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Healthy High-Protein Desserts That Taste Amazing (and Feed Your Muscles!)

Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough

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You'll never guess that one serving of this healthy cookie dough is packed with 11 grams of protein—and from chickpeas. (Here are 10 more plant-based proteins that are easy to digest.) This sweet treat tastes like the raw cookie dough Mom would never let you have. We give you permission to grab a spoon and dive in to this protein dessert!

Get the recipe: Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough

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Clean Eating Protein Cheesecake

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Low-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and vanilla protein powder are the secret ingredients that fill this protein dessert with 15 grams of creamy protein goodness per slice.

Get the recipe: Clean Eating Protein Cheesecake

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100-Calorie Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

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When decadent brownies are only 100 calories and pack eight grams of protein, you can definitely have seconds. You’ll go wild for the natural sweetness from the applesauce and berries in this high-protein dessert.

Get the recipe: 100-Calorie Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

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Homemade Protein Peanut Butter Cups

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Go ahead, have two of these protein desserts! These simple five-ingredient peanut butter cups pack almost 13 grams of melt-in-your-mouth protein. (Then tomorrow, try these chocolate, peanut butter, and banana wraps for a snack.)

Get the recipe: Homemade Protein Peanut Butter Cups

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Birthday Cake Smoothie

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Every night feels like your birthday with a cake-flavored smoothie that tastes almost as good as the real thing. Bonus: Thanks to the staying power that comes via a scoop of protein powder, you'll avoid the sugar rush (and subsequent crash) later after enjoying this protein dessert.

Get the recipe: Birthday Cake Smoothie

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Bark

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Craving something crunchy? This yogurt bark will take care of that! And at seven grams of protein, it's way better than any greasy chip. (Related: The Ultimate List of High-Protein Foods You Should Eat Every Week)

Get the recipe: Frozen Yogurt Bark

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No-Bake Triple Chocolate Protein Cookies

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These cookies are chocolaty enough to satisfy any chocoholic's craving, while packing in tons of fiber and 11 grams of protein. The best part? There's no baking required to bring this protein dessert to the party. (Like Girl Scout Cookies? Then you’ll love these healthy homemade desserts.)

Get the recipe: No-Bake Triple Chocolate Protein Cookies

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Frozen Greek Yogurt

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You never need to leave the house to satisfy your need for froyo again once you have this protein dessert in your arsenal. (If you’re a fan of froyo, you’ve gotta try our yogurt gelato recipe.) This healthy DIY frozen Greek yogurt is an icy treat that offers 10 grams of protein.

Get the recipe: Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt

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Maple Vanilla Protein Fudge

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Fudge doesn't need to be unhealthy: This recipe blends good-for-you fat from coconut oil with 10 grams of protein to create a fudge you can feel good about indulging in anytime. (Related: Satisfying High-Protein Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas)

Get the recipe: Maple Vanilla Protein Fudge

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Protein Pudding

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This quick and easy chia protein pudding is a serious upgrade from the powdered stuff that comes in a box. This protein dessert has the benefits of a superfood and 29 grams of the muscle-building macro on its side. Sounds like a clear winner!

Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Protein Pudding

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Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

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These are just sweet enough to be your late-night sugar fix, but the healthy fats and seven grams of nutty protein make the bars a good snack any time. (Related: Nutritionists LOVE These High-Protein, Low-Carb Foods)

Get the recipe: Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

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Four-Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownies

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Not only are these muscle-stoking brownies simple to make, but they are also Paleo- and vegan-friendly. (P.S.: Here’s the difference between Paleo and keto.) And somehow this protein dessert recipe is perfectly moist without adding any butter at all—for real.

Get the recipe: Four-Ingredient Flourless Brownies

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Chewy Cinnamon Roll Protein Granola Bars

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This gooey cinnamon roll slash granola bar mash-up packs 11 grams of protein and even more decadent bakery-like flavor. So much better than store-bought!

Get The recipe: Chewy Cinnamon Roll Protein Granola Bars

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Pudding

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This pumpkin pie alternative is so good that you'll be tempted to swap this high-protein dessert for the traditional recipe. Plus, 11 grams of protein give you an excuse to eat it whenever your sweet tooth comes calling. (Related: Who Benefits Most From a Protein-Packed Diet?)

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Protein Pudding

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Baked Blueberry Protein Donuts

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These gluten-free donuts are totally customizable. You can use coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey for a touch of sweetness, and swap blueberries for raspberries if you're into a more tart protein dessert (or breakfast—do you!).

Get the recipe: Baked Blueberry Protein Donuts

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Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Be honest: When was the last time you had a healthy cookie? With less than half the carbs and three times the protein as a regular cookie, this protein dessert fits the bill, and they taste pretty darn good, too.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

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Protein Rice Krispie Treats

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Nut butter is the secret to this vegan treat, but a chocolate drizzle is what makes you wonder how something that tastes so good can be so good for you. (Discover even more high-protein vegan snacks that make whey-free life easier.) Try cashew, almond, or peanut butter—whichever you prefer—they will work just the same in this protein dessert.

Get the recipe: Protein Rice Krispie Treats

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Grain-Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

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At 8 grams of protein, these rich, ooey, gooey peanut-buttery flavored cookies sound like a fairytale. But make a batch for yourself, take a bite of the high-protein dessert, and you'll realize dreams really do come true.

Get the recipe: Grain-Free Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

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Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Fudge Brownies

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Despite being free of gluten and dairy, somehow each bite of this high-protein dessert is still moist and rich. (Could it be the avocado? Or the banana? Or maybe the coconut butter?) When you combine mint chocolate chip with fudge and call it a brownie though, no other explanation is even necessary.

Get the recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Fudge Brownies

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