Red Velvet Graham Crackers

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on June 27, 2012
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  • Making Red Velvet Graham Crackers is a fun and colorful experience! Use them in cheesecakes, smores, or just grab one as a snack!

    UPDATE: Here is the New York Cheesecake with Red Velvet Crust!

    As I could smell the sweet aroma of fresh, homemade red velvet graham crackers in my oven, I could feel my anticipation level rise.  I just knew these were going to be good.

    One reason is I started off with an amazing recipe.  This Homemade Graham Crackers recipe from Smitten Kitchen.  It’s wonderful and lent itself so beautifully to a Red Velvet adaptation.

    I only had to make a few key changes!


    Another reason is… hello… is Red Velvet!  We already know I am obsessed right?

    A few tips/suggestions:

    I found that these cookies most tasted like a graham cracker on the second day, or after they had hardened slightly.  I also placed the cooked and cooled crackers in the oven at 170 degrees for 30-40 minutes to dry them out more, and this worked well.

    Keep a close eye on them in the oven.  Deb’s original graham cracker recipe called for 15-20 minutes in the oven and mine were burnt to a crisp at fifteen minutes.  (makes sense since I changed the recipe!) I adjusted my time to about seven minutes and that worked well.

    We thought these would make amazing s’mores.  Although I tried some funky variations (fruit and puree’s and different chocolates) that original seemed to work best.

    Red Velvet graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate. Delish.


    Even though technically, this is the new never seen before in the history of the world recipe, its the way that I am using it that will blow your mind!  Ok, it may not blow your mind, but it blew my mind.  I am easily impressed though. 😉

    P.S.  It is the Cheesecake that I linked to above! 🙂

    Red Velvet Graham Crackers
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    8 mins
    Total Time
    18 mins

    Try making the ultimate S'more with this fun recipe!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: red velvet graham crackers
    Servings: 24
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    • 5 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 7 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into cubes
    • 2 tablespoons vanilla
    • 3/4 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 cup brown sugar packed
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 tsp. red gel food coloring You can add more or less per your tastes
    1. In the bowl of a mixer, add brown sugar, flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Mix on low to incorporate, then add in butter cubes. Slowly increase speed to fully incorporate butter and reach a coarse consistency.
    2. Measure out 1/3 cup honey in a larger size measuring cup. (Like a one or two cup) Add the buttermilk, food coloring, and vanilla to the honey and mix together. Add honey mixture to flour mixture and combine on medium speed until dough comes together.
    3. Pour dough onto a well-floured surface and roll out. Try to make dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. (just be consistent) You can use a square cookie cutter or cut out rectangles, whatever you prefer.
    4. I used the top of a #3 tip to make little holes in the top of some cookies.
    5. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. (Keep an eye on them! I burned my first batch at seven minutes.)
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  • [email protected] Bakeaholic Mama says:

    These are just genius!

  • Kristen says:

    One of our favorite treats is graham crackers with buttercream frosting sandwiched in between. Imagine how yummy these would be with cream cheese frosting in the center! Delish!

    • Amanda says:

      Or cream cheese marshmallows? I need to hang out with you more during snack time. 😉

  • Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says:

    wow — those would make one heck of a smore! gorgeous!

  • aida mollenkamp says:

    I love the thought of buttermilk in graham crackers and that color is gorgeous!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I bet these are so good! I really want to make some s’mores with these. 🙂

  • DessertForTwo says:

    This is absolutely 100% genius. I can’t wait to make these! Thanks!! 🙂

  • tracie says:

    I don’t like graham crackers enough to make these, but they are really pretty!

  • HeatherChristo says:

    These are totally insane and I am making these for fourth of July FOR SURE!!!

  • Lacey O. says:

    Fun idea! I used the same Smitten Kitchen recipe a few weeks ago and made birthday cake graham crackers.
    Can’t wait to see what you do tomorrow!

  • marla says:

    These are so festive and fun. Such a unique twist on a classic 🙂

  • Ann P. says:

    YUM can you imagine how good these would taste in a s’more?! Or as the crust of a cheesecake?

  • Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home says:

    Pinned it! I totally love this idea and I love your blog! I enjoy baking too and I love all the inspiration you have here!

  • Lucy Lean says:

    These look so beautiful – although I’m always scared of red velvet for the dye – I may just be persuaded to do these with blueberries, marshmallows and chocolates for 4th July S’mores…

  • Brooke says:

    These look soooooo good!!! I think they would be perfect as s’mores!!! I am definetly going to tr these for the perfect summer campfire!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • thelittleloaf says:

    You know I’ve never had a graham cracker? But in the UK we have digestives which I think are quite similar. I’m going to have to make these because you can’t get graham crackers in the shops, let alone RED VELVET ones. Yum!

  • Meghan @ After the Ivy League says:

    These look like the perfect way to festively eat a s’more on the 4th! How cute!

  • susan says:

    brilliant! and what gorgeous photos, amanda. And…I adore your font!

  • Cassie says:

    I wish I could run home right now and make a batch of these. LOVE this!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Amanda you are so funny! I am also easily impressed so I am super excited about the post tomorrow 🙂 These look so awesome! I cant believe no one has thought of these before! I cant wait to try them!!!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Red velvet is my absolute favorite! What a brilliant idea. I’m think I might make these for the 4th with a dollop of fresh whip cream and a few blueberries on top for a little festive red, white and blue treat.

  • Wendy says:

    Am in the process of mixing now.! At what point do you put in the red colorant? Recipe doesn’t say…. 😉

    • Wendy says:

      Thanks for adding the colorant to the recipe. I put it in at the end after I realized it wasn’t in the dough. Thank you!! These are VERY tasty….

      • Amanda says:

        So sorry about that!! I would forgot my hand if it werent attached to my arm. Hopefully, because you were so kind to speak up, no one else has to be a victim of my forgetfulness. SO glad they tasted good though!!

  • Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    these look so wonderful, I just LOVE the pretty color of them.

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