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These chocolate collagen protein bites are the perfect protein snack of the go! They’re paleo, AIP, and made without nuts or tons of added sweetener.

Chocolate Collagen Protein Bites

Protein bars are the best if you’re trying to get a quick snack in on the go that’ll leave you satiated. However, most are made with tons of added sugar, and not enough healthy fat. The end result can leave you with a sugar rush and not as much of a lasting energy boost as you’d like.

These chocolate collagen protein bites are different! They’re made with a clean collagen protein, coconut butter for healthy fat, and minimal sweetener to keep you satiated longer with no sugar rush.

The Ingredients for This Recipe

  • Coconut butter. Also known as coconut cream concentrate. This is different than coconut oil.
  • Shredded coconut. I would use an unsweetened variety.
  • Collagen peptides. I like Vital Proteins or Great Lakes brand, but you can likely swap another protein powder of your choice.
  • Cocoa powder. Or carob powder to keep it AIP
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple syrup

How to Make Chocolate Collagen Protein Bites

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Use a rubber spatula to mix well. Add 1 tbsp of coconut milk if the mixture is too thick.

  • Once combined, begin rolling the mixture into balls about a half an inch wide, or to the size of liking, and sprinkle with extra shredded coconut for garnish. You should have 8-9 protein balls.
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 90 minutes, or in the freezer for 30 minutes. Store in the fridge.

Can you make these without coconut?

Since these aren’t made with the usual binders like nut butter or dates and are a coconut-based recipe there really isn’t an alternative to the coconut without changing the entire recipe.

Can you make these without sweetener?

Yes! You can omit the maple syrup and add extra coconut oil as a swap.

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Chocolate Coconut Collagen Protein Bites Recipe (Paleo, AIP)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 8-9 bites 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut butterย (softened, but not melted, see notes)
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut (plus extra for garnish)
  • 4 tbsp collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (sub carob powder for AIP)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Use a rubber spatula to mix well. Add 1 tbsp of coconut milk if the mixture is too thick.
  2. Once combined, begin rolling the mixture into balls about a half an inch wide, or to the size of liking, and sprinkle with extra shredded coconut for garnish. You should have 8-9 protein balls.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for at least 90 minutes, or in the freezer for 30 minutes. Store in the fridge.

Notes

The best way to soften coconut butter is to submerge the jar in hot water. You want to to be submerged just enough to make it soft, but not entirely melt it.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 255
  • Fat: 20.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.3g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Protein: 7g

 

This blog post first appeared on Unbound Wellness is 2016 and was updated in 2020.ย 

Recipe by Michelle, Unbound Wellness. Photos by Eat Love Eats