Do you ever feel like you need a sweet treat at night time, but want something that is fairly good for you so you don’t throw out your full day of nutritious eating? If this sounds like you, you are definitely going to love this Protein Cookie Dough Bark. An awesome treat to have prepped in the frezzer for you to quickly grab when the sweet tooth starts acting up! Loaded with protein and clean ingredients, Protein Cookie Dough Bar is going to become a staple in your meal prep.

How much Protein is in Cottage Cheese?

Cottage cheese is really an amazing ingredient for those of us looking to hit a protein goal. I personally love it as it is also low in calories, which can be a tricky thing to find in protein heavy ingredients. In 1 cup of cottage cheese, there is up to 25g of protein! Making it one of the sneakiest must have ingredients if you’re looking to up your protein game.

What else can I put Cottage Cheese in?

I love using cottage cheese in recipes for a few reasons. 

  1. Like we said above, it’s protein packed. 
  2. There are tons of low fat versions. 
  3. Most importantly, It had almost zero flavour. It kind of just tastes like soft milk. But that means you can add anything to it and it’ll absorb that flavour like a sponge. It’s the blank canvas of soft cheeses! 

We have a few other recipes that you can try out if you’re looking for new ways to use cottage cheese! 

Here’s something a little spicy and sweet! 

Cottage Cheese Taco Dip 

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream 

Making this cottage cheese cookie dough is really simple. Start by blending your cottage cheese, vanilla, and sweetener until it is nice and smooth. Pour it into a bowl and add in almond flour, protein powder, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. Using a spoon, mix and that is good to go. I sometimes will make this and just keep the cottage cheese cookie dough in the fridge and sneak a spoonful everynow and then. Its perfect for curbing cravings.

For this recipe I used almond flour as it packs additional protein and keeps it gluten free. You can absolutely use oat flour as an alternative for this recipe. I would avoid using regular all purpose flour for this recipe as you will get a strong raw flour flavour that would ruin the whole batch!

I have been seeing Cookie dough bark recipe flying around the internet over the last couple months and I just had to make it myself. Basically to make Cookie Dough Bark you flatten cookie dough into a baking sheet, freeze it, and then pour over melted chocolate. Be sure to spread the chocolate around and sprinkle a little sea salt over for a bit of a pop!

Any flavour protein powder works great for this recipe. You can take the flavouring in any directly. Strawberry, peanut butter, chocolate, cookies and cream would all be sensational flavours to use in your cottage cheese cookie dough!

What kind of Protein Powder should I use?

All Protein powders are different and results can vary. I personally like to use the QUATTRO brand. This is a high quality, clean powder that tastes delicious and I have found it is great to bake with.

Protein Cookie Dough Bark

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Sheet pan

Ingredients
  

Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups Cottage Cheese
  • 3 tbsp sweetener I used Monk Fruit
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 cup Extra Fine Almond Flour
  • 3/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder Any flavour works!
  • 2 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate pour over

  • 1 1/2 cups Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 pinch seasalt

Instructions
 

  • Into a food processor, combine 2 cups of cottage cheese, 3 tbsp of sweetener and 2 tsp of vanilla, blitz until smooth.
  • Add your blended cottage cheese to a large bowl. Add in 2 1/4 cup almond flour, 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 pinch of salt. Mix well until fully combined.
  • Press the cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place into the freezer for 3 hours.
  • Once the cookie dough is frozen, melt the chocolate. and coconut oil using a double boiler or microwave. Pour and spread melted chocolate over the cookie dough. Sprinkle with salt. Allow chocolate to harden. Break apart and store in the freezer for those late night chocolate cravings.
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Keyword cookie dough, cottage cheese, cottage cheese cookie dough, protein
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