These little bites of yumminess (+protein) were inspired by an old favorite dessert-my mom’s famous Texas layer sheet cake! I’m not kidding when I say “famous” because this was “THE dessert” at all the school events and parties growing up, that my mom would bring and people would rave about because it was seriously so tasty! She usually made two, one with pecans and one without for us picky younger kids who didn’t like nuts. (I’m all about pecans now!) My mom than took this favorite and beloved recipe and turned it into the most delicious & super creamy smoothie on her website. And now I am taking this favorite recipe inspiration and turning it into protein bites made with my all time favorite – Vital Proteins collagen! Their collagen is literally a daily part of my day, as I put it in my smoothies and protein shakes! It is so gut healing, great for digestion, as well as great for healthy hair & nails!
It’s incredibly easy to include some collagen in your daily routine, such as by adding a scoop or two in your morning cup of jo (or dandy blend!) You can also mix it into soups (although if you make soup with bone broth it will already have lots of collagen!), or enjoying it in these lil’ chocolatey bites of yumminess!
One of the awesome things about collagen, is that it is tasteless, so there’s no funny or weird aftertaste! Just some tasty gut-healing goodness! These protein bites are sweetened with dates and also have raw cacao powder, which is full of antioxidants! I also like to add a pinch of cinnamon as it adds just the right touch!
So go grab some Vital Proteins collagen peptides and make these easy peasy, oh so delicious, protein + nutrient rich bites of yumminess!
- ½ cup pecans
- ¼ cup cashews
- ½ cup dates
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- 2 scoops of collagen
- pinch of salt
- pinch of cinnamon
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture starts forming a ball.
- Using wet hands ( to prevent sticking) roll the mixture into small bite size balls. Place on a lined container or tray. Store in fridge and enjoy!
Thank you to Vital Proteins for supporting Paleo Crumbs and providing the awesome collagen peptides for this recipe!
“Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another” -Proverbs 29:17