A Sweet Treat: Graham Creams
Author: Anna Newell Jones

We used to make these all the time as kids. They’re quick, super easy, and best of all- the ingredients are usually always already in the cupboards!


  • Graham Crackers
  • Butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Milk

How to make Graham Creams:

1. Combine 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon of water in small bowl

2. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder and 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

3. Mix until smooth

4. Spread the frosting onto the graham crackers


This recipe will make approximately 12 single (as pictured above) graham cracker cocoa frosting cookies. Also, I like my frosting thick but you can add more water or more powdered sugar to your own consistency preferences.

Total time: 15 minutes.

Do you have a sweet recipe that uses ingredients commonly found in the pantry? 


in DIY, Food, Groceries, & Recipes, Things To Do


  1. kris // May 21, 2012

    Funny this showed up today–my husband and I wanted apple pie yesterday–and here is what we invented:
    –Slice up 3 apples, making small wedges.
    –Throw them in a pan with some butter, sugar and cinnamon–and a bit of water (the turn the faucet on then off measurement system) add a lid.
    –Turned flame down and left it steam, cook occasionally getting up from dinner to mix it all up.
    –When apples soft poured them in a bowl.
    –In same pan add a bit more butter, some brown sugar and oatmeal. Mix it up over low heat–taste at this point because this in it self is awesome!
    –When warm, pour on top of apples-and enjoy! We added some vanilla ice cream on top.

  2. Erin // May 24, 2012

    I just learned an amazing 2 ingridient recipe for chocolate "Magic Shell" topping.

    1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
    1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (measured when solid)

    Melt in microwave for about 1min.

    Pour warm over your favorite frozen treat: ice cream, frozen bananas, and you have YUMMY Chocolate Hardshell Goodness w/o all of the weird additives.

  3. Anna Newell Jones // June 1, 2012

    Kris. My mouth is watering. That's sounds AMAZING!

  4. Anna Newell Jones // June 1, 2012

    Ohhh hadn't heard about that idea Erin!

  5. Lizz // January 14, 2013


    As kids we would mix melted butter & sugar with raw oats. Sounds weird, but tastes like apple crumble topping! My now “refined” self might use brown sugar + cinnamon.

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