No bake coconut butterscotch peanut butter bites! These healthy dessert bites are easy to make and made with natural ingredients! They are the perfect butterscotch “candy” snack for Holiday parties. Make as a dessert, snack food, or just for satisfying a serious sugar craving! Gluten free and Vegan friendly.
Growing up, I had this obsession with butterscotch. Butterscotch candy, Butterscotch pudding, Butterscotch bars, you name it. I don’t even think my mom realized this as I played it off like a normal kid in a candy store craving. But really, I loved butterscotch! And I remember getting excited every time the holidays rolled around because it meant that my grandma put out a bowl of butterscotch candies at her house. The more I visited, the more I was able to sneak some. Sounded pretty good to me, right?
Until my teeth would rot that is. Haha! Kidding, kinda.
But there was something about that flavor. Maybe it was the sugar/butter combo. I don’t know why, but I loved it!
Fast forward 20 years later and I still get a little giddy when seeing butterscotch treats. Call me old fashion (or corny), but there is something nostalgic about that little candy. I know, candy! Haha. So wrong but also OH SO RIGHT!
Okay, so enough Corny Cotter-ness. Let me get to my point here.
Today I made you a treat and am sharing the recipe! Coconut Peanut Butter Butterscotch Healthy bites. You know, to satisfy two cravings. One being the sugar coated butterscotch candy craving, and two being the delicious peanut butter filled goodness craving. Similar to to peanut butter cups or peanut butter bread, or peanut butter cookies. Ya, that kind. But of course, these no bake healthy bites have a “healthified” version and are sweetened with unrefined coconut sugar, coconut, and honey.
You see, real butterscotch is a type of confectionery with its main ingredients being brown sugar and butter. Sometimes with hints of vanilla and sometimes cream and/or salt added. Now you know why this candy is addicting, right?
Sugar, butter, cream, vanilla…. ya –> YUMNESS!
But instead of using the candy to make these bites, I decided to combine REAL FOOD ingredients to make a “butterscotch” flavor. Hence the peanut butter for extra buttery flavor!
What’s in them?
Well, you have coconut flour, unrefined coconut sugar (in place of brown sugar), almond meal, coconut flakes (for crunch), vanilla cream protein, honey, peanut butter, natural vanilla extract, and another ingredient that is totally optional but makes it even more BUTTERSCOTCH-ish. Yep, butterscotch pudding mix, my favorite being this organic brand! So good!
But I have to say, the key ingredient that makes this peanut butter butterscotch bite is the coconut sugar. The texture and the flavor are spot on! Plus using unrefined coconut sugar is unprocessed, and is considered to be healthier than other refined sugar and chemical sweeteners. Heck it even has vitamins and minerals but also hint of caramel flavor! You can’t go wrong with that now, right?
Nutiva’s coconut sugar is so similar in texture and taste to that of brown sugar, that you won’t even know it’s actually healthy, gasp! That means you can have your candy and eat it too! Or in this case, peanut butter butterscotch candy bites!
And thanks to Nutiva, whose unrefined organic coconut sugar I used in this recipe, you can also win their product to help you get the “ball rolling” on this recipe. You see what I did there. 😉
But before the giveaway, let’s get to the recipe!Print
No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Butterscotch Bites
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
- 1/2 cup coconut shavings (unsweetened)
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp butterscotch pudding mix (optional)
- 1/4 c vanilla protein powder (around 60 grams)
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
- In large bowl, add in all your dry ingredients. Then mix in your nut butter, and last the honey and extracts. Mix well ( I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. Next, coat the bites with extra protein powder (vanilla) or butterscotch pudding mix if desired
- Then return to freezer after. Makes anywhere between 20-22 balls. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
For natural pudding mix use this brand –
If you want it even more like candy, feel free to add in crushed butterscotch candy within the mix. It’s definitely not as healthy but it does work! xxoo
- Category: dessert
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: no bake, peanut butter, snack, energy bites, gluten free
These no bake peanut butter butterscotch bites are great for Holiday parties, snacks, desserts, travel food, and a serious sugar craving satisfier! I do not lie! Haha. And if you make these, will you tag me? I love seeing bites being made and enjoyed.
Favorite Holiday Candy? Do tell.
Looking for another healthy holiday dessert to make in no bake form? I highly recommend these. Like highly!!