High Protein Frozen Peanut Butter Cups

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this High Protein Frozen Peanut Butter Cups recipe. Made with creamy Greek yogurt and natural peanut butter, these tasty treats are not only delicious but also pack a powerful punch of protein.

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Whether enjoyed as a snack or dessert, these high-protein frozen peanut butter cups are sure to become a wholesome favorite. Other frozen favorites include this Pineapple Frozen Yogurt and this fresh-tasting Kiwi Sorbet. Check out all of our healthy dessert recipes for more inspiration.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Who doesn’t love high-protein snacks? This delicious treat is packed with almost 20 grams of protein per serving, full of healthy fats, and satisfies that sweet tooth.
  • These healthy peanut butter cups could not be easier to make with only ten minutes of prep time.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free. Bonus!
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Ingredients

Find the complete ingredient list with measurements in the recipe card below.

  • Greek Yogurt – We prefer using Greek yogurt as it is creamier and contains more protein than regular yogurt.
  • Peanut Butter – Choose a natural peanut butter with only peanuts listed on the label. See our list of the best healthy peanut butter brands.
  • Protein Powder – Our choice is always Ora So Lean So Clean vanilla protein powder. It has an excellent ingredient list and tastes great!
  • Chocolate Chips—Dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips are a great choice because they contain less sugar than milk chocolate.
  • Coconut Oil – Adding this to the chocolate will give your dessert that yummy chocolate shell on top.
  • Chopped Peanuts – Just a sprinkle to give some crunch and texture. Plus, they look pretty!
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Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl – We use a medium-sized glass bowl.
  • Spatula – These little spatulas are our favorite kitchen tool. Perfect for stirring and scraping down the sides.
  • Small Freezer Safe Bowls – Choose a 6-ounce ramekin / freezer-safe bowl for portion sizing.
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Instructions

Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the FULL recipe details.

Step 1

First, add the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and protein powder to the mixing bowl.

Ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2

Stir the mixture until it is smooth and creamy.

This is where we love using those spatulas to scrape the sides and really mix it up well.

Ingredients in a bowl.

Step 3

Portion the yogurt mixture evenly into four small bowls.

Pop these into the freezer.

Ingredients in bowls on a tray.

Step 4

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave in short intervals.

Stir it until it is smooth, and the chocolate chips have melted completely.

Step 5

Next, remove the bowls from the freezer and evenly drizzle the chocolate over the frozen yogurt mixture.

Melted chocolate on top of a yogurt mixture.

Step 6

Then, sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top of the melted chocolate.

Return the bowls to the freezer.

Expert Tip!

Drawing from my experience, I recommend placing the bowls on a small baking sheet before putting them in the freezer. This simple step makes it much easier to transfer the bowls to and from the freezer when adding the topping, etc.

Cups on a tray ready for the freezer.

Step 7

Freeze until the topping is set – approximately 20-30 minutes.

Crack the topping with your spoon and enjoy!

A spoon with a portion of dessert in it.

Substitutions

  • Substitute any kind of nut butter, including almond butter and pecan butter.
  • For a dairy-free option, coconut yogurt can be substituted for Greek yogurt. It has a similar texture and tanginess, although the coconut flavor may come through.

Recipe Variations

  • To make these into bite-sized snacks, use a muffin tin or mini muffin pan. Line the pan with paper muffin liners or silicone muffin cups, and portion the mixture evenly.
  • Sprinkle a bit of flakey sea salt and coconut over top for a punch of complexity and contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.

Are you expecting? Check out these high protein snacks for pregnancy. Stay energized with these wholesome options.

Serving Suggestions

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FAQS

Can I make this recipe with white chocolate?

Yes, you can substitute white chocolate. Follow the same process of layering the nut butter mixture with melted white chocolate and freezing until set.

Storage Tips

To Store: This dessert can be stored in the freezer tightly covered with plastic wrap or foil for up to 48 hours. Allow it to thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly before eating.

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High Protein Frozen Peanut Butter Cups

Sharon Rhodes
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this High Protein Frozen Peanut Butter Cups recipe. Made with creamy Greek yogurt and natural peanut butter, these tasty treats are not only delicious but also pack a powerful punch of protein.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 281 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cups Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp chopped peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Start by adding the Greek yogurt, protein powder, and peanut butter to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Then, stir the mixture until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Next, portion the yogurt mixture evenly into 4 small bowls. Pop these into the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together. This can be done in a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave in short intervals.
  • Next, remove the bowls from the freezer and evenly drizzle the chocolate over the top of the yogurt mixture.
  • Then, sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate and place the bowls back into the freezer.
  • Freeze until the topping is set – approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Crack the topping with your spoon and enjoy!

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Notes

To Store: This dessert can be stored in the freezer tightly covered with plastic wrap or foil for up to 48 hours. Allow it to thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 19gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 344mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 1mg
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