Sunday, March 25, 2012

Granola of the Chocolate Variety

When I buy the granola with the M&Ms in it, I just end up eating all the M&Ms! I needed something filling WITH chocolate. Here is my recipe for chocolate granola...and stay tuned for Peanut Butter Granola :)

3 cups regular oats
1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup pecan pieces
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Non-stick spray a cooking sheet.
Stir together the oats, cereal, brown sugar, pecans, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Over medium, heat the honey and oil in a small saucepan. Cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the chocolate and vanilla, stir until smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Dump onto sprayed cooking sheet and spread into a thin layer.

Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely on the pan and then break up into a ziploc bag for storage. Eat it straight from the bag as a snack or pour milk over it as a cereal. Enjoy!

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