I teased you with this on Wednesday’s post.
Since I’ve been coaching elementary school cheerleading, I had no choice but to purchase some girl scout cookies. The problem wasn’t buying the cookies, the problem was stopping myself from eating the whole box.
Truthfully, I’d never even had a samoa before. But they’re pretty dang good. Since I won’t be getting any more girl scout cookies until next season, I figured something needed to be done.
And that’s when Samoa Granola happened.
- 1 cup whole grain rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup caramel sauce (I used the kind from Trader Joe’s)
- 2 tbsp honey (or more, if you like it sweet)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Combine the oats, coconut flakes, caramel sauce, and honey, until well mixed, and stick it in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. You’l have to stir it a few times while it bakes, to make sure it doesn’t burn. While that’s cooking, roughly chop your chocolate chips. Once the granola comes out of the oven, let it cool for about 10 minutes, and then add in the chopped chocolate while it’s still warm, but don’t stir it (otherwise the chocolate will get all gooey).
For this recipe, I used the dairy-free (and soy-free) chocolate chips, sent to me by Enjoy Life Foods. Their chocolate chips were great, and they’re perfect if you have allergies (they’re also not processed in a facility with nuts, so even if you have a nut allergy, you’re good!). Thank you, Enjoy Life!