Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark

4.91

10

Save to FavoritesPrintJump to Recipe

This post may include affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This frozen cottage cheese bark with peanut butter, chocolate and granola is the perfect refreshing treat. It’s healthy, creamy, easy to whip up and packed with protein.

Introducing your new summer snack obsession: frozen cottage cheese bark!

After sharing my version of the viral cottage cheese ice cream I couldn’t resist trying a frozen cottage cheese bark. And I must say, I like this recipe more than my frozen yogurt bark… it’s creamier and packed with more protein. Plus, you can’t beat the peanut butter + chocolate combo. It’s so good!

Frozen cottage cheese bark with dark chocolate and granola cut into squares and served on a white plate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • High-protein: One serving is packed with about 12 grams of protein!
  • Refreshing: It’s the perfect refreshing snack to keep in your freezer all summer long!
  • Kid-approved: It’s the perfect recipe to involve your kiddos in. They’ll love swirling the chocolate and sprinkling the granola on top.
  • Easy to make: Just blend, top and freeze. The hardest part is waiting for it to set in the freezer.
  • Customizable: Feel free to get creative and make this recipe your own.
Ingredients for the frozen cottage cheese bark: cottage cheese, honey, peanut butter, granola and chocolate chips.

Ingredients Needed

  • cottage cheese – the key component of this recipe, providing a creamy texture and rich flavor with plenty of protein. I used full-fat Good Culture cottage cheese, but low-fat will work as well. Full fat will definitely provide the best texture and will be creamier though!
  • honey – for the sweetener in this recipe I went with honey, which pairs nicely with the cottage cheese. Feel free to use maple syrup or your liquid sweetener of choice in this recipe.
  • peanut butter – adds a nutty flavor and more protein to this recipe. Feel free to swap it with almond butter or any nut/seed butter of your choice if you have a peanut allergy or prefer a different flavor.
  • chocolate chips – we’re melting chocolate chips to swirl throughout the bark before freezing. I used Lily’s dark chocolate chips because they are sweetened with stevia and low in sugar, but you can use any brand you prefer.
  • granola – the final touch, providing a satisfying crunch and texture to this bark. Choose your favorite store-bought granola or make your own at home (this hemp granola would be delicious).
A six photo collage showing how to make frozen cottage cheese bark.

How to Make

Blend together cottage cheese, honey and peanut butter until smooth in a food processor or high-powered blender.

Pour blended mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (make sure it’s rimmed! We don’t want a yogurt mess in your freezer) and spread evenly with a spatula into a rectangular shape. You want your bark to be about a 1/4 of an inch thick.

Melt chocolate chips and add teaspoon size dollops onto the cottage cheese layer. Use a knife to swirl the chocolate around. Sprinkle granola on top.

Now the hard part… waiting! Place the bark in the freezer for about 3 hours or until the cottage cheese is firm. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

A woman's hand holding a piece of frozen cottage cheese bark.

Flavor Variations

There are so many ways to customize this cottage cheese bark! I can already see myself making this all summer long in different variations. Here are some ideas:

  • Add fruit: Top this bark with your favorite berries or sliced fruits for a burst of natural sweetness and a pop of color. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or bananas would be my top choices.
  • Skip the nutter butter: Don’t want a nutty cottage cheese bark? Feel free to skip the nut butter and just blend up the cottage cheese and sweetener.
  • Swap the chocolate: Want to take this bark in a different direction? Swap the chocolate swirls with your favorite store-bought jam (or try this strawberry chia jam) for a fruity version.
  • Add more protein: This cottage cheese bark is already packed with protein, but if you want more of a protein boost, blend in your favorite protein powder.
  • Go wild on toppings: This cottage cheese bark would be delicious with so many different toppings like shredded coconut, chopped nuts, graham crackers or fresh fruit.
Frozen cottage cheese bark with dark chocolate and granola cut into squares and served on a white plate. The top piece has a bite taken out of it.

How to Store

I recommend storing your frozen cottage cheese bark in an airtight container in the freezer until you’re ready to serve! I’ve been using my Stasher bags for mine. When ready to enjoy, I like bringing it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving, just to let it soften up the tiniest bit.

This bark will keep up to 3 months in the freezer, but I bet it won’t last that long!

Frozen cottage cheese bark with dark chocolate and granola cut into squares and served on a white plate.

More No-Bake Treats to Try

Be sure to check out all of the cottage cheese recipes as well as the full collection of dessert recipes on EBF!

If you enjoyed this recipe, please consider leaving a ⭐ star rating and let me know how it went in the 📝 comments below.

4.91 from 22 votes

Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark

This frozen cottage cheese bark with peanut butter, chocolate and granola is the perfect refreshing treat. It's healthy, creamy, easy to whip up and packed with protein.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups (16 oz) cottage cheese, I used Good Culture whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips, I used Lily's chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons granola of choice

Instructions 

  • In a blender or food processor, blend together cottage cheese, honey and peanut butter until smooth.
    Cottage cheese bark mixture blended up in the blender.
  • Pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet line with parchment paper and spread evenly using a spatula or spoon into a rectangular shape. You want the bark to be about a ¼ of an inch thick.
    Cottage cheese bark mixture spread out onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Melt chocolate chips and add teaspoon size dollops onto the cottage cheese layer. Use a knife to swirl the chocolate around.
    Cottage cheese bark mixture spread out onto a parchment lined baking tray with swirls of chocolate.
  • Sprinkle the granola on top and place the bark in the freezer for about 3 hours or until the cottage cheese is firm.
    Cottage cheese bark mixture spread out onto a parchment lined baking tray with swirls of chocolate and topped granola.
  • Once firm, cut or break into 16-20 pieces and enjoy.
    Frozen cottage cheese bark with dark chocolate and granola cut into squares.
  • Store leftover bark in a sealed freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen cottage cheese bark
Did you make this recipe?Mention @eatingbirdfood and tag #eatingbirdfood!

About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

More about Brittany
Chicken fajita filling on a sheet pan with a wooden spoon. Tortillas are resting on the bottom of the sheet pan.
Get Your FREE High-Protein Meal Plan
Struggling to eat enough protein? Subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you a 3-Day High-Protein Meal Plan with a Shopping List!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




10 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    I added more honey, more peanut and more chocolate. This is good… certainly not something I would serve to a guest. it melts in you hand before in your mouth. but it tastes good.

    1. Yay! So glad you loved this recipe, Dominique! hanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    1. Yay! Hope this was a hit for your little one, Allison. My 3 year old LOVED this. Thank you for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I appreciate it!