Chocolate Granola Clusters--Weight Loss for Foodies

Chocolate Granola Clusters

I love the way my house smells when I'm making granola. I've tried a million different ways to make it, and nothing beats this one. I still toy with it a little each time, sometimes adding cardamom, cinnamon or ginger (or a combination), or reducing the brown sugar, but it's a great granola recipe that isn't too sweet.

One day after I took the granola out of the oven, I had this idea:  what would this taste like if I dredged it in dark chocolate? I was excited at the prospect.  And the results were delicious! 

It's so easy that I almost didn't make a recipe card. ENJOY!

Chocolate Granola Clusters
A delicious yet healthy treat that's really easy to make.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups chopped semi-sweet or bittersweet good quality chocolate. I use Callebaut Belgian.
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 cups of your favorite homemade granola
  3. 1/2 cup dried cherries or other fruit (if you don't have fruit in the granola already)
Instructions
  1. 1. Put chocolate in a medium bowl and microwave on high for one minute. Stir with a rubber spatula. If there are still chunks remaining, microwave again for 20-30 seconds. Stir until smooth. If you do the melting slowly, you can get a good result without tempering. Be careful not to burn the chocolate!
  2. 2. Add 1 cup of granola and the dried fruit. Mix well with a rubber spatula. It should all be perfectly coated. If there is a lot of liquid chocolate remaining, add more granola. There should be no dry spots.
  3. 3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Drop heaping tablespoons full of the chocolate-granola mixture onto the sheet. Allow to harden before removing and eating. Putting it in a cool place will hasten this process.
  4. 4. Enjoy!
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About the Author Shari Broder

I work with smart women who want to lose weight and keep it off. I help them discover what is really causing their weight problem, fix it at the source, and teach them how to enjoy the foods they love while permanently losing their desire to overeat along with their excess weight. I’d love to teach my method to you! I’m also a gourmet cook and baker who struggled with my weight for 40 years before discovering the secret to not overeating.

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