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Chocolate-Oat Granola Recipe

My husband and I sampled this granola years ago when we were overnight guests at a friend's house. It really appealed to our sweet tooth. She shared the recipe and I've been making it ever since.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup All-Bran
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, cereal and cornmeal. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat and stir the peanut butter and honey until smooth and thin, about 5 minutes. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat evenly.
  • 2. Transfer to two 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Bake at 275° for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in the apples, raisins, chocolate chips and sunflower kernels. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 14-15 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 510 calories, 24 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein.