A nutrient-dense, no-bake snack bite made from healthy fats and collagen protein. These cacao tahini collagen bites are naturally sweetened only with dates and taste like a chocolate treat.
Makes 15 bites
In a food processor, blend the cashews into a fine meal. Then add the dates and process until a crumble forms.
Add the collagen, cacao powder, tahini, vanilla and salt. Pulse until ingredients come together and start to form a dough. This will take about 15-20 pulses or about 30 seconds.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. You should end up with about 15 bites. Once formed you can roll in cacao powder if desired. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks or freezer for a couple months.
For a nut-free version, sub the cashews for pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
Vegan option: Collagen is not vegan. You could make a protein ball by substituting a plant-based protein for the collagen but you will need more liquid. I’d start with 1-2 tablespoons of filtered water or plant milk. Increase 1 tablespoon at a time as needed.