Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

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You'll love this quick, energy-boosting snack!

If you enjoyed Zagnut bars as a kid, chances are you’ll love these Peanut Butter and Coconut Crunchies! A childhood favorite recreated, these tasty treats feature creamy peanut butter and toasted coconut flavors. This recipe’s ingredients list sets it apart from the popular store-bought indulgence.

With 100% clean ingredients like rolled oats, coconut, peanut butter, and raw honey, these bite-sized delights pack a protein punch. Complex carbs deliver slow-releasing energy to keep you concentrated and energized for hours!

As a bonus, these sweet-tooth satisfiers are easy (and fun!) to whip up. Simply combine ingredients, shape dough into balls, and refrigerate for about an hour. Nutrient-rich and savory, these crunchies will save you when you’re craving something sweet after a meal or need a quick, energy-boosting snack!

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Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Whip up these clean eating crunchies and you will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but your mind as well.
Yield 20 people
Serving Size 1 ball
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats gluten-free
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanut butter natural extra crunchy
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut finely grated, plus more for rolling (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup honey raw recommended
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • On a parchment-lined baking sheet, add oats and toast for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Use your hands and mix all ingredients together.
  • Shape dough into 20 1-inch balls.
  • If needed, add a few drops of water until crunchies hold together when made into balls.
  • Spread additional coconut on a plate or parchment pepper.
  • Roll dough into 20 balls then roll each ball in the coconut.
  • Place covered balls in the fridge until set, approximately 1 hour.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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