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Decadent Dark Chocolate Granola

Our three active sons gave this great granola the thumbs up all around. The recipe is versatile, so you can customize it any way you like by adding a variety of seeds, nuts, grains, cereals and dried fruit.—Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    about 9 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°. In a Dutch oven, heat oil and honey over low heat until blended, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa and vanilla. Stir in oats, walnuts and Rice Krispies until coated.
  • Spread evenly into a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 1 hour or until crisp, stirring every 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Immediately add chocolate chips and cranberries; stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Return to baking pan, spreading evenly. Refrigerate until set. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 217 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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