Tropical Granola Chocolate Bark

by Erin

Get tropical with this tropical granola chocolate bark topped with granola, cashews, dried mangoes and papaya, and toasted coconut!

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When I think of granola, the most common creation that comes to mind is to sprinkle it on top of yogurt for breakfast. But each year Golden Girl Granola challenges bloggers to come up with creative new ways to incorporate granola into the day. Some of my previous recipes submissions for this challenge include granola crusted chicken tacos and yogurt parfait popsicles. This year we were asked to share snack recipes using granola.

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Since I am currently traveling snacks are a must, especially easy on-the-go options. Trail mix is a popular one but I thought it would be kind of a cop-op to make a granola trail mix (even if it is National Trail Mix Day). So instead of mixing up the granola with fruit, nuts, and chocolate, I melted the chocolate and then sprinkled the granola and dried fruit on top.

This granola bark takes a tiny bit more effort than trail mix but it’s that much prettier. For easy portioning, try making it into chocolate bark bites!

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I used Golden Girl Granola’s truly tropical blend to make this which has cashews, dried mango, and coconut mixed in, so I added dried papaya and some more toasted coconut to my bark to stick to the theme – tropical trail mix granola bark anyone? What’s your favorite creative way to use granola?

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One year ago: Bacon Buckeyes

Two years ago: Bourbon, Bacon, and Maple Mini Cheesecakes

Three years ago: No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Five years ago: Marble Malt Cake with Peanut Butter Malt Frosting

Seven years ago: Stone Fruit Hand Pies


Serves 8


1 lb. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped and melted

1/2 cup Golden Girl Truly Tropical granola

1/2 cup chopped dried tropical fruit (I used papaya)

1/2 cup toasted coconut


  1. Spread melted chocolate evenly on a silicone mat- or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle granola, dried fruit, and coconut on top, pressing into the soft chocolate.
  2. Refrigerate 1 hour or until fully hardened. Cut or break into pieces; refrigerate up to 5 days.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

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Susan August 31, 2018 - 12:15 pm

This bark sounds great. I would probably just use the nuts and tropical fruit I like (I hope I can find dried papaya, but if I can’t it just occurred to me that I own a dehydrator, and could therefore make my own). I only buy granola when I am away from home; at home I have been making my own for several years and much prefer that, because it is not as sweet (in other words, not overly sweet as I find most commercial granola to be).

spiffycookie September 5, 2018 - 10:54 am

Just nuts and fruit would also be good!


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