Vanilla Gelatin Protein Squares



Vanilla Gelatin Protein Squares

Oh, jello … the sugar (or chemical) laden mystery food of hospitals and cafeterias. As a child I got my fair share of this stuff back then.
Now we are more aware the “Jell-o” gelatin in stores is packed with sugar (or artificial sweeteners), dyes, additives, and gelatin from factory-farmed animals. Not really what you want to put into your body or those of your family.
Skip the box! When you can make homemade gelatin squares (aka "finger jello") with a few ingredients and 5 minutes, healthy snacks are a cinch.
Healthy gelatin from grass-fed animals can be an incredible protein source and something you can feel good about eating.
If you are looking to add more protein to your diet here is one of my favorite simple to make, high protein sweet snacks. These vanilla gelatin squares are great to have on hand for a healthy snack or dessert. They make a delicious change from boxed fruit flavored gelatin.
Gelatin is a protein product derived from collagen and has many important health benefits due to its unique combination of amino acids is beneficial for your skin, joints, nails and gut, increases brain function and helps reduce the signs of skin aging, improving the appearance of skin and hair.
If you want to add some variety to this basic recipe you can switch up the flavors of the protein powder. You can also add different flavor extracts or sweet spices like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, ginger,nutmeg and so on.
And lastly you can add additional ingredients like cocoa powder, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut, fresh berries or fruit.
For a free eBook full of recipes using gelatin, check notes below for the link.
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword coconut jelly, healthy gelatin snack, protein jelly snack, vanilla protein gelatin snack


  • 1 1/2 cups cups coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add milk to a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin powder. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, giving time for gelatin to bloom and soak up the liquid. This is an important step to prevent clumps.
    Add the honey and vanilla extract and transfer to the stove top over a low-medium heat. Use a whisk to stir throughout, heating to a gentle simmer or until the gelatin has completely dissolved. 
    Then turn off the heat and let the mixture cool a little before adding protein powder and pour into silicone moulds or a lined dish or pan.
    Note; it is best to lay a silicone tray on top of a baking tray before pouring the liquid in, for easy transfer to the fridge.
    Set in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or until firm. Pop out of moulds or cut into small squares.
    Store: Transfer to an airtight container in the fridge (up to 5 days) or freezer (up to 3 months).


For more delicious recipes using gelatin get my free eBook:
The Gelatin Secret: The Surprising Superfood That Transforms Your Health and Beauty
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