Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cheesecake Cups Recipe



By: Erin Palmer (Peanut Butter and Fitness)

Craving chocolate peanut butter cups? How about cheesecake?

If the answer is yes to both, we've got a protein-packed dessert that will fuel your muscles and feed your inner dessert junkie.

Follow this simple and delicious recipe to reward your hard work in the gym. 

RECIPE

Yield: Four 8 oz cups

Nutrition Per Cheesecake Cup: 231 cals / 24 g protein / 5 g fat / 23 g carbs

Cheesecake

  • 1 cup Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop Cellucor Chocolate Casein
  • 1 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Peanut Butter Layer
Crust
  • 4 Nutter Butter cookies
Optional Chocolate Ganache Topping (not included in nutrition info)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ghirardelli 60% dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk

STEPS

  1. Add Nutter Butter cookies to a bag or food processor and crush until cookies are broken down into crumbs. Add to bottom of 4 serving cups, saving some to sprinkle on top.
  2. Combine vanilla Greek yogurt, plain Greek yogurt, cream cheese, casein powder, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until well-combined and smooth. Transfer cheesecake mix into a piping bag and pipe on top of crust. Fill serving cup about halfway with cheesecake mix, then set aside.
  3. Whisk together peanut butter layer ingredients. Transfer to a piping bag and pipe a layer on top of cheesecake mix.
  4. Top peanut butter layer with remaining chocolate cheesecake mix.
  5. If desired, make chocolate ganache topping by heating almond milk for 15-20 seconds. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cool in refrigerator for 3-5 minutes, then spoon on top of cheesecakes. Top with reserved cookie crumbs.

Enjoy!

ABOUT ERIN

Erin Palmer is the blogger behind Peanut Butter and Fitness. She obviously loves peanut butter and keeps her readers drooling with protein-packed treats and meal prep ideas.



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