Kitchen Adventures || Sweet bites!
I am the first to admit my sweet tooth. Sometimes you’re just craving a little something sweet, but what if you could have that AND it’s full of stuff that’s good for you! These little bites are completely customizable and so easy to make you won’t even want to go back to store bought chocolates.
Chocolate not your thing? First of all.. What?? But, you can totally leave the cocoa out and it’ll be just as good. I promise!
These little guys also have collagen powder in them. Collagen has so many benefits! It’s great for skin, hair, and nails, it helps with bone density, muscle mass, joint pain, heart and brain health, and gut health! If you don’t already take a collagen supplement, this is a great way to sneak it in 🙂
Ok, below is the base recipe. I have these mini muffin tins (like these) that were the perfect size. If you’re using a solid tin make sure you use liners or you’ll never get them out! You can use the mini liners on a plate if you need to. The best thing to use would be a silicon mini muffin tin (like this) so you can just pop them out. The other option would be to just pour the mixture into a square dish lined with parchment paper and then cut it into bars once it’s solid. No matter what, they are going to take great!
This recipe will make 12 mini bites
Chocolate Nut/Seed Butter Cups
- 2 TBSP raw coconut butter
- 4 TBSP nut or seed butter of choice – I used sun butter (check for added sugar!)
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- 2-3 tsp natural cocoa powder (to your chocolate liking!) – You can see in the photo which ones got extra cocoa powder
- 4 TBSP unflavored collagen powder
- 1 tsp monk fruit sweetener (you could also use stevia… I just don’t like it)
- Sea salt for sprinkling on top
Other options for add-ins – nuts, seeds, chunks of sea salt, dried fruit-diced, maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne, etc… make them your own!
Melt coconut butter, coconut oil and nut/seed butter in a microwave safe bowl for appx. 10 seconds at a time. Stir and repeat until melted/blended well.
In the same bowl, add cocoa powder, monk fruit sweetener and collagen powder. Mix until smooth and well combined.
*If using additional add-ins – divide them evenly in your cups and pour the mixture over them.
Transfer mixture into silicone muffin tin or a double layer of paper liners, placing them on a plate for easy transportation into your freezer!
If using sea salt as a topper, sprinkle lightly before freezing!
Allow to set in the freezer for a minimum of 1 hour, or up to overnight. Store in an airtight container in fridge!
I suggest doubling this recipe… they won’t last long 😉