Like a popsicle, these coconut bars are topped with a paleo caramel, chopped peanuts and enrobed in dark chocolate. Plus, they’re loaded with collagen peptides for an extra, cool boost.
We’re always down to try new food products or food additives we haven’t come across yet. Like us, you’ve probably heard the social media sphere buzzing about collagen peptides for awhile now. We had to give it a try!
Collagen is an important building block of amino acids that our bodies need to grow healthy hair, maintain our skin, nails, bones, and even our gut health. Adding collagen to our diet helps to keep our body running smoothly on the inside and in turn, keeps things looking beautiful on the outside. We especially love the workout benefits of collagen and love that it helps the body recover after exercise. Trust us, one of these cool coconut bars are perfect after a good workout.
Vital Proteins makes a slew collagen products that you should be sure to check out. They also make a gelatin that is great for baking and pastry purposes. Plus, they have creamer powders that are perfect in your coffee and a matcha tea collagen powder… uh… YUM.
For this recipe, we used their Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides which are easy for our bodies to digest and utilize right away and are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure a high quality and sustainable source of nutrients.
We whisked some of the collagen into the bar base, which happens to be dairy free, and you can’t taste of detect it at all. Unlike the Vital Proteins Gelatin, this powder will not gel your liquids. If you’d like more of a creamy ice cream texture instead of a crisp, popsicle consistency, throw the mixture in your ice cream machine before spreading into a pan to form the bar shape. These coconut bars can be made on a stick to be like a popsicle too!
They end up tasting like glamorous, sweet, chocolate-dipped popsicles. The perfect summertime treat!
Disclaimer: We were not paid to create this post. However, Vital Proteins did send us a free sample to make this recipe. We had so much fun making these bars and truly love the benefits of collagen peptides.Print
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