These Collagen Cashew Bliss Bites are basically a cashew butter truffle!
They are Paleo and Keto friendly protein bites have a cashew butter and collagen center and a dark chocolate coating.
What is Collagen?
It’s the most abundant protein in the human body and contains all essential amino acids (protein) for the repair of body structures. It makes up our skin, hair, nails, bones, connective tissue, even the gut lining.
Collagen has some amazing benefits:
✨ Reduces wrinkles
✨ Boosts metabolism
✨ Stabilizes blood sugar
✨ Helps repair tissues
✨ Strengthens bones and joints
✨ Promotes strong hair and nails
✨ Improves gut health
✨ Supports brain health
✨ Improves sleep
As you get older the production of collagen in your body declines, so it is essential to supplement.
Bone broth is a great way to get collagen into your diet or you can supplement with powdered collagen peptides.
Collagen peptides most commonly come from bovine (or cows). And is made from their skin, bones, and muscles.
Collagen peptides are unique in that they have undergone a process called hydrolysis, which breaks down the amino acids into shorter chains of proteins making them easier to digest.
It is easy to add collagen peptides to almost anything because they are flavorless, and they dissolve in hot or cold liquids. I add them to my smoothies instead of other protein powders, mix them into soups, baked goods, and delicious recipes like this one.Print
Collagen Cashew Bliss Bites
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
1/2 cup cashew butter*
1–2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup collagen peptides
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. coconut oil
Unsweetened, shredded coconut
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the filling: add all filling ingredients to a bowl and stir until well combined.
Roll the dough into balls, about 1 tablespoon in size (making about 12 bites). Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Put the baking sheet into the freezer until firm.
Make the coating: melt chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat, stirring frequently.
Remove filling from the freezer and dip into melted chocolate, coating completely. Place dipped balls on parchment paper.
Optional: sprinkle with shredded coconut and top with single cashew before chocolate sets.
Store in the fridge or freezer.
*You can use any variety of nut or seed butter and any topping you want too!
Here are a few of our other favorites:
Almond butter with coconut and almond toppings.
Sunflower seed butter with chopped dried fruit toppings.
Peanut butter with a light dusting of cacao powder.