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Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

Beat the summer heat with these frozen greek yogurt bars! A festive and healthy 4th of July treat, or mix and match the fruit and yogurt to keep in your freezer all summer. Creamy yogurt, crunchy granola, and sweet berries get dipped in chocolate- a delicious and nutritious way to crush your sweet tooth cravings!

Have you ever been to frozen yogurt places where you can pick the flavor (after sampling about 10..lol) and then load it up with an endless choice of toppings? These frozen greek yogurt bars are like that..only healthier AND cheaper! After you freely swirl the froyo into your cup and finish with all the toppings. Ahem – reeses, for me. Then they weigh it.

Without a doubt, every time, it was over 7 bucks! Yikes. Not these frozen treats- and I’m super excited to share them with you all. I wanted to create or make one healthy choice for my 4th of July dessert menu. You’ll love how fast and easy to make and are ready on the fly when you’re craving a cold, refreshing (and sometimes healthy) treat!

And better yet, these bars have endless flavor combinations! Not a yogurt fan? Use ice cream for a more decadent treat. You really can’t go wrong, and I promise you- they will be better (and cheaper) than anything store-bought. Scroll down to see some of my flavor combo ideas, and come back and let me know what you created in the comments below

Happy summer everyone!

xx Teri

Ingredients, Notes, And Substitutions

Ingredients for  frozen greek yogurt bars

Yogurt ~ greek yogurt works the best because it’s thicker and creamier. Use your favorite flavor. I use plain and add maple syrup or honey.

Fruit ~ for this recipe, I used blueberries and strawberries for the 4th of July holiday here in the US. You can mix and match whatever you like or what’s in season. I have only used fresh fruit, but frozen would work just fine. I wouldn’t let it thaw, or it will get watery and mushy.

Granola ~ is optional. Use your favorite. Note! if the granola contains dried fruit – be careful! It gets rock hard when frozen; you don’t want to crack a tooth lol.

Maple syrup ~ is optional. Substitute honey or any sugar substitute you prefer. Alternatively, if you are using a sweetened yogurt, you won’t need to add any additional sweetness.

Chocolate ~ good quality chocolate will make these bars taste extra special. I used dark, 70% chocolate. For the white chocolate, I used the Ghirardelli brand.

Variations For Flavor Combinations Ideas

Yogurt based

  • Make it chocolate. Use plain yogurt, and add in cocoa powder ( 1 teaspoon at a time).Adust the sweetness with the sweetener of your choice. Add in chocolate chips or any chocolate candy, such as mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. Nuts would be a great addition.
  • Make it tropical. Think pina colada! If using plain greek yogurt, add in chopped coconut, pineapple, and a dash of coconut extract. Or use a flavored greek yogurt, such as pineapple or coconut, and omit the extracts
Close up of a yogurt bar

How To Make Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

  1. Rinse and dry the berries, and chop the strawberries into small chunks, roughly about the size of the blueberries. Add the yogurt, berries, maple syrup, and granola to a medium size bowl. Gently mix until just combined.
  2. Spoon a small amount of the yogurt mixture (about 1/4 cup) onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze until solid (about 2 hours).
  3. While the bars are freezing, melt the chocolate. Add an inch of water to a small saucepan, and place a heatproof bowl on top. The bowl should be slightly larger than the saucepan so it doesn’t touch the water.
  4. Add the chocolate and coconut oil. Simmer over low heat until the chocolate is smooth, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat, and remove the bowl from the saucepan. Be careful; the bowl will be hot! Set aside to cool.
  5. Take the frozen bars out of the freezer, dip each into the chocolate, place back on parchment, and decorate with sprinkles. The chocolate will harden pretty quickly. Return the bars to the freezer to finish freezing. Once frozen, the bars can be stored in a plastic bag or plastic container. Enjoy!
A tray of decorated yogurt bars
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Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars


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  • Author: Teri Wallingford
  • Total Time: 2 hours includes freezing time
  • Yield: 6 to 8 bars 1x

Description

Beat the summer heat with these frozen greek yogurt bars! A festive and healthy 4th of July treat, or mix and match the fruit and yogurt to keep in your freezer all summer. Creamy yogurt, crunchy granola, and sweet berries get dipped in chocolate- a delicious and nutritious way to crush your sweet tooth cravings! 


Ingredients

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For the yogurt mixture

  • 1 small (regular size) plain greek yogurt.
  • 1 cup each of blueberries and strawberries. Rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 to 1 cup granola, whichever kind you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or sugar substitute of your choice

For the chocolate coating. *See Notes Below

  • 10 ounces good quality chocolate ( white, milk, or dark chocolate)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or any neutral oil such as vegetable oil


Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add water to an inch of water to a small saucepan, place a heatproof bowl on top, and set aside. This is to melt the chocolate.
  2. Rinse and dry the berries, and chop the strawberries into small chunks, roughly about the size of the blueberries. Add the yogurt, berries, maple syrup, and granola to a medium size bowl. Gently mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon a small amount of the yogurt mixture (about 1/4 cup) onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Set a popsicle stick in each one. Freeze until solid (about 2 hours). While the bars are freezing, melt the chocolate. 

To melt the chocolate (See Notes Below)

  1.  Add the chocolate and coconut oil to the bowl over the saucepan. Simmer over low heat until the chocolate is smooth, stirring occasionally.
  2. Turn off the heat, and remove the bowl from the saucepan. Be careful; the bowl will be hot! Set aside to cool.
  3. Take the frozen bars out of the freezer, dip each into the chocolate, place back on parchment, and decorate with sprinkles. The chocolate will harden pretty quickly.
  4. Return the bars to the freezer to finish freezing. Once frozen, the bars can be stored in a plastic bag or plastic container. Enjoy!

Notes

* The bowl over the saucepan is the double boiler method. Make sure that the bowl is not touching the water. It should sit atop the saucepan, so the steam from thesimmering water melts the chocolate.

* You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave. Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl—microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

* You may need more than 10 ounces of chocolate, depending on how thick you want it. I always make more and keep the extra in the fridge to use again.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: american

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