Friday, February 18, 2011

Granola Goodness

My super cute friend Jess brought me a jar of her Coconut + Chocolate Granola last week.  I ate it in like 3 minutes.  So of course when I think of making it, it's 10PM and the kids are in bed.  So, with a few modifications, this is what resulted:  Sweet + salty + chocolaty + crunchy granola.  YUM.

Check out Jess' recipe at her fab site.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

3C rolled oats
3C quick steel cut oats
1.5C toasted pecans
1/4C sugar
2 tsp coarse sea salt
3/4C honey
3T butter
1C semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used mini)

Combine dry ingredients except for chocolate chips.

Melt butter in the microwave, approximately 25 sec.  Add honey to butter and heat for another 20 seconds.  Stir until mixed well.

Pour the mixture over the granola and stir well.

Place on baking sheet and spread out evenly.  Bake @ 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time.

Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before adding chocolate.  If you don't, you'll have a bit of a chocolaty mess - not like I did that or anything.....

Store it in an air tight container for several days (not like it will last that long).