Cacao and Peanut Granola Clusters

Cacao and Peanut Butter GranolaWhen we went to Hawaii, I walked into what seemed to be a giant 7-11 type thing, and found a bag of mini peanut butter cups.  I bought only one bag, tucked them gently into my luggage, and placed them gently in the fridge when I arrived home.

Bowl of peanut and cacao granolaI allowed myself one a day.  I’d sit, with a cup of tea on the couch, and unwrap the little gem, making a ritual of it.  The perfection was in the simplicity and ever since I have had a soft spot for chocolate and peanut butter.

cocoa and peanut granola clustersSo when deciding to make a crunchy, clustery muesli, I absolutely couldn’t go past the chocolate and peanut combination.  This is a slightly healthier take than my love of peanut butter cups, but it fills the same void.

Do you love the peanut butter and chocolate combination?

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Cacao and Peanut Granola Clusters
Author: Clare Reilly
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Serves: approx 10
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup peanuts – roughly chopped and toasted
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  1. Melt coconut oil in double boiler, add cacao powder, maple syrup, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla extract, whisk until combined.
  2. In large bowl combine all dry ingredients, stir until combined.
  3. Pour in liquid, stir until everything is well coated.
  4. Roast for 20 mins at 100*C, stir, turn oven up to 180*C, bake for a further 20 mins, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Once cool, break into clusters.

15 thoughts on “Cacao and Peanut Granola Clusters

  1. I absolutely adore the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so this will definitely get tried! I think it is genetic, my Grandmother loved it too! Thank you Clare.

  2. Haha, I’m reading backwards through your blog and hit the Dyson one before this- really lovely pics, I love to see behind the scenes pics too. This looks amazing but I can never make it because I would end up eating the whole thing by the handful. I now only make granola in small quantities because I just hoover it πŸ™‚

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