Here’s my go-to solution when the Sugar Monster hits: cinnamon coconut bites! The collagen supplies protein and the coconut is a fantastic source of healthy fat! BOOM! Cravings-be-gone! Operation Stable Blood Sugar complete.
No collagen? No problem! Skip it!
I always run by Trader Joe’s for a couple bags of $1.99 unsweetened organic coconut flakes/shreds/chips. All the same thing. I prefer to use the larger flakes over the smaller variety; they seem to take less time to breakdown in the food processor.
Keep these little gems in the freezer, and grab ’em when ya need ’em. (Warning, they don’t last very long around our house!)
Of course, if you’re looking for the perfect treat to take to a 4th of July picnic in Austin, then these might not be your best pick…they will get a bit mushy in the heat. Think about the way your jar of coconut oil on the countertop changes from a solid to a liquid depending on the temp. Same sort of story, but these are a bit more stable. 🙂 But, it probably wouldn’t be the end of the world if ya took a plate full of these yummmies to a summer party…just bring spoons and napkins!
Let me know! Did ya make these? How did they turn out? Leave a comment below!