If you need a delicious snack, this is one to make! This granola is so good! My brother introduced this to us, and it is now a family favorite. It is a perfect snack. And very easy to make. I promise this is something you will continue making for a while!
To make the granola, start by putting some brown sugar, honey, peanut butter, and a dab of regular butter in a sauce pan over medium-low heat and stirring to combine until everything in melted together. Add some vanilla, and stir to combine. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together oats, cinnamon, pecans, and chocolate chips.
Here is also where you can get inventive. You could add anything you want here, like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, whatever you like. Normally I like to add almonds to mine as well, I just didn’t have any, so I stuck with pecans. Once you have everything in the bowl, pour the honey mixture over the oats, and stir to combine. This will melt your chocolate chips as you stir and create a delicious chocolatey granola. Put granola onto a baking sheet that has been lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Place in the oven at 350 for about 17-20 minutes depending on whether you like in more chewy or crispy. Break up granola after its cooled into smaller pieces. Enjoy!
Dark Chocolate and Pecan Granola
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt together the brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter, in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until well combined; then add the vanilla extract, and remove from heat. Combine the oats, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Pour the brown sugar mixture into bowl; stir well to combine. Spoon into a lined and greased baking sheet; pat down and spread evenly. Bake in preheated oven until browned, 17 to 20 minutes.