Tobins' Tastes: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites


Ok, I admit it. I am slightly obsessed with bite sized desserts. I relish the chance to use my mini muffin baking tin. If a recipe can be made into a miniature version, I am all over. Check out last week's Snickerdoodle Cups or my mini {almost} Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes for further proof of this obsession.

So when I saw Crystal from Money Saving Mom post about making these Chewy Homemade Granola Bars, I decided to make them in bite sized form. To top it off, they were no bake too! Living in South Florida means that any recipe becomes infinitely better looking when you realize you don't have to turn your oven on.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites would totally be worth turning the oven on for though. They are so simple and yet so good. The combo of peanut butter, honey and dark chocolate gets me every time. They are the perfect  sweet treat to cap off a meal without being too overpowering. The presence of Quaker oats makes you feel a little less guilty about eating them too : )


I have been wanting to try making some kind of homemade granola bar for some time now but for some reason I thought that they would be very difficult and labor intensive. Not this recipe. It took me longer to wash the dishes then it did to assemble these babies.

I did not spray my mini muffin tin or use liners when I made them but my recommendation would be to do one or the other to make them easier to remove from the tin once you refrigerate them.

I placed them in mini liners after the fact to store them easier.

What I really love is that these can be modified to include anything you you like or have on hand. You can add dried fruit, seeds, nuts, coconut shreds, pretty much anything. You can also play with the kind of peanut butter you use (I used regular but I bet crunchy would be awesome), the type of chocolate you choose, or you could even leave out the chocolate for a healthier version. Not that we would do that in this house, but hey, more power to you.


No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
Recipe adapted from Heavenly Homemakers

  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (or any kind of oil you prefer)
  • 2 cups oats (I doubled this from the original and loved it)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (or any kind of mix in mentioned above)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (or other mix in)
1.) In a sauce pot on medium heat, mix together peanut butter, oil and honey. Heat and stir until completely combined.






2.) Remove from the heat and mix in oats followed by your other mix ins of choice. Stir until well combined.


3.) Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop mixture into mini muffin tins. As mentioned above, you may want to line or grease the tin lightly to help with removal. You can also go the more traditional route and press the mixture into an 8x8 pan to be later cut into bars.

Mine made exactly 20 bites when I was done.

4.) Refrigerate for at least two hours before removing from tin or cutting the pan into bars.


5.) Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

These won't last long!

Enjoy!


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30 comments:

  1. All you have to do is say Chocolate + Peanut Butter and I'm in. Seriously. These look fantastic!

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  2. How delicious! Love these. I, too, love bite sized treats. :)

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  3. do you use the quick cooking oats or regular ones? these look fantastic! :) i am a sucker for chocolate and granola, so putting them together...heavenly! :)

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  4. Those sound delicious! I need to make these soon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  5. Yummy! Those looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! I am pinning this to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  6. these look
    like a fun twist
    on the old no bake recipe

    delish

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded

    now following you
    on Pinterest
    and sharing this post
    on the Stuff and Nonsense
    FB page!

    alison

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  7. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. These are super yummy looking, can't wait to try them.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  8. I make no bake cookies, but they are lots different than these. These look amazing!

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  9. These look crazy delicious. Thank you so much for sharing these at our party this week.

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  10. These look like a great snack to cure the sweet craving with some added nutrition!

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  11. Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  12. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Yummy! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  14. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  15. These look yummy!! Thanks for sharing at SweetTalkin' Sunday :°)

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  16. These look yummy! I think I might make them tonight to snack on this week. Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

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  17. How clever and very yummy looking! I make my own granola and it really is easy to do. :) I am so making these babies (with the chocolate!!)

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  18. I am also a fan of bite sized deserts and these look so yummy!

    Thanks for joining our Beautify It Monday link party, We hope you'll be back next week!

    -Four Sisters

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  19. Yummy creative scrumptious desserts ~ Wow! ~ thanks for linking up to Magical Monday Meme ~ namaste, ^_^

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  20. These look wonderful! I think my toddler would love them! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Pinned to try out later! :)

    Stopping by from Delicious Dishes!

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  21. yummy yummy yummy! I'll have to try these! Thanks for linking up last week over at my party! I hope you'll link up a new post again tomorrow!

    http://itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com/

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  22. Oh my goodness! They look delicious. I will definitely be trying these.

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  23. Hi! Visiting from Ninth street notions! Holy yum these look delish! And I have all the ingredients to make them.. score!

    Newest follower.. would love a follow back if you like my site too :)

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  24. I am totally making these tomorrow! My daughter will love these too I'm sure. Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party. I just pinned this too!

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  25. These look sooo good! And with the oatmeal in them, they've got to be healthy!! :) We loved having you join us for our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Please come back again soon. -The Sisters

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  26. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  27. My boys would love these! Love the ingredient list! Thanks so much for sharing at Dwell on Joy!

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  28. Peanut butter, honey and chocolate, that's exactly my kind of treat! I love that you didn't add additional sugar to this one!

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  29. Yum! Delicious combination... I hope you'll comeshare at my Super Saturday Show & Tell tomo :) Pinned! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

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