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Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

I’ve never yet met a day that wasn’t improved by cookie dough. That’s why I made these keto cookie dough protein balls. So you can eat them for breakfast and still feel super healthy. Also great for tricking your kids into eating stuff that’s good for them.

These cookie dough protein balls use almond flour, whey protein isolate, collagen powder, sweetener, and a pinch of salt as the dry ingredients and butter and vanilla as the wet. And chocolate, obvs.

As different ingredients can behave slightly differently, I’ve linked the the brands I use. You can of course use different brands, but just know that occasionally this can require slight changes. The biggest variable I’ve found is in whey protein.

Let’s get to it!

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

First we whisk together our dry ingredients.

This is very important. Don’t skip this step. If you go throwing whey protein powder into hot melted butter without mixing it with the other ingredients, you’re going to get a sloppy mess with weird chewy chunks in it. DON’T DO IT.

Ok, now that I’ve share that PSA, we can go ahead. Melt the butter in a large bowl and mix in the vanilla. Then you can stir in your well-whisked dry ingredients.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

After that’s incorporated, check the temperature of your mixture. Depending on how hot the butter was, your mixture might need to cool before you add the chopped chocolate. You don’t want to melt it all.

For this, I use 85% dark chocolate, but you can also use a completely sugar free chocolate.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

After that, it’s all about shaping them.

The dough will be pretty crumbly at this point, so the best way I found to form them is using a cookie scoop, and pressing the dough firmly into it before dropping it onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

Then we need to chill them just a little before we can shape them more.

You can absolutely leave them like this if you don’t care. Save yourself a step. But if you want them to be fully spherical, chill them in the freezer for about 5 minutes.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

After that you can shape them easily by rolling them between your palms until fully round.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -keto cake walk-

Chill until completely firm, and then they’re good to go! These can be kept in the fridge but can handle being put in a kid’s lunch box just fine as well.

Yield: 9 balls

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Super easy low carb cookie dough balls packed with protein!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


    1. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and vanilla extract.
    2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except chocolate. Whisk until there are no lumps.
    3. Stir the dry ingredients into the melted butter mixture, stirring well until completely mixed. If mixture is still very warm, allow to cool slightly so as to not melt the chocolate.
    4. Fold in chopped chocolate.
    5. Pack the dough mixture very firmly into a cookie scoop, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
    6. Place dough in the freezer to firm for about 5 minutes, then shape into balls.
    7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 ball

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4.3gSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 2.7gNet Carbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 4.8g
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2 Comments on Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

  1. I am wondering how these compare to your cookie dough bites made with powdered almond butter? I’m looking for an easy snack for my kids (and me!) and both of these recipes look good. I guess I’d like them to not be super melty at room temp for car trips. Thanks!

    • Hi Jenny!
      The protein bites will hold up better at room temperature! Texturally, they’re more like a protein bar. The cookie dough bites with the powdered almond butter are more like straight cookie dough. I hope that helps!

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