I got to sample some homemade granola recently at a Relief Society meeting and decided it would be a fun snack to make. I mostly followed the original recipe but reduced the amount of sugar because I thought it was way too much and it turned out great. One thing I didn't like, was that the recipe had me add the chocolate chips before I put it in the broiler, but I would not do it this way again. I would rather the chocolate be whole and not all melted in. So I actually adding both white and milk chocolate but I don't think you can even tell. I also threw in some walnuts because I have them and I love them so much!
So anyway, definitely a yummy snack and I will be making more again. It would also be fun to try different combinations of dried fruits and nuts. Maybe macadamia with dried cranberries and white chocolate? Or one with dried mango and pineapple! Or, maybe chocolate chip and dried rasperberries? The possibilities are endless!
6 T butter
6 T milk
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
6 T peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Melt butter in a small saucepan, stir in milk and sugars. Boil for two minutes, while stirring. Remove from heat and mix in remaining ingredients, except for chocolate chips if you a adding them. Spread loosely on a cookie sheet and broil for 2 minutes. For a crispier granola, broil for 3 minutes but check often because it can burn easily. Allow granola to cool, then mix in chocolate chips.