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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16 Responses to Surprise Recipe Swap – Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bites

  1. 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. Wow, these sound amazing and they look so chewy and delicious. You’re right, I probably couldn’t eat just one! Have a great week :)

  3. These look so yummy and I just happen to have everything on hand! I think this might be a great Sunday project for me :)

  4. 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.

  5. OH.MY.GOODNESS! I am sooo in love with these ingredients, I know this has got to be soooo tasty. Making soon! So glad this was your choice.

  6. These look SO good!! Pinned!

  7. kimslittlelife says:

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

  8. Marti says:

    They look great!! I’d love for you to share it at our Craft Party!! Just follow the link….


  9. Kaylee’s site is great! And so is this recipe. Totally pinning this!

  10. 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

  11. The best ingredients – Fun, Simple, and Easy! Love it! Pinned
    Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  12. This sounds great… although I would have to substitute the peanut butter…but it is on my list to make. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends friday and I hope you join us again this coming week.

  13. Oh gosh, this sounds so good. I’m such a sweet/dessert fan I find them hard to resist.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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