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Insta-Grahams

Here is the s’mores modern rival. A hands-on tasty graham cracker-based treat that is perfect for a digital age. This hybrid is a clash of s’mores and the classic baked graham cracker toffee. These easy breezy snacks are loaded with kid-friendly toppings and only take a few minutes to assemble into creative iPhone-sized pieces. The variations are pretty much endless and only limited by imagination.

White Chocolate Selfie Insta-Graham

My nephew Uri with his Insta-Graham titled “White Chocolate Selfie.”

Norm’s Notes: Let Me Take a Selfie

When I visit my sister, I cook. I cook a lot! Feeding this crew is no easy task. She has five handsome young sons and one awesome husband who I’m lucky to call my brother-in law. I love the challenge of feeding this many people balanced meals and it is my pleasure to give them a break from the stove and add some variation to their usual diet.

The boys all love to watch me simmer away in the kitchen and I’m constantly in search of things that the party of five can all help make. So during my most recent weekend visit, almost on cue, serendipity stepped in and brought us the Insta-Graham. The creation was a true family affair. My sister provided the initial concept, the boys gave the flavor combos and names, and my brother in-law captured all of the fun on camera.  The three flavors are just the beginning of what you can do. Try out a variety of topping combinations to make your Insta-Graham into a one of a kind “selfie”. Don’t forget to add #Insta-Graham.

Peanut Butter Parfait Insta-Graham

My nephew Fabian is excited to chow down on his “Peanut Butter Parfait Insta-Grahams.”

INSTA-GRAHAMS (3 Recipes)

Peanut Butter Parfait

Makes 12 servings

12 graham crackers

8 oz. chocolate candy coating

3/4 cup chopped cocktail peanuts

1 (2.75-oz.) package hard caramel candy, crushed

Arrange graham crackers in a single layer on a foil lined jelly roll pan. Microwave candy coating at HIGH 90 seconds or until soft; stir until smooth. Place in a quart size zip-top freezer bag. Snip a small opening at one of the bottom corners and pipe half of the candy coating, in a desired pattern, over the graham crackers. Sprinkle with peanuts and hard candy. Pipe remaining candy coating over the toppings. Chill until candy coating is firm.

White Chocolate Selfie

Makes 12 servings

12 graham crackers

8 oz. vanilla candy coating

3/4 cup chopped salted pistachios

½ cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries

¼ cup chopped candy coated fruit pieces

Arrange graham crackers in a single layer on a foil lined jelly roll pan. Microwave candy coating at HIGH 90 seconds or until soft; stir until smooth. Place in a quart size zip-top freezer bag. Snip a small opening at one of the bottom corners and pipe half of the candy coating, in a desired pattern, over the graham crackers. Sprinkle with pistachios, cranberries and candy coated fruit. Pipe remaining candy coating over the toppings. Chill until candy coating is firm.

#Coco-Almond

Makes 12 servings

12 graham crackers

8 oz chocolate candy coating

¾ cup chopped salted roasted almonds

½ cup toasted sweetened flaked coconut

Arrange graham crackers in a single layer on a foil lined jelly roll pan. Microwave candy coating at HIGH 90 seconds or until soft; stir until smooth. Place in a quart size zip-top freezer bag. Snip a small opening at one of the bottom corners and pipe half of the candy coating, in a desired pattern, over the graham crackers. Sprinkle with almonds and coconut. Pipe remaining candy coating over the toppings. Chill until candy coating is firm.

8 Responses

  1. she will says:

    I can’t wait to try this at home…. looks very yummy!

  2. Gigi says:

    Awwwwwsome idea! What a great summer treat for kids (& parents too)!
    Gonna try adding some nutella to mine.

  3. Eleanor says:

    There goes another diet out the window, these look too good to pass up.

  4. Tippi says:

    This would be perfect for a bake sale.

  5. Lili_HGTV says:

    We just made real s'mores with our kids for the first time and they were great fun until we tried to eat them. Too sweet and messy. But *these* look like a great alternative!

  6. Pam Bivens-Pippin says:

    Oooohhhhh, looking wayyyy too good!! Sweet moments for real!!

  7. Gloria W. Ahlemann says:

    I agree with Eleanor about the diet, but that's not going to stop me from making them. Love the photos as well!

  8. filanddell says:

    Adding graham crackers, nuts , coconut, cranberries , chocolates , etc…to my shopping list today. The kids are cute too.

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Norman KingNorman is a culinary expert and cookbook author. He first harnessed a love of stirring cast iron skillets atop wooden stools at his grandmother’s stove, leading his heart and feet...

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