Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Brownies

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016

Decisions, decisions. You don’t know what you’re in the mood for. Here’s an idea: try layers. Instead of settling on a simple brownie or chocolate chip cookie, build a trifecta of deliciousness. In this recipe, a cookie dough crust holds a chewy chocolate brownie, which sits just below a heavy helping of buttery icing. See how sweet it is to have options?

3-Layered Cookie Dough Brownie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Brownies

Makes 8 brownies
Macros per brownie (not including chocolate chips sprinkled on top):
112 calories | 9.3 g protein | 8.7 g carbs | 5.8 g fiber | 6.2 g fat | 1.1 g sugar

Quest Bar Layer

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bars

Brownie Layer

¼ scoop chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 Tbsp. almond meal flour
1 Tbsp. cacao powder
2 Tbsp. xylitol
1 whole egg

Cookie Dough Icing Layer

¼ cup ricotta cheese
2 Tbsp. cashew butter
1 Tbsp. almond meal flour
2 Tbsp. stevia or xylitol
½ tsp. butter extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 2 a mini baking pan (I used 8”x5”) with parchment paper and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Microwave both Quest Bars for 15 seconds and mold them to the bottom of the baking pan to form a crust.
  3. In a bowl, add all brownie layer ingredients and whisk until batter is smooth.
  4. Pour mixture on top of Quest Bar crust and bake for 16-18 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the icing.
  5. In a food processor, blend all icing ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour icing mixture on top of the cooled chocolate chip cookie dough brownie bars. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired.
  7. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Slice into 8 even pieces and enjoy!