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Graham Cracker Cookies for Lunchboxes


I don’t have a collection of lunch boxes to fill every day (yet!), but I am constantly amazed at the creative ideas I see on Pinterest for lunch boxes. Food in festive shapes, all compartmentalized in vintage boxes and such. As much fun as that would be, I don’t ever see it being realistic for me on a daily basis.

My mom had 5+ lunches to make every day and while they were simple brown bags filled with a sandwich, chips in a baggie, a quarter for milk, apple slices and a treat of some kind, I never realized how much effort that alone would be. You’ll never see her types of lunches on Pinterest, but perhaps, maybe this simple Lunch Box treat that often gets forgotten will make it’s debut there someday.

I’m talking about the plain Jane chocolate frosted graham crackers. Such a childhood memory for me!


Take a graham cracker and smooth on some homemade chocolate frosting and you’ve got a quick treat that is sure to please those little bellies! And big ones, too. They were also one of our favorite after school snacks.


And don’t stress. This chocolate frosting recipe is about as easy as it gets. And there is a 99% chance you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Even better.

Marilyn's Homemade Chocolate Frosting


  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Beat all ingredients together until creamy.


Delicious on brownies, graham crackers, sugar cookies or cake.

It stores well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Tell us, what are some of your favorite lunch box or after-school treats?


Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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  1. Jana September 9, 2013

    I always loved this quick, easy snack!


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