Recipe Redux – No Bake PB Graham Chocolate Bites

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme is No Cook Desserts, which have been quite popular on Pinterest and foodie blogs lately. And it makes perfect sense, who doesn’t want a wonderful treat that comes together in mere minutes?! This month’s theme finally pushed me to try out a recipe I have been mulling over in my head for a while.

I’ve been having quite the chocolate craving lately and this dessert satisfies it perfectly in a small, rich bite. Not only that, I have finally tried the wonderful marriage of chocolate and peanut butter together. I know, sounds crazy, I’ve never had the two together. Last year I talked about breaking my peanut butter aversion. It has been a slow process and I’m still quite picky about how and when I’ll eat it, but I still think I’ve made tremendous progress considering how strong an aversion I had for so many years.

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So this recipe is the perfect dessert to me – bite sized and satisfies my cravings. It is also incredibly versatile, as the toppings could be changed any number of ways – coconut, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, crushed nuts, etc. I opted for coconut this time around. This is a dessert after all, but it could easily be transformed into more of an everyday snack by swapping a few ingredients (wheat germ, ground flaxseed or oatmeal for the graham cracker crumbs) and maybe doing less with the toppings (mini chocolate chips rather than dipped in chocolate and rolled in sweetened coconut flakes).

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And I will say these are very child friendly. E, who is quite the chocolate lover, gobbled up one very enthusiastically.

No Bake Peanut Butter Graham Chocolate Bites
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Serves: 12 bites
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Toppings
  • 5 squares dark chocolate, melted
  • ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, honey, cocoa powder and vanilla. Mix well with clean hands.
  2. Roll into 12 1" balls. Place on a wax paper lined pan. Put in the refrigerator for a few minutes while preparing the toppings.
  3. Melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring often to avoid burning.
  4. Remove balls from refrigerator and roll in melted chocolate, coating completely. Place back on pan and put back in refrigerator for about 2 minutes to allow chocolate to firm up a little but not too much.
  5. Place coconut on a plate. Remove chocolate covered balls from refrigerator and roll in coconut to cover completely. Return to refrigerator for 5 more minutes to allow chocolate to completely set. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

  • These look great! Can’t believe you had never had the chocolate/PB combo. I never liked it as a kid, but love it now!!

  • Alex @ delicious-knowledge.com

    So creative! Love the combo of flavors here, I bet my niece and nephew would love these!

  • Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff

    These look easy and delicious!

  • Katie | HealthySeasonalRecipes

    I need to spend more time experimenting with this type of recipe. I love little bites too. A lot of times that’s all it takes to satisfy my sweet tooth. Great idea, and great flavor combo!

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks, Katie! I need to experiment more too. Now that I know how easy it is, I have no excuse.

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks, Lauren!

  • anndunawayteh

    My children loved them! Thanks!

  • anndunawayteh

    I know, I can’t believe I have waited this long either. Thanks!

  • Thespicyrd

    So glad to hear you are enjoying pb and chocolate these days. It’s always been a favorite of mine 🙂 These look SO yummy and I even have a GF graham cracker recipe to use with them. Great job!!

  • Elizabeth Jarrard RD

    chocoate, pb and grahem crackers?? all of my favorite things!

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks! One of these days I need to try my hand at making my own graham crackers.

  • anndunawayteh

    Mine too, now!

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