21 Protein Desserts You’ll Want to Make Again and Again
By: Amanda Suazo
Make dessert work harder for you: These treats layer sweet flavor with wholesome proteins for a more satisfying way to indulge yourself.
Unless you add bacon to your sweets (not always a bad thing), you’ll want your protein desserts to include flavorless sources of protein that mix easily. This way, you still get all the nutritional benefits without undissolved portions lurking in your food. Collagen and gelatin mix easily and hold up better during cooking, but you could also use whey protein as long as it stays cold. Always choose pastured and grass-fed protein sources to collect the most benefits.
No matter what you crave — fudge, ice cream, pie, candy, or cookies — there’s a protein dessert for that:
Protein desserts: Gelatin, mousse, & marshmallows
This classic protein dessert uses clean eating ingredients like full-fat coconut milk, grass-fed butter, and Brain Octane Oil for a rich dairy-free dessert that won’t skimp on flavor. Top with whipped coconut cream or berries for an extra fancy finish.
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Skip the boxed stuff! This protein dessert gets its signature wobble from powdered gelatin, while lemon juice and stevia add the perfect blend of sweet, tart flavors. Stay more Bulletproof with pastured gelatin (such as Collagelatin) and birch xylitol.
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With a light, fluffy texture and natural sweetness from strawberries, this protein dessert takes minutes to prepare and only requires four ingredients. Keep it Bulletproof-approved with raw honey and pastured gelatin.
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Despite their satisfying chewy texture and sweet flavor, these keto and paleo marshmallows contain almost no carbs. If you have 20 minutes and a few low-carb pantry staples like xylitol, they’ll be ready in no time. To stay Bulletproof, use birch xylitol and pastured gelatin.
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This light and luscious protein dessert makes the most of your in-season summer fruit. Whip up a silky base with coconut milk, lemon, and vanilla, then top with fresh sliced strawberries. Make this protein dessert more Bulletproof with raw honey and pastured gelatin.
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High fat, high protein, high satisfaction: This keto and paleo dessert gets flavor from coconut cream, coconut stevia, and vanilla extract, and uses grass-fed gelatin to keep it all together.
Protein desserts: Candy & fudge
You’ll want to sink your teeth into this protein dessert right away, especially since it only takes 10 minutes to make. Blend up a quick base that includes macadamia nuts, coconut butter, and collagen peptides, then roll into poppable, dippable truffles.
This protein dessert proves that you can satisfy your cravings without sugar. Green juice and a low-glycemic sweetener mix with pastured protein, then mold into fun shapes for a kid-friendly treat loaded with micronutrients.
Use leftover cans of pumpkin to make this sweet and simple protein dessert. Blend your pumpkin with pastured collagen and warm spices, then pour over a simple almond flour crust. Enjoy all year round!
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Skip the inflammatory peanuts and sugar in conventional nut butter cups. This protein dessert delivers the same nutty flavor with creamy cashew butter and chocolate — but none of the junk. Use pastured collagen and raw nut butter (and avoid eating it too often) to stay more Bulletproof.
Can’t decide on dessert? With a simple base made from coconut butter and vanilla, you can make transform this fudge into chocolate, turmeric, and vanilla flavors — all loaded with protein.
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Prep for holidays, or whenever you crave something cool and creamy: This protein dessert takes on all the classic flavors of a peppermint patty, thanks to a collagen-infused mint filling and dark chocolate shell. Make this one more Bulletproof with raw honey and chocolate with at least 85% cacao — plus, avoid eating almond flour too often.
Protein desserts: Cookies & bars
Get the best of both worlds with this protein dessert. With collagen cookie dough lumped into a chocolate brownie base (all infused with quality fats), these bars deliver big flavor and satisfaction.
This refreshing take on protein dessert doesn’t even require an oven. Instead, it creates a chewy raw base out of peppermint oil, coconut, collagen, and grass-fed ghee — perfect for drizzling with chocolate.
Make this show stopping dessert when you want an epic dose of nourishing protein. These bars contain both gelatin-based marshmallows and fudge brownie collagen protein bars for a satisfying mix of flavor and texture.
This dessert gets a double dose of protein, thanks to a blend of collagen and crisp bacon pieces. Mix together with rich chocolate chips and vanilla for the perfect sweet and salty combo in every bite.
No flour, no problem. This 20-minute protein dessert makes light and chewy cookies using a blend of shredded coconut and vanilla-infused collagen peptides. Finish with melty dark chocolate for a quick treat that silences your cookie cravings.
Protein desserts: Cake, pie, & ice cream
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Cupcakes with protein? Sign us up. Almond flour, collagen, and chocolate chips make the base for this dessert, while a buttery frosting makes the perfect finishing touch. Make this protein-packed treat more Bulletproof and use grass-fed butter instead of palm shortening, full-fat canned coconut milk as your dairy, and chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
Not just for Thanksgiving! This oven-less protein dessert uses pastured gelatin to make a satisfying and wobbly pumpkin filling, all poured over a sweet coconut crust. Serve cold with keto vanilla ice cream or whipped coconut cream for a delicious high-fat finish.
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For pie lovers that still crave gelatin, this protein dessert was meant for you. Make a sweet, simple almond flour crust, then pour in a mouthwatering gelatin mix infused with fresh strawberry slices. No need to wait for cooling, either — this one takes well under an hour from start to finish.
Big upgrade from the ice cream truck: This protein dessert stays perfectly fudgy thanks to grass-fed gelatin, while egg yolks, cacao butter, and coconut cream add rich fats and flavor to every bite.
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