Chewy treats with an undercurrent of peanut butter. 5-Ingredient Chocolate, Granola, and Peanut Butter Bites make a satisfying snack!
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This recipe was born of using stuff up.
The first item I had to start using up is a granola cereal that our boy saw at Costco and thought he would love for breakfast. But, a few breakfasts and soggy, uneaten bowls of cereal later, he confessed that he didn't like it. The giant bags of granola were handed off to me to see what I could do with them.
The result? Candy bites, loaded with granola, raisins, almonds, and peanut butter. Boom, baby: 5-Ingredient Chocolate, Granola, and Peanut Butter Bites for everyone!
Do you love chocolaty, peanut buttery recipes? Try a batch of Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls!
Why you'll love this recipe
These bites are a great way to use up granola: whether you have giant Costco bags or a bag of your own, homemade recipe.
Though the bites are small they're sweet and filling, thanks to all the nuts and dried fruit. They make a great snack, after-dinner sweet treat, or addition to a cookie platter to share with friends!
If you have kids or friends at college, send them a Care Package with these 5-Ingredient Bites packed inside.
🔪 How to make 5-Ingredient Chocolate, Granola, and Peanut Butter Bites
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate: You can use chocolate chips or baking chocolate
- Vegetable Shortening: This helps the chocolate set up more quickly
- Peanut Butter: Use a good brand of creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- Salt: Just a little for the flavor
- Granola cereal: Mine is made with almonds and raisins
Step 1: Melt the chocolate and peanut butter
Place chocolate in the top pan of a double boiler, or a heat-proof bowl set over simmering water. Stir the chocolate until it's melted and then stir in the peanut butter.
Step 2: Add the granola with nuts and raisins
Stir the granola into the melted chocolate mixture until all of the cereal is thoroughly coated.
Step 3: Scoop the portions
Scoop portions of the chocolaty cereal onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow the bites to set for a couple of hours until the chocolate is firm
- Use the granola noted or your favorite brand—or even homemade!
Enjoy these indulgent, 5-Ingredient Chocolate, Granola, and Peanut Butter Bites bites! The recipe is below. If you need more chocolaty treats:
💬 Have you tried these Bites? Leave a comment below.
5-Ingredient Chocolate, Granola, and Peanut Butter Bites
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups granola cereal with almonds & raisins (I used Quaker brand)
Melt the chocolate:
- Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan or the bottom of a double-boiler. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the chocolate chips and shortening into the top of the double boiler or into a large, heatproof bowl set on top of the saucepan of boiling water. Stir the chocolate until it is melted and smooth.
Add the other ingredients:
- Stir in the peanut butter and the salt.
- Add the granola to the chocolate and stir until the cereal is thoroughly coated.
- Place tablespoon-sized scoops of the mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Allow the bites to set at room temperature until the chocolate is set: 2-3 hours.
- Store the chocolate bites between layers of wax paper in a tightly sealed container.
- Keep in a cool room-termperature spot for 2-3 days. (If stored in the refrigerator the bites will be difficult to bite into. If refrigerated allow them to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.)
- Makes about 28 pieces.
- Use the granola listed, your favorite brand, or even homemade!
This is such an easy and decadent treat!!!! Every single ingredient was something that I already had in my cupboard! Thank you Nancy for bringing simple ingredients together to create something really delicious and special !
Gina I’m so glad you liked these, and even better that you had all the ingredients on hand! Your comments made my day 😁
Lori L MacLaughlin
I'd be with Logan on the cereal. This sounds like a much better use of it. Yum!!
I agree, Lori! Once mixed with the chocolate the granola was chewy and satisfying.