Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

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If I could eat cookie dough every day, I would. OH WAIT, I’m adult, I can!! Being an adult is the best. So if I can find a way to add a little extra nutrients in my daily cookie dough lifestyle, I’m here for it. These cookie dough bars are not only packed with protein, but the collagen adds in extra benefits like support for your nails, hair, and even gut! That totally makes these healthy, right? Ehhhhhh. Sugar is sugar, boo boo. Eat accordingly.

PaleOMG Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

PaleOMG Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

As you read this, my words may begin to make less and less sense. I know I just had to read that sentence about 4 times to even process it. I slept about 4 hours last night after spending 6 hours at the emergency vet. After dinner last night, he started screaming in pain and we didn’t know what is was from. He had ear infections so we thought they had just gotten worse. Sadly that wasn’t the case. After 4 hours we finally saw a vet (there were much, much worse animals that came in right after him) and the vet guessed he had either slipped a disc or tweaked a muscle in his neck. And since Frenchies are known for spine issues, it could have easily happened from jumping off the couch or coming down the stairs. So now he’s hopped up on medication to ease his pain and muscle spasms and then he has an MRI on Wednesday next week. And now I need to find a ramp for him to use to get on the couch. That will be a learning curve for all parties involved.

PaleOMG Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

PaleOMG Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

So instead of heading out to work at a coffee shop today, I think I’m going to stay in and just pet my pup. And eat these bars. And watch Love is Blind on Netflix. Ya know, really engage my brain. Someone on instagram wrote me yesterday and said that if I love The Bachelor, then I’ll be addicted to Love is Blind. And they were right! I didn’t watch the last few seasons of The Bachelor and this season, along with Love is Blind, has quickly reminded me that trash TV really helps me thrive sometimes. Some people like to watch the debates for their own personal trash TV, I much prefer fake versions of love. That’s way more fun. Now excuse me, it’s time for collagen cookie dough breakfast.

PaleOMG Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

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Cookie Dough Collagen Bars

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 bars 1x
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Ingredients

For the chocolate layer

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • coarse salt

Instructions

  1.  Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream together softened coconut oil (ghee or butter), sugar and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Slowly add the collagen peptides, then cassava flour while the mixer is running until all of the flour is combined. Then fold in salt and chocolate chips. Place the cookie dough in the loaf pan, spread throughout, then press down evenly throughout. Place in the fridge to set. 
  4. Melt together chocolate chips and cashew butter in double boiler or in the microwave until softened and smooth. Pour chocolate on top of the cookie dough layer, spread evenly throughout, then sprinkle with coarse salt on top. Place in the fridge to set for 1 hour or longer.
  5. Before serving, set the loaf pan on the countertop for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan. Then run a sharp knife under hot water, dry knife, then slice into 8-10 squares. Now all you have to do is eat up! Store in the fridge.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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29 thoughts on “Cookie Dough Collagen Bars”

  1. I own two dachshunds, one had disc surgery in her neck 9 years ago and has been going strong ever since! It was pretty traumatic for me, though, and I banned my dogs from the sofa for a while. But why have dogs if not to snuggle? So naturally, that ban didn’t last long. The ramps are definitely a learning curve, but you and Jackson can totally crush it! Best wishes to the little man for speedy recovery!

  2. I have taken 2 of my dogs to the chiropractor (yes the same one i go to!) for adjustments and they IMMEDIATELY are new doggies again!
    I would have to take them in for weekly check ups for a month or so, but I swear it made the biggest difference. He would just adjust them with a baby adjusting tool and tap along their spin, nothing too crazy. I swear by it!

  3. I just made these and man, oh man, are they delicious! Pre-lifestyle overhaul, I would eat from raw cookie dough packages more than I care to admit. This SO filled that void and I know I won’t have achy joints or digestive issues after. Thank you so much!

    5.0 rating

  4. Susan Wishcamper

    In Heaven with these!!! Thank you Julie!! Used Coconut sugar and turned out great. What are good substitutes for Casava flour though?

    5.0 rating

  5. Is the granular type of sugar key? I can only tolerate stevia (My skin breaks out with every other type of sweetener that exists) and I have maple flavored stevia but obviously would only use about 8-10 drops vs a 1/2 cup of granular-type sugar. It probably won’t work but I’d appreciate your thoughts!

  6. Making these are the most dangerous thing I’ve done during quarantine. I am currently figuring out what vegetable to hide these delectable bars behind so my husband doesn’t devour. You nailed it with these! So easy, minimal ingredients, and SO delicious!

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  7. I’m hoping you can help with my confusion!!! I want to add Collagen to my diet for the health benefits but have also increased my weights workouts so I want to add some extra protein but don’t want to just have shakes.
    Is the Collagen enough or should I also use some added Protein in my morning smoothies etc? I don’t want to waste a lot of money if I don’t need both

    1. i can’t say for sure since i don’t know you personally, but collagen is loaded in protein so it will be great for adding into smoothies in the am!

  8. I made the bars and they turned out very dry and crumbly. I’m not sure why exactly? Has this happened to you before and should I add more fat perhaps? I did switch out 1/2 the sugar with erythritol and wonder if that had an unexpected effect. I haven’t used that sweetener much in the past.
    Thanks!!

    1. the recipe outcome will definitely change when you alter the recipe. erythritol dose not dissolve as well as sugar, which would cause the outcome of the recipe to be more dry. it can also crystallize, which can cause it to become dry. i would recommend sticking with the recipe!

  9. Made these for the bajillionth time today! I love them!! And today I made a double batch so I could freeze some!! they were disappearing way too fast!!

    5.0 rating

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