It’s hard to beat these keto peanut butter cookie dough bites as a high-protein snack! These low-carb, protein peanut butter balls taste like real peanut butter cookie dough with crunchy chocolate chips. Since they’re high in protein, they're quite filling, which is why they’re such a great snack!
If you love peanut butter cookies, then these low-carb peanut butter cookie dough bites with sugar-free chocolate chips will likely be a new favorite at your house. They’re deliciously sweet and soft, and full of creamy, peanut butter flavor with crunchy chocolate chips. You likely wouldn’t guess they’re keto friendly or high in protein. But they are!
Beyond their yummy taste, they serve as a healthy snack that is filling enough to keep you going between meals. They’re great as a post-workout treat, or as a dessert, or even breakfast.
We love them since they’re so easy to throw together. They take about 10 minutes to make, and you can start eating the dough as soon as you blend all the ingredients together.
Each keto peanut butter protein ball is less than 1 net carb per serving and 28 percent protein.
Why These Treats Are An Ideal Snack
- Taste like real peanut butter cookie dough with chocolate chips
- Easy-to-make, no-bake treat
- Take 10 minutes or less to prepare
- High in protein — 28 percent by calories
- Low in carbs with less than 1 net carb per serving
- Sugar-free and gluten-free
These keto peanut butter dough bites are made with 7 simple ingredients. Here are notes on key ingredients:
- Sugar-free peanut butter: Be sure to use natural peanut butter with no sugar added. We use Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter. For this recipe, we use creamy peanut butter but you may use crunchy if you like. Additionally, you can substitute peanut butter with almond butter.
- Erythritol: We use Swerve Sweetener (granular), but you can use any brand of erythritol sweetener.
- Low-carb vanilla protein powder: We use low-carb vanilla protein powder to increase the protein in these cookie bites. Our favorite vanilla protein power is Quest Vanilla Milkshake. You may use another brand of low-carb vanilla protein powder if you prefer.
- Unsweetened almond milk: We use unsweetened almond milk to create the right consistency since the protein powder makes the mixture quite thick. You can substitute another type of low-carb milk like unsweetened macadamia milk or coconut milk.
- Sugar-free semi-sweet chocolate chips: Sugar-free chocolate chips make this recipe! We recommend Lily's no-sugar, semi-sweet baking chips. You may also use Lily's dark chocolate chips if you like.
How To Make
It's so quick and easy to make these protein peanut butter balls!
STEP 1 — MAKE DOUGH: In a food processor, pulse together all the ingredients until a thick dough forms. If the dough does not hold together when formed into a ball, add a tablespoon more of almond milk.
STEP 2 — MAKE DOUGH BALLS: Scoop a tablespoon of dough for each bite-size ball and roll between palms to form into a ball. Place each ball on a plate. You should have a total of 13 dough bites.
STEP 3 — ADD CHIPS & SERVE: Stick 5 sugar-free chocolate chips into the top of each dough ball. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator before serving. After, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How To Store
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or, you may store in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
Benefits of High Protein Snacks
We love high-protein snacks they're filling and help tide you over between meals. Furthermore, protein is important in maintaining and increasing muscle mass. You can read more about the benefits of high-protein snacks and meals at healthline.com.
Other High Protein Recipes
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Keto Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites (High Protein)
- ½ cup Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter or other no sugar added peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons almond milk
- ⅓ cup Swerve Granular
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 ounce Lily's Semi-Sweet Baking Chips (1 ounce is about 60 chips, which gives each serving 5 chips)
- Make dough: In a food processor, pulse together all the ingredients until a thick dough forms. If the dough does not hold together when formed into a ball, add a tablespoon more of almond milk.
- Make dough bites: Scoop a tablespoon of dough for each bite-size ball and roll between palms to form into a ball. Place each ball on a plate. You should have a total of 13 dough bites.
- Finish: Stick 5 sugar-free chocolate chips into the top of each dough ball. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator before serving. After, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.