There’s nothing like s’mores made with marshmallows roasted on the campfire or (carefully) over the bbq!! Today, we’re revising an old-favorite graham cracker recipe to use to create cut-out dino-grahams so that we can make Dino S’mores! Often, we make our own marshmallows, too. [See our Basic Marshmallow recipe!] However, today, we’re using store bought. To give our Dino S’mores some extra dino bite, we are using squares of nutty chocolate along with some plain milk chocolate ones.
Because our Dino Grahams are so irregular in shape, there’s lots of oozing and spilling, which makes these treats perfect for a summer night!!!!
Super-Easy Dino Grahams for Dino S'mores
- Dinosaur Cookie Cutters [We used a set from Fox Run, stretching out the bellies of the figures just a bit]
- 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- [may also be evened out to 1.25 c of each type of flour]
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 c unsalted butter cubed and chilled
- 1/4 + c water
- 1/3 + c honey
- Heat oven to 350.
- Pulse the flours, sugar, spices, baking soda, and salt in a food processor until just combined.
- Add the cold cubes of butter and pulse until the mixture becomes a coarse meal.
- Add the water and the honey and process gently until a dough forms.
- [If the mix is still dry, alternate adding water and honey by the teaspoon until the dough comes together.]
- [If the dough is super-sticky, form into balls and refrigerate for an hour.]
- Divide into two balls.
- Roll the balls of the dough between sheets of wax or parchment paper to .25-in thickness.
- Cut the dough into dino shapes with cookie cutters.
- Bake your grahams on parchment lined sheets for 12-14 minutes, until slightly brown on the edges.
- [Note: If you are still having a "sticky" time with the dough, just roll it into a large flat rectangle and underbake just slightly. IMMEDIATELY cut shapes into the crackers wih the bear shaped cutter. WORK QUICKLY ! and BE CAREFUL! Wear a glove. The cutter will conduct heat from the grahams and the cookie sheet. Let the crackers cool right there in the pans for a while. Save the excess from around the cut-outs for graham cracker crumbs and ice-cream topping.]
- Cool on pans for a few minutes, then cool completely on wire racks.