Yield
Makes 8 cups
Photo: Annabelle Breakey

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, mix together oats, nonfat dried milk, wheat germ, coconut, nuts, and seeds.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, combine honey, maple syrup, vanilla, brown sugar, and oil and bring to a boil. Pour over dry mixture and mix together with a wooden spoon. Oil a rimmed baking sheet and pour mixture onto sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Stir granola and bake another 10 minutes. Sprinkle in raisins and bake 5 minutes more. (The granola will look wet and sticky but will dry out as it cools.)

Step 3

Let granola cool completely on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Step 4

The Twist: Add Chocolate. In one fell swoop, this healthy snack becomes (a still fairly healthy) chocolate bark candy. Melt 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips in a medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water; remove chocolate from heat while still a little chunky, then stir until smooth. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and sprinkle with 2 cups of the granola. Chill until set, at least 30 minutes. Break granola-chocolate bark into pieces.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cup.

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