Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cheesecake… but with 20 grams of protein! Enjoy this snickers cheesecake pudding for a healthy dessert.

Two jars filled with snickers cheesecake pudding topped with a chocolate shell and peanuts.

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I love a healthy, high-protein dessert that actually tastes good. Don’t you?

These high protein snickers cheesecake pudding cups seriously hit the spot. Made with cottage cheese and just a few simple ingredients, this dessert is easy, filling, and good for your blood sugar. It’s got 20 grams of protein. And, it’s made in less than 5-minutes right in your blender.

You’ll love this nutritious dessert that tastes like a decadent Snickers cheesecake!

2 jars filled with stirred snickers cheesecake cups with gold spoons

Why you’ll love it

20 grams of protein: We love a nutrient-dense dessert that loves you back. Whether you’re working on fitness, weight loss, or just looking to eat more balanced, this dessert will help you hit your protein goals.

Filling: 20 grams of protein means this dessert functions as a snack, too! It will keep you full for hours.

Easy: You’ll need just a few ingredients and 5-minutes to make this easy dessert.

Ingredients for Snickers cheesecake pudding

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Cottage cheese — I use 2% fat, but use what you like
  • Maple syrup — sub for any other liquid sweetener like honey or agave syrup
  • Peanut powder — this is higher protein and lower calorie than regular peanut butter, and gives a great peanut flavor
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips — I use semi-sweet but use what you have
  • Dry roasted peanuts
  • Flakey sea salt
Ingredients for Snickers cheesecake pudding displayed in small bowls on a white marble counter

Step-by-step instructions

Add cottage cheese, maple syrup, peanut powder, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed.

Pour the cottage cheese pudding into two glass jars. If needed, use the back of a spoon to flatten the top.

Cottage cheese snickers pudding blended in a blender cup
Two small glass jars containing peanut butter cottage cheese pudding

Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring between each one. If you don’t have a microwave, melt on the stove or add chocolate chips right to your pudding.

Pour your melted chocolate over the cottage cheese pudding. Use the back of a spoon to gently spread the chocolate in an even layer over the pudding. You’ll want to make sure the chocolate shell is thin and easily breakable, so you may not use all of the melted chocolate. Immediately top with peanuts and flakey sea salt.

Overhead photo of 2 jars filled with snickers cheesecake pudding, topped with a chocolate shell with peanuts and salt

Refrigerate for at least an hour or until the chocolate is completely set. Then, crack the chocolate shell with a spoon and enjoy!

Struggling to blend your pudding?

Use a small blender cup instead of a full sized blender.

If needed, add a splash of milk. Just be careful not to add too much or your pudding won’t thicken!

Also, try pulsing your blender a few times at the start.

Glass jar filled with snickers cheesecake pudding with cottage cheese

Dietary restrictions

Lower sugar: Swap maple syrup for any sugar-free sweetener of choice. Also, use low or no-sugar chocolate chips.

Higher protein: Instead of adding syrup or sweetener, use a few tablespoons of vanilla or chocolate protein powder.

Lactose-free: Use lactose-free cottage cheese.

Lower sodium: Use a lower sodium cottage cheese. Some brands have more sodium than others!

Important tips

Your pudding should be thick before you add the melted chocolate. If it seems thin, refrigerate your Snickers cheesecake protein pudding for an hour before adding chocolate and other toppings.

Make sure your chocolate shell is thin! If it’s too thick, it won’t crack under your spoon when you eat it. If you’re struggling to get a thin shell, you can swirl the melted chocolate slightly with your pudding. This will make it easier to break up after it’s cooled.

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Frequently asked questions

What if I don’t have a microwave?

If you don’t have a microwave, melt your chocolate chips over the stove on low heat. Or, you can just add whole chocolate chips right into your Snickers cheesecake pudding.

What if I don’t have a blender?

You can make this high protein Snickers cheesecake pudding without a blender! Just mix your ingredients instead of blending them. But please note, the pudding won’t be smooth as the texture of cottage cheese will come through.

Does this taste like cottage cheese?

Nope! This tastes like a balanced and lightly sweet cheesecake pudding. Most people don’t like cottage cheese because of its texture, which gets totally smooth through blending.

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Two jars filled with snickers cheesecake pudding topped with a chocolate shell and peanuts.
5 from 3 votes

Snickers Cheesecake Pudding (High Protein)

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cheesecake… but with 20 grams of protein! Enjoy this snickers cheesecake pudding for a healthy dessert.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese, I use 2%
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice, adjust to taste
  • 3 Tbsp peanut powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Shell Topping

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp dry roasted peanuts, crushed
  • pinch flakey sea salt

Equipment

  • 1 glass jar
  • 1 blender cup (note 1)

Instructions
 

  • Add cottage cheese, maple syrup, peanut powder, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Pour the cottage cheese pudding into two glass jars. If needed, use the back of a spoon to flatten the top.
  • Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring between each one. If you don't have a microwave, melt on the stove or add chocolate chips right to your pudding.
  • Pour your melted chocolate over the cottage cheese pudding (note 2). Use the back of a spoon to gently spread the chocolate in an even layer over the pudding. You'll want to make sure the chocolate shell is thin and easily breakable, so you may not use all of the melted chocolate. Immediately top with peanuts and flakey sea salt.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour or until the chocolate is completely set. Then, crack the chocolate shell with a spoon and enjoy!

Notes

Note 1: Use a blender cup instead of a full-sized blender. 
Note 2: Your pudding should be thick before you pour the melted chocolate. If it’s not, refrigerate for at least one hour before adding your melted chocolate.
Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 300mg, Potassium: 280mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 95IU, Calcium: 104mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack