Peanut Butter Cup Granola.

Another chocolate & peanut butter recipe. Sigh.

I mean, are you really surprised? There’s enough chocolate and peanut butter going on around here to make a Reese’s jealous.

And now, I’m loading my favorite flavor combo into another favorite of mine: homemade granola!

Whenever I’m making homemade granola, I stick to 5 main ingredients.

  1. Grains (oats)
  2. Nuts/seeds
  3. Dried fruit
  4. A sticky sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc)
  5. A binder (nut butter, pureed dried fruit, apple sauce, etc)

I really just use anything I have in the pantry at the time in each of those categories. That’s the beauty of homemade granola and/or granola bars… they are uniquely versatile and you can mix/match based on what you like/have on hand.

This time, my pantry was loaded with chocolate and peanut butter. Shocker. So I worked off of those.

If you like peanut butter and chocolate (who doesn’t?!?!?!), then this is for you. It’s a peanut butter cup in a bowl. One of my many healthy, wholesome granolas that won’t weigh you down. Eat up!

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Peanut Butter Cup Granola

Yield: about 5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or more, go by your taste preference)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup honey roasted peanut butter (or regular creamy peanut butter)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, ground flax, peanuts, and cinnamon. Set aside.  In a small bowl, melt peanut butter and honey for about 30 seconds in the microwave. You want it to be runny and mixed together well (add more honey or peanut butter if needed until smooth and liquify).  Pour melted peanut butter mixture over oat mixture. Make sure all oats are moistened. Lightly stir in half of the chocolate chips.  Spread onto prepared baking sheet and press the oats down.
Bake for 15 minutes, remove and mix around so that all sides bake evenly. Pop back into the oven for another 15 minutes. Remove and mix in the raisins and remaining chocolate chips. The warm granola will melt the chocolate and bind the granola. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

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17 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Granola.”

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    howanxiousposted April 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Looks delicious!!

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    vincentfarrellartistposted April 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

    can’t get enough of chocolate and peanut butter, yummmy!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cookingposted April 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    What a fun idea for homemade granola! It looks so delicious, Sally. Definitely something I could see myself munching on all day!

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    Choc Chip Uruposted April 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    You are a goddess! Giving me a reason to eat peanut butter cups in my breakfast without my mum having palpitations ;)
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    frugalfeedingposted April 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Wonderful! I’ve never made anything using peanut butter and chocolate – I should! (Actually I have a few ideas), I’ve been planning to make my own granola soon!

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    Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Bakingposted April 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    As a new subscriber who has recently found your blog, I think you have a great blog and therefore I’ve just awarded you and your fantastico blog with the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Please come by my blog and check out your award: http://www.sweet2eatbaking.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    Reeni (@Reeni_Spice)posted April 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I think you might of made this just for me! LOVE.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted April 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I can never get enough chocolate and peanut butter, so I say keep bringing it!!!! I mean really a reeses granola for breakfast? Awesome!!!!

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    Baking Serendipityposted April 14, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I am always totally up for chocolate and peanut butter. Love it in granola! This is the kind of stuff that I live for when it comes to Friday breakfasts :)

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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious)posted April 14, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I have a bit of a granola obsession so I’m totally swooning over these right now!

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    Living The Sweet Lifeposted April 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    ohh mmyy goodness, I’ve fallen in love with every single recipe and idea in this post. I am a total sucker for anything involving peanut butter …. and granola. You’ve just taken my addiction for both to a whole new level ~ YUUUUMMM!!

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    • sallyreplied on April 23rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      thank you so much! i’m convinced there is nothing in this world a spoonful of peanut butter (and granola!) couldn’t fix.. yum! :)

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    Caitlinposted November 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I just made this for my mom’s birthday, she adores peanut butter! And of course I saved a bit for myself ;) Delicious! I am a college student and these recipes are delicious and easy enough to handle in my tiny kitchen with not a ton of time to spare! Thanks Sally, I’m also asking for your cookbook for Christmas :)

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    • Sallyreplied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks Caitlin! I’m so happy you made this granola. It’s one of my favorites. LOVE peanut butter. I’ve been meaning to update this old photos! I’ll get to it someday, maybe the next time I make it. Happy you’re excited for my cookbook!

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    Kristaposted January 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Hey Sally,

    I recently started following your blog (all the way from Canada) and I can’t stop coming here to look for recipes! I love love love all the healthy recipe ideas. Its great to have granola, muffins etc that are not loaded with butter, oil, and sugar but still taste amazing! Made this granola yesterday. Can’t keep my hands out of the container :). Keep up the good work!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Krista! I’m certainly glad you love this stuff. I made a granola similar to it last week. Thanks for saying hi! I always appreciate it.

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    Ashleyposted April 21, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Just made this…my first batch of granola ever! A hit with both my husband and me. I didn’t have any chocolate chips, but I stole some mini Reese’s cups from my kiddo’s Easter basket and chopped them up. I’m getting your cookbook for my birthday in a few weeks and I’m beyond excited. Another successful recipe from Sally!

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