Healthy Protein Frozen Dessert

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Healthy Protein Frozen Dessert

Looking for a high-protein snack with few calories? Try cottage cheese bark, a crunchy frozen dessert that melts in your mouth. This protein-packed treat went viral on social media for its versatility and convenience. "Couldn't stop eating these. So creamy...nutty, and delicious. I love the dark chocolate swirl and the almonds add such a good crunch to these," wrote one Instagram user.
The versatile cottage cheese snack is often mixed with nuts, fruits, and other extras and then frozen into a thin "bark" that you can easily break apart with your fingers.
Cottage cheese, its main ingredient, boasts a whopping 28 grams of protein per cup. Plus, it has roughly 163 calories and a mere 6 grams of carbs. Although it's not particularly flavorful, it packs a hefty nutritional punch.
"Cottage cheese can be a great way to contribute to an individual's protein intake since protein, in general, can be great for satiety, building and repairing tissues in the body, and balancing blood sugar levels when eaten with a balanced meal or snack," PopSugar reported.
This type of cheese also has the advantage of being lower in fat than meat, eggs, and other foods rich in protein. Plus, it has a neutral taste and can be used in desserts and savory dishes alike. Combine it with fresh or dried fruits and other delicious ingredients and you'll get a high-protein snack that melts in your mouth and will satisfy you every time.
Aside from its quick and easy preparation, it is also extremely versatile. You can play around with it and add or substitute any ingredients to fit every craving or seasonal theme.
If you have not tried frozen cottage cheese bark, it is a must-try! It is easy to make and you only need 4 simple ingredients.
Whether you're making it for yourself, or to share with someone special, this simple and delicious healthy treat always look good! And with this simple, basic, EASY bark recipe you will have bark success every time.
Homemade bark is a great way of lifting plain cottage cheese to a higher ‘yummier’ level and making it a healthy treat. And the beauty of it doesn’t reside in the end product only.
Making your own bark is such a fun way of being creative in the kitchen and something you can do with children. It’s not as messy as some other desserts, and your kids can let their creativity go wild.
Make it ahead of time as a meal-prepped healthy snack to have throughout the week! Dangerously easy to make with endless combinations, these make beautiful holiday gifts or, you know, as they say – treat yo self!
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cottage cheese bark, healthy cottage cheese bark, healthy protein frozen dessert, whipped cottage cheese dessert, whipped cottage cheese snack
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup peanut (or any other nut) butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries

Instructions

  • Blend the cottage cheese with honey in a food processor.
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. Scoop out the cottage cheese mixture and spread into a rectangle. We want the layer to be at least ¼-½ inch thick.
    Melt the peanut butter in a small bowl for 30 seconds or so. We want the texture to be liquid (runny) so that it's easy to drizzle.
    Drizzle the peanut butter on the cottage cheese and swirl using a knife. Top it with the fresh berries .I used strawberries and blueberries. Get creative here, use what you have and what you like to really make this bark your own!
    Freeze for 2-3 hours before slicing into it and enjoying your high-protein snack! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for later!
     
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