This 3 ingredient Cottage Cheese Fudge is a rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth healthy dessert packed with 4 grams of protein.

We also love coconut oil fudge and avocado mint fudge bars.

Cottage cheese fudge on parchment paper and a bowl with chocolate chips.

Just like with cottage cheese cookie dough, I thought there is no way this cottage cheese fudge recipe could work out. But cottage cheese surprised me once again!

Fudge is usually a rare treat, but this recipe transforms it into a regular. It is high in protein delicious indulgence that’s also good for you!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You won’t taste the cottage cheese: It blends smoothly and when combined with coconut oil and chocolate, its flavor vanishes.
  • High in protein: Each square surprises with 4 grams of protein.
  • Just 3 ingredients: This fudge requires fewer ingredients and steps than the traditional version.
  • Doesn’t heat up the kitchen: The best thing of no bake desserts, especially during summer!

Ingredients for Cottage Cheese Fudge

You’ll only need cottage cheese, chocolate, and coconut oil to make this high protein snack.

Coconut oil, chocolate chips, cottage cheese.
  • Cottage cheese: You can use any % cottage cheese since we use rich chocolate chips.
  • Dark chocolate chips: I personally prefer dark and decadent chocolate, but feel free to use your favorite. Check out the options listed below.
  • Coconut oil: A small amount helps the chocolate melt smoothly.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Fudge

Chocolate fudge with cottage cheese comes together in just 10 minutes of prep time and sets in the freezer, no stove or oven needed!

Step by step process how to make cottage cheese chocolate fudge.
  • Melt chocolate: Pour chocolate chips and coconut oil into a medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 1 minute intervals until melted, stirring each time. Set it aside.
  • Blend cottage cheese: Add cottage cheese to a food processor and process until it’s smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides.
  • Mix in chocolate: Pour in the melted chocolate and process until smooth and uniform in color, making sure to pause and scrape down the sides so all the cottage cheese blends in completely.
  • Freeze: Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the fudge mixture into the pan. Level it out with a spatula, being careful not to spread it onto the walls. Let it set in the freezer for about 4 hours or until firm.

Tips for Best Results

Follow these tips to guarantee your healthy fudge turns out silky smooth!

  • Use a food processor: Most high speed blenders, even Blendtec, won’t be able to mix it due to its dryness. A Vitamix blender might work, I haven’t tried. A food processor is a sure bet.
  • Scrape the walls: Be sure to pause a few times during each blend to get all of the small white bits of cottage cheese.
  • Let it set: It needs to set in the freezer so the ingredients can solidify and achieve that perfect smooth, firm texture that makes it easy to slice and enjoy.
  • Thaw a bit to enjoy: As it softens it becomes easier to bite into, creamier, and brings out the full flavor.
A slab of cottage cheese fudge on parchment paper and chocolate chips around it.


Here are a few creative takes on cottage cheese fudge you can try:

  • Chocolate chips: Feel free to use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, mint, or white chocolate chips.
  • Sugar free: To make low-sugar fudge, melt sugar-free chocolate chips like Lily’s.
  • Toppings: Sprinkle chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sea salt flakes on top before freezing. For an extra special touch, add mini chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, or crushed cookies or graham crackers.
  • Peanut butter chocolate fudge: Swirl a couple tablespoons of drippy peanut butter into the top, or melt some Reese’s chocolate chips along with the others for an extra indulgent twist.
  • Extracts: Start with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and adjust to taste. You could also try almond or peppermint extract.

How to Store

Freeze: You can’t store this fudge in the refrigerator or at room temperature because cottage cheese will melt. It must be kept in the freezer, and will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

You can store it sliced and lined with parchment paper, if you’d like.


Can I use anything else instead of cottage cheese?

Maybe ricotta, but I haven’t tried. I also think full fat Greek yogurt could work since you keep it frozen.

Can I add protein powder?

Yes. After blending everything you can add one scoop of whey protein powder. Chocolate protein powder would be the best, but vanilla works too. If you add vegan protein powder it is more absorbing so you would have to add a splash of milk.

What is the best cottage cheese to use?

You can use any fat percentage cottage cheese since we have high fat chocolate chips. So fudge will be creamy no matter what you use, but full fat cottage cheese will provide an even creamier texture. Look for brands with less sodium content.

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Close up of a stack of fudge.
Cottage cheese fudge on parchment paper and a bowl with chocolate chips.

Cottage Cheese Fudge

This 3 ingredient Cottage Cheese Fudge is a rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth treat packed with 4 grams of protein.
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Servings 8 servings
Calories 102
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes



  • In a medium bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 1 minute intervals until melted, stirring in between. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, add cottage cheese and process until smooth, pausing and scraping the walls.
  • Add melted chocolate and process more until uniform in color and smooth, pausing and scraping the walls and really getting white bits of cottage cheese.
  • Line 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper, pour mixture into it and level with spatula carefully not spreading on the walls.
  • Freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Cut into 8 squares and enjoy.


Freeze: Store in the freezer in an airtight container lined with parchment paper for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 96mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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