Protein Cookie Dough Cups

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These protein cookie dough cups are like little bites of happiness that’ll keep you feeling fueled and satisfied with a delightful touch of sweetness! Whether you enjoy them as a snack or dessert, they promise to dazzle your taste buds with their amazing flavor and texture.

With a delightful crunch and bursting with flavor, these protein cookie dough cups are a dream come true for cookie dough enthusiasts! Made with vanilla protein powder, dates, cashew butter, and rolled oats, this high-protein treat is perfect for a quick snack that satisfies your sweet cravings while keeping you energized all day long.

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s super easy and requires no baking at all. Simply mix up the ingredients, assemble the cups, and pop them in the freezer. It couldn’t be simpler than that!

Protein Cookie Dough Cups

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 1 cup rolled oats gluten-free if desired
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder we used whey Garden of Life Protein
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates about 10-14
  • ¾ cup all-natural drippy cashew butter peanut butter works too
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips dairy-free if desired
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil


  • Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners or use a silicone mini muffin pan.
  • In a high-speed food processor, pulse rolled oats until they form oat flour. Add the protein powder and pulse to combine.
  • Add dates, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt to the food processor and process until dough forms, resembling cookie dough.
  • Mix in mini chocolate chips.
  • Using a 1-teaspoon cookie scoop, fill each muffin cup with dough, pressing firmly.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together, then spoon over each cup.
  • Freeze for 1 hour to set.
  • Remove from muffin tin and store in the freezer.


  • You can use any nut butter instead of cashew butter, which will alter the flavor slightly.
  • The type of protein powder used will affect the flavor of the cups.
  • Adjust the consistency of the cookie dough by adding more protein powder if too wet or water if too dry.

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