Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Clusters
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Serves: 7 cups of granola
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup coco powder
  • ½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats and almonds
  3. Distribute the mixture between two baking sheets so it forms an even, thin layer across both
  4. Place the baking sheets in your preheated oven and let the oats and almonds toast for 7 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven, stir, and toast for another 5 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven, and add the oats and nuts back into the large bowl
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, add your peanut butter and honey and stir until combined
  8. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until the mixture is melted and appears liquid-y and soupy
  9. Add your peanut butter and honey to the oats mixture and stir until everything is evenly combined and the nuts and oats are evenly coated
  10. Add your coco powder and mini chocolate chips and mix to combine
  11. If the chocolate chips melt/partially melt, that is okay
  12. Dump the mixture out onto one of your baking sheets, and press everything down into an even layer
  13. Firmly press the granola down with your hands to pack it down into the baking sheet
  14. Place your other baking sheet on top of the granola, and press down firmly on top of it so it compresses the granola even more
  15. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes
  16. Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and dump the granola out onto the counter
  17. It will break apart into several large pieces
  18. Break these large pieces into smaller clusters - the size of the clusters is up to your personal preference
Recipe by The Garlic Diaries at http://www.thegarlicdiaries.com/chewy-chocolate-peanut-butter-granola-clusters/