I’m often in need of quick, high-protein, high-fat snacks throughout the day to keep me energized and satisfy my sweet tooth. The caloric demands of motherhood and breastfeeding are no joke. I need something I can quickly grab with one hand and a baby on the hip! I also happen to love anything to do with chocolate chip cookies or cookie dough. Although peanut butter is usually my go-to, I wanted to experiment with almond butter since it’s so high in omega-3 fatty acids. These cookie dough bites ended up fitting all my criteria and they are so yummy!
I’ve been adding collagen to my diet recently to help keep my joints healthy and restore the collagen my body used to create a beautiful baby boy 6 months ago. But, if you don’t have collagen powder, feel free to sub with protein powder (the flavor will change though), or just leave it out!
Almond Butter Cookie Dough Bites
- 1 cup unsweetened almond butter
- ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 scoop unflavored collagen powder optional
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Stir the almond butter and honey together in a bowl until well combined.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (only ¼-⅓ cup of the chocolate chips) and stir until everything is well incorporated.
- Roll the dough into balls and place in the fridge.
- In a double broiler (glass bowl placed on top of a pot of boiling water), melt the rest of the chocolate chips until smooth and runny.
- Take the cookie dough bites out the fridge and either drizzle the chocolate over the balls or dip them in the chocolate to cover.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens.
- Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.