In minutes, you can whip together these nutrient dense, collagen-filled keto protein balls for ANY time you need a quick and satisfying treat!
Loaded with healthy fats and collagen, these no bake keto fat bombs are super addicting!
Kind of like little healthy chocolate chip cookie dough bites!
Who doesn’t love raw cookie dough?!! Certainly no one in my family!!
I decided to take that love and create a recipe that was loaded with healthy fats and gut-healing collagen to make these raw cookie dough bites HEALTHY and good for you (and my family)!
If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I love to use collagen in my recipes. Whether baking with it (like in these paleo pumpkin scones), or as the protein boost in keto chocolate shake.
I am always looking for different ways to work in this superfood, I purchase my favorite brand in BULK so I am never without it!
Creative Ways To Use Collagen
I have figured out a lot of ways to get collagen into my kiddos.
I have one that is an oober picky kiddo, and another who does not get quite enough protein in her diet. Here are some sneaky mom ways you can use it too!
- blend or whisk into any drink, hot or cold, like my healthy hot chocolate.
- mix into a bowl of of any oatmeal like my low carb hot cereal or even my paleo oatmeal. My favorite gluten free oats from a small exclusively gluten free farming family: Gluten Free Harvest!
- mixed into any milk for the cereal eater in your life. I usually use my blender to ensure there are no tiny lumps of any kind for my texture averse son.
- add a half cup to any baked good recipe!
- add to a smoothie! Try it in my healthy berry smoothie.
- mixed into a pudding or yogurt, like my healthy chocolate avocado pudding.
- mixed into a soup like my Instant Pot tortilla soup.
What ways have you figured out to get more this amazing protein source in?!
Can I use different sweeteners for these keto protein balls?
Most definitely! Here are some different options you could consider:
- honey or maple syrup (not low carb). Likely would have to omit the milk completely
- organic powdered sugar (stick to organic to avoid GMO’s, Round Up residue associated with sugar beets, and loads of bleaching chemicals too)
- stevia or stevia glycerite. I like stevia, but many do not…..up to you! Powdered or liquid versions should work equally well in this recipe.
Can I make my own powdered low carb sweetener?
I don’t like to by powdered erythritol versions because of cost…so I always make my own!
Simply blend any amount of granulated keto sweetener in a high speed blender for 10-15 seconds…and voila!
Incidentally, this tricks works with regular sugar too. I usually add 1-2 teaspoons tapioca starch to every cup of sugar blended.
And honestly, if the texture doesn’t bother you, you can use plain ole granulated erythritol too!
Additional healthy protein balls recipes:
- My Keto Protein Bars are no bake and taste like a candy bar.
- Peanut Butter Protein Balls use my kids favorite: peanut butter!
- Almond Butter Energy Balls
- No Bake Brownie Bites are sinfully delicious!
Keto Protein Balls Recipe:
If you try these addicting keto fat bombs, be sure to come back and leave your feedback below in a comment!
Low Carb Collagen Cookie Dough Bites
No bake protein filled fat bombs for a healthy a nutrient dense snack, or treat!
- 2 tablespoons butter extra soft or partially melted
- 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol I like Lankanto Monk Fruit Sweetener, I I powder it by whirring in my BlendTec for a few seconds!
- 1/4 teaspoon molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon MCT Oil
- 1 tablespoon any milk just enough to make a dough
- 1 cup almond flour
- 6 tablespoons collagen use code 'tessa10" for an extra 10% off ANY order!
- 1/4 cup low carb chocolate chips optional, I like Lily's brand for low carb!
In the bowl of a mixer or food processor bowl, place all 'wet' ingredients. Blend well. (need to make sure the molasses is mixed throughout.) Alternately, mix the melted butter, powdered erythritol, MCT oil, molasses and vanilla with a fork by hand in a bowl until well blended.
Add in the almond flour, collagen, and chocolate chips. Mix (or pulse) until a cohesive dough forms.
This is where you get to adjust dry/wet. Add just enough milk to bind the dough if you need more....adding only a teaspoon at a time. If you accidentally add too much, add some almond or coconut flour to absorb the excess.
Either using cookie scoop like this, and a heaping tablespoon, divide the dough into 12 equal balls, rolling them in your hands to smooth out.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer!
These were good! Next time, I think 2 T of chocolate chips will be enough and I’ll try a date for the sweetener.
Make sure it is a date paste so that it blends, likely will
Have to omit milk since there is moisture in that. Maple syrup would be another good option, or brown sugar, or powdered palm sugar. Glad you enjoyed them, thanks!
This is so easy to make and that little bit of molasses is just perfect. Thanks for the recipe!
Love the addition of the collagen in these protein balls!
Heather Harris says
Collagen AND cookie dough?! I’m in love!
What a great idea to add collagen in.
Anne Lawton says
I love these for a quick and healthy snack! Pinning to my recipes to make board.
Laura Duffy says
I love that you’ve included collagen in these fat bombs! The option to make them keto is great, too. Yummy!
You are killing it with all your creativities! But what do you do with raw cookie dough? (sorry I didn’t grow up eating these and I don’t generally eat desserts) Do you eat raw cookie dough like protein balls or do you bake them into cookies later?
Tessa Simpson says
Just eat it like a protein ball or fat bomb, no cooking here!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says
These look SO good! I need to start adding collagen into more of my meals.
It has not become a habit so I tend to forget. Thanks for the reminder here!
STACEY CRAWFORD says
What tasty little cookie treats! excited to use my collagen in something yummy!
Drooling over these! I think I could eat the whole lot!
Love collagen cookies. I can taste all the yummy flavor from here!
I think I have found a perfect recipe to have plenty of delicious and healthy treats in the house – love it!
These are so delicious and my kids don’t even know they are getting the healthier version. Thanks for the recipe!
Joni Gomes says
I mean who doesn’t like cookie dough right?? Love that these are full of great ingredients! Guilty pleasure + good for you!!
Amy Sheree says
These look delicious! A healthy and easy snack!
Raia Todd says
Good job making cookie dough guilt-free! Hahaha!
Renee D Kohley says
These are so fun! Putting this on my list to make with the girls this summer!
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
These look incredible, I’m crazy about cookie dough so I’m so excited to try these out!
Megan Stevens says
Yummy!! Love the molasses in there, how special … and the butter and the MCT oil. Pinning to make. My egg-free kiddo will be SO delighted!
I preferred cookie dough over cookies growing up and these are definitely my kinda treat! Looks delicious, and I love that they are low carb.
sheenam | thetwincookingproject says
Very healthy and delicious looking!
Katie Beck says
These are right up my alley! I am new to keto (trying for the last two weeks) and I have been nervous about the fat bombs…whether I would like them or not, but what I have tried so far I am loving. And I will give these a shot 🙂