If you’re looking for a high protein, high fat snack or dessert, these no-bake bombs are the perfect recipe for you. Super easy and quick to make, these protein bombs are sure to satisfy your cravings without tons of fuss. So whether you’re looking for a pre-workout snack or a post-workout treat, these bombs have you covered.
This high protein, high fat bomb recipe is made with just four ingredients – chocolate collagen protein powder, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and peanut butter.
The collagen protein powder helps to create a dense and fudgy texture, while the cocoa powder provides a rich chocolate flavor. And the cream cheese and peanut butter help to bind everything together and add some creaminess.
Macro Breakdown & Calories
- 250 Calories
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Protein: 17 g
- Fat: 19 g
The high protein and high fat content of these bombs makes them the perfect snack or dessert for those with high protein or high fat goals.
The collagen protein powder provides a good source of protein, while the cocoa powder and peanut butter add some healthy fats.
Plus, collagen supports hair, skin, and nails – so you’ll be getting some extra beauty benefits as well. Altogether, these ingredients offer high amounts of energy and nutrients in just one little bite.
- Protein Powder: I used chocolate collagen protein powder because it helps make for a better texture as well as supports healthy skin and joints. That being said, any type of chocolate protein will work for this recipe, so whatever you have on hand will work!
- Cocoa powder: Cocoa powder is used in this recipe for extra chocolate flavor and also as a binder.
- Cream Cheese: I used regular full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese in this recipe, but you could use light or even flavored cream cheese (strawberry flavor might be nice). If you can’t have dairy, my favorite vegan cream cheese is (x) and would work well here. Make sure to soften before prepping.
- Peanut Butter: Use all natural peanut butter to avoid any added sugars or oils. I personally love the taste of peanut butter in these bombs, but you could use any type of nut or seed butter you like. Also, you can use crunchy peanut butter here if you want some added texture.
How To Make Protein Bombs
In a bowl, mix together the chocolate collagen protein powder, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and peanut butter until well combined. I had to revert to using my hands towards the end of my mixing because it has a very dough-like texture.
Scoop the mixture into small balls and place on a lined plate or baking sheet. My recipe made 16 balls, but yours could differ depending on the size of the balls that you want to make.
Chill for 15 minutes, or until firm.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Higher Calorie For Bulking
If you are looking to add more calories to this dish, try adding in some chopped nuts or seeds, dried fruit, or chocolate chips. You can also increase the serving size from 4 balls to more.
Low Calorie For Cutting
To be honest, protein bombs are not a relatively low calorie dish and wouldn’t be the best option for anyone looking for low-calorie snacks. However, if you are looking to decrease the calories in this dish, try using light or fat free cream cheese. You can also decrease your serving size.
If you want to mix things up, try using different flavors of protein powder or adding in some spices. You could also switch out the peanut butter for another type of nut or seed butter. You can also add different mix-ins or roll them in something like coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, or hemp seeds for a crunchy topping.
How To Store & Meal Prep:
These high-protein bombs can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat them, just remove them from the freezer and let them thaw for a few minutes. These are also great for meal prep – just make a batch on the weekend and have them on hand for quick snacks or desserts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is A Protein Bomb?
A protein bomb is high in protein and high in fat. It is a dense and fudgy snack or dessert that is perfect for those with high protein or high fat goals. They are also very calorie-dense, so they are a great snack for those who have high energy needs or those who are bulking.
Other High Protein Desserts
- Casein Protein Pudding (2 Ingredients + Toppings)
- Low Calorie High Protein Ice Cream Recipe
- Banana Pudding Protein Shake (Quick & Creamy)
- Protein Powder Chia Pudding (Chocolate or Vanilla)
- Protein Oreos (High Protein & Only 180 Calories)
- High Protein Cauliflower Donut (Keto & Low Carb Friendly)
About The Author
Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, coaching, content creation, and recipe development. Kelsey takes a mindful approach towards health and values building relationships with all foods. She understands the importance of providing recipes that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary needs. When she’s not focusing on nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, the outdoors, running, and travel.