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Candy Bar Granola


Description

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

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!


Ingredients

MIX TOGETHER:

  • 6 cups (612g) quick oats
  • 1/2 cup (40g) cocoa powder

 

SYRUP:

 

AFTER BAKING AND SEMI COOLING:


Instructions

Whisk the oats and cocoa powder together.

Melt the coconut oil (don’t make it too hot or it’ll scramble the egg whites), then whisk in the sweetener, egg whites, salt, and vanilla.

Pour the syrup over the oat mixture and mix well until all the oats are evenly coated.

Bake at 325° on two rimmed baking sheets for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, stir the granola and flip the pans so the one on the top rack is now on the bottom, and vice versa. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the granola is as done as you like it.

Remove the pans from the oven and let the granola mostly cool before adding the coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Mix everything up, let it cool completely, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

Quick oats: I prefer quick oats to old fashioned oats in this recipe. 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).

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.

Almonds: If you’re an Almond Joy fan you can definitely add some slivered almonds to this recipe! If adding them before baking, keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.

Allergy info: Gluten free (use gluten free oats and an allergy friendly chocolate). If you have an egg allergy, I would try using water in place of the egg whites. Dairy free (use an allergy friendly chocolate). Nut free (obviously don’t add almonds, and make sure your chocolate is nut free. Most people with tree nut allergies can have coconut products, but confirm with your doctor first.).

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: TMH XO, sugar free

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