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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Delicious 5-ingredient chocolate peanut butter protein cookies that are less than 200 calories with 10g protein per cookie!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 11 minutesTotal: 21 minutes
Fat 12 Carbs 15 Protein 10
Yield 12 1x


  • 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter, drippy*
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate whey protein powder*
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • optional: 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. First, preheat the oven to 350ºF and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix to combine. The consistency should be similar to cookie dough. It should NOT be crumbly and if it is, this is a sign your peanut butter is not drippy enough and we recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil.
  3. Spoon out 2 tablespoons of dough into your palms and roll into a ball. Flatten cookie dough between your palms creating a cookie shape and place it on a baking sheet. Note that your cookies won’t expand a lot, so flattening is important.
  4. If desired, place mini chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
  5. Bake chocolate peanut butter protein cookies at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan so that the protein cookies can set. If you remove them too soon, they may break in half.

Tips & Notes

  • Peanut butter: make sure that you use a drippy, all-natural peanut butter such as Smuckers, 365 or Kirkland.
  • Protein Powder: for this recipe, we recommend whey protein. Our favorites include Tera’s Whey and Organic Valley. We HAVE tested this with plant-based protein powder, but we much prefer the texture whey gives these cookies.
  • Nutrition information is without chocolate chips. the protein per cookie will vary based on the protein powder you choose to use.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cookie Calories: 199 Sugar: 11 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 15 Fiber: 2 Protein: 10
Author: Lee HershCategory: SnackMethod: OvenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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