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Homemade Crunchy Granola | Magnolia Days

Homemade Crunchy Granola

A recipe for homemade crunchy granola made with oats, coconut, wheat germ, nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate covered candies.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups candy coated chocolates like M&M's, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat germ
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup choppped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Arrange oven racks to upper and lower thirds of the oven. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Lightly grease two 13- X 18- X 1-inch baking sheets.
  2. Add coconut oil, 1/2 cup chocolates, and water to a small saucepan or skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until coconut oil and chocolates are melted. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  3. Combine oats, coconut, wheat germ, brown sugar, fruit, pecans, walnuts and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Pour melted chocolate mixture over dry ingredients. Stir to combine (will look slightly moistened).
  5. Divide mixture in half and spread evenly on baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes (1 hour), stirring mixture and rotating pans every 20 minutes during baking.
  7. Cool granola completely in the pans. Once cooled, stir in remaining 2 cups chocolates. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for homemade crunchy granola made with oats, coconut, wheat germ, nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate covered candies.