Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chocolate Granola

My beautiful sister gave me a wonderful Christmas gift, a new cookbook: Food and Wine Best of the Best.  I already have a favorite recipe that I have made numerous times. The recipe is by Valerie Gordon from her book Sweet.  Joel eats it on ice cream and I love to snack on it plain.

Chocolate Granola

Ingredients (original recipe called for sea salt, more chocolate, hazelnuts, and vanilla paste)

4 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup cocoa nips
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup oil
2 tea vanilla extract
1 sea salt Lindt bar

Directions

Mix oats, almonds and nips in a bowl. In smaller bowl mix cocoa powder, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and oil.  Once the wet ingredients are mixed well add to dry and mix together. Spread onto 2 cookie sheets with Silpad. Bake 250 degrees for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. It should look crisp and golden (nuts).  Immediately throw into a large bowl and mix with the broken up Lindt bar. Let chocolate bar melt then mix together. Let cool on pan. Can be stored in mason jar for weeks..but it will not last that long.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

I've never seen a recipe for chocolate granola before! Just think of all the antioxidants. And tasty, too.