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Dark Chocolate Cherry Coconut Granola

Rich dark chocolate, sweet coconut, and tart dried cherries make this homemade granola shine. Enjoy your indulgent homemade Dark Chocolate Cherry Coconut Granola as cereal, a yogurt topper, or a snack - you won't be disappointed.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Servings 7 Cups
Author Liz


  • 1 c. shredded sweetened or unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3 c. coarsely chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 3 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbs. veggie oil
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. dried cherries
  • 4-6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped (or chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss coconut, nuts, oats, oil, honey, cinnamon and salt until well combined. Spread onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  3. If your granola is golden and lightly toasted, remove from oven. If it's not (and mine wasn't), raise the temperature to 350F and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until golden.
  4. Remove from oven. Sprinkle dried cherries on top and mix in. Spread granola back out, evenly, onto baking sheet. Press down gently, so that granola is in one big piece. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  5. Break into pieces. Toss with chopped chocolate.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Dried cranberries may be substituted for dried cherries, if you're unable to find dried cherries.