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The flavors of a favorite no-bake cookie, but with all the added benefits of collagen and coconut oil! This recipe is low carb, sugar free, gluten free, and a Trim Healthy Mama S Recipe.
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My Chocolate Peanut Butter Collagen Fudge recipe has been getting a lot of love lately. And for good reason - because it is delicious! One of my readers asked me if I had ever tried to make no-bake cookies with that recipe.
Now, I should tell you that no-bake cookies are my absolute FAVORITE! Seriously!
Growing up there was an older lady in our church who had perfected the art of no-bake cookies. Hers were always perfect - they never flopped! That is where I learned to love them!
Another interesting note - we called them Preacher Cookies growing up. My grandfather was a minister and everyone in the church and community called him Preacher. No-bakes were his favorite cookie, so everyone started calling them Preacher Cookies. The name stuck, and it wasn't until I was in college that I started calling them No-Bakes!
But enough with the family history - you came here because you want to know how to make these delightful little bars of deliciousness!
I originally added collagen to my fudge recipe because of all the health benefits and the added protein! Collagen is easily one of my favorite products ever!
There are so many benefits! For starters, it is excellent for your skin, hair, nails, and joints.
When I first starting using collagen consistently, my hair started growing like crazy! My husband can tell a difference in his joints when he uses it.
But perhaps the thing I love about it the most is that it is an easy protein source. Two Tablespoons has between 11-12 grams of protein!
So, if you don’t have collagen, buy some! Start using it, and I would love to know what benefits you start reaping! There is an excellent article here, written by Serene Allison, one of the Trim Healthy Mama authors. It is a very scientific, in depth article that explains much more than I can here about collagen, its benefits, and some of the best ways to use it.
I also bumped up the collagen by a couple of Tablespoons, then added large flaked coconut. Some people have commented that they have a grainy texture with the fudge recipe. I believe the addition of coconut flakes will remedy that problem.
But back to the recipe at hand! I adjusted some of the amounts of peanut butter and peanut flour. Peanut flour still gives lots of flavor, but with less calories!
Now, the ever pressing question. Do they REALLY taste just like a no-bake cookie? The short answer to that is no. But they taste a lot like one - close enough for my no-bake cookie loving heart to be satisfied!
So, what do you need for this awesome recipe?
1/4 Cup Natural, Sugar-Free Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Peanut Flour
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/3 - 1/2 Cup Gentle Sweet ( I like mine quite sweet, so I used the 1/2 cup, but feel free to use less.)
1/2 Cup Collagen
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Flaked Unsweetened Coconut
3/4 Cup Melted Refined Coconut Oil
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- 1/4 Cup Natural Sugar-Free Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Flour
- 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/3 - 1/2 Cup Gentle Sweet I like mine quite sweet, so I used the 1/2 cup, but feel free to use less.
- 1/2 Cup Collagen Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Flaked Unsweetened Coconut
- 3/4 Cup Melted Refined Coconut Oil
- Line an 8x8 pan with Parchment Paper.
- Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Pour mixture into lined pan.
- Place in the freezer and freeze until solid, 15-20 minutes.
- Cut into 12 pieces and enjoy!
- Store leftovers in either the refrigerator or freezer.
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 20g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C undefined%
We always called them Top of Stove Cookies because they're made on the ... top of the stove! That's funny how everyone calls them something a little bit different. My recipe calls for oats and coconut and/or nuts. I suppose I could use one cup of coconut and one cup of oats in these (that's my usual division)?
Yes, they would certainly work with half oats and half coconut, but keep in mind that this will change the carb counts per piece. 🙂
I think I read before to use sugar free nut butter in place of the peanut flour, but I wanted to double check with you first. Is that correct? I'm going to make these as soon as I hear back from you and thank you so much for this recipe:)
Yes, I would use an equal amount of sugar free nut butter in place of the peanut flour.
How does pyure compare to gentle sweet? I would like to make these this evening if I can.
I would use a little over half the amount if using Pyure. Since Pyure is granular, you may want to powder it first so it doesn't become grainy. 🙂
Will simple collagen or gelatin work for the hydrolysate?
Simple collagen will work, but not gelatin. Gelatin needs to be mixed with water and causes things to "set" such as jello.
I have found collagen makes my joints hurt really bad I know it helps most, but through trial and error I have found I am one of the few it gives problems to😭. So can I use regular whey protein powder instead or just leave it out all together? I love these things! So I still want to be able to have them!
You can leave it out, and they should still be fine!
Kelly D Durbin
This may sound dumb but is the coconut oil measures out after melting?
I keep my coconut oil over a light (mounted on the bottom of my cabinet), so my coconut oil is always liquid. But for this recipe, either way would work fine!
I have a hard time with coconut unless it's toasted. Would it still be ok if I toasted it?
How could I make these not using the shredded coconut? I strongly dislike eating or drinking coconut.
Hi Lisa, you can just leave the coconut out. Or you could replace the coconut with slivered almonds or another favorite nut.
I love this recipe and so does my family that doesn’t eat sugar free! I made regular fudge last weekend and ended up throwing it away...it has nothing on this recipe! (I use powdered Boshasweet).
Awesome, I'm so glad you love it!