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Jan 7, 2019 BY Joy McCarthy

Collagen Chocolate Chip Snowballs

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I recently did a segment on Cityline all about collagen and I had so many people message me about this recipe, so I knew I had to get it up on the blog right away. I've made it multiple times since I first tried Genuine Health's collagen. I've been using their collagen on the regular. Especially in my Matcha Lattes!

For the mamas out there, I already know what you're thinking! Can you give these cute little snowballs to your child? Well, I do! My daughter Vienna is 3 years old. But there is a catch. The amount that Vienna gets eating one ball is fairly minimal because I used two scoops of collagen in the whole entire batch. The full serving of collagen is meant for adults 18+. But if you are a grown up and you really want to get the full benefits for yourself, then taking it daily is recommended. ;)

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And yes, these balls can be made without collagen. Just add 4 tablespoons more of almond flour or any flour of your choice in place of the two scoops of collagen.

Collagen is an incredibly effective protein for beauty, specifically skin hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and making your skin look more plump and fresh. If you want to learn more of the health benefits of taking collagen, you can find out in this post here or you can watch my segment on Cityline I linked above. 

I'm not gonna lie, these snowballs are kind of addicitve but they are a great little powersnack! These are a great choice especially if you've committed to making 2019 your healthiest year yet and you're ditching refined sugar (and all the hidden sources) from your grocery cart. I really love them with the Rise and Shine latte or as a dessert after dinner. They are sooooo yummy!

The coconut flakes and almond flour provide good fat, moderate plant-based protein, vitamin E, magnesium and tons of fibre. If you want to make these nut-free, you could swap any flour instead of almond flour. 

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These snowballs are naturally gluten-free and super tasty little balls! They taste like coconut macaroons. 

They are paleo-friendly (if you use cacao nibs), and made with 100% whole food ingredients.

Here's my recipe adapted from Genuine Health's original recipe for Collagen Chocolate Chip Snowballs. 

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 2 scoops Clean Collagen*
  • 3-4 tbsp or 1/4 cup maple syrup**
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine coconut, almond flour and clean collagen.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup and melted coconut oil.
  3. Add maple syrup and coconut oil to medium bowl with coconut, almond flour and collagen.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Form mixture into 1 inch balls.
  6. These balls need to be refrigerated or put in the freezer to set. It takes about an hour in the fridge and 20-30 minutes in the freezer.
  7. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

*I used Genuine Health's Clean Marine Collagen (unflavoured / unsweetened)

**I provided a range of maple syrup in case you're like me and you prefer it a little less sweet. If it's not rolling into a ball easily though, you'll need to add a little more liquid.

Makes 14 balls.

You know what else I love about this recipe? Just how easy it is! You don't need any equipment. You need a bowl and you don't even need to turn on your oven. All you have to do is melt some coconut oil and then just combine everything in a bowl. They are best served chilled so I would recommend refrigerating before serving for a couple of hours. 

I hope you love these Collagen Chocolate Chip Snowballs as much as my family does! And if you didn't get a chance yet, make sure you check out my latest video blog post on How to Grocery Shop Like a Nutritionist.

Happy New Year friends!

Joy xo

Jan 7, 2019 BY Joy McCarthy
36 Comments
Karolina   •   January 9, 2019

Can you include a measured amount for the collagen? I use another brand that doesn't include a scoop and so I don't know how much to add.

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 9, 2019

Sharon S.   •   January 9, 2019

These look very tasty!

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 9, 2019

Brie   •   January 9, 2019

Could my 6 yr old son eat them with the collagen in them?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 10, 2019

Angela   •   January 9, 2019

What brand of Matcha Powder do you use? Also what brand of Coconut Butter, Almond Milk and Bee Pollen and Raw Honey and Coconut Oil?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 10, 2019

Jen W.   •   January 9, 2019

Do you sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 10, 2019

Jessica   •   January 10, 2019

Just made these for my 3 year old during nap time. He’s going to flip when he wakes up! I put them in the freezer to keep my hands out #tooyummyforthekids #stayoutofmommystreats I will probably cut some of the maple syrup next time. They are a bit sweet for me!

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 11, 2019

Elizabeth K.   •   January 10, 2019

I seem to have trouble getting your recipes to save to my favourites. I click on save

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 11, 2019

Candace   •   January 10, 2019

Do you think you could you substitute the almond flour with coconut flour?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 11, 2019

Sandy   •   January 13, 2019

Could I use stevia instead of maple syrup? If so, how much would I use?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 14, 2019

Amy   •   January 16, 2019

What are your thoughts on taking collagen when you're pregnant (not just in cookie form)?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 16, 2019

Mira P   •   January 18, 2019

Thanks Joy! I have been thinking about collagen for a while, but the CityLine segment won me over, when you talked about the volume of research that now exists:) I've been unable to locate this brand of collagen in the GTA...any advice?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 18, 2019

Georgina   •   January 18, 2019

Loved them ! Do you have the macros on this recipe please ?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 18, 2019

Mira P   •   January 18, 2019

Thank you!

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 18, 2019

Faye   •   January 20, 2019

The flavor of these are excellent, but mine was too crumbly to form into balls. Any suggestions? I only use 3 tablespoons maple syrup

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 20, 2019

Jocelyn   •   January 20, 2019

IS there something else I could substitute for the shredded coconut?

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 20, 2019

Mary   •   January 22, 2019

I made these with stevia and a couple of tablespoons of almond milk. Worked great. I am thinking a conversion to raspberry lemon somehow would be amazeballs though! :)

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Joy McCarthy   •   January 23, 2019

Angela M.   •   January 23, 2019

How long would these keep in the refrigerator? freezer? Thanks! :D

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Angela M.   •   January 23, 2019

Gina   •   March 25, 2019

Can you add collagen powder to any recipe?

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Joy McCarthy   •   March 25, 2019

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