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Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark (40 Calories, High-Protein Snack)

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This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers.

Packed with high-quality protein from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality proteins from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

Cottage cheese is a delicious ingredient to make so many amazing recipes.

I have created many tasty, nutritious recipes with it, and this cottage cheese bark is my new favorite frozen sweet snack.

It will keep you full with 4 grams of protein per bite, and you will love the creamy texture and sweet maple nut flavors.

What Is Cottage Cheese Bark?

Cottage cheese bark is a sweet frozen snack, similar to a frozen yogurt bark with a creamy texture like my cottage cheese ice cream.

It consists of blended cottage cheese with flavors, sweetener, and nut butter. Then, you can spread it on a baking sheet, add any fruits and toppings, and freeze it.

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality proteins from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Bark

It takes under 10 minutes to make this cottage cheese bark and in less than 3 hours. You will serve 16 pieces of creamy frozen yogurt-like bites.

Ingredients

If you love yogurt bark, you must try this new trend. Cottage cheese bark is higher in protein than yogurt bark and requires only a few wholesome ingredients:

  • Cottage Cheese – Full-fat, low-fat, or fat-free, any plain cottage cheese you love works in this recipe.
  • Almond Milk – This thins out the cottage cheese and makes it easier to blend. It also removes the gritty, grainy texture of cottage cheese.
  • Sugar-Free Maple Syrup – I like this monk fruit erythritol syrup. It has no calories or sugar and adds a delicious sweet flavor to the frozen bark. Feel free to use honey, maple syrup, date syrup, or any unrefined liquid sweetener you love.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nut Butter – I love peanut butter or almond butter, but any other nut butter like cashew will work as well.

For the toppings, you can add pretty much anything sweet you love including:

  • Berries – I add frozen berries when they are not in season or use fresh berries if you can find some. The best are raspberries, strawberry slices, and blueberries.
  • Other Fruits – Banana slices, pomegranate, or kiwi fruits taste delicious.
  • Nuts and Seeds – Add sliced almonds, chopped pecans, or hemp seeds for a boost of protein.
  • Granola – Add a pinch of your favorite granola.
  • Chocolate Chips – plain or melted.

Preparation

First, select a baking sheet that fits the size of your freezer because you will pop it in the freezer tray. Set it aside.

Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil it with coconut oil or olive oil.

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality proteins from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

Blending The Cottage Cheese

In a high-speed blender or food processor, add the cottage cheese, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nut butter.

Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. You can thin it out with more almond milk if it gets difficult to blend, or use the tamper attachment of the blender to stir the mixture as you blend.

Tasting And Adjusting

Taste, adjust the sweetener now if needed blending a few seconds to incorporate.

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality proteins from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

Freezing

Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

Now, sprinkle any toppings you like on top of the mixture. You can also add dollops of melted chocolate or peanut butter and use a toothpick to swirl in.

I like to add berries and chopped almonds.

Freeze the bark for at least 2 to 3 hours or until it’s hard.

Cutting The Bark

When the bark is hard and solid, pull out the bark from the baking sheet and place it on a chopping board.

Next, warm the blade of a long sharp knife under a flame. This is optional, but I found it easier to cut the bark into nice squares.

Then, press the knife blade onto the frozen cottage cheese bark and cut it into 16 pieces.

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality proteins from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

Storage Instructions

Place the pieces of frozen bark in an airtight container in the freezer, where you can keep it for up to one month.

Eat straight out of the freezer. It’s hard and icy at first, and it gets creamy after 5 to 10 minutes at room temperature.

Variations

You can use this recipe to create a range of cottage cheese bark flavors.

Try some of the options below:

  • Chocolate Cottage Cheese Bark – Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the blender. Then, add 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips on top of the bark.
  • Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bark – In the blender, add 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries. Add dollops of strawberry jam on top of the bark mixture and swirl it in using a toothpick.
  • Coconut Cottage Cheese Bark – Replace the almond milk with coconut cream, and add toasted coconut, sliced almonds, and chocolate chips on top of the bark mixture before freezing. It tastes like an almond joy!
  • Protein Bark – Stir one scoop of vanilla protein powder in the blender, and add more milk to thin it out, or it gets hard to blend into a creamy texture.

Allergy Swaps

Below are some ingredient substitution ideas to adapt this frozen treat if you need them:

  • Nut-Free – Replace the almond milk with regular milk or oat milk, soy milk, and coconut milk. Then, swap the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter. Finally, remove the almonds on top of the bark and use seeds like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, or coconut flakes.
  • Low-Fat – Use low-fat cottage cheese and swap the nut for more fruits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are my answers to your most common questions about this recipe

What Can You Use Frozen Cottage Cheese For?

You can use frozen cottage cheese in your smoothie or shake it to thicken the drink and add proteins.
You can also freeze blended cottage cheese with honey or sweetener you love and freeze it as bark on a lined baking sheet.

Can You Freeze Cottage Cheese For Smoothies?

Yes, you can freeze cottage cheese into an ice cube tray and pop out one or two to add to your blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.

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This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality proteins from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality protein from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.
Prep: 10 minutes
freezing 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 15 bark
Serving Size: 1 bark
4.96 from 89 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cottage Cheese plain, regular, or low-fat
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or maple syrup, or honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter or almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons Almond Milk

Topping

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Instructions

  • Select a baking sheet that fits your freezer. Mine is 18 inches x 12 inches. Cover the baking sheet with lightly oiled parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • In a high-speed blender, add all the bark ingredients except the toppings: cottage cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, milk, and peanut butter.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. If too difficult to blend, use the tamper attachment to swirl the ingredients in the jug or add an extra splash of almond milk.
  • Pour the cottage cheese mixture on the baking sheet into a layer of about 0.5 cm/0.2 inches or a bit more if you like it thicker.
  • Sprinkle blueberries, strawberry slices, and chopped roasted almonds all over the bark.
  • Freeze for 2-3 hours or until hard.
  • Remove the bark from the freezer and transfer it to a chopping board.
  • Cut with a long sharp knife. You can warm the blade under a flame to cut it easily. Cut into 16 pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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Serving Size: 1 bark
Yield: 15 bark
Serving: 1barkCalories: 42.8kcal (2%)Carbohydrates: 3.1g (1%)Fiber: 0.6g (3%)Net Carbs: 2.5gProtein: 4.3g (9%)Fat: 1.6g (2%)Saturated Fat: 0.4g (3%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 1.2mgSodium: 141mg (6%)Potassium: 55.2mg (2%)Sugar: 1.7g (2%)Vitamin A: 15.6IUVitamin B12: 0.2µg (3%)Vitamin C: 3.7mg (4%)Calcium: 27mg (3%)Iron: 0.2mg (1%)Magnesium: 8.2mg (2%)Zinc: 0.2mg (1%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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