We’d be lying if we told you the following desserts are healthy per se—they’re still desserts, after all. But we’re all about balance, and the occasional sweet treat has its place. Instead of cutting the category from your diet altogether, look for a nutrition boost in the protein department. It’s an essential macronutrient for muscle building and repair and helps your body produce important hormones, plus it keeps you satisfied and can help prevent a sugar crash. Here, 17 high-protein desserts to end your meal on a sweet note.
17 High-Protein Desserts That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
When it comes to peanut butter and chocolate, more is more. Set this dessert on the table and wait for the impending fanfare.
Another no-cook treat, these portable bars combine all of our favorite snacks in one. They’re salty, sweet, crunchy and smooth in every bite.
This decadent pie looks like a fairytale and tastes like nostalgia. Be still our fifth-grade hearts.
You can thank whole grain spelt flour for the whopping ten grams of protein in each serving of this cake. It’s sweet but not too sweet, and equally tasty for breakfast or dessert.
Whether your idea of a pick me up is chocolate or coffee, here’s proof that you never have to choose.
Cookie sandwiches trump regular sandwiches every time.
Behold, our favorite way to eat vegetables. These cuties have all the flavor of a pumpkin pie without the trouble of a crust. Plus, you get to whip out your blow torch.
If we’re being honest, we’ll almost never pass up something that involves cream cheese glaze, but the lightly spiced, melt-in-your-mouth cake is just as delightful.
The luxurious rice pudding contains three types of milk (whole, coconut and sweetened condensed) for extra creaminess, while the tart rhubarb compote balances out the sweetness.
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