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cocoa-granola-2 recipe

Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 07:24:14 -0800
From: "Tane' Tachyon" (tachyon@cats.ucsc.edu)

Cocoa/chocolate granola

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 
chocolate cookie.  

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.

kwhoney honey