A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,259
Currently Running With Scissors:
466 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Chocolate-covered graham crackers -- Starbucks, eat your heart out!  (Read 8524 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
lil_abi
« on: November 10, 2008 04:36:29 PM »

My dearest SIL has noticed that Starbucks no longer carries those 2-packs of chocolate-covered graham crackers. 

And she wept.

Knowing her birthday was coming up, I filed her sorrows under my Ideas for Birthdays. 

And I dipped. 



And dripped.



And drizzled.



And zoomed in.



Once they hardened in the fridge, I put them into pretty purple colored cellophane and sealed them in a gift bag.  Her birthday is Nov 12th.  I think she'll love 'em!

For some reason, the dark chocolate I used for contrast didn't get as runny as the milk.  Must be something chemical...less milk?  less fat?  Does anyone know how to make dark chocolate more runny for drizzling without making it gross (like adding crisco, like they do for chocolate fondue fountains)?  I tried adding milk and that was a bust -- a very tasty mistake, though!  Maybe butter would help? 

Update 11/18:  We finally had the birthday get-together last night, and she couldn't believe I made them myself, and begged me to tell her my secrets!  Like it was hard.   Wink
« Last Edit: November 18, 2008 01:38:48 PM by lil_abi - Reason: to add update » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mama to baby twins.  Frantic crafter while they nap!

My blog: http://SLiPsofthetongue.wordpress.com

DH's humorous and often offensive blog: http://mymasonicapron.blogspot.com
Ahoy Sailor!
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008 04:50:33 PM »

these look so tasty and elegant. im sure she will love them...





and ask you to make them all the time now. lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged
zkatom
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008 04:52:36 PM »

Those look so tasty and such a great idea!!!!!!!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
BadWolf
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008 05:08:18 PM »

Don't add butter. Bad things will happen. Maybe it was just me and my bf, but when we added butter to melted chocolate very bad textural things occurred.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10606
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008 07:54:56 AM »

What about those candy melts? They make a dark chocolate version, I think. Those melt up wonderfully... And, I may have to make a bunch of these for Christmas gifts!

Thanks for the idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
lil_abi
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008 08:06:55 AM »

Quote
What about those candy melts?


Oooh, those ones by Wilton?  Great idea!   My only reservation is that I'm a stickler for purity where chocolate is concerned, and those melts aren't legally "chocolate", I think.  But a good idea nonetheless.  I've used those for making lollipops and "chocolate" roses.  They're fun to work with.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mama to baby twins.  Frantic crafter while they nap!

My blog: http://SLiPsofthetongue.wordpress.com

DH's humorous and often offensive blog: http://mymasonicapron.blogspot.com
Selnith
Ruler of Geek
Offline Offline

Posts: 1213
Joined: 12-Jan-2008


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2008 08:13:24 AM »

dark chocolate has less cocoa butter in it so won't go as runny, you can add butter to make it more liquid, chop the chocolate and some butter, put in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and let them melt together, you shouldn't get any textural problems
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Only dead fish swim with the stream.
craftADDchick
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 10606
Joined: 15-Sep-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008 10:45:09 AM »

lil_abi, I'm with you on the real chocolate thing! But, I figured for drizzling, it'd be okay Wink

Selnith, thanks for the dark chocolate tips- the last time I tried melting chocolate, it was a disaster!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The choices you make today determine the choices you will have tomorrow.

51/50: 50+ Crochet Wash Cloth Along- Finally!!! Now for the + part Smiley
Selnith
Ruler of Geek
Offline Offline

Posts: 1213
Joined: 12-Jan-2008


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008 12:59:34 AM »

no problem, i like chocolate and cooking with chocolate is just another excuse to eat chocolate
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Only dead fish swim with the stream.
PixieSkull
Glittery Macabre
Offline Offline

Posts: 3854
Joined: 13-Oct-2004

Nat 20! Woot!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008 08:03:11 AM »

Adding water to melted chocolate makes it lumpy and wierd, using a fat that's solid at room temperature should help.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~*My Etsy Shop*~
I'm a level 9 rouge, b***h!
I do personal swaps!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
September 20, 2017 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Suit Jacket Purse
Best Friends



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.