Now that I've been trying to fall back on the wagon again I recently
took a look in the fatfree archives for the cocoa/chocolate granola
recipe I'd posted here some years ago. I found my apricot granola one
but not the chocolate, so I tried what I *thought* I'd probably done
before, it worked out fine, and I'm posting it here.
If, like me, you have big cravings for something sweet, chocolate and
crunchy, I think you'll find this simple recipe very worth making,
because when you're crunching it up in your mouth it's like eating a
The amount of salt is just on the edge of noticeable, and I think it
adds to the effect by suggesting the kind of slightly-salty taste you
get from having buttered a baking pan (or the kind of taste you get
with chocolate-covered peanuts). So if you either shouldn't have or
don't care for salt, you will probably want to use less.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees:
Dump into a big bowl, and mix until the oats are evenly coated:
10 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
and work this mixture with your *hands* until it's all evenly mixed/
Spread it all out on a large cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes,
taking it out every five minutes to stir it around.
If you live in a humid climate like I do, you'll want to put it in
an airtight container shortly after taking it out of the oven, so
it stays very crunchy.
When I made this the other day I also put in 1/2 tsp of coconut
extract ... almond extract would probably also be good.
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