This Granola Recipe is the perfect snack to make using leftover Halloween candy! Throw in any type of candy or candy bars you have on hand to create a crunchy, irresistible snack!
Today is: November 1st, the day after Halloween, a chilly grey day in which I am working by a fire, the day that officially feels like Fall is over and winter has begun and most importantly it is a day for feasting on Halloween candy leftovers. I love eating candy, of course, but I also love re-purposing candy, just like I did with these Leftover Candy Refrigerator Bars and these Peanut Butter Blondies and these Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies and these Butterfinger Cookie Bars and these Candy Bar Cookies. Ok, really, I could go on and on because baking with leftover Halloween candy is one of my obsessions. Clearly.
A few nights ago I dreamt about granola. Dreaming about food? Another recurring theme for me. I woke up and had a dire need to make a few batches of granola. So what did I do? I made a few batches of granola, one of which contained loads of candy. If you have leftover Halloween candy taunting you today, make this! It is EASY and so irresistibly delicious. Feel free to add whatever type of candy you have hanging out in your bowl. Anything will work. For the batch in the photos, I used 100 Grand Bars and M&M's and oooohhhh my goodness it was good.
Swap out nuts/seeds, fats, sweeteners, flavorings and extras as desired, as long as you stick to the amounts listed in the recipe.
Nut/seed options: pecans, almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, peanuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
Fat options: olive oil, butter, vegetable oil, canola oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, coconut oil
Sweetener options: white or brown sugar, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup
Flavoring options: vanilla or almond extract (or any extract!), cinnamon, cayenne pepper, ginger, cardamom
Extra options: dried fruit of any kind (apples, blueberries, cranberries, raisins, cherries, mangoes, apricots), wheat germ, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, molasses, peanut butter, cocoa powder, Nutella
If you can think of any additional ingredients that would go great with granola, leave them in the comments!
Thanks for reading, guys. Have a great rest of your week!