Collagen Mint Matcha Coconut Butter Cups! A fun and tasty dessert that have no added sugar and are loaded with healthy fats and a little protein from collagen. All you need is 20 minutes and 5 ingredients to make a this fun and tasty paleo, gluten free, and dairy free dessert!
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Make sure to check out the video to see how easy it comes together!
Matcha. It’s kinda all the rave right now. From matcha lattes, overnight oats, cakes, ice cream, and even salad dressings! At first wasn’t that into it and the taste was a little strong. But the more I tried it, the more I really started to like it and started to play around with it more. And now it is something I really enjoy!
If you are like what the heck is matcha, let me explain. It’s green tea, but in powder form. And matcha has so many health benefits – it’s packed with antioxidants, helps fight free radicals, boosts metabolism, detoxifies, calms the mind, relaxes the body, and promotes long term health. It’s been used in Japanese cultures for centuries, which probably helps explains their long life spans.
When Vital Proteins announced they were coming out with matcha collagen I got so so excited. I am always trying to sneak in a little protein and collagen is such a good way to get it in. Not only is it a building build in our body, it is great for healthy nails, hair, and skin, bone and joint health, and digestion. One scoop has 9g of protein and gives you some of the health benefits I listed above!
While I love to make a matcha latte in the morning, I wanted to do something a little more fun with it. I recently tried the mint matcha combo it was so so good and knew I wanted to recreate it. And what better way to do it and also add chocolate. You guys know I’m not a baker, so making a no bake dessert is right up my alley.
This recipe takes 20 minutes from start to finish and you only need 5 ingredients – dark chocolate, coconut butter, matcha collagen, peppermint extract, and flaky salt. I used 100% cacao chocolate chips to make them gluten and dairy free. The bitterness of the chocolate pairs well with the the sweetness of the coconut butter. To make the process even easier, use these silicon baking cups. They pop right in and out.
These mint matcha coconut butter cups make a fun and tasty dessert! They aren’t full of sugar (1 gram from the coconut!!) and are loaded with healthy fats and a little protein from the matcha collagen. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or just any party you want to throw! Make sure to store them in the fridge, but you can also freeze for up to 6 months.
Check out the video to see how easy they come together!
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Collagen Mint Matcha Coconut Butter Cups
- Melt chocolate in a double broiler. In a medium size pot add water and bring a slow boil. Place a glass bowl over top and add chocolate and stir until melted, about 2-3 minutes.
- Fill 12 silicon mini muffin cups with 1/2 tablespoon each of melted chocolate, making sure it coats the bottom and pressing it against the sides to form a cup. Place in freezer for 5 minutes until hard.
- Make the matcha coconut butter mixture. Mix together melted coconut butter, matcha collagen, and peppermint extract until well combined. Once chocolate is hard, fill cups with about 1 heaping teaspoon of the mixture. Place in the freezer for 5 more minutes until hard.
- Finally layer the cups with the remaining chocolate (about 1/2 tablespoon each). Sprinkle with sea salt and place in freezer until set, about 5 minutes. Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat!
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