Healthy High-Protein Desserts That Taste Amazing (and Feed Your Muscles!)

Healthy High-Protein Desserts That Taste Amazing (and Feed Your Muscles!)

These recipes for healthy protein desserts pack a mix of healthy fat and fiber, too — the key to getting that "I'm pleasantly full" feeling.

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Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough

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The Glowing Fridge

You'll never guess that one serving of this healthy cookie dough is packed with 11 grams of protein — and from chickpeas. This sweet treat tastes like the raw cookie dough your parents would never let you have — but now, you can grab a spoon and dive in to this healthy protein dessert!

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Maple Vanilla Protein Fudge

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The Honour System

Yes, fudge can be healthy: This recipe blends good-for-you fat from coconut oil with 10 grams of protein to create a fudge you indulge in anytime. (

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Clean Eating Protein Cheesecake

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Dashing Dish

Low-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and vanilla protein powder are the secret ingredients that fill this healthy protein dessert with 15 grams of creamy protein goodness per slice.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cups

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Peanut Butter and Fitness

These simple five-ingredient peanut butter cups pack almost 13 grams of melt-in-your-mouth protein. Go ahead, have two!

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Birthday Cake Smoothie

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Produce on Parade

Every night feels like your birthday with a cake-flavored smoothie that tastes almost as good as the real thing. Bonus: Thanks to the staying power that comes via a scoop of protein powder, you'll avoid the sugar rush (and subsequent crash) after enjoying this healthy protein dessert.

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Frozen Yogurt Bark

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My Fussy Eater

Craving something crunchy? This yogurt bark will take care of that! And at seven grams of protein, it's perfectly satiating. (

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Protein Pudding

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ProShape Fitness

This quick and easy chia protein pudding is a serious upgrade from the powdered stuff that comes in a box. This healthy protein dessert has the benefits of a superfood and 29 grams of the muscle-building macro on its side. Sounds like a clear winner! (P.S. Chia seeds are some of the healthiest seeds out there.)

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No-Bake Triple Chocolate Protein Cookies

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The Big Man's World

These cookies are chocolaty enough to satisfy any chocoholic's craving, while packing in tons of fiber and 11 grams of protein. The best part? There's no baking required to bring this protein dessert to life.

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Frozen Greek Yogurt

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Healthy Recipes Blog

You never need to leave the house to satisfy your need for froyo again once you have this healthy protein dessert in your arsenal. This DIY frozen Greek yogurt is an icy treat that offers 10 grams of protein.

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Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

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Gimme Some Oven

These are just sweet enough to be your late-night sugar fix, but the healthy fats and seven grams of nutty protein make the bars a good snack any time. (

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Four-Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownies

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The Big Man's World

Not only are these brownies simple to make, but they are also Paleo- and vegan-friendly. And somehow this protein dessert recipe is perfectly moist without adding any butter at all — for real.

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Chewy Cinnamon Roll Protein Granola Bars

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With Salt and Wit

This gooey cinnamon roll slash granola bar mash-up packs 11 grams of protein and even more decadent bakery-like flavor. So much better than store-bought!

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Pudding

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Desserts with Benefits

This pumpkin pie pudding is so good that you'll be tempted to swap this high-protein dessert for a slice of the traditional pie. Plus, 11 grams of protein give you a reason to eat it whenever your sweet tooth comes calling.

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Baked Blueberry Protein Donuts

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Southern in Law

These gluten-free donuts are totally customizable. You can use coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey for a touch of sweetness, and swap blueberries for raspberries if you're into a more tart protein dessert (or breakfast — do you!).

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Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Amy's Healthy Baking

Can anyone ever say no to a warm chocolate chip cookie? With 5 grams of protein added in via coconut flour, these are sure to be your new fave late-night snack.

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Protein Rice Krispie Treats

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Running with Spoons

Nut butter is the secret to this vegan treat, but a chocolate drizzle is what makes you wonder how something that tastes so good can be so good for you. Try cashew, almond, or peanut butter — whichever you prefer — they will work just the same (and taste just as good!) in this healthy protein dessert.

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Grain-Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

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Fit Foodie Find

At 8 grams of protein, these rich, gooey, peanut-buttery flavored cookies sound like a fairytale. But make a batch for yourself, take a bite of the high-protein dessert, and you'll realize dreams really do come true.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Fudge Brownies

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Purely Twins

Despite being free of gluten and dairy, somehow each bite of this healthy high-protein dessert is still moist and rich. (Could it be the avocado? Or the banana? Or maybe the coconut butter?) When you combine mint chocolate chip with fudge and call it a brownie, though, no other explanation is even necessary.

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