I like to snack on dark chocolate.
Really though, this is a bit of a problem for me. I like to wait for my favorite bars (Theo and Chocolove being amongst them) to go on sale and then I go on a bit of a shopping spree, storing those badbois in the freezer so that when I eat them they have a delightful chalky texture that I truly can’t seem to get enough of.
Anyways, I’m a firm believer that just about anything becomes significantly better when covered in melted dark chocolate. Strawberries, pretzels, graham crackers, and now my latest discovery is granola.
In truth, this makes so much sense. Why I didn’t think of it before is a complete mystery to me but now that I’ve found my brain and the holidays are impending I must say this is the THING to bring to whatever Friendsgiving/Family Function you’re forced into attending.
5 minutes (+ cooling time) and you’ve got yourself a delicious, decently healthy, snackable treat that will have people dishing out compliments and praising your creativity. Also you can forget the holidays and be like me, making this for your own pleasurable snacking ventures. Which, in my opinion is an everyday indulgence overlooked by far too many!
1 lb dark chocolate chunks
1.5 cups granola (use your favorite)
Maldon’s sea salt flakes to top
Optional: shredded coconut to top
Glass bowl & small pot for double boiling
9x12 rimmed baking sheet
Bring water to a gentle boil in a small pot. Once boiling top with a glass bowl and fill with chocolate chunks. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in granola. Transfer mixture to a lined baking sheet and spread out to preferred thickness. Top with salt and whatever else you want. Refrigerate until completely cooled then break apart into pieces of your desired size. Store in the fridge in an airtight container or plastic ziplock bag.
Alternately, you could use the microwave to melt your chocolate, I just have this hatred for them so I like to advocate the old fashioned methods.