They’re light and crispy, sweet and thin, and they’re basically the best thing ever to come out of gastronomy! They’ve been used in every delicious culinary application you can imagine, including being crumbled over desserts, made into candy bars (Kit Kat anyone?) and used for ice cream sandwiches. This celebration isn’t just about any old wafer (as if such a thing exists), this holiday is Chocolate Wafer Day, and it’s about the wafer that took something special, and made it perfect.
History of Chocolate Wafer Day
Probably the most prominent example of chocolate wafers is the now famous Kit Kat bar, a delicious combination of chocolate and wafers that are popular in America. But those are just the wafers that are covered in chocolate, Nabisco makes a style of wafers that are actually completely chocolate and utterly delicious all on their own. But that’s not how we suggest you actually consume them, instead follow their recipe for an incredible chocolate wafer cake and you’ll know what true bliss is.
Another version of the chocolate wafer can be found in the chocolate waffle cones that are used to serve ice-cream. While shaped into a cone and called waffle cones, that just refers to the patterns that come from their preparation. At the end of the day they’re still wafers, and we look forward to enjoying them in the summer heat each year, and in the dead of winter. Spring is nice… Ok, just every season, chocolate wafer are that delicious!
How to Celebrate Chocolate Wafer Day
Celebrating Chocolate Wafer Day is easy and delicious, you just have to consume your favorite treat that has chocolate wafers in it! Never had chocolate wafers before? Well, that’s not ok! We’ll set you up a recipe for your own chocolate wafers, and you can try it and introduce yourself and your friends to it this year!
Chocolate Wafers From Scratch!
- 1 1/2c flour
- 3/4c cocoa unsweetened
- 1c + 2T sugar
- 1/4t salt
- 1/4t baking soda
- 14t butter softened
- 3T milk
- 1t Vanilla Extract
Mix together the dry ingredients and mix in a food processor until thoroughly blended, and proceed to cut up the butter and add them to the bowl. Pulse the mix a few times and then mix in the milk and vanilla while the blender is running. Continue to run until the mixture begins to stick to the blade or the bowl, then transfer the dough onto a cutting board and knead.
Take the mixture and form into a 14 in log approximately 2in in diameter and wrap in wax paper to chill in the fridge for an hour. Preheat oven to 350, and then slice the log into 1/4in or less thick slices, and place them an inch apart on cookie sheets lined with wax paper. 12-15 minutes and they’re done! Let them cool and enjoy!