The Best Cottage Cheese Fudge (High Protein, 4-Ingredient)

This cottage cheese fudge is rich, creamy and shockingly delicious. If you’re looking for a fun sweet treat that packs a little bit more protein per serving and still satisfies your sweet tooth, definitely give this one a try.

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A plate of pieces of cottage cheese fudge on parchment paper with chocolate chips in the background.

Why you’ll love it

Cottage cheese has been all over social media recently, and honestly, I think it deserves it!

Cottage cheese has a creamy, mild flavor and easily blends to a silky smooth texture. It’s perfect for anything from savory dips to sweet cottage cheese desserts like this one!

It’s also rich in protein- 1 cup has around 25 grams of protein.

This cottage cheese fudge is a higher protein treat that deserves the hype. It’s easy, only uses four ingredients, and it’s a fun way to change things up. I saw someone on tiktok make a version of this with white chocolate and I just knew I had to put my own spin on it!

Let’s get into what you need to make it, next!

Ingredients for cottage cheese: cottage cheese, chocolate chips, maple syrup and vanilla arranged on a countertop.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate chips: I generally use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can also choose a lower sugar dark chocolate or something like Lily’s, especially if you need this to be a “low carb” dessert.
  • Cottage cheese: Full-fat cottage cheese will give you a creamier texture, but low fat will work too. My favorite brand of cottage cheese for both flavor and texture is Good Culture, but you can use any that you enjoy.
  • Maple syrup: You can omit the maple syrup if you’re going for a lower sugar treat, but a small amount of added maple syrup makes a big flavor difference!
  • Vanilla extract: Just a small amount of vanilla extract adds a ton of flavor depth. I’ve seen “2-ingredient cottage cheese fudge” floating around, but it’s just so much better with a couple of flavor additions.
  • Coconut oil: This is optional, but you can add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to your chocolate chips to help them to melt smoothly.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container and melt the chocolate in 30-60 increments, stirring with a spoon in between each microwave session.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add cottage cheese, melted chocolate chips, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Cottage cheese, maple syrup, vanilla and melted chocolate chips in a blender.
  1. Blend on high until smooth. Use a silicone scraper to scrape down the sides in between blending.
An overhead shot of cottage cheese fudge mixture blended in a blender.
  1. Next, line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the fudge mixture into the dish and smooth evenly.
  2. Set in the freezer for about 4 hours or until firm. Store leftovers in the freezer and allow to thaw slightly before serving.
A close up shot of cottage cheese fudge with sprinkled chocolate chips.

Recipe FAQ

How do you store cottage cheese fudge?

If storing leftovers, I recommend slicing ahead of time and then storing in the freezer. To prevent sticking, you can separate pieces with layers of parchment paper. When you’re ready to eat, remove from the freezer and allow to defrost for a few minutes before eating.

Can this be kept at room temperature like regular fudge?

No! Because this uses cottage cheese, it absolutely needs to be refrigerated or kept in the freezer. I recommend the freezer because it will get too soft in the fridge.

Variations

  • Use white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or milk chocolate chips.
  • Make a chocolate peanut butter fudge by swirling in a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter into the top right before setting in the freezer.
  • Top with chopped nuts, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, sprinkles, or mini chocolate chips.
  • Add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder for a deeper chocolate flavor.
  • To make an even higher protein version, mix in a scoop of chocolate or peanut butter protein powder.

More cottage cheese recipes you’ll love:

Easy Cottage Cheese Queso Dip (High Protein!)

Viral Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough (High-Protein)

Strawberry Banana Cottage Cheese Smoothie (High Protein)

2-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip (High Protein)

Blended Cottage Cheese: High Protein Breakfast Bowls

A close up shot of cottage cheese fudge with sprinkled chocolate chips.

The Best Cottage Cheese Fudge (High Protein, 4-Ingredient)

Blend cottage cheese, melted chocolate chips, maple syrup and vanilla for a super silky, easy high protein fudgy treat.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil optional for melting chocolate

Instructions

  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container and melt the chocolate in 30-60 increments, stirring with a spoon in between each microwave session.
  • In a blender or food processor, add cottage cheese, melted chocolate chips, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Blend on high until smooth. Use a silicone scraper to scrape down the sides in between blending.
  • Next, line an 8×8" baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the fudge mixture into the dish and smooth evenly.
  • Set in the freezer for about 4 hours or until firm. Store leftovers in the freezer and allow to thaw slightly before serving.

Notes

To make lower sugar, choose low sugar chocolate chips and omit the maple syrup.

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