Dark Chocolate Covered Granola

by Sarah on November 11, 2013 · 9 comments

Over here in The Smart Kitchen, ” baking” has come to mean “just cover everything in melted dark chocolate.”IMG_8030 (1024x683)

I’m quite obviously OK with that.IMG_8037 (1024x683)

And when you think about it, covering granola in chocolate gives you everything you could ever want in one, tasty handful.IMG_8059 (1024x683)

[Except maybe peanut butter?]IMG_8046 (1024x683)

Chocolate covered almonds or walnuts or pecans…plus chocolate covered dried fruit. [I’m partial to the raisins myself.]IMG_8057 (1024x683)

It takes less than 30 minutes to turn into a giant slab of dark chocolate granola bark–IMG_8083 (1024x683)

–which you can break up into reasonable sized chunks for snacking.IMG_8097 (1024x683)

(And use the leftover crumblies for sprinkling!)IMG_8085 (1024x683)

Granola.IMG_7979 (1024x683)

Chocolate.IMG_8013 (1024x683)

Goodness.IMG_8032 (1024x684)

Dark Chocolate Covered Granola

5-6 cups granola

1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips

  1. Pour granola in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate: begin with 1 minute, 20 seconds on high, then continue cooking at 10 second intervals, stirring well in between, until melted.
  3. Pour chocolate over granola.
  4. Stir very well to incorporate.
  5. Spread chocolate granola mixture on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Allow to cool in the refrigerator until solid.
  7. Break into chunks for snacking!


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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

Just add chocoalte is my kind of baking! You could probably fold that into some Nutty Butter for a kick ass pancake topping. Not that I’m plotting for December’s trip or anything…

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist November 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

That’s pretty much how I roll some weeks :)

Heather @ Better With Veggies November 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I admit I skimmed this post – too much yumminess that I can’t eat this week. But I read the recipe and I love how simple this is. Sounds like something to add to my post-comp eating list. :)

Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut November 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Ummm I want to dive into this post and eat everything!!

PS I think I have the same spatula!!

Maria November 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm

My favorite recipes include “in a microwave safe bowl”.


Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Haha! Love this!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert November 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Nice one Sarah! You know that chocolate calls to me – and it even knows my first name!

Danica @ It's Progression November 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Dark Chocolate over (or in) granola is easily the best, especially when I eat that granola at breakfast. Chocolate in the morning? why not!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm


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