No-Bake Gingerbread & Chocolate Collagen Bars

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Richly spiced gingerbread is a nostalgic seasonal treat with its warming spices and comforting scent. Here, the same deeply satisfying gingerbread magic combines with skin-boosting collagen peptides to make festive and nourishing no-bake bars. They’re easy to make, nutritious and sure to please with flavors of the season.

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No-Bake Gingerbread & Chocolate Collagen Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Calories 198 kcal
Author Rachel MacPherson

Ingredients

Optional: maple flakes for topping

Instructions

  1. In heat-safe glass dish, combine dates and boiling water. Cover and steam for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, soak dates overnight.
  2. Line bread pan or 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In food processor, blend dates with water, molasses, cashew butter and vanilla until smooth. Scrape down sides if necessary.
  4. In food processor, pulse coconut flour, collagen powder, salt and spices until blended. (Note: Mixture should be slightly crumbly. Add more coconut flour, if necessary.)
  5. Press mixture into prepared pan.
  6. In double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate and coconut oil. (Note: If using microwave, melt in increments of 30-45 seconds until melted.)
  7. Top gingerbread mixture with chocolate. Refrigerate for 1 hour until set. Cut into 10 bars.

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Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Gingerbread & Chocolate Collagen Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.