These chocolate gelatin bars are amazing! They are full of minerals and protein. These are a nice post-workout snack (or any snack for that matter) and a great treat for kids too!
I’ve been using gelatin and collagen powders for almost 8 years now. I first discovered them when I was pregnant with my son. At the time I felt like no matter how much I ate, I wasn’t able to meet the protein requirements for pregnancy.
Once I read about gelatins health benefits I wanted to learn how to incorporate it into my diet. I visited my health food store and picked up a container of gelatin and collagen and started creating new recipes.
I also found it was a great supplement to help me get enough protein in my diet. It’s easy to add 2 scoops of collagen peptides to my smoothies (20g protein) and I also enjoyed snacking on protein-rich treats like these chocolate gelatin bars, homemade jello, homemade fruit snacks, coconut milk yogurt, and banana ice cream.
I came across a recipe for chocolate gelatin squares and decided to adapt it to fit my dietary needs. The end result are these yummy bars that are rich and decadent!
How To Make Chocolate Gelatin Bars
I’ve tested this recipe with both regular chocolate chips and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. Both work wonderfully! If you’re watching your sugar you’ll want to use sugar-free chocolate and monk fruit to sweeten this dessert.
Ingredients: Gelatin, water, monk fruit, and chocolate chips.
Next, you’ll “bloom” the gelatin in water.
Then you’re going to add boiling water to the gelatin and carefully blend the mixture until the gelatin is dissolved.
Now it’s time to add in the chocolate and monk fruit!
Blend it up until it’s smooth.
Now pour it into a square 8×8 pan. Let the bars set for a few hours before cutting up.
I like to dust mine with cocoa powder before serving!
Chocolate Gelatin Bars
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 12 square 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: american
- 3 tablespoons gelatin
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
- 2 cups soy-free chocolate chips or stevia sweetened chocolate chips
- Pour cold water and gelatin into a blender and allow the gelatin to set for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour boiling water over gelatin.
- Blend for a few seconds to dissolve the gelatin.
- Add monk fruit and chocolate chips.
- Place the lid on the blender and then cover it with a thick towel (to protect your hands).
- Carefully blend mixture until it is combined.
- Pour into a coconut oil greased 8×8 glass pan.
- Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares before serving.
- Serving Size: 1 square
- Calories: 174
- Sugar: 1.3g
- Fat: 10.8g
- Carbohydrates: 14.7g
- Protein: 5.4g
This blog post was originally published on January 6th, 2013. It was updated and republished on January 14th, 2020.