Two Speedy and Satisfying High Protein Desserts to Try

Two Speedy and Satisfying High Protein Desserts to Try

IIf you’re on a high protein diet you may be avoiding sugars or refined, processed foods. You can still enjoy some delicious desserts and sweet snacks though.

Here are two quick,easy recipes to satisfy a sweet tooth without the nasties.

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies


  • 400g can of chickpeas – fully drained, rinsed and skins’ peeled
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water
  • 50g of your chosen protein powder (chocolate flavoured)
  • 30g of chocolate chips/chunks (there are sugar-free/low-sugar versions on the market such as those sold at Lily’s Sweets)


  1. Add the chickpeas to a blender and mix them into a smooth paste
  2. Add in the water and protein powder and blend again, with the added protein powder creating a firmer dough.
  3. With a spoon fold in the chocolate chunks or chips and then form into small balls around 1inch in diameter
  4. Back in the over at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes, checking they are cooked all the way through

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cups


  • 112g virgin coconut oil, fully softened
  • 47g protein powder (chocolate flavoured or plain)
  • 128g smooth peanut butter (no added sugar versions available)
  • 42g of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 12 drops of liquid Stevia or a sweetener alternative (can be skipped)


  1. Line a cake tin with cupcake cases and put to one side
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix together until smooth
  3. Add around one tablespoon of mixture into each of the cupcake cases
  4. Place your cake tin in the fridge for around 60 minutes or until they are fully firm


The Author

Jessica Ambrose

Jessica is a fitness writer who loves long distance running, yoga, strength training and healthy eating.


Emma C.
12 April 2016

Emma C.

Sasha - I have been taking protein powder since I upped my gym attendance. I have wheu protein in the mornings with my smoothie.

Sasha B.
10 April 2016

Sasha B.

I have never used protein powder in any cooking before and am reluctant to as it's not very natural. Is this something a lot of people do now, even when trying to eat 'clean'?

Roger B.
4 April 2016

Roger B.

look lovely, but I'd do them with real sugar (or more honey, same thing) as I don't like the taste of sweeteners. Then a few more reps at the gym to compensate!

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