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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bites are a perfect no bake two-bite treat with a collagen protein boost. They're gluten-free and chocolatey with a hint of mint. | StephGaudreau.com

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bites (Gluten-Free, No Bake)

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bites are a perfect no bake two-bite treat with a collagen protein boost. They're gluten-free with rich chocolate flavor and a hint of mint.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups fine blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder high quality
  • 2 tbsp Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides *
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract or more, if desired
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder optional, for rolling

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, collagen, and salt. Use a whisk to combine them and smooth out any lumps. Set aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract and stir until well mixed. 

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring with a spoon until the mixture looks moistened. It'll still appear a bit crumbly, not smooth like cake batter. 

  4. Use a 1/2 tablespoon measure (or larger or smaller if you want) to portion out the bites. Pack the mixture into the spoon, then turn out and shape. Roll the bites in more cocoa powder if you want, or serve as is. 

  5. Refrigerate the bites for 30 minutes if you'd like a firmer texture. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

*Optional, or use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bites (Gluten-Free, No Bake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.