Quick, Easy & Healthy Cookie Dough Protein Bites

According to my Instagram poll, 9/10 people love cookie dough.

You other 10%–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?

Cookie Dough Protein Bites

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?

Cookie Dough Protein Bites

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?

Cookie Dough Protein Bites

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.

#GRADUATESCHOOL

Cookie Dough Protein Bites

In my opinion, the dash of cinnamon makes this recipe magic.

Find the full instructions and nutrition facts here


Cookie Dough Protein Bites

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!

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Leighann

Twenty-something, lover of Jesus. I like animals (esp. dogs), Fun-Fetti cupcakes and yoga. I love God and do my best to love others. I hate too-warm weather and socks that fall into your shoes when you walk. I'm a huge fan of Christian rap and cold, sunny days.

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  • Erin@WellPlated

    I am so so happy you enjoyed this recipe Leighann! Thank you for sharing it in such a special way!

    • Leighann

      Leighann

      Thanks so much, Erin–I know my readers will love these bites just as much as I do!

  • FEHINTOLAOGUNYE

    I laughed out loud at ‘steal-yo-man’ 😂😂😂
    They look yum, yum enough for me to try them here in Nigeria. Hopefully the ingredients are easy to get here in the supermarkets.
    I love the way you wrote this post. God bless you. It was fun to read.
    Fehintola.
    https://www.fehintolaogunye.com

    • Leighann

      Leighann

      They’re so delicious, Fehintola–like, I sound legit like a broken record, but these bites are too scrumptious not to sing their praises! I so hope you DO try them and please, please let me know how you liked them. Also, don’t forget to let Erin at Well Plated know too–she’s a recipe genius! Thanks for reading, friend–take care!

  • Rei Alexander

    These look delish! I’ll definitely have to try them out next time I meal prep for work!

    • Leighann

      Leighann

      Rei, these are so delicious–definitely add it to your snacks for the week! Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoy them!

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