Chocolate Granola Clusters from 5-Ingredient Vegan by Nava Atlas

Chocolate Granola Clusters

Chocolate Granola Clusters from 5-Ingredient Vegan by Nava AtlasChocolate Granola Clusters from 5-Ingredient Vegan by Nava Atlas are quick and easy to make, and they make a simple, yet delicious, dessert.

Nava Atlas

I had the immense joy of hosting my friend, the talented author, artist, and all-around lovely, Nava Atlas, vegan pioneer, last weekend as she launched her just published 13th cookbook,  5-Ingredient Vegan. Nava, who lives in the Hudson Valley of New York, was eager to dine at the award-winning VEDGE Restuarant, which we did, and to see some of Philadelphia too. We had fun prepping the ingredients for her library demo “It’s 6 o’clock, so what am I going to make for dinner?”  and the spiced chickpeas for her book signing at Fantes in the historic Italian Market.

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I know you will find 5-Ingredient Vegan to be a practical book for today’s busy times. The recipes, while fast and simple to make, are delicious. I own many of Nava’s cookbooks, including Plant Power, Wild About Greens, and Vegan Holiday Kitchen, as well as The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life and Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife (which is hilarious).

Check out Nava’s website The Vegan Atlas for more recipes. Take a look at the Literary Ladies Guide, too.

I made her simple Chocolate Granola Clusters, and they went fast!

Chocolate Granola Clusters

Chocolate Granola Clusters

Nava Atlas
Sometimes, when I’m making a fairly elaborate meal (and for me, elaborate is a relative term) for company, I lose momentum when it comes to dessert. That’s when I turn to this clever dessert that results my culinary genius proclaimed by guests. This needs just ten minutes of prep, no machines, and no baking — just a short time in the fridge to re-solidify the chocolate. Serve with pears or apples in fall, oranges in winter, strawberries in spring, and raspberries in summer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla or plain nondairy milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granola see note

Instructions
 

  • To cook on the stovetop: Combine the chocolate chips and nondairy milk in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl perched over a saucepan in which water is gently boiling. Cook over very low heat until the chocolate is melted, stirring often. Remove from the heat and stir in most of the granola, reserving a little for topping.
  • To cook in the microwave: Combine the chocolate chips and nondairy milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Start with 45 seconds, stir, and add 15 seconds at a time until the chocolate is melted. Stir in most of the granola, reserving a little for topping.
  • Line a large plate with wax paper or baking parchment. Spread the chocolate mixture onto it fairly evenly, to a thickness of no more than half an inch. Sprinkle the reserved granola over the top.
  • Refrigerate for an hour or so, or until the chocolate has completely solidified. Break the mass into bite-sized chunks, and arrange on an attractive platter to serve.

Notes

Note: Use a variety of granola that has a nice mixture of oats, seeds, nuts, and dried fruits. It’s best to use granola that’s fresh and crisp for better texture.
Reprinted with permission from 5-Ingredient Vegan © 2019 by Nava Atlas, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky.
Keyword chocolate granola
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