Surprise Recipe Swap – Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bites


  I am so excited to be participating in the very first Surprise Recipe Swap . When Jutta from Hungry Little Girl told me what she was planning I rushed over to sign up.

Each month participants are assigned a blog. They then choose a recipe to make and write about in a blog post. This month I was assigned  Couponing & Cooking.  Have you been to Kaylee’s blog? If not be sure to check it out. She shares her money saving strategies, coupons and some really great recipes.

I had a hard time choosing just one recipe; I was torn between Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dessert Dip, Brown Butter Snickerdoodles & Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites. Ultimately, I choose the Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites because it was a quick and easy treat and I had all of the ingredients on hand.

While gathering the ingredients  from the pantry, I stumbled upon an open bag of coconut and decided these granola bites would be that much better with a little bit of coconut thrown in the mix.

If you are looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can not go wrong with these granola bites. Is it possible to go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? A couple of quick tips:

  • Before starting, prepare a mini cupcake pan with liners
  • Spoon granola mixture into liners, using a cookie scoop
  • To decrease cooling time, place in freezer for 20-30 minutes

I bet you can’t eat just one!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

45 minutes

Yield: 18 - 20 granola bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bites


1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup canola oil

2 cups oats

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup shredded coconut


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat,stir peanut butter, honey and oil together. Heat until the peanut butter is melted continue to stir until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove from heat & stir in oats and coconut.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop mixture into prepared mini cupcake pan.
  5. Freeze for 20-30 minutes before eating

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  1. Jutta Lenihan says:

    Great job on this post, Dawn! You are such a wonderful fit to the SRS!
    The recipe you picked sounds so yummy and I love the cute presentation :)
    Can’t wait to see what you pick next month!

  2. Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade says:

    Hi Dawn, Dawn here! LOL I love your blog and of course love chocolate, so these are right up my alley. I saw your red velvet cupcakes that Cynthia made for SRS. Win Win!! I’m pinning these for later. however I’ll have to use sunbutter as I can’t eat peanut butter.

  3. kimslittlelife says:

    YUM! Can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter! Visiting from Mandy’s Recipe Box. Off to check out more goodies!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Dawn,
    YOur Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bites look fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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