Coconut Peanut Butter Snack Bites
Do you need a quick snack to throw together but are low on time? Then these Coconut Peanut Butter Snack Bites are for you! They’re the perfect snack to grab and go.
I have a confession to make. I am a snacker. Guilty as charged.
I always have to have snacks on hand at all times. I like to grab something and go. I think I became this way once I started having kids and they started school, sports and everything in between. I just never have the time to sit down and eat something. Honestly, I would rather sit down and enjoy a nice cup of coffee then eat a meal.
I know that is horrible, but true. Can we still be friends?
Also, it never fails when the kids come home from school they are starving. I mean Stttrrraavving! Do they not eat the lunch I made them? But it never seems to amaze me. Right when they walk in the door they want a snack.
I got the idea to make these from these No Bake Oatmeal Bites that I made a long time ago (sorry for the yuckie pictures). I had just bought the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Spread and really wanted to use it too. On a side note, that peanut butter spread is Delish! Yum! I could eat it by the spoonfuls. Hence the reason I needed to make these Coconut Peanut Butter Snack Bites. It needed to leave my house and go away immediately.
I also added some coconut, butterscotch chips, pecans and honey to bind everything together. I used sweetened coconut but if you want to lower your calorie intake you can use unsweetened. These are easy to make and take only 30 minutes to chill in the fridge. Once they are chilled you roll them into balls and coat with that coconut. Then snack away!
These snack bites are amazing and taste delicious. They are the perfect snack for your kids when they come home from a long day at school or perfect for you after your morning run. Or in my case, just because I want smacks.
Get the Recipe: Coconut Peanut Butter Snack Bites
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter spread or regular peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped and crushed a little
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut
- In a large mixing bowl add oats, peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract, mixing throughly. Mixture will be very thick and sticky.
- Stir in butterscotch chips and pecans.
- Place in the refrigerator for 30 mins.
- Place shredded coconut into a small bowl. Roll cold mixture into bite size balls.
- Cover and roll peanut butter bites in the shredded coconut, pressing coconut to the bites so it will stick.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy!
Oh my gosh, I’m ADDICTED to that Reese’s spread! I’ve literally gone through 3 jars in the last few months, mainly by just eating with my spoon! 🙂 So I finally got clever and made something with it that I will be sharing soon. So needless to say, I love these bites, Cyndi! Such a great treat to snack on. And the butterscotch chips sound like the perfect addition! Pinned!
OOOhhh I can’t wait to see your recipe! Yum! Thanks Gayle!
Reese’s spread has to be one of the best things invented. These snack bites are the perfect way to enjoy it. Love it!
Thanks Jen! And I totally agree I heart Reese’s spread!
haha…. I’m totally the same. I would rather sit down and drink a nice cup of coffee than snack. But our bodies need that snack to keep the metabolism up! Loving this quick tasty snack on the run… i’m also obsessed with coconut so this is a must make!
Glad I’m not the only coffee girl! And you are right about keeping that metabolism up! Thanks Krista! 😉
I have not tried the Reese’s spread, but it looks like I have been missing out! I guess I need to get some and make these peanut butter snack bites STAT. They look delish!
Oh you gotta try it Rachelle! Its so yummy! 🙂
I love energy bites! This coconut peanut butter is right up my alley. Will be trying asap!
Thank you Kelley! 😉
I am always in need of a healthy snack option! This coconut PB flavor combo is right up my alley!
Thank you Amanda! 😉 Gotta love PB right?
Oooh these healthy little bites of awesome look like I need them on my next bike ride.
Thank you Kita! 😉 I hope you enjoy them.
These look amazing, I love the peanut butter and coconut combo! My kids are the same way, completely starving the second they walk in the door. It’s the end of the world if there isn’t a snack ready immediately if not sooner! Can’t really blame them though, I love snacking too! 🙂
Thank you Stacey! I am glad to hear that my kids aren’t the only ones starving all the time. 😉
These are beyond cute! Love the coating 🙂
Thank you Medha!!
Coconut AND peanut butter AND pecans?? So many of my favorite things in one recipe. YUM!
Thanks Brandon! I agree…pecans, coconut and pb, my fav! 😉
I love little snack bites like these! I am obsessed with coconut and love peanut butter so I definitely need to try these soon.
Thanks Ashley!! 😉
These look amazing!
Thank you so much! 😉
These little bites look absolutely yummy Cyndi! Coconut and peanut butter? I’m all in!
Thanks Trish! I heat coconut and pb too. Yum!
Yummy! these snack bites look so good Cindy! I need to Reese’s peanut butter spread, anything with PB in it, I have to try!
With food that looks as good as like this, *anyone* would become a snacker 🙂 Big fan of coconut and peanut butter – this one’s right up my alley.
Awww thank you!! That’s sweet of your to say!
Cyndi these look amazing!! I love how easy they are to make! I really need to jump on this whole energy bite band wagon! And I am a snacker too. All day, everyday! Especially as a food blogger. I take bites of everything as I cook. =)
I hope you like them Mariah! Love that I’m not the only snacker out there!
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Can the Coconut Peanut Butter Snack Bites be frozen? If so, how long will they keep? Thanks – Juanita
Hi Juanita, yes they can be frozen for up to one month. Just take a few out the night or few hours before serving to defrost. 🙂