S’mores Granola

SmoresGranola_NancyCreative.com The last time I made granola, I made Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola. It was the first time I had added chocolate to granola and I loved the combination! And now that summery weather is here, it seemed like the perfect time to try making S’mores Granola. S’mores are such a classic summer treat, so why not make a granola version? I used Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Golden Grahams cereal to mimic the chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker flavors, and these all worked really well with my granola base.

This S’mores Granola makes a good snack to munch on any time of day and you can also spoon it over vanilla yogurt for an easy breakfast or dessert. If you like sweet cereal, you could also serve this granola in a bowl with milk.

S’MORES GRANOLA by NancyC

Makes about 10 cups

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 Tablespoons non-GMO canola oil or light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ or ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits
  • 1 1/2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chop an equivalent amount of Hershey bars into small chunks)

Preheat oven to 325˚F. Line a 10 x 15″ or 13 x 18″ rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl or container, heat the honey for about 30 seconds so it’s thinner and easier to stir; then mix the honey, oil, and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.

In large bowl, toss the oats, wheat germ or flaxseed, and chopped pecans. Add in the honey, oil, and salt mixture and toss again, combining all ingredients well.

Spread mixture evenly on your parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 325˚F for 20 minutes; remove pan from oven to stir and toss mixture for even baking. Return to oven for an additional 15 minutes, until mixture is golden, and remove from oven.

Stir granola, then let it cool completely on pan (if the granola isn’t quite crunchy, it will get crunchier as it cools). When completely cool, put granola mixture in an extra large bowl and stir in the Golden Grahams, Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, and mini chocolate chips (or chopped up Hershey bars). Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

S’mores are such a classic treat and it’s fun making variations on the chocolate-graham cracker-marshmallow combination. Did you have S’mores often as a kid and do you make them now?

Linked to Full Plate Thursday, Let’s Get Real Friday, Inspiration Thursday.

Advertisements

22 thoughts on “S’mores Granola

  1. Linda G

    Mmmmm! Plan on making this with my Grandsons! I think they will love it….me too! Lol. Thank you for another great recipe!…..easy too!

    Reply
  2. Shari

    What a fun, creative idea, Nancy! I am not a big smores lover, but my family is, and they would love this. I made granola last summer and really enjoyed making it. I would like to try lots of different versions. Thanks for sharing your clever recipe!

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      You’re welcome, Shari! I like trying different granola flavors out, too! Hope your family enjoys this!

      Reply
  3. Miz Helen

    We will love your Smores Granola. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
    Have a great day,
    Miz Helen

    Reply
  4. lelaburris

    Wow, I am really craving this snack mix after seeing your photos. I plan on making this for my next party! I’m hosting a link party at my blog on Thursday and I’d love for you to stop by and share one of your posts. I hope to see you there! –Lela @ http://www.inthenewhouse.com

    Reply
      1. lelaburris

        Hi Nancy! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Thursday. I’ve already got these items on my grocery list and my boys will be so excited when I surprise them with the sweet snack this weekend at our cookout. Great idea!

        Reply
  5. Pingback: Inspiration Thursday Link Party #2 | In The New House Designs

Comments are always appreciated!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s