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…
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
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.