Reese’s Pieces Granola

Reese's Pieces Granola

My favorite thing about this time of year is going present shopping for friends and family but boy does it eat up a day. After going to several stores and eventually CVS for wrapping paper and tape, I couldn’t help but do some grocery shopping and pick up the bag of Reese’s Pieces that was conveniently on sale.

I’ve made peanut butter granola before and chocolate granola but never chocolate granola with peanut butter. That was an oversight seeing how peanut butter and chocolate has to be the best combination known to man. Just think of Reese’s cups and Fastbreak bars and—of course—Reese’s Pieces. I’m not quite sure if adding candy to granola still makes it breakfast food but it has peanut butter so it must be healthy.

Reese's Pieces Granola Jar 2

This is a great granola to make if you like granola with clusters since the peanut butter holds the oats together. Just be sure not to break it up too much after it’s done cooking to keep most of the clusters.

Reese’s Pieces Granola

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 3 cups):

  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 6 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 Tablespoons to 1/2 cup maple syrup(or any liquid sweetener)
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 1/2 cup peanuts(optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the oats, peanut butter, cocoa powder and maple syrup. If the peanut butter you’re using is the no-stir kind, melt it in the microwave briefly before mixing it in.
  3. Spread the oats out onto a non-stick baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the granola cooks together.
  4. Remove from the oven and break the granola into clusters using a utensil.
  5. Let the granola cool completely before adding in the Reese’s Pieces.
  6. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Reese's Pieces Granola Jar

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5 Responses to Reese’s Pieces Granola
  1. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    December 10, 2012 | 11:33 am

    This looks seriously addicting! This is the kind of thing that would be a great gift but I can’t keep in the house because I’d eat the entire batch the day I made it…

  2. Melissa @TryingtoHeal
    December 10, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Um, YES. I am totally making this so I can stop spending all my money on that expensive chocolate granola i’ve been buying!

  3. BroccoliHut
    December 10, 2012 | 9:15 pm

    Oh, WOW. Reese’s Pieces are my absolute FAVORITE candy, which is why my father-in-law sends me about ten bags every Halloween. (I’m not complaining!). Cannot wait to make this.

  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    December 11, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Oh my gosh! I can see eating the whole batch in a day!

  5. Amanda
    December 13, 2012 | 9:38 pm

    My husband will LOVE this. He’s a huge peanut butter and chocolate fan!

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