Cherry White Chocolate Granola

by aimee @ shugarysweets on February 22, 2012

I had some leftover dried cherries from making this cherry fudge. What to do, what to do. I thought about making granola bars, like these and these, but ultimately decided I needed to eat more yogurt.

I have this breakfast eating problem. I don’t usually eat breakfast, unless someone makes me breakfast…like pancakes, bacon, hashbrowns, french toast, etc. I KNOW how horrible this is, especially since halfway through my morning workout I’m starving, and tired.

With this granola though? I could totally eat more yogurt for breakfast. Oh, and it’s good on ice cream too. Which I wouldn’t mind for breakfast either.

I make mine using store bought granola cereal, for a tasty little shortcut. I keep it stored in an airtight bowl, and it’s ready for a quick breakfast, or just to grab a handful on my way to the gym. Enjoy!

Cherry White Chocolate Granola
by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: breakfast snack rice krispies cherry peanut white chocolate
Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 cup granola cereal (I use Cascadian Farm Maple Nut Granola)
  • 1 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
Instructions
In large saucepan, heat butter, sugar and honey over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook about 2-3 more minutes.
Remove from heat. Fold in cereals and peanuts. Quickly add in chocolate and cherries. Pour onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to harden, about 30 minutes.
Break up large chunks and store in air tight container for up to one week. Enjoy by itself, or on yogurt, icecream, etc.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I need to eat more yogurt too. This would make it much easier!

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Sally @ sally's baking addiction February 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

yum! i love the combination of cherry and white chocolate. i love granola :)

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Jocelyn February 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I have the same problem of not eating breakfast! This sounds so easy to do and have ready to grab a bag to go!!! And cherry and white chocolate is a winning combo:-)

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Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy February 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

This sounds so easy and so delicious! I would throw a handful of this on my morning bowl of oats!

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Tanya February 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Ha ha, the reason I started following your blog is for all its cherry-lovin’ goodness. This sounds like another winner!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I love this recipe and I love that you don’t have to bake the granola. This one is a must make!!

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