Dee's Dark Chocolate Granola
This was super good. There's a lot of chocolate flavor throughout which plays really well with the cinnamon. The peanut butter isn't that noticeable, but it does add a little nuance if you closely examine the flavors in your mouth. As others suggested in the comments, I reduced the brown sugar to 1/4 cup. It's still very sweet, but not overpoweringly so. It you're looking for a chocolate granola to act as a cereal or a snack, I really recommend this one. (This recipe was submitted in 2014. It was tested and photographed in June 2014.)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons butter (I use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups Old-Fashioned oats
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup Craisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds or sunflower seeds
How To Make Dee's Dark Chocolate Granola
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 13x9 pan (with aluminum foil) with cooking or baking spray. OR use parchment paper.
In a bowl mix oatmeal, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a small pot on LOW heat melt brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, honey and vanilla and continuously stir until well combined. Be careful not to burn sugar.
Once properly mixed, add to oatmeal mixture. Use a spatula if necessary, you want to get all of the wet ingredients incorporated.
Once mixed well with oatmeal mixture, add dark chocolate chips and fold in. (At this time add optional ingredients if necessary.)
Pour mixture in pan. Pat down and spread evenly.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until it has browned nicely.
If you want bars, cut with a pizza cutter immediately after removal from oven, as the granola should have a minimum of 25 minutes to set.
After the granola has cooled, remove it from the pan and break it into clusters. Enjoy!
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Mr Breakfast would like to thank HealthCuisine for this recipe.
Recipe number 2779. Submitted 3/5/2010.