Friday, October 23, 2009

More like dessert granola...

Aaron is leaving for our church men's retreat this weekend so I decided to make him and my dad something special to snack on during the drive over the coastal range. Usually I make cookies but feel a bit burned out on that, so I decided to search the internet for a granola recipe. I came across this one and thought I'd share it. It's a keeper for any chocolate fan...(like my sweetheart is!) I'm thinking it would make fun christmas gifts could get really creative with the packaging :)

French Chocolate Granola:

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
1/2 coconut (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1/2 cup or more finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 300 F

Stir together dry ingredients.
Heat honey and oil over medium heat.
Pour honey mixture over granola and stir well.
Spread granola out evenly on an edged cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway between, until golden brown.
Take from oven, stir again to keep from sticking together, cool.
After granola is cooled, pour into bowl and mix in chocolate.
Store in air tight container.



  1. It does sound good! And also a great idea for Christmas gifts! I am all about that this year. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Those French know how to make things delicious.