Fresh Homemade Granola, perfectly sweet and salty!

This granola recipe is SOO good! I made it for several people this hear for a perfect little holiday gift. This is perfect in some yogurt, on top of a smoothie, or just by itself as something delicious to much on. Easy and delicious!Fresh Homemade Granola
INGREDIENTS
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews (halved or quartered)
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
STEPS
1) Preheat oven to 250 degrees
2) In large bowl combine the oats, nuts, coconut, br sugar
3) In separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt
4) Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans
5) Cook for 1 hour and 15 min. Stirring every 30 mins to achieve an even color
6) Remove from oven and let cool for at least an hour or two.
7) Eat or save for later in a sealed container so it doesn’t get stale. Yum!

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AhhhhMazing Pretzel Brownies

These are my current guilty pleasure! I’ve made them several times and each time they are an absolute hit! If I can control myself and not scarf down the entire batch immediately (haha :)) then they make a great treat to bring to any gathering. Buttery pretzel crust, perfectly gooey brownies, and a chocolate frosting sprinkled with more salty pretzels… how could it not be amazing?!?

Here’s the recipe, beware this is dangerously delicious stuff! (PS: By no means is this a healthy recipe, but sometimes we all have to indulge) YUM!!

AhhhhMazing Pretzel Brownies

INGREDIENTS: 

  • Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Brownie
  • 1 box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed pretzels

STEPS:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees; mix the crust ingredients in a big bowl and then press into a 13″x9″ pan, cook for 8 minutes and then let cool while you do step two.
  2. Mix all brownie ingredients, and then pour it over the cooled crust. Bake again for about 25 minutes, right until you stick a knife or toothpick in and it comes out clean. Don’t over-cook! Let cool for about 15-20 minutes
  3. Meanwhile make the frosting. Beat everything together except the milk. When mixed, add the milk one tablespoon at a time until it is the desired consistency (I usually use 2 TBS).
  4. Pour/Spread the frosting over the top of the brownies and then sprinkle the rest of the pretzels on top. ENJOY!!!!
  5. (It’s best when still slightly warm :))