High Protein Healthy Pizookie Recipe: Twix, Triple Chocolate, and Red Velvet Pizookies

High Protein Healthy Pizookie Recipe: Twix, Triple Chocolate, and Red Velvet Pizookies

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I remember my first time like it was yesterday. It took place on a date and while I don’t remember the girl, I vividly remember everything else. The magic began when a pretty little thing at the table beside us caught my eye. As the waiter walked away, I found myself staring, unable to look away. Dressed in black and smoking hot, I couldn’t wait to take a bite. As I sat there rustling in my seat, no longer listening to my date, I signaled for our waiter. Motioning for him to lean down as to not be overheard, I whispered, “My man, what is that dessert that looks like a pizza topped with ice cream at the table beside us?” To which he replied, “Oh, that’s a pizookie. Would you like one?”

And the rest is history.

That night I tried three different pizookies. Don’t worry, they were mini versions. Much to my surprise, even the mini versions have over 1,000 calories. You’ll have a tough time fitting a full-blown pizookie into any healthy diet, unfortunately. But where there’s a will, there’s a way. In the spirit of scratching my own itch, I’ve created three protein pizookies that are larger than a full-blown pizookie and have fewer calories than the mini pizookies. And as always, I’ve done everything possible to avoid sacrificing flavor or enjoyment level!

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Protein Pizookie Ingredients 

Like the 1-minute protein brownie and no bake cookie dough cake, we’ll be using pumpkin as a core ingredient for all three recipes. If you don’t want to use pumpkin or can’t find canned pumpkin, here are a few alternative ideas:

  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Bananas (mashed)
  • Avocados (will add fat, remove carbs)
  • Unsweetened apple sauce with a higher ratio of dry ingredients

Pumpkin works best but like 2017’s Super Bowl LI, I wanted you to know anything is possible.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

In addition to the pumpkin, each recipe will have an added fruit/vegetable ingredient in either black beans or mashed bananas. Know that these can be substituted for as well. One thing I’ll touch on about the beans or chick peas (not used in this recipe) is that rinsing them and microwaving removes most of the bean or pea flavor. The recipes remind you to do this. Just remember to let them cool slightly or re-rinse them before adding the other ingredients.

For protein powder, the macros were calculated with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey. That’s my old faithful recommendation but any protein powder will work here.

Protein Pizookie Toppings

The real fun begins with toppings. I encourage you to take these recipes and run with them. The Twix pizookie, for example, could easily be turned into a Snickers or any other candy bar themed protein pizookie.

I recommend topping your pizookie with a lower calorie ice cream option. Halo Top and other ice creams in this genre come to mind but don’t feel obligated to use the “healthy” ice creams. You’ll see I’ve included macros for each pizookie with a 1/2 pint of Halo Top vanilla or chocolate, just for a reference point.

It’s also worth mentioning, these things are HUGE. So you may want to consider cutting the recipe in half if you’re eating it by yourself or removing pieces for later before adding the ice cream so the leftovers aren’t soggy.

best healthy ice cream for budgetA standard frozen yogurt or lower fat ice cream may work just fine. And there’s always the option of using a “nice cream” or fruit-based ice cream like this:

protein ice cream recipe

You could easily swap the strawberries for bananas and add cocoa powder to have a chocolate ice cream. Or you could try any fruit plus flavor combo and get creative. Let me know what you come up with!

One final note here before we get to the recipes would be to make sure you’re accounting for things like candy bar crumbles and added chocolate chips. A healthy pizookie can easily turn into a high calorie pizookie if you’re not careful. One idea for chocolate syrup topping might be my Ultimate Protein Frosting recipe or simply sugar-free chocolate syrup. Okay, let’s get into the recipes.

I lied. One more thing. The recipes call for cast iron skillets, but you should be able to use any oven-safe skillet or even a baking dish. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance cast iron skillet, this is what I recommend.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.
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Twix Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 132 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 1 C (240g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 small (90g) Banana
  • 1/2 C (123g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 scoops (45-48g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Walden Farms Caramel Syrup or any sugar free caramel

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. You can also mix the ingredients by hand if you mash the banana before adding other ingredients. 

  3. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10" cast iron skillet. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  4. Add chocolate chips to the top of your pizookie. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean. 

  5. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with caramel syrup and chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Recipe Notes

Entire Pizookie: 526 Calories | 56P | 62C | 6F --- Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Vanilla Halo Top and 1 serving of Twix Bites: 832 Calories | 67P | 105C | 16F

Nutrition Facts
Twix Protein Pizookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.
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Triple Chocolate Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 125 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C (184g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 3/4 C (180g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 C (130g) Canned Black Beans drained, rinsed, and microwaved for 2 minutes
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10" cast iron skillet. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  3. Add chocolate chips to the top of your pizookie. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean. 

  4. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Recipe Notes

Entire Pizookie: 499 Calories | 55P | 54C | 7F --- Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Chocolate Halo Top: 681 Calories | 64P | 77C | 13F

Nutrition Facts
Triple Chocolate Protein Pizookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.
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Red Velvet Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 125 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 1 C (245g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 3/4 C (180g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 C (130g) Black Beans drained, rinsed, and microwaved for 2 minutes
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Coconut Flour or 1 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1 scoop (30-32g) Protein Powder vanilla
  • 2 T (10g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 6-8 drops Red Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10" cast iron skillet. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean.

  4. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Recipe Notes

Entire Pizookie: 501 Calories | 62P | 52C | 5F --- Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Vanilla Halo Top: 681 Calories | 72P | 78C | 9F

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Protein Pizookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.

Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.
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S'mores Protein Pizookie

A lower calorie, higher protein pizookie recipe. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 203 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C (180g) Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 C (130g) Canned Chick Peas drained, rinsed, microwaved for 2 minutes, and re-rinsed
  • 1 C (245g) Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1/2 C (52g) Graham Cracker Crumbs or 3-4 large crackers, crumbled
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp Stevia or 0-Cal Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Pizookie Toppings

  • 1 Tbsp Chocolate Chips
  • 2/3 C (30g) Mini Marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips and marshmallows in a food processor or something like a Nutribullet until smooth. 

  3. For the full pizookie effect, add mixture to a 10" cast iron skillet. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use any oven-safe skillet or even a small baking dish. Cook times may vary with other dishes, however.

  4. Add chocolate chips and half the marshmallows to the top of your pizookie. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife come out clean. The marshmallows on top should be slightly charred but be careful not to burn the cookie.

  5. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with remaining marshmallows as well as chocolate syrup or ice cream if you desire. 

Recipe Notes

Entire Pizookie: 812 Calories | 64P | 112C | 12F --- Entire Pizookie with 1/2 Pint Vanilla Halo Top: 992 Calories | 74P | 138C | 16F

Nutrition Facts
S'mores Protein Pizookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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If you’re looking for something a bit simpler that’s still high protein and just as chocolatey, check out my no bake fudge brownie protein bites 0r my roundup of 8 no bake high protein treats.

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Four healthy pizookie recipes that all pack more than 50 grams of protein. Flavors include s'mores, Twix, triple chocolate, and red velvet, all topped with ice cream.



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