Sugar Cookie Protein Bites

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healthy protein sugar cookie dough bites

Are you craving Chritmas cookies like me? Stay strong! We’ve made a batch of cookies already, but I’m doing my best to keep my hands out of the freezer. I devised a plan that both my sweet tooth and my brain can agree upon.

No-Bake Sugar Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

I’m not going to tell you they’re 100% healthy, but they’re way better for you than straight cookie dough. I will tell you that it’s just as delicious. I adapted this recipe from my chocolate truffles recipe, which has been a go-to for me when I get a craving for sweets.

The only ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • teaspoon Almond extract (for that distinct cutout cookie taste)
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla protein powder
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons Almond butter
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla almond bark or white chocolate

 

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites healthy greek yogurt

This will give you the willpower to eat these,

sugar cookiesnot those delicious cookies you worked so hard to make.

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites healthy greek yogurt

I actually had another motive for making these. I bought a new brand of yogurt because they were out of my usual kind, and I’m just not loving it. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to make it the main ingredient in this treat.

 

How to

 

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites healthy greek yogurt

First, melt a few squares of your almond bark or white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. If in the microwave, heat at 30 second intervals so you don’t melt it.

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites

Then, add the almond butter and greek yogurt. Once mixed, popĀ it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes until it’s a fairly solid consistency. It should be pliable, like perfect snowball snow.

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bitesThen roll the mixture into little balls with your hands or with a mellonballer or ice cream portion scoop.

 

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites healthy greek yogurt

Take your protein powder and put into a bowl or plate. Roll the balls into the protein powder until they’re fully coated. You can mix in sprinkles if you want (could also make birthday cake batter bites).
DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites

And now you have delicious perfectly-portioned cookie dough bites. They’re actually pretty healthy too! Minus the chocolate. Feel free to experiment with different amounts of almond butter.
DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites

Seal them up and freeze. If you want to just eat the batter or use it as dip for graham crackers or animal crackers, it would make a good party treat too.

DIY sugar cookie dough protein bites

I know I can use all the help resisting sweets around the holidays. This is good enough to eat all year.

What’s your favorite cookie recipe, and what’s your trick to enjoying it in moderation?