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Chocolate Covered Animal Crackers

chocolate animal crackers

chocolate animal crackers

These adorable chocolate covered animal crackers are a fun and fast treat! We all love those sweet pink and white coated animal crackers/cookies – well now try them in silky chocolate. Rainbow colored sprinkles on top. Your kids can even get in on the cracker-coating process and make these cookies their own! All you need to do is melt the chocolate…

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cookies - finished!

add sprinkles while wet

add sprinkles while wet

Once you have found some animal crackers you like, the process of making these cookies is quite simple. I used Trader Joe’s brand of cookies because they are on the healthier side with all vegan ingredients. They have a light crisp crunch the is somewhere between a cracker and a cookie.

Milk or Dark? You can use your favorite chocolate variety. I used dark chocolate for the higher antioxidant content. But if your kids are more milk-chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate lovers use that.

Here is the recipe..

Chocolate Covered Animal Crackers

1 1/2 cups animal crackers – any variety
2/3 cup melted chocolate – any variety
*you may want to add a splash of canola oil to your chocolate chips or chunks to get them to melt more smoothly
for topping – rainbow colored round sprinkles

Directions:

1. Using a double broiler, gently melt your chocolate on your stove-top. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.

2. Dunk the cookies into the melted chocolate and place them on a parchment paper lines baking sheet. Sprinkle with sprinkles while chocolate is still “wet” – repeat with all cookies.

3. Place cookies directly in the freezer to harden quickly. I like to store mine in the freezer as well. Or at least in the fridge.

Enjoy!

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