Beyond S'mores: Everything You Can Do with Graham Crackers

Graham crackers are for more than just the classic campfire dessert.

Graham Cracker Chicken Parmesan
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When you think graham crackers, you probably think of warm, gooey S'mores—and with good reason. The campfire staple is a perfect dessert on its own, in brownie form or even as a decadent dessert pizza. But if you want to get even more creative with graham crackers, here are nine incredible recipes that range from savory savory chicken parmesan to an over-the-top key lime pie.

1. Graham Cracker Pound Cake

Graham Cracker Pound Cake
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This clever pound cake has crushed graham crackers in the batter.

2. Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sundaes with Raspberries

Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sundaes with Raspberries
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Pastry chef Tara Lane's simple dessert features nutty graham cracker crumbs folded into vanilla ice cream and a splash of balsamic vinegar in the luscious brown butter sauce.

3. Lemony Layered Cheesecake

Lemony Layered Cheesecake
JONATHAN LOVEKIN

Between the lemon, graham crackers, and blueberries, Justin Chapple's tangy icebox cake is perfect for summer. And, it's simple to assemble if you opt for premade ingredients, as Chapple recommends. But if you're feeling ambitious, up it a notch with homemade lemon curd.

Store-bought graham crackers and prepared lemon curd make quick work of this tangy icebox cake.

4. Key Lime Pie with Chocolate-Almond Crust

Key Lime Pie with Chocolate-Almond Crust
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"I've learned how to bake without proper tools but nothing replaces the Microplane for doing things like grating lime zest," says teen blogger and dessert aficionado, Elissa Bernstein.

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How do you upgrade key lime pie? With a chocolate graham cracker-studded crust.

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