According to my Instagram poll, 9/10 people love cookie dough.
You other 1%–and, I mean this in the best possible way–get your life together!
The recipe for Erin’s No Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bites can be found over at Well Plated.
Cookie dough is basically my guiltiest pleasure. I would even venture to say it’s better than an actual baked cookie. I can vividly remember when I was little, sitting at the kitchen counter watching my godmother make her steal-yo-man good chocolate chip cookies–baked perfectly soft on the inside, a slight crunch on the outside. My favorite part?
Licking the mixing spoon when it was all over. Can I get an AMEN?
So, when I stumbled across this protein ball recipe on Well Plated, I admit I was a slight skeptic. I’ve tried protein balls in the past, and let’s just say they didn’t go over well. But since I’m trying to cut back on my sugar intake, I thought it might be a good idea to try out this new recipe during my meal prep so I’d have a dessert/snack option to get me through this first week back to school. It sounded easy, it looked yummy and it was super quick to make. Who knew just 10 minutes could really change your life?
Do you want to know the best part about these ridiculously, yummy cookie dough protein bites? They are totally high protein, low sugar, salmonella risk-free (but if we’re really honest, we’d risk it anyway for cookie dough) and…they contain decadent dark chocolate. Ooh la la–you fancy, huh?
These protein bites are not only delicious, but they are also extremely easy to make. As a graduate student who’s constantly on the go throughout the week–whether it’s classes or getting to-and-from my internship–these protein balls are a tasty and quick pick me up.
Plus, they help curb my sugar craving so I’m not reaching for actual cookies or cookie dough every day. Because those calories add up, folks–and I don’t think I can still use the Freshman Fifteen as an excuse anymore.
In my opinion, the dash of cinnamon makes this recipe magic.
Go ahead and indulge. You deserve it.
Giving credit where credit is due: I got this delicious–some might even say, life changing–recipe from Erin at Well Plated. Check out her site for more delicious (and deliciously healthy) recipes!
Are you a cookie dough-aholic too? Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below!