Recipe

Crispy Crunchy Granola Munchies

  • Yield: 6 generous cups

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, including slivered almonds and coarsely chopped pecans and walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup hulled green pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins or golden raisins (or a combination of both)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried banana chips

Directions

  • Be very careful when stirring the hot nut mixture!
  • Make sure the oven rack is in the center position and preheat the oven to 325?F.
  • Combine the honey and butter in a small saucepan. Heat on low heat and stir until melted. Remove from the heat.
  • Combine the oats, mixed nuts, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and salt in a large bowl. Stir with a large wooden spoon to mix well.
  • Pour the honey butter over the oat mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Spread the granola evenly in a thin layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake, stirring every 5 minutes with a wooden spoon to prevent the granola from sticking or burning, until fragrant and golden brown, about 20 minutes. (Do not overcookóthe granola will crisp as it cools.)
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking sheet from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. When completely cooled, transfer the granola to a large mixing bowl and stir in the dried fruit.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.
  • An airtight container is importantóthis will keep your Crispy-Crunchy Granola Munchies fresh!