No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Bites

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016

Chickpeas have (successfully) infiltrated dessert recipes. There’s good reason for that. These ecru-hued, round beans have a distinctively creamy texture and nutty taste. And they’re not alone. White kidney, cannellini and Great Northern beans are similarly smooth and delicious in secretly healthy sweets. That’s why this no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe calls for any of the above. The other good-for-you ingredients? They’re non-negotiable.

No-Bake Cheesecake Protein Bites

Makes 8 cheesecake squares

Macros for 1 square:
107.3 calories
8.3  g protein
9.7 g carbs
0.5 g sugar
5.5 g fat
5 g fiber


Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar
1 scoop Giant Sports Delicious Vanilla Shake Protein Powder
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
1 Tbsp. sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
3 Tbsp. honey
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp. sugar-free strawberry jam
3 Tbsp. granulated stevia
½ tsp. vanilla extract
4 fresh strawberries, chopped


  1. Place chickpeas, honey, pudding mix, protein powder, coconut oil, stevia and vanilla in a food processor. Blend until batter is smooth (stop and scrap the sides to ensure mixture is completely smooth – this takes a while, so be patient).
  2. Carefully stir in chopped strawberries.
  3. Line a small square dish with plastic wrap (I used a mini loaf pan about 2” x 5”).
  4. Microwave the Quest bar for 10 seconds and mold onto the bottom of the dish.
  5. Pour cheesecake batter over the Quest bar crust and smooth evenly with the back of a spoon.
  6. Spread jam on top. Place in freezer for approximately 2 hours.
  7. Remove from freezer and let sit for 20 more minutes before cutting into 8 squares. Enjoy!