I love food and creating new recipes. My Dark Chocolate Granola was created by myself and is great to snack on besides chips or cookies. Hope you like!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Melt together the brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter flavored spread, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until well combined; remove from heat.

  • Combine the oats, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Pour the brown sugar mixture into bowl; stir well to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and almonds. Spoon into the prepared pan; pat down and spread evenly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note

Fresh and/or organic ingredients work the best! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 39.9g; fat 8.8g; sodium 120.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
This is absolutely amazing. I already have to make another batch. I made two changes: I used vegetable oil instead of butter spread and added a tablespoon on cocoa powder for a little more chocolate. But I repeat this is an amazing recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2011
im trying to make one as good as Naked brand and this is not it but it's still good. Read More
(3)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
This is absolutely amazing. I already have to make another batch. I made two changes: I used vegetable oil instead of butter spread and added a tablespoon on cocoa powder for a little more chocolate. But I repeat this is an amazing recipe. Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
Very good. I used vegetable oil instead of butter spread and I baked the ingredients in the oven without the chips and cranberries. (Whenever I've made granola before and baked the cranberries in with the granola mix I always end up scorching them which makes the granola taste terrible.) I just stirred in the cranberries and chocolate chips once the granola came out of the oven. I made sure to use a spatula to rotate the granola every five minutes so it cooked evenly. My kids had this in a yogurt/fruit breakfast sundae I had this just in a bowl with FF milk. Good stuff. I'd make this again in a heartbeat. Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2010
Very good start! I used olive oil instead of the butter flavoured spread, I used a mixture of pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, and chopped pecans (delicious!), I added some wheat germ and some shredded coconut, and a small handful of chia seeds. Also, if you add just a couple of tbsp of water, it helps to make the granola clump. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
Wow! This is exactly the chocolate granola recipe I've been looking for. I high recommend doubling the recipe as I made it as stated and it was gone in a day! Even my picky 2 year old loves it. I just can't say enough how wonderful this recipe is. The only change I made was using real butter instead of butter flavored spread. If you like granola and chocolate this is the recipe for you! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
Wow this is amazing stuff! I made as recommended except with real butter and no cranberries. I had been looking for a granola recipe to eat with my yogurt in the morning. This was so tasty it didn't last until morning in my house. My kids (3 & 5 years old) LOVED it! The peanut butter is just the right amount not too overpowering and it was quick and easy to make. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2010
I haven't tried this yet but it's similar to another granola bar from AR. Will definitely try this one. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2010
I did this with about 1/3 cup pecans instead of almonds no craisins and real butter. Those were the only adjustments I made. This is really good with some milk. We were eating it before it was even cooled! I took mine out after about 10 minutes and stirred it up this helped mix the chocolate around. I thought this was really good. But for some reason I would have preferred it without chocolate. And I put chocolate on EVERYTHING! Next time I am going to sub raisins for the chocolate chips. I think it will make a nice cinnamon raisin granola. The mild nuttiness from the peanut butter is not too overpowering so it is versitile. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
I used NUTELLA instead of PEANUT BUTTER. I used Land o' Lakes light butter. Really good! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing. Only thing I changed was real butter in place of the spread. Super easy and delicious. Mine was perfect after 15 minutes of baking. Baking the chocolate chips and then stirring when taken out of the oven makes wonderful chocolate granola nuggets. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2011
im trying to make one as good as Naked brand and this is not it but it's still good. Read More
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