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Lemon Coconut Granola Bites

These Lemon Coconut Granola Bites are no bake and are the perfect on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack.

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After eating way to many of the amazing Triple Peanut Butter Cookies and all the Easter candy my mom gave us in our Easter baskets, I needed to make something that was a little more healthier! And these Lemon Coconut Granola Bites are the perfect “healthier” treat that are super simple to make.

And aren’t they super cute!?

Easy Granola Bites Recipe by Deliciously Sprinkled

No need to turn on the oven and you only need one bowl to make these granola bites. Yay, less dishes to wash!

The ingredients are simple, I used old fashion oats, lemon cake mix { that’s why I said “healthier”!}, shredded coconut, honey, vanilla, and for fun I SPRINKLED in some left over springtime morsels from when I made my Frosted Lemon Bars a couple weeks ago. And lastly, I drizzled some yellow candy melts on top for an easy, fun and delicious snack for spring and summer time!

Step-by-step on how to make these lemon coconut granola bites:

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If you have followed my blog regularly, you may have noticed that I just recently started to show you visual step by step instructions on how to make my recipes {see photo above}.

I would LOVE & APPRECIATE  hearing what YOU think…Do you find it helpful? Do you hate it? Want to see more/less? Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. THANKS, you guys are the BEST! 🙂

Lemon Coconut Granola Bites

Yield: 18 Granola Bites

Total Time: 10 Minutes

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  • 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup lemon cake mix ( I used Duncan Hines Signature Lemon Supreme Cake Mix)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate morsels
  • yellow candy melts, for drizzle


Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix old fashioned oats, lemon cake mix, honey, vanilla, coconut, salt, and chocolate morsels. Stir until well combined.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop granola mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Place baking sheet in freezer for 10 minutes (this helps the granola mixture settle to make it easier to roll them into balls). Remove from freezer and shape granola balls by using your hands to roll them into bite size balls.

In a small microwavable bowl, melt yellow candy melts in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour melted candy melts into a piping bag or storage baggy, cut small tip at bottom of piping bag. Drizzle over top of granola bites.

25 Responses to “Lemon Coconut Granola Bites”

  1. Emily — June 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I love the step-by-step pictures! You did a great job of laying it all out.. Can’t wait to try some of these!! Thanks 🙂

  2. Kelly — April 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    These bites are super pretty Jenn! I love lemon and coconut so this combination is fabulous and perfect for spring 🙂

  3. ashley — April 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    These are too cute!! I love the colors! i’m all about colors when it comes to food 🙂

  4. Serene @ House of Yumm — April 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Hey Jenn! Absolutely in love with this idea! The icing drizzle of course is what makes this so fun!! Plus the lemon cake mix. YUM! And I love your photos showing the steps. I think they’re great. When I’m looking at other blogs of course it’s the pictures that draw me in, so having step by step pics are so helpful!!!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

      Serene, thank you SO very much for your comment! I am so glad you love my step-by-step photos and you find them helpful…in this world of blogging sometimes it’s nice to hear what people like or don’t like! 🙂

  5. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice — April 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Love the flavor combination of these granola bites! They look absolutely delish!

  6. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — April 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    So fun, Jenn! I love the vibrant colors and I’m sure they taste great too!

  7. Toni | Boulder Locavore — April 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    These flavors sound great together and the colors are so happy-making! Love this recipe.

  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 25, 2014 at 11:25 am

    These granola bites are so fun! Love how bright and springy they are!

  9. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — April 25, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Um yeah! If these aren’t cute, I don’t know what is! Your step by step is so helpful and pretty. Great use of cake mix and oats -I’m making this a breakfast option. Pinned!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 25th, 2014 @ 8:59 am

      Mary Frances, I am so glad your find my step-by-step pictures helpful! And thanks for the pin 🙂

  10. foodiewithfamily — April 25, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Those bites sound like fun! And your step-by-step is great!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 25th, 2014 @ 8:58 am

      Thanks, Rebecca! I am glad you like my step-by-step pictures! 🙂

  11. [email protected] — April 25, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Oh my gosh, I need these colorful granola bites in my life like ASAP. Dying over how CUTE they are! Love the combo of lemon and coconut and wowzers that lovely-looking drizzle!

  12. foodlikecake — April 25, 2014 at 6:15 am

    i love your step by step pictures AND those bites look delicious!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 25th, 2014 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks, Chloe! I am so glad you love my step-by-step pictures! 🙂

  13. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — April 24, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Totally agree – these bites are super cute!! You must have been reading my mind, I was going to tell you how much I like your step-by-step pictures and then you mentioned it, ha. I think it’s so fun and super helpful to see how things are made!
    These granola bites are so up my alley – I am all about a quick breakfast on the go! Plus, bonus points if it looks adorable :). Pinned!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — April 25th, 2014 @ 8:56 am

      Kathi, thanks so much for letting me know how much you like my step-by-step pictures and for the pin! 🙂

      • Barbara in AR — June 29th, 2014 @ 12:29 am

        Jenn, Thanks so much for your quick little snacks. Pics and Directions Great! I am a Gramdma and I think it is so great for a young cook to take this time to share with others, I am going to try the Frozen Bananas. I know I will like them, almost positive hubby and 2 grandsons 4 and 6 will too! They! just live down the street, always HUNGRY! God Bless!

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