Monday, October 20, 2014
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites
A few notes about the ingredients: you should toast your almonds if they're raw, and you can also toast your coconut if you want them to be more coconutty. Lots of toasting went on here. It was all worth it for sweet, salty, crunchy, soft granola bites!
dark chocolate peanut butter granola bites
from Annie's Eats
yields about 24 - 30 granola bites
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
1 cup roasted almonds
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1) Place the oats in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until ground into small pieces. Add in the coconut and almonds and continue to pulse until finely ground. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
2) In a medium saucepan, combine the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. Heat over medium heat until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate chips are completely melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the oat mixture and stir together until well incorporated.
3) Scoop the mixture into 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoon dollops onto a baking sheet. Let sit for a few minutes until slightly more firm and then roll into balls. Once balls are formed, chill in the refrigerator until firmly set, about 1 - 2 hours.