-covered grahams for my kids.  That’s all I was going to do, but then I thought how much I love graham crackers and peanut butter.  That was my go-to pregnancy snack with my first two kids.  It was with my third too, until I discovered I had gestational diabetes.  Have you ever had it?  Seriously delicious and the ultimate ultimate snack food!

So why not make little graham cracker peanut butter sandwiches and cover THOSE with chocolate?  In a word:  heavenly.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers #lowcarb #glutenfree

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Yield: Approx 24 small sandwich cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Graham Crackers – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Love peanut butter or chocolate with your graham crackers? How about both? Low carb, gluten-free peanut butter graham sandwiches coated in rich dark chocolate.

Ingredients

    Crackers:
  • 2 cups almond flour (Honeyville)
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener or other erythritol
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Chocolate Dip:
  • 5 oz high % cacao chocolate, chopped (use Lindt or Scharffen Berger for best results)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla or toffee-flavoured stevia (optional, for added sweetness)

Instructions

  1. For the crackers, preheat oven to 300F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Stir in egg, melted butter, molasses and vanilla extract until dough comes together.
  3. Turn dough out onto a large piece of parchment paper and pat into a rough rectangle. Top with another piece of parchment. Roll out dough as evenly as possible to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  4. Remove top parchment and use a sharp knife or a pizza wheel to score into squares of desired size (small are easier to dip in chocolate so about 2x2 inches). Transfer the entire piece of parchment onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until just beginning to brown and firm up. Remove crackers and let cool 30 minutes, then break up along score marks. Lower oven temperature to 200F and return crackers to bake another 20 to 30 minutes, until crisp.
  6. Remove and let cool completely.
  7. For the filling, spread one cracker with about 1 tsp of peanut butter. Top with another cracker. Repeat with remaining crackers. Place crackers on a baking sheet and freeze at least 30 minutes.
  8. For the chocolate dip, melt chocolate with butter in small saucepan until smooth. Add flavoured stevia, if using.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  10. Using a fork, dip one peanut butter cracker at a time into chocolate, flipping to make sure it is completely covered. Lift out with fork and tap against the side of the pan to remove excess chocolate.
  11. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining crackers.
  12. Freeze crackers 20 minutes to set chocolate.

Notes

Serves 12 (24 cookies total). Each serving has 11 g of carbs and 4 g of fiber. total NET CARBS = 7 g.

287 Calories; 26g Fat (74.8% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 139mg Sodium.

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Comments

  1. Carolyn – I am always so impressed by your ability to recreate low-carb treat! These look incredibly good!

  2. I’m not a chocolate and peanut butter fan, but I love graham crackers and peanut butter so yup, I think these look delicious.

  3. It’s like you read my mind! I have been craving graham crackers and wondered if they could be made low carb and gluten free. Can’t wait to try these!

  4. Robin Morelock says:

    I’ve been wondering, when a recipe calls for high % cacao chocolate, is that unsweetened or bittersweet or does it only come one way? Also, where do you get your chocolate?

    Thank you!

  5. These sound so perfect! I can’t wait to try these out, thanks! :)

  6. I love these little low-carb snack bites, Carolyn! They look so delicious!

  7. Be still my heart! Another to-die-for creation. Thank you. I’m with you on loving graham crackers.

    Can you help with a chocolate dip recipe using unsweetened baker’s chocolate & cocoa butter that would be the right consistency for dipping? Thanks.

  8. Hi…this sounds lovely but having never made crackers before I was wondering: do these go in the oven on a greased flat baking sheet or something else?

    • My apologies, I wasn’t clear. YOu need to transfer the whole sheet of parchment with the crackers onto a baking sheet. I will fix that tomorrow to make it more clear!

  9. Oh yeah these look sinful. I’m sure I could eat 20 of these in one sitting. Very dangerous but even still I’d better snag this recipe to try. Oh well the holidays are coming up. We’re all entitled to splurge – right?

  10. What a makeover, those sound amazing!

  11. Even though I have long grown out of it, a childhood peanut allergy means I never developed a taste for peanut butter. But I’m all over chocolate covered graham crackers, and can’t wait to give them a try.

  12. This looks HEAVENLY!

  13. Wow – Carolyn! These look amazing! I hope to share on FB later today.

  14. OMG amazing! on my list this week

  15. This may be a stupid question but do you use smooth natural peanut butter(the no sugar kind)?

    Thanks!

  16. jane tiffen says:

    Tried these today and couldn’t get the chocolate to be runny enough to dip, Added water – big mistake! It became very lumpy so just spread on top and will serve to grandchildren tomorrow. How did you get the chocolate to be so smooth???

    • when you add water to melted chocolate, it can make it seize. Sounds weird but you actually need to keep adding water, 1 tbsp at a time, to get to un-seize. What brand of chocolate did you use? However, in future, I’d suggest more butter or oil before adding water. What brand of chocolate did you use? Lindt 90% always melts very thinly so that’s what I usually use, but Scharffen Berger works well too.

      • jane tiffen says:

        Thanks Carolyn. Will be trying these again. My husband had a “sample” and said they were excellent. Will use Lindt or Scharffen Berger on the next attempt.

        • Lindt 90% would be my best suggestion. And it might help to melt it in a metal bowl set over a pot of boiling water. I have a gas range and can keep the temp really low, but electric might heat the pot a lot, causing the chocolate to seize more easily.

  17. Love these, Carolyn! Looks delish! :)

  18. Just made these–they’re in the freezer setting the chocolate. The chocolate, however, never got to a nice “dippable” consistency (I used SunSpire Fair Trade 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips). And it was compounded by seizing after adding the 1/4 tsp. of liquid toffee stevia (no surprise, since water will make chocolate seize–I should have thought of that). I slowly added about another tablespoon of butter to the chocolate & it loosened up again. What I’m not sure of at this point is whether the chocolate will firm up enough because of the additional butter. Remains to be seen. Next time I’ll use the Linda (which actually is my favorite chocolate in the world!), or the Scharffen Berger.

    Also, do these need to be stored in the refrigerator?

    Thanks for a great-looking recipe–even my husband who doesn’t care for sweets is looking forward to these!

    • Bad typing–will use “Lindt”!

    • Sorry about that. I am going to amend the recipe right now to specify Lindt or Scharffen Berger, since it sounds like others are not working out that well! Yes, store them in the fridge. They are actually pretty great right out of the freezer too!

      • Although mine didn’t come out “pretty”, and I had to spread it on the crackers, they were absolutely delicious! They need to stay in the ‘fridge, though, because the chocolate does start to soften within about 5 minutes or so, probably because of the extra butter I had to put in. Will definitely make these again–I’m afraid once my son discovers them, I’ll be making another batch very soon!

        • Glad the flavour was good. Definitely try Lindt 90% if you can find it. Of all the chocolate out there, it seems to melt the most liquidy, making it really easy to dip.

  19. Thanks for another great recipe. I just found out that my A1C is elevated, following my second round of gestational diabetes, so I’m determined to keep eating a lower carb diet to be healthier. It’s so much easier thanks to you. I now have a seven-week-old in addition to my two-year-old, so my ability to complete things (including this recipe) is suffering! I left my graham cracker squares on the cookie sheet yesterday, ready for pb and chocolate. Then I noticed that my husband and son were snacking on them. In the words of my husband, “Wow! Low carb? These are really good…” So I decided to forgo the extra steps and just enjoy the graham crackers. I crumbled one on top of my greek yogurt, which made it extra tasty :)

    • Yeah, the crackers are really great on their own too. I love them with just PB, but I will have to try your trick of sprinkling on Greek yogurt.

  20. My world is now complete. Must make this SOON!

  21. always looking for low carb sweets. they look yummy!

  22. Love your recipes. I’m so glad to find that this recipes has no flax.

  23. I’ve been craving graham crackers recently. Thought I’d have to give them up for good. I’ll have to try to bake these soon.

  24. I am going to make these Graham crackers for my pumpkin chiffon pie’s crust. I also sometimes really, REALLY want a Graham cracker Thank you for perfecting them!

    [I guess Graham should be capitalized; they trace back to Sylvester Graham's Graham wafers.]

  25. charlotte says:

    these look so awsome! i am going to make these today!

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