Coconut Peanut Butter Brownie Bites (grain-free, dairy-free, whole grain)

These fudgy grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free brownie bites have a healthier coconut peanut butter frosting that sends them over the top!

Coconut and peanut butter isn’t a very popular combination and I have no idea why. They’re perfect together! And peanut butter and coconut in combination with chocolate? To die for.

These brownie bites are ultra chewy, fudgy and dietary-friendly. I used buckwheat flour to make them grain-free and gluten-free, but if you don’t need these brownies to be gluten-free, you can use whole wheat flour. They’re also dairy-free if you use dairy-free chocolate and coconut oil instead of butter! Although it’s not listed, you can use coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar in the brownies.

These ultra-fudgy grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free brownie bites have a healthier coconut peanut butter frosting that sends them over the top!

My favorite part is the frosting, which is a combination of peanut butter, honey and coconut butter (which is the ground up meat of a coconut). I realize most people don’t have that on hand so I first tried the frosting using coconut oil. This resulted in a runny frosting that wasn’t firm enough to be spread on top.

So I tried coconut butter which worked out much better! The coconut taste is more intense and it creates a nice creamy texture. Store bought coconut butter is expensive so I recommend making your own homemade coconut butter. All you need is shredded coconut and a food processor or a high-powered blender like a Blendtec!

These super fudgy grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free brownie bites have a healthier coconut peanut butter frosting that sends them over the top!

If you don’t have a mini muffin pan, you can use an 8″x8″ pan and bake for 16-20 minutes. It also cuts down on the preparation time! As cute as brownie bites are, I don’t always have the patience to fill individual muffin liners. Note that you’ll likely need more frosting to fully cover an 8″x8″ pan of brownies. I’m guessing you’ll need to do 1.5 times the frosting recipe – but as I haven’t tried it, I can’t say for sure. If you’re worried about making too much, make it as written and make more, if needed. It only takes a minute to whip the frosting together!

These gluten-free peanut butter coconut brownies were first shared on my post over on Food Fanatic. If you can’t view the recipe, click here.

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12 comments on “Coconut Peanut Butter Brownie Bites (grain-free, dairy-free, whole grain)” — Add one!

  • Jennie says
    April 5, 2017 @ 4:07 am

    Delicious key lime squares… my aunt has to eat gluten free and finding recipes she likes is rare… I made the crust with half cup coconut flour anf half bob’s gluten free flour, however, little too crumbly so I In added a little xanthum gum… keep baking

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    • Erin replies to Jennie
      April 11, 2017 @ 9:17 pm

      Which recipe did you make? The GF key lime pie bars? You commented on a peanut butter brownie post. :) Whatever you made, I’m happy you enjoyed them! And so sorry I just now saw your comment!

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  • Medeja says
    March 21, 2015 @ 8:19 am

    Yummy! That frosting really sounds like a good thing :D

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  • Gemma says
    March 20, 2015 @ 12:07 am

    Mmmm…that frosting looks delicious! I received some free samples of coconut butter and didn’t know what to do with them so thanks for this recipe! I love PB and coconut and combined together must be so good!
    <3

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    • Erin replies to Gemma
      March 27, 2015 @ 6:25 pm

      I hope you’ll give it a try and that you’ll love it! :)

      Reply
  • Nora (A Clean Bake) says
    March 19, 2015 @ 11:39 pm

    I tried making coconut butter today and it failed :( BUT! I haven’t given up yet. The idea of coconut and peanut butter intrigues me so much that I really need to try these.

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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
    March 19, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

    Scrumptious, Erin! I love baking with buckwheat flour and it is ideal with this brownie bite recipe using cocoa powder. Such inviting photography, too. :) I will definitely be making these and pinning! xo

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  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies says
    March 19, 2015 @ 4:37 pm

    coconut + PB sounds like a delicious combo! I don’t know why it’s not more popular either or why I haven’t tried it yet.

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