Soft baked peanut butter protein bars recipe photo

Soft Baked Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

  • Author: Victoria Cozen
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen cookies 1x


These soft baked peanut butter protein cookies will melt in your mouth, and are filled with cacao nibs and protein bar bits.



1 cup of creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar, or coconut sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cacao nibs

2/3 cup protein bar bits, about 2 protein bars


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together peanut butter, sugar, baking soda and salt. When halfway combined, mix in the egg.
  3. Chop the protein bars into small pieces, about the size of chocolate chips. Fold in the cacao nibs and protein bar pieces.
  4. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray and drop 2 tablespoonfuls of cookie dough. You can fit about 6-8 per tray.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 12-15 minutes. Remove tray from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 224 calories
  • Sugar: 14.2 g
  • Sodium: 221 mg
  • Fat: 13.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg