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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Granola

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Granola
It’s true … I’m a granola fiend. Ever since I discovered how to make my own granola at home (and just how unbelievably easy it is), I’ve been a bit crazy for it. Every week or two, you can usually find me in my kitchen whipping up a new batch, almost always doing something to tweak it here or there. Because I can never leave well enough alone.

This Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Granola, however, is the first time I’ve gone all crazy chocolate bonkers with granola. It will so not be the last.

Rolled oats, coconut, and almonds tossed in a sweet, chocolatey glaze and baked to toasty aromatic perfection. Then we add strawberries–tart freeze-dried strawberries, to be exact. Because fresh strawberries would lead to soggy granola, and nobody wants that.

And then, THEN, a dark chocolate drizzle. Just to ensure that this granola is complete and utter chocolate-covered strawberry bliss.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Granola
If ever granola could be considered romantic, well … I think this is a good start. I, for one, am completely in love with it.Β 

Oh, and it’s a nice, flexible recipe, too. It’s still plenty delicious if you’d rather omit the chocolate drizzle. AndΒ if you prefer a vegan version, a couple of swaps will get you there: Just substitute vegetable oil or more coconut oil for the butter and replace the honey with pure maple syrup.

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38 Comments

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    Katy
    February 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

    This granola looks so awesome, I would definitely eat it as a snack all by itself. If only I could find freeze-dried strawberries here. Dried are just not the same and usually full of sugar.

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Sorry about that. πŸ™ For what it’s worth, it’s not quite the same without the strawberries altogether, but still pretty dang good!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    February 10, 2014 at 10:43 am

    i love making homemade granola – this is just perfect.

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen
    February 10, 2014 at 10:44 am

    This looks like it would make a great breakfast or dessert!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Or lunch … or dinner … hey, V-Day comes just once per year, right? πŸ˜‰

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    February 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

    This is gorgeous! Screw the red velvet, this is my kinda of Valentine’s day food. πŸ™‚

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Ha! I like the way you think. πŸ™‚

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    dishing up the dirt
    February 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    homemade granola has changed my life too! This version sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing Kare!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Seriously, it’s like the grand poobah of revelations, right?! πŸ™‚

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    Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse
    February 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I love this! Freeze-dried strawberries are a secret vice of mine. I used to pick them out of my cereal and eat them first because I love they way they crunch and then soften when I bite into em. >< Pinning!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      They are just like airy, guilt-free (or nearly guilt-free) candy! I love ’em too. πŸ™‚

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    Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
    February 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    You had me at granola…than you added chocolate covered strawberry to the mix and there was NO turning back. I need this in my face like now!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Ha! Thanks Meg. πŸ™‚

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    lisacng @ expandng.com
    February 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I’m with ya 100%!!! Now, show us how to freeze dry strawberries :).

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      A quick Google search tells me it only takes a mere $6k worth of equipment to freeze dry fruit! Oy. πŸ˜‰

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    February 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I am all for a little chocolate in my granola, this is gorgeous!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Laura πŸ™‚

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    Katie @ Produce on Parade
    February 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    OMG, I wish I could just gobble this right up! Wowwza!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Katie!

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    Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)
    February 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    YUM! I make granola every week, wish I’d known how easy it was to make before I started paying exorbitant prices for really sub par “gourmet” granola. This version looks scrumptious, I’ll have to add it to my repertoire. πŸ™‚

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Right?! Plus even the most mediocre batch of homemade just beats the pants off of store-bought. And it makes the house smell incredible when it’s in the oven!

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    Julie
    February 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Oh my! I need to go out and find myself some freeze-dried strawberries (I think they have them at Trader Joe’s, but the closest one is a 2 1/2 hour drive from here) ASAP! Or I need to try it with regular dried strawberries. Hmm…

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Okay, I am no longer allowed to complain about my nearest Trader Joe’s being 20 minutes away. πŸ˜‰ I’ve been wondering how it would turn out with regular dried strawberries. If you try it please let us know how it turns out!

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    Joanne
    February 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I probably don’t need any other dessert on V-Day. Just a big bag of this.

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      I’d express mail you some if we had any left! πŸ˜€

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    Urbanista At Home
    February 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Oh my goodness… this is the most amazing looking granola I’ve ever laid eyes on πŸ™‚ Definitely making this, perhaps with quinoa flakes instead of oats since it’s hard to find certified wheat-free oats! Looks so good!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      And quinoa flakes are now officially on my “must find and try” list! Thanks for the tip. πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
    February 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Woah! This is the best granola I have ever seen!! So fun and perfect for Valentines Day!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks! My intent was to make special chocolate granola only this time of year, but I have a feeling it might have to make a repeat appearance more often due to popular (toddler) demand. πŸ˜‰

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    Meredith In Sock Monkey Slippers
    February 11, 2014 at 9:55 am

    This looks amazing! Beautiful recipe.

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks so much, Meredith!

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    ana
    February 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    That is so freaking cute!!

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Ha, thanks! For a millisecond, I considered carving a few of the berries into hearts. Pretty sure that would have crossed the line from cute to crazy, though. πŸ˜‰

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    whilehewasout
    February 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Oh this granola looks great, I dont usually like anything chocolate-y for breakfast but the I’d give it a go because of the strawberries! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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      Kare Troughton
      February 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      I’ve been sprinkling it on top of Greek yogurt along with sliced bananas for breakfast, and it’s great!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    February 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I would love some of that to put over vanilla Greek yogurt right now for a snack!

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    U.
    May 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This granola is actually dessert! I used pecans instead of coconut because hubby hates coconut. Absolutely delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe.

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