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Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

2 cups Hazelnuts
4 cups Oats
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla
13 cups Unsweetened Applesauce
3/4 cups Honey


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until skins are cracked and flaking. Remove the pan from the oven. Remove the husks by rubbing the hazelnuts between towels. Pick off any remaining skins and put the nuts onto a cutting board. Roughly chop the hazelnuts. In a large bowl combine the hazelnuts with the other dry ingredients (oats through salt). Set aside. Whisk together the wet ingredients (vanilla through honey) in a separate bowl, and then fold the mixture into the dry ingredients until well combined. Spread the granola on a baking sheet or two. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes to prevent burning.

Source: tastykitchen.com