My sweet tooth is back in full force. And, if you are a reader of this blog, you know that my baking skills are limited (but improving). That doesn’t stop me from creating chocolate recipes that satisfy all of my sweet teeth. In this recipe, I used an amazing brand of chocolate called Kallari. This organic dark chocolate comes all the way from a farmer owned co-op in Ecuador. The rich and smooth taste in all their varieties is definitely unique. Their story and process is pretty neat, and I encourage you to check them out here. I also encourage you to look into their Kickstarter initiative to raise enough money to produce the product in chocolate chips and consider supporting the cause.
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp EVOO
2 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds
1/3 cup chopped up chocolate (or chocolate chips)
*optional: 1/3 cup dried fruit
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a saucepan, over med-low heat, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, maple syrup, olive oil, water, and vanilla. Whisk until all are combined and remove from heat.
Remove from the oven and once cool completely, and then add in the chopped chocolate. It is VERY important that the granola is cool, you don’t want your chocolate to melt. This granola would go great as a yogurt or icing topping… or just by itself!
Full disclosure: I received this product for free from the company. However, my thoughts and opinions are my own.