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Decadent Dark Chocolate Granola

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling


about 9 cups

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
Our three active sons gave this great granola the thumbs up all around. The recipe is versatile, so you can customize it any way you like by adding a variety of seeds, nuts, grains, cereals and dried fruit.—Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
Decadent Dark Chocolate Granola Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup coconut or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 250°. In a Dutch oven, heat oil and honey over low heat until blended, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa and vanilla. Stir in oats, walnuts and Rice Krispies until coated.
  2. Spread evenly into a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 1 hour or until crisp, stirring every 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Immediately add chocolate chips and cranberries; stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Return to baking pan, spreading evenly. Refrigerate until set. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 217 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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