When I first decided to try collagen – a supplement that can promote healthier joints, skin, and hair – there was one problem I encountered all the time: I rarely drank smoothies, which are often the easiest foods to add powder. This led me to research recipes containing collagen, where I discovered these delicious collagen bites from What the great-grandmother ate.
These collagen bites are similar to fat bombs because they are made with coconut butter, coconut oil, and almond butter. While there are a few key things to keep in mind when deciding if collagen is right for you – and if so, which type you should buy – the rest of the ingredient list is pretty straightforward, and I think you will. love the end result. Here’s everything you need to make these tasty bites:
The addition of cocoa powder makes for a delicious chocolate treat with a nutty aftertaste and creamy texture. This recipe does not contain added sugar and I have found that the coconut fat softens the bitterness of the cocoa powder. If you like dark chocolate, I think you’ll love this recipe, but if dark chocolate is too bitter for you, I recommend adding 2-4 tablespoons of a sweetener like honey or sugar. You start by melting the fats together in a small saucepan over low heat.
Once they are melted – the coconut oil will melt very quickly, if it is not already liquid so it is best to heat over low heat – whisk them together.
Then add the cocoa powder, salt, vanilla and collagen.
Whisk until combined. Once the mixture is combined, you can either pour it into silicone molds or into a mold lined with parchment paper, and cut it out later. If you are using molds, I recommend using a spoon or ladle to fill them.
Place the pan or mussels in your freezer for 20 minutes or until the bites are firm, then store them in the refrigerator for better texture.
Be careful, as you can see, they start to melt quite quickly in your hand!
If you don’t like the bitterness of dark chocolate, I recommend adding 2-4 tablespoons of a sweetener like honey or sugar.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup collagen powder
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the almond butter, coconut oil and coconut butter. Whisk to combine.
- Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, salt and collagen. Whisk until completely combined.
- Remove the pan from the heat and divide the mixture into silicone molds or prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the pan.
- Place the pan or mussels in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until the collagen has hardened. If you used a skillet, cut the frozen rind into bite-size pieces.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer. The refrigerator will have a softer texture and the freezer will be slightly harder, but they will still melt well.
- 2-3 dozen bites, depending on the size you choose
- Total time
- 4 minutes 59 seconds
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kaley Rohlinger