These Zakarpatski Palochki (Закарпатские палочки) are soft honey bars dredged in chocolate and coated with graham crackers with wafer crumbs.

Just like our cake mix cookie bars, these honey bars are great individual-sized desserts that can be made ahead of time – perfect for parties. 

Zakarpatski Palochki on a napkin coated in graham crackers and wafers.

Soft and moist honey cake bars dipped in a rich chocolate ganache and covered in graham cracker crumbs. They are so easy and quick to make and really good to serve at potlucks or parties.

If you enjoy these Palochki, try our Poppyseed Cake Bars.

how to make zakarpatski palochki-

Cover two 9″x13″ baking pans with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 355°F.

  • Prepare Cake– Beat together eggs and sugar for about 5 minutes on high speed. Combine vinegar and baking soda then add to the eggs. with the sour cream and honey, and mix. Add in the flour and fold in with a spatula.
  • Bake Cake– Bake 15-18 minutes, until golden in color. Set cakes aside to cool.
  • Prepare Crumbs– With a blender, crush the crackers and wafers until really fine. Place in a large bowl.
  • Prepare the Chocolate– In a saucepan, add butter and melt. Combine together cocoa and sugar. Add to the melted butter and stir to combine. Pour in the milk and turn off the heat. Stir vigorously until sugar is completely melted.
How to make Zakarpatski Palochki. How to cut the honey cake bars.
  • Assemble Bars:
  • Cut the cakes into bars or squares. Dip the bars into the cooled chocolate.
  • Then fully coat the chocolate-dipped bars into the crackers.
Honey cake bars stacked on top of each other on a napkin.

I hope you give these Russian mini desserts a try and love them as much as we do! So easy to make and SO delicious.


Zakarpatski Palochki (Закарпатские палочки)

Author: Valentina
5 from 3 votes
Soft honey bars dredged in chocolate and coated with graham crackers and wafer crumbs. These mini-sized desserts are perfect for parties and potlucks
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 36 bars



  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purposeflour, measured then sifted


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder


  • 2 packs graham crackers, 18 crackers
  • 3 vanilla wafers
  • 3 strawberry wafers


  • Preheat oven to 355°F. Cover (two) 9″x13″ baking pans with parchment paper and grease the pans.
  • Beat sugar and eggs on high speed for 5 minutes with a blender. Combine the vinegar and baking soda and add the egg mixture. Add the sour cream and honey, mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in the sifted flour in two batches.
  • Bake at 355°F for 15-18 minutes. Check readiness with a toothpick, it should come out clean. Transfer cakes to a wire rack to cool.
  • With a rolling pin in a plastic storage bag or a blender, crush graham crackers and wafers until really fine. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Add butter to large pot and place on the stove top on medium heat to melt. Combine the cocoa and sugar. Once butter melts add in the cocoa mixture and mix. Add the milk and mix until sugar melts. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Cut cakes into bars or squares.
  • Take the bars (few at a time) and completely submerge them into the chocolate.
  • When retrieving (I like using a nylon fork ), pat bars against the bowl so any excess chocolate is left in the pot. (Too much chocolate on the bars will just make the crumbs get wet and mushy.)
    If the chocolate starts to get too thick, place it back on the stovetop.
  • Coat the bars into the crumbs completely. Place onto a platter.
  • Repeat with the remaining cake bars.


190kcal Calories39g Carbs3g Protein2g Fat1g Saturated Fat36mg Cholesterol97mg Sodium70mg Potassium28g Sugar95IU Vitamin A0.1mg Vitamin C23mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Zakarpatski Palochki (Закарпатские палочки)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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