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This Candy Bar Granola has all the chocolatey, coconutty elements of a Mounds candy bar! If you’re an Almond Joy fan, feel free to add some slivered almonds. This granola is so easy to make and only takes a few ingredients, but it makes a special breakfast. THM XO
The perfect gift!
Put some of this Candy Bar Granola in a glass jar, wrap a festive ribbon around the top, and add a cute label for the perfect homemade Christmas gift!
The inspiration for this recipe
Salvage stores are dangerous places. I found a coconut macaroon granola at one recently and liked it so much that I knew I had to create a healthier version of it – or else I’d be starting a very bad habit.
With pregnancy and nursing I’ve gotten used to incorporating more crossovers into my diet. It’s a fun stage of life that I intend to enjoy to the fullest…haha.
A place for THM crossovers
If you’re trying to lose weight, crossovers are best reserved for special occasions – or those times when you REALLY want to go off plan and need something special to fill the cravings.
But don’t be afraid of crossovers! They have their place!
Crossovers are perfect for
- pregnant and nursing mamas,
- husbands and growing children with high metabolisms,
- and those who are ready to maintain their current weight.
Are quick oats on plan for Trim Healthy Mama?
Quick oats used to be considered off plan for Trim Healthy Mamas, but the stance on that changed in 2015 (as long as you have protein in your meal to help blunt a blood sugar spike). I prefer quick oats to old fashioned oats in this recipe!
A note on sweetener
I tested this recipe with THM Super Sweet Blend since that’s what I typically use, but the more concentrated sweetener didn’t pair as nicely with the bitter chocolate notes. I definitely prefer THM Gentle Sweet (or another less concentrated sweetener) in this recipe.
As always, check out the Notes section of the recipe for helpful info and answers to frequently asked questions!
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