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This is based on a granola recipe from my husband’s sisters but now it’s Chocolate!

12 cups oats

2 cups coconut (unsweetened)

3 cups nuts (like almonds, walnuts, whatever you like) ground up some

toss all that in  a big bowl.

Meanwhile, put these in a heat-proof dish and warm up in a 350 degree oven:

1 1/2 cup good olive oil (if you measure that first, the honey will come out of the measuring cup easily)

1 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cup cocoa

when it’s warm stir it all together and pour over the dry ingredients.

Then, spread it onto two jelly-roll type cookie sheets (the kind with a lip around the edge)

Cook it for a total of about 20-25 minutes, but set the timer for 7 minutes, and rotate the two pans from upper to lower shelves, and take one out at a time, set the timer for another 7 minutes, and turn the granola with a spatula.

When it’s done, which is up to you if you like it more or less roasted, you take the pans out and sprinkle with

2 cups of chocolate chips

and turn the granola, and the chocolate chips get all melty. Then you sprinkle with

sea salt

and turn it with the spatula so the salt is all over the melty chocolate bits and mixed in to the granola.

Let it cool and we store it in those big plastic nut containers. It is really good with nonfat Greek yogurt. And if you look at the ingredients it’s probably got no more sugar than other granola.

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