Peanut Butter & Chocolate ‘Butterfinger’ Granola

Peanut Butter and Chocolate 'Butterfinger' GranolaThis granola should come with a warning label:

Dangerously Addictive! May cause intense desire to stuff face with granola, midnight cravings, and breakfast-related giddiness.

Something magical happens when rolled oats, cornflakes and peanuts are coated in a sticky, peanut buttery mixture and toasted until crunchy. Add in some dark chocolate chips, and it’s just… daaammmnnn!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate 'Butterfinger' GranolaPeanut Butter and Chocolate 'Butterfinger' Granola

One thing that you may not know about me (but have probably guessed) is that I really like candy bars. Snickers, Reese’s, Milky Ways… the list goes on.

Oooh, and then there’s M&Ms! Peanut M&Ms, crispy M&Ms, peanut butter M&Ms, pretzel M&Ms, birthday cake M&Ms – seriously, how do that get them to taste like birthday cake!? But I digress.

While this recipe doesn’t contain any actual candy bars, it was loosely based on one of my other favorites: Butterfingers. Maybe I was too influenced by all those Simpsons commercials (anyone remember those?), but I just really like Butterfingers! So I decided to make a “crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery” granola.

And the result? Wowzah! (If I do say so myself).

Peanut Butter and Chocolate 'Butterfinger' GranolaPeanut Butter and Peanuts
Peanut Butter and Chocolate 'Butterfinger' Granola

True fact: Since making this granola, I haven’t eaten any more of the Butterfinger bar I currently have stashed in the fridge. Sorry Nestlé, but this granola is far better than that candy bar.


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