Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Chocolate Crunch

Chocolate CrunchChocolate Crunch (Adapted from CL)

3 cups regular oats
1 cup Cheerios
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 300

In a large bowl, toss together oats, Cheerios, brown sugar, slivered almonds, salt and cinnamon.

In a small saucepan, stir together honey and canola oil - cook until warm over low heat, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat - stir in vanilla and chocolate until smooth. Drizzle over the oat mixture - coat hands lightly with olive oil spray and gently mix chocolate mixture and oat mixture until combined. Scoop out the mixture onto a large baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper - spread to an even layer.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove and stir in cranberries - place on a wire rack until it has cooled completely.

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  1. Hey! I just found this recipe. It's in my oven right now! Thanks so much!

  2. Hollyn - I hope it turned out as well for you as it did for us. Enjoy!

  3. Hi, just stumbled across your recipe when googling chocolate chip granola. I have to run to the market for Cheerios, but it is on my to do list for tomorrow. Looks wonderful and easy.