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5 Indulgent Dessert Recipes From 25p

Always fancy something sweet after dinner? I get it. But why limit yourself to leftover chocolate sitting in the cupboard? Branch out with these indulgent recipes that don’t cost the earth. Homemade, indulgent snacks that’ll satisfy sweet cravings time after time.

And they all deliver on protein too, contributing to hitting your macros as well as your taste buds.

Here are five mouth-watering recipes that won’t break the bank.

 

1. Rocky Road

Coming out on top are these rocky road bites. Just like the rocky roads you used to make after school, these feature marshmallows, digestive biscuits and silky chocolate, but they also pack a protein punch thanks to the inclusion of Layered Bars.

While the Ruby Chocolate Layered Bar might be sold out, you can swap in your favourite flavour Layered Bar into this recipe and it’ll be just as delicious.

3 Layered Bars £1.50 per bar (from the 12-pack)
200g plain digestive biscuits £0.23
250g 70% dark chocolate £2.02
2 tbsp. coconut oil £0.02
40g raisins £0.12
40g mini marshmallows £0.24
Total price (16 servings) £4.13
Price per serving £0.25

Total: £4.13

£0.25p per portion

 

2. NYC Choc Chip Cookies

What’s more classic than a chocolate chip cookie? I’ll wait.

These classic NYC-style chocolate chip cookies include all of the good stuff, like peanut butter, chocolate chunks, and protein powder. This combo creates ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies with 11g of protein per serving.

Add a dollop of ice cream on top if you’re feeling extra indulgent, and dive in.

150g All-Natural Peanut Butter (smooth) £0.67
80ml maple syrup £0.95
1 tsp. vanilla essence (or Vanilla Flavdrops) £0.02
1 scoop Impact Whey Protien (Vanilla) £0.53
1 egg yolk £0.16
60g almond flour £0.15
50g oat flour £0.40
1/2 tsp. baking soda £0.03
20mls milk £0.01
100g dark chocolate £1.79
Total price (8 cookies) £5.06
Total per cookie £0.63

 

3. Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

We’re sticking with the USA theme with these peanut butter and jam sandwich cookies.

When it comes to saving money, a PB&J is always a safe bet. But when it’s in cookie form? Oh yes. That’s something I can get behind. Sticky jam sandwiched between two chewy peanut butter cookies and 9g of protein per serving? Hold on, I’m heading to the kitchen now.

1 scoop Impact Whey Protein (Peanut Butter) £0.53
150g All-Natural Peanut Butter (smooth) £0.67
50ml Sugar-Free Syrup £0.41
1 egg £0.16
1 punnet raspberries £1.89
1 tsp. cornflour £0.05
1 tbsp. Sugar-Free Syrup £0.04
1 tbsp. water £0.00
Total price (8 cookies) £3.75
Price per cookie £0.46

 

4. Ice Cream Sandwich

Picture this: it’s a hot summer’s day and you’ve just finished with the BBQ when that sweet craving kicks in. The perfect option? Obviously an ice cream sandwich. Lucky for you, these cost only 39p each and have 10g of protein per serving.

Winner, winner, ice cream sandwiches for dinner.

100g yoghurt £0.22
100g ricotta £0.48
1 scoop Impact Whey Protein (Cereal Milk) £0.53
8 malted milk biscuits £0.15
30g chocolate chips £0.18
50ml milk £0.02
Total price (4 sandwiches) £1.58
Price per sandwich £0.39

 

5. Grilled Peaches with Protein Yoghurt

Looking for a lighter option that’ll still hit the sweet spot? These grilled peaches with protein yoghurt are the answer.

The sweet and sticky peaches sit perfectly on top of cooling Greek yoghurt, and thanks to the infusion of Impact Whey Protein, you’ll be closer to your protein goal as well as your five a day.

4 peaches £1.29
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil £0.02
200g 0% fat Greek Yoghurt £0.44
1 scoop Impact Whey Protein £0.53
Handful flaked almonds £0.04
1 tbsp. brown sugar £0.05
1 tbsp. maple syrup £0.05
Bunch fresh mint leaves £0.15
Total price (3 servings) £2.57
Price per portion £0.85

 

Take home message

Dessert doesn’t need to be off the menu when you’re trying to save some cash. These five indulgent recipes pull through on taste and provide macros to keep your nutrition on point.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get cooking.

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Monica Green

Monica Green

Writer and expert

Originally from South London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.


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