Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites

If you are a fan of chocolate covered strawberries then you will love this bites recipe. This is the perfect grab and go snack that will fuel you up with energy and satisfy your sweet tooth all at the same time. You will find it hard to have just one! This recipe is paleo, grain, dairy and gluten free.

There is something very satisfying about chocolate covered strawberries. The sweetness from the berries and the subtle hint of chocolate is out of this world. I love having these as a snack in the fridge during the week. Often times when I am on the hunt for a clean snack bar it can be difficult to find an option that is simple and clean. Lately, I have found pleasure in knowing exactly what I am eating, and knowing that it wasn’t prepared in a far off distant factory. Don’t get me wrong I am not the perfect eater, but when I have the opportunity to make something homemade that is minimal time and effort I go all in.

For my bites recipes they all kind go the same way in terms of preparation. You place the dates, cashews, vanilla extract, almonds, and maple syrup into the food processor and pulse it about 10 times. Then, I add in the unsweetened freeze dried strawberries, and let it go until a ball of dough forms. Once the mixture is good to go you will use a cookie scooper or a spoon to scoop out generous spoonfuls and roll them into balls. Place them onto a plate or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Once the bites are all formed (you should get about 16 from this recipe) then you will prepare the chocolate. Simply, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and stir every 30 seconds until it is completely melted. Take a spoon and drizzle the chocolate evenly across all of the bites. Pop the bites into the fridge and let the chocolate harden for about 30 minutes. Then you can serve them or transfer them to an airtight container, and they will stay good in the fridge for up to 1 week or you can freeze them for up to 3 months and take them out as needed for a nice sweet treat.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites
Makes 16

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (Hu gems are recommended for a Paleo and dairy free option)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:

  • In a food processor add the dates, cashews, almonds, vanilla, and maple syrup and pulse 10 times
  • Add in the strawberries and let it process until a ball of dough has formed
  • Scoop out generous spoonfuls and roll into balls, and place them onto a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish while stirring every 30 seconds
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bites evenly
  • Place the bites into the fridge and let the chocolate harden for 30 minutes
  • Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container. These can stay in the fridge for up to 1 week for maximum freshness or put them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Enjoy!

Birthday Cake Collagen Bites

Birthday Cake Collagen Bites

I love adding collagen into anything I can. The benefits of collagen are just too good to resist. These Birthday Cake Collagen Bites are the perfect snack on the go or as a sweet treat when you need a pick me up. These are dairy free, gluten-free, palo and Keto friendly.

I thoroughly enjoy an easy recipe that I can keep stocked in my house for a grab and go type of deal. Weekday mornings and afternoons are pretty busy over here, and sometimes I just don’t have the time to sit and prepare the perfectly pictured Pinterest worthy snack. Enter, Birthday Cake Collagen Bites.

Like my other bite recipes, you toss everything into one bowl and mix thoroughly. I save combining the sprinkles until the end and gently fold them in. Then scoop out spoonfuls to form into about 9 bites. I store them in an airtight container in my fridge for up to 1 week, but between my husband and I they don’t make it past Wednesday or Thursday.

I typically use unflavored collagen by Primal Kitchen, because it just makes adding it into my coffee, tea, or baked goods much easier. For this recipe I used Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel. Vital Proteins and Ancient Nutrition are other clean and trusted brands for collagen products. I have seen such an improvement in my skin and nails since using collagen, and I have been a loyal fan for about 2 years now. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Birthday Cake Collagen Bits
Makes 9 Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 scoop of collagen (I recommend Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp of nut milk of your choice ( you may add more if you prefer a creamier bite)
  • Sprinkles to your preference

Directions:

  • Toss everything into a mixing bowl (except for the sprinkles) and mix until well combined
  • Fold in the sprinkles (I used a generous tablespoon worth)
  • Scoop out generous spoonfuls and roll into about 9 bites
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the fridge

Enjoy!