Protein Frozen Yogurt Cups

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Get a delicious boost of protein with these Protein Frozen Yogurt Cups! The creamy Greek yogurt filling features peanut butter, honey, and protein powder to create one of the best high protein treats! Plus, they’re completely encased in a chocolate magic shell.

You’ll love the creamy texture combined with the chocolate magic shell for a sweet and satisfying bite. It’s such a fun frozen treat!

You know when there is a viral recipe, you know we’ve got to try it for ourselves to see if it lives up to the hype! This Air Fryer Banana Split and Blackberry Cheesecake Cottage Cheese Ice Cream are living proof of that.

These Protein Frozen Yogurt Cups are no exception. They may look sweet and decadent, but they pack a protein punch that makes them a healthier and more satisfying snack option — both of which we’re all about here at Fit Foodie Finds.

The recipe is quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. The chocolate shell take some time to harden, but after that, you just add the filling, top with the remaining chocolate, and freeze one last time before it’s time to enjoy.

Grocery List for Protein Frozen Yogurt Cups

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: The base of the chocolate shells. You can also use dark chocolate or milk chocolate if you prefer that.
  • Coconut oil: Helps the chocolate shells harden and creates a smooth, glossy texture.
  • 2% Greek yogurt: A complete dairy protein, 2% plain Greek yogurt is the base of the filling and adds a creamy texture without being too tart.
  • All-natural, drippy peanut butter: Use whichever brand you prefer. Just make sure it is all-natural to avoid added sugars and oils.
  • Honey: Adds a touch of natural sweetness to the filling without having to use artificial sweeteners.
  • Sea salt: Sweet and salty is always a winning combination! It enhances the natural flavors of the protein cups.
  • Vanilla protein powder: We used Whole Foods 365 whey protein powder, but feel free to use your favorite brand or even a vegan option.
  • Muffin tin with liners: You’ll need liners to make it easier to remove the cups from the tin once they are frozen.
jar of peanut butter.

our favorite

Peanut Butter

Smuckers All-Nautral Peanut Butter is our go-to drippy peanut butter for baking!

Drizzling chocolate over peanut butter in lined muffin cups using a spoon.

Delicious Filling & Topping Ideas

Fillings: Add your favorite fruit to the yogurt filling for added flavor and texture. Raspberries, blueberries, or sliced bananas would be delish options.

Toppings: Get creative by adding different toppings to your yogurt protein cups.  Crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or even sliced fresh fruit would all be delicious options.

Love dark chocolate?

Use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet for a richer, less sweet flavor.  

Can I make these yogurt protein cups vegan?

Absolutely! Swap the Greek yogurt for non-dairy yogurt. You can also use flavored yogurt, like vanilla or strawberry. The chocolate can also be replaced with a dairy-free version.

Can I use a different nut butter?

For sure! We tested this with almond butter, cashew butter and peanut butter and all are absolutely delish. Let us know in the comments if you try it with sun butter 😀

A tray of freshly baked chocolate muffins in paper liners, organized in a 4x3 grid, on a white textured surface.

be patient!

Our #1 tip for this recipe is to make sure the chocolate is completely hardened before adding the filling. That way the filling will stay inside the cup and the chocolate will stay on the outside 🤩🤩🤩

Storage Directions

These protein frozen yogurt cups are best stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just make sure to let them thaw for a few minutes before enjoying! 

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Protein Frozen Yogurt Cups Recipe

These protein frozen yogurt cups are crunchy, creamy, and packed with protein! Made with only a few ingredients, this sweet treat is the perfect nutritious and delicious snack for any time of day.
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients 

Magic Shell

Filling

  • 1.5 cups 2% Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup all-natural, drippy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder, we used 365 whey protein powder

Instructions 

  • Line a muffin tin with liners and set aside.
  • Place the chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate on high for 20-second increments until the chocolate is melted. Be sure to stir the chocolate and coconut oil in between increments.
    A glass bowl containing smooth melted chocolate with a metal spoon resting inside, set on a light-colored surface.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate into each muffin liner. Holding the muffin tin at a slight angle, gently rotate so the melted chocolate coats the sides of each liner. It should go up the sides just above halfway.
  • Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 2 minutes. And set the remaining melted chocolate aside.
  • After 2 minutes, add ½ tablespoon of melted chocolate to the muffin liner and repeat, turning the muffin tin at an angle. Pop back in the freezer for 5 minutes.
    Tray of twelve chocolate cupcakes with glossy tops, each in a striped paper liner, arranged in a gray tray with a diagonal stripe pattern.
  • While the chocolate shell is freezing, prepare the filling. Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
    A glass bowl containing creamy peanut butter with a green spoon, photographed from overhead on a textured white surface.
  • Once the shells have frozen, scoop 2 tablespoons of filling into each cup.
  • Top each cup with 1 tablespoon of the remaining melted chocolate. If the chocolate is not pourable, microwave in 10-second increments. The chocolate should be just loose enough to pour or drizzle over the top. Shake the pan so that the chocolate is completely covering the tops of the filling.
    Drizzling chocolate over peanut butter in lined muffin cups using a spoon.
  • Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
    A tray of freshly baked chocolate muffins in paper liners, organized in a 4x3 grid, on a white textured surface.
  • When the chocolate is frozen, enjoy immediately or store the protein cups in a freezer-safe bag.
    A close-up image of a chocolate peanut butter cup with a bite taken out, revealing creamy peanut butter filling. other cups in the background.

Tips & Notes

  • We did not have to microwave our chocolate a second time. But, it is important to do it in shorter increments so the chocolate doesn’t burn and start to harden again.
  • Any nut butter would work in this recipe.
  • Chocolate protein powder can be substituted for vanilla.
  • Maple syrup can be used in place of the honey.
  • If you want a sharper flavor, sub half the semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate.

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Nutrition

Calories: 270 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 18 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 16 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Kelly
June 19, 2024 12:03 pm

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I am making this now. There was no way to get 24 tablespoons of chocolate from 90 grams and 1/4 cup coconut oil. Sadly I had to add more chocolate to top the cups and ended up with leftover filling. Anyways thanks for the recipe. I’ve made many of your recipes and enjoyed almost all of them!

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