Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bites {Honey Sweetened}

I will not be participating in Weekend Potluck during this time, but am excited about sharing guest posts with you for 3 of the Thursdays I'm away.  Do hope you'll enjoy them and pay their blogs a visit as well. I have a lot of posts scheduled, but won't be nearly as interactive as I love to be, so just know I won't be purposely ignoring you. ;-}I have plenty of recipes (nearly 800) already on my blog, so please feel free to explore while I'm gone. I will be missing you....and look forward to picking up the pace when I return. 

(Haha - I just realized that this is DJ's recipe...and she's doing the guest post tomorrow!!  Please be sure to stop by for another yummy chocolatey treat) 

You can already tell these will be a sweet treat by the name, right? 

Easy to make and delicious to enjoy. No added refined sugar....
just some honey for your Honey.

These 'healthier' treats will turn a frown upside down anyday! 

I found the recipe at Dawn's DJ's Sugar Shack. She added the coconut to the recipe, so I decided to use coconut oil instead of the called canola oil. 

I love simple and quick recipes like this one that everyone will go wild over!
Using only 6 simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Your family will be so surprised and love you for making these treats today. 

{Honey Sweetened}

1/2 c. peanut butter
1/3 c. honey
1/4 c. coconut oil
2 c. quick oats
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. shredded (unsweetened) coconut 

Line 24 mini muffin cups with papers. 

In medium saucepan, over medium heat, stir peanut butter, honey and oil together. Heat until the peanut butter is melted; continue to stir until mixture is smooth. 

Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips.  When they are mostly melted, stir in oats and coconut. Scoop mixture into paper liners. 

I taste tested one within a few minutes, but if you are impatient, you can freeze them for 10 minutes or so before eating. 

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