Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola.

Super crunchy triple chocolate granola. When your chocolate craving hits, satisfy it with this wholesome breakfast or snack!

Super crunchy triple chocolate granola. When your chocolate craving hits, satisfy it with this wholesome breakfast or snack!

I interrupt the recent holiday cookie binge I’ve been putting you through (sorry?) to bring you something a tad healthier today.

Perhaps not as clean as a bowl of bran flakes or as green as a plate of lettuce, but let’s be real. We both know you wouldn’t be reading if that is the kind of stuff you found around these parts.

When it comes to healthier recipes, sometimes you just have to bring out the big guns: chocolate.  Granola, while boring to some, is actually one of my favorite things to munch on.  So many textures, so much crunch, the flavor possibilities are endless, dried fruit, nuts, the whole shebang.  Eaten for breakfast, as a snack, pre-workout, post-workout, midnight munchie, or sitting at my desk – I never tire of this stuff!

The only downside to granola? It is so darn addicting. But I can think of worse problems!

Super crunchy triple chocolate granola. When your chocolate craving hits, satisfy it with this wholesome breakfast or snack!

I like to make my own granola.  Not only is it SO easy to throw together, but it is incredibly cheaper (and healthier!) than buying it at the store.  I do not  understand how a 3 cup bag of granola (aka sugar) can market for over $7 when it costs pennies to make the same amount, in a healthier way, at home?!  Silly business if you ask me.

And you know what?  Take one look at all of my wholesome homemade granola recipes (peanut butter cupPB&JNUTELLA!) and I assure you that I can convert you into a granola-making-fiend just like me.  You’ll thank me later.

Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola

The ingredient list for my latest granola recipe is quite short.  Nothing crazy, nothing you can’t pronounce… just simple, wholesome ingredients.  And, of course, that includes the appearance of chocolate three times. Yep. A triple threat of the good stuff.

Starting with melted coconut oil, add your unsweetened cocoa powder, and a touch of brown sugar.  This can all be mixed by hand in a small bowl.  Stir in some honey (or agave or maple syrup) to make it all stick together; don’t skimp on this binding agent.  These four ingredients combined – the coconut oil, cocoa powder, brown sugar, and honey – will make a liquidy paste to drench over your oats and create crunchy chocolate clusters as the oats bake.

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For the add-ins, I didn’t get too crazy here.  A simple mix of chocolate chips and chocolate covered raisins is added to the granola after it bakes – to avoid burning any chocolate.  While the granola is still warm, add in the chocolate chips and give them a nice stir.  The warm granola will melt the chocoalte chips creating large sticky chocolate clusters.  The best part.  I mixed in the chocolate covered raisins after the granola cooled, so they held their shape  - feel free to add them in when the granola is warm though.

For the chocolate covered raisins, I used Dark Chocolate Raisinets.  My favorite candy ever,  I kid you not.  Disclaimer: I am mildly obsessed with raisins in any form, I don’t care how old or boring that makes me seem!

If you prefer, feel free to replace the dark chocolate raisins with other add-ins: nuts, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, white chocolate chips, toasted coconut, etc.  Keep in mind that chocolate must be present three times since you know… this IS triple chocolate granola. ;)

Just kidding… sorta.

The chewy dark chocolate raisins provided the perfect texture contrast to the crunchy clusters – I love a good texture profile when I can find one.

While I prefer my cookies to be soft, I like my granola extra crunchy.  Super-crunch-style, even after a few days.  This granola lasted about 1 week and was plenty crunchy – even MORE crunchy by day 5 and 6.  And, when sitting in a breakfast bowl of milk, the granola clusters STILL remained crunchy.  Oh yeah. We’re beating the crunch test with flying colors here today.

About that coconut oil.  No, your granola will not taste like coconut.  From the cocoa powder and the melty chocolate chips, you’ll find no remanence of coconut taste dancing around your tastebuds.  I strongly suggest you use coconut oil here (and in any granola recipe calling for oil), but if you cannot get your hands on any, canola oil will work just fine.

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Quick, straightforward, and easy.  Not to mention… cheaper than anything you’ll find in the store AND made without any preservatives or weird gunk you can’t pronounce.

Customize it how you prefer with different add-ins or any suggestions I provide below.  Just don’t skimp on the triple chocolate ordeal – I mean, when else is it OK to have chocolate for breakfast?!  And for a snack? And pre-workout fuel? Post-workout recovery? Midnight munchie? Yep, you just found your new favorite healthy treat.

PLUS – how fun would this be to give away to friends this holiday season? I nice healthy, yet incredible decadent tasting munchie that would be beautifully wrapped up in a mason jar or Christmas tin.  Your friends may thank you for saving their diets. Just sayin’. ;)

Super crunchy triple chocolate granola. When your chocolate craving hits, satisfy it with this wholesome breakfast or snack!

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Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola

Super crunchy triple chocolate granola. When your chocolate craving hits, satisfy it with this wholesome breakfast or snack!

Yield: 3.5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not quick or instant)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (or canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup/agave)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup dark chocolate covered raisins
  • optional additional add-ins like nuts, seeds, or dried fruit

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

Pour oats into a large bowl, set aside. In a smaller bowl, mix melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, and dark brown sugar until combined. Add honey and salt and mix until a liguid-y paste forms. Pour over oats and mix until all oats are moistened. Add more honey if needed.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring + flipping every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips while the granola is still warm. Stir. The chocolate chips will melt, creating larger clusters of granola. Once cooled, add in chocolate covered raisins and any additional add-ins you prefer. Store covered at room temperature for up to three weeks.

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95 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Crunch Granola.”

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted December 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    You are crazy. And I love you insanely for it :)

    This granola looks out-of-this-world DELICIOUS. Talk about a decadent dessert topping on my regular, plain-jane yogurt parfait every morning! I want!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      dessert topping, yet healthy enough to call a wholesome breakfast topping! i ate it on vanilla greek yogurt one morning – amazing.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted December 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Love the idea of raisinettes in granola!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      it was strange to me at first but i spied a box waiting to be used up – raisinets totally work here. :) Thanks Erin!

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    Amy (Savory Moments)posted December 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I absolutely love homemade granola and this one looks really delicious with all of the chocolate!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      i adore homemade granola as well! I make it more than I’d like to admit. ;)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted December 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I LOVE those dark chocolate Raisinets!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted December 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE the idea of adding the dark chocolate raisinets to this! This would be so delicious over my yogurt in the morning. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      try it on vanilla greek ogurt – omg insane. tastes like dessert. aaaaaaamazing. thanks colleen!!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted December 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I want this for breakfast tomorrow! :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted December 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Where to even begin…amazing!

    Dark Chocolate Raisinets = so good. I won’t even buy them b/c well, they are just too good!

    And the dark brown sugar and the oats and the whole thing, I can almost taste it! As for adding the chocolate AFTER baking, yes, good call. Nothing quite like burnt chocolate to ruin a recipe otherwise!

    You outdid yourself on this stuff!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      i just KNEW you’d love this recipe Averie – the chocoholic, granola loving gal you are. I added chocolate chips into a granola once before baking – a year or so ago – horrible experience! Raisinets sent me a giant (read: HUGE) basket of them in the fall – we are STILL eating our way through the basket. I’m obsessed with them.

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    cindyposted December 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    your cooking is awesome and I love sharing the things I make THANK YOU

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    • Sallyreplied on December 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, that means a lot!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted December 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I didn’t even know they had dark chocolate raisinets….it’s been too long since I had them, I believe!! I’m loving granola lately. I’m back to working out regularly and need some healthy snack ideas! Thank you!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:07 am

      i prefer the dark chocoalte raisinets over the milk chocolate, although I do love them both lol. Granola always gives me the energy for workouts – I honestly eat it everyday. :) Thanks Ashley!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted December 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Oh no you didn’t! Oh YES you did! TRIPLE chocolate granola? (thud) Need.this.NOW!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:08 am

      ohhhh yes I did. ;) Thanks Anna – your comments always make me smile!!

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    Deniseposted December 5, 2012 at 12:05 am

    This means I can have chocolate for break-fast? Love it.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am

      why yes, this certainly does mean you can have chocolate for breakfast. ;) Thanks Denise! I have to check out your salted caramel espresso cookies now… drool!

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    Back For Secondsposted December 5, 2012 at 12:11 am

    If it’s triple chocolate, it’s for me :) It looks perfect, Sally’ you’re so right, the clusters are the BEST part!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:12 am

      I agree – I even made a “granola cluster” recipe once. They are the absolute best part. And Stephanie, my dear, I knew you’d love all this chocolate. :)

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    Janposted December 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Omg! No wonder I’ve been craving chocolate so much! Just look it’s everywhere! Lol. So can’t wait to put in the chocolate pomegranate b/c that’s my favorite add in!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Hi Jan! chocolate is certainly not scarce in this recipe – and yes, it is EVERYWHERE this season! Chocolate & pomegranite.. that sounds like a heavenly combination!

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    Emiliaposted December 5, 2012 at 2:44 am

    This is part of the reason I love your blog, the healthier food is chocolate granola, perfect! I’m a bit of a granola fiend and if it’s in my house I will eat it all…and this one looks right up my alley ;) I can definitely imagine making this for gifts (and saving a bit for myself, obviously). I love the addition of chocolate covered raisins, perfect way to get some fruit into the granola while still keeping it totally cookie-like.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Hi Emilia! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog and are following along. :) I am a huge granola fiend as well. And yes, it is SO addicting. And dangerous! Let me know if you make this – I know you’ll love it. Esp if you love chocolate covered raisins like I do!!

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    Good Food Good Friendsposted December 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

    This looks great. I love that this is healthy but loaded with chocolate!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:16 am

      healthy chocolate…. kind of an oxymoron, but it just works in this recipe. Thanks so much :)

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted December 5, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Homemade chocolate granola with raisinets… perfection! Very, very occasionally I purchase granola at the store… and then every time I make my own, I tell myself I’m a fool for buying it – love the customization the home version allows for!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Liz, you have to try this over vanilla chob. AMAZING!! Any granola is amazing over chob though haha!

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    Katie (The Muffin Myth)posted December 5, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I love the idea of adding chocolate covered raisins to granola! Total genius! I have a chocolate coconut granola recipe with no (added) sugar, just pureed dates. It’s surprisingly sweet, and totally addictive. I’ll have to test this recipe out for comparison, it looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Hi Katie! Thanks so much for stopping by. Your chocoalte coconut granola sounds amazing. I have been meaning to make a version with coconut, AND with dates. I love that idea. I’m not surprised it is sweet! That is why I love dates so much, nature’s candy. :) Thanks!

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    Caleyposted December 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    At first I thought those raisinets were Junior Mints…I wonder how that would be? Oats and mint sound a little weird to me, but there was an oaty-mint Clif bar or something that I used to get…anyway, I might try this with craisins first. Thanks! Great pictures, as always…nice additions of colors in the background to break up all the chocolate brown. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Caley – i love those mint chocolate clif bars! they are actually oen fo my favorite flavors along with oatmeal raisin and blueberry. :) But yes, the raisinets work perfectly in this granola recipe. And so would craisins! That sounds delicious, especially this time of year. Thank you for the photo compliments! It was hard to make everything not look so BROWN! I appreciate you taking the time to comment about that. :)

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    Coryposted December 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Oooh, Sally! This looks so good! Yet another reason you and I could be BFFs – you love Raisinets! I love them and it’s practically the only ‘candy’ I’ll get at the movie theatre. This recipe looks so easy and perfect for gift-giving. Definitely whipping this up soon!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Hi Cory! Raisinets are my favorite movie theater candy too!! Yep, I’m convinced – we must be twins or something. :) Let me know if you make this!

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    Lyndaposted December 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

    The perfect snacks at this time of year if you ask me :)

    http://lyndajanecakes.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfectionposted December 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Only you could make granola, which normally sounds boring and healthy, look and sound amazingly rich and delicious. Triple chocolate?! Where do I sign up? And the DARK chocolate raisinets are the only way to go. I don’t even buy the milk chocolate anymore. Dark chocolate all.the.way. I have to admit that I’ve never made homemade granola, but I think I’ll start with this recipe. I mean, it has 3 kinds of chocolate and is healthy. How can I NOT make this?

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Elaine, you HAVE to try your hand at granola. I have no doubt in my mind that whatever recipe you make will turn out wonderfully. You really can’t mess up granola unless you burn it. I knew you’d like this recipe!!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted December 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Well I love it when you post healthier stuff like this! Although I’m extremely happy you don’t post bowls of lettuce. Yuck.

    I just got some gluten-free oats meaning that I can try this out. Yippie! Will let you know how it turns out.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 11:39 am

      yes, let me know how this granola turns out, i know you will just love it Erin! And I was thinking of you as I was making it actually!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted December 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Mmm, this is my kind of granola! I’d love to have this around to snack on!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress)posted December 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I love chocolate. I love granola. Perfect. :D

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 11:40 am

      i must have made this with you in mind then Kayle! how perfect. :) Have a wonderful day my dear!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wineposted December 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    YUM! I love granola and yours looks delicious and much more affordable (and much more tasty!) than my typical store-bought versions!

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    Brookeposted December 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Sally I just had to comment and say that I sent you my last email BEFORE I read this post! It’s funny because as you know I was mentioning coconut oil and granola! This is why I love your blog- it’s full of all the stuff that I love. I’m excited to try this recipe :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      Hi Brooke! That is too funny! I thought of you when I was publishing this recipe b/c of your email. You’re going to LOVE this granola and good luck with the coconut oil!

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    Starposted December 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    YUMMY! I’ve been looking for a good granola recipe for the holidays, to hand out as gifts, plus to eat and this, dare I say sounds delightful!
    Everything of yours I’ve made has been a hit, w/ the cake batter cookies topping the list!
    I’m making the fudge for Christmas too…
    I can’t wait!
    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Hi Star! That makes me so happy to hear! I’m glad my recipes have been successful for you – those cake batter cookies are a favorite of mine. Let me know how the granola turns out!

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    Angela @ AnotherBitePleaseposted December 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    i love homemade granola too…I am so spoiled by my mom’s…I haven’t even tried to make on my own! but yours with that chocolate sure entices me too!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 11th, 2012 at 10:26 am

      this is an easy granola recipe to start with Angela, trust me! you truly can’t go wrong here.

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    Ashleyposted December 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Sally, I want to dive into a bowl of this granola and never come out… or not until you make more cookies, at least ;) Triple chocolate is a dreamy combo for this here chocolate lover!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Ashley! We ate this granola up so quickly.. I am making more of it tomorrow! A dreamy combo indeed.

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    Trish Rposted December 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I hope to make this tonight when I get home…what do you think about the idea of adding saltless pretzels into this equation? and if you think its worth trying, where do you think they should enter? during the baking process or after with the chocolate chips?

    I have a thing of vanilla yogurt waiting to meet this granola, very excited! Thanks Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      Hi Trish – wow, I love that idea! Salty pretzels in a chocolate granola. Perfection. Add the pretzels in after you bake the granola – when you are adding the raisinets. All of that on top of vanilla yogurt… I know what I’m having for a snack tomorrow. :)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted December 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Is it crazy of me to stay this big bowl of brown granola looks GORGEOUS?!?! ‘Cause it totally does. I might make a big batch of this for us to snack on this weekend while we’re out Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts. I love raisins, too (I’m 80??), so I have got to get my hands on those dark chocolate Raisinetes.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Oh my gosh, I am SO glad you love raisins as much as I do. I don’t feel as weird. ;) And Ashley you must make this! I knooooow you will just love it. I’m making another batch tomorrow!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted December 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    i looooove the idea of raisinettes in granola. so good!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted December 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    You know I love making my own granola too! And the dark chocolate raisinets in here is just genius! I definitely need to pick up a couple of boxes on my way home!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      hey chung-ah! you have to try the dark chocolate raisinets in your next granola batch. dried fruit + chocolate in one. It kinda just makes sense in granola ;)

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    Laura Dembowskiposted December 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Did you seriously just apologize for cookie recipes?!? Never too many cookie recipes, especially this time of year.

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      hahaha YES! I accidentally did apologize for cookies. You are so funny for catching that. Don’t worry, more cookies to come Laura!

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    Mercedesposted December 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Um, you could’ve had me at “single chocolate granola”, but TRIPLE??? YUM! All of your granola recipes always look fantastic and I also love the texture of granola like you do!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      hahaha your comment made me laugh! single chocolate granola lol! thank you so much mercedes :)

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    luv what you doposted December 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This reminds me of that Lunch Crunch granola that is so yummy! But I love that you added the chocolate covered raisins. YUM!

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    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchenposted December 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

    can we say heaven in a bowl? Yes I think we can! I have a huge box of quick oats for all my cookie baking what would happen if I used those? I love this recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 6th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Chandra – I always use old-fashioned oats for granola. quick-cooking oats are less substantial and will cook differently and result in an almost dusty, powdery granola texture since they are much more fine than whole oats.

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    Deniseposted December 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    WOW – the chocolate crunch granola looks DELICIOUS !!! Looks like it would be a GREAT snack food !!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 6th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Denise! It’s a great, but addicting little snack food. :)

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      • Denise @ pink-vegan.blogspot.comreplied on December 7th, 2012 at 5:11 am

        Hi Sally, I’m sure it would be an addicting little snack …I have bought bags of chocolate granola in the store and can eat it all in one sitting !!!!

        • Sallyreplied on December 7th, 2012 at 6:06 am

          SO CAN I!!!! Yes, you’d LOVE this Denise!

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted December 7, 2012 at 12:55 am

    I totally want to sprinkle this over a big bowl of plain yogurt because that’s how I roll.

    PS. Love the coconut oil!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 7th, 2012 at 6:05 am

      thats what I did! except it was vanilla yogurt. i love crunchy granola on yogurt :)

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    Whitneyposted December 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I just made this tonight, and it’s really delicious! It has the perfect amount of crunch and does goes well with milk! Plus, it’s a great way to get fiber into your boyfriend ;)
    Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 8th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Hey Whitney! Thanks for saying hi and umm… I couldn’t agree more. Why do you think I post so many granola recipes here? Because I make it ALL The time for me… and well, also for my boyfriend. Tricking them with chocolate on their fiber… they’ll never know.

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    Heidi @ Food Doodlesposted December 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Yum! Love this! I’ve wanted to try making a chocolate granola(but then again, I seriously cannot resist granola in any form so that’s probably not the best idea). This looks soooo good though. I’m so tempted to make granola tomorrow :D

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted December 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Sally, I made this granola this morning…and I can’t quit eating it! SO GOOD! Is it bad that I keep going to the kitchen for a handful at a time? At the rate I’m going, I’m not going to have enough to top my vanilla yogurt throughout the week. :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 9th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Woohoo!! I made it yesterday and had it on my vanilla yogurt too. It’s seriously ADDICTING. I cannot put it down!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted December 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Made this today, too! I’m going to give it away as gifts to my neighbors :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      so glad Ashley, a healthy treat is a breath of fresh air these days in my world!

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    Qdabblerposted January 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Just made this for the third time! I added 1/2 c sliced almonds, 1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut, and 1/4 c raw sunflower seed meats. I added no raisins.

    Your recipe is amazing any way you tweak it! Thanks so much for all you do.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 1st, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      I am so happy to hear that! I want to add coconut to my next batch. :) I’m glad you love this stuff as much as I do!

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    Falconsongposted February 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Hi,
    I was using your recipe (absolutely delicious, btw) and I realized that you never used the salt….. *shrugs *

    but anyway thanks so much for the recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 13th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Oh goodness! I just updated the recipe now. Thanks for letting me know. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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    Sarahposted June 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Made this yesterday with PB chips and raisins instead of chocolate chips and Raisinets. In my mind it’s now called inside out PB chocolate chip cookie granola. Too long of a title, I know (it’s only existed in my head so far), but it’s so good.
    I’ve making one of your granola recipes in some form every week for the last few months. So thank you for all these great recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 11th, 2013 at 7:03 am

      peanut butter chips and raisins – that sounds amazing, Sarah!

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    Paulaposted July 12, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Hello! Thanks for the recipe Sally, it looks delicious! I went through many recipes for chocolate granola but Yours seems to be the perfect one :) Can’t wait to try to make it! But I’ve got one question – as it’s hard to find the coconut oil in my area – is there anything that I can use instead of?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 12th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Paula! You could use regular canola/vegetable oil in this recipe instead of the coconut oil. Or even melted butter.

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    Bonnie Titusposted November 11, 2013 at 6:59 am

    I made this recipe and it is delicious but you do NOT want to put it in at 350 for 30 minutes. This will burn the oatmeal, even when stirring it. You only want to bake it for 10-15minutes. It took me 2 tries to get it right :(

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    • Sallyreplied on November 11th, 2013 at 8:02 am

      10-15 minutes for properly baking granola is extremely on the low side. Is your oven temperature accurate? Regardless, thanks for trying.

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      • Bonnie Titusreplied on February 10th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        It’s an old gas oven (from the 70s) so that might be the difference. Who knows. Anyway, I have made this recipe several times and even packaged some as part of a gift basket for different family members. Everyone LOVED it! Thank you again for the wonderful idea :)

    • Chrissyreplied on March 12th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      I also had an issue with time &/or temp – started smoking about 23 min in – stirred after 10 min & 20 min just like instruction said to, then all of a sudden started smoking – turned the oven off at 27 min, which may have been too long… hopefully I didn’t ruin a while pan of ingredients!!

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      • Sallyreplied on March 13th, 2014 at 8:04 am

        Hey Chrissy! I’m concerned about your oven burning granola at 350F degrees in only 23 minutes. Especially if you stirred it around twice already. If you decide to try again, bake at 300F for about 20 minutes.

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    Becky @ Becky Cooks Lightlyposted February 7, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Chocolate AND Granola? My two favorite things and looks so easy to make. Love this recipe, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 7th, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Becky. You gotta try it!

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