As the temperature rises and hot summer days approach, we all crave a cool and delicious treat to satisfy our sweet tooth. Instead of reaching for ice cream, why not try a healthier alternative like this frozen yogurt bark.
It incorporates the goodness of yogurt and an array of fresh fruits making a delicious yet healthy snack option the whole family will love! It’s easy to make with only a handful of ingredients and requires absolutely no baking or cooking.
This frozen dessert recipe is so versatile!! You can change up the fresh berries for other fruits, skip the peanut butter, or add some chocolate! Really, the possibilities when making this healthy dessert are endless.
This creamy frozen treat makes an easy snack that's perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day or any time of year you’re craving something sweet.
Discover all you need to know to make this easy and mouthwatering recipe for yogurt bark that's packed with nutritious ingredients and delightful flavors. Whether you're following a dairy-free, vegan, or full-fat yogurt diet, this cool treat is a perfect way to beat the heat while indulging in a guilt-free delight.
What You'll Need to Make Yogurt Fruit Bark
Here's a closer look at the simple ingredients you need to have to make your own frozen bark.
- Vegan yogurt: You can use your favorite dairy-free yogurt brand or regular yogurt if you prefer.
- Vanilla protein powder: This adds more protein to your yogurt bark making it a bit more satisfying for snacks.
- Creamy peanut butter: I find creamy peanut butter works best to seamlessly spread into the yogurt bark.
- Fruit: Really you can use any type of fresh fruits but I am using fresh strawberries, blueberries, mango, kiwi, and blackberries. Use a variety of fruits for a great pop of color on your yogurt bark.
- Granola: It adds a nice crunch and flavor to the frozen yogurt bark. You can use your favorite granola from the store or make my vegan granola recipe.
Substitutions and Variations
There's so much versatility in this recipe for a healthy, yet yummy treat!
- Yogurt: I find plain yogurt works best but there’s no reason why you couldn’t also make frozen yogurt bark with flavored yogurt.
- Change up the toppings: You can totally change them up! Chocolate chips, shredded coconut flakes, dried fruit, and different fruits all work well but you can use any toppings of your choice.
- Nut-free: You can easily leave out the peanut butter.
- Use a different nut butter: Change up the flavors with almond butter or cashew butter.
- Swap the granola. For chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds instead.
- Add some chocolate: You can even drizzle some melted chocolate over the top of the yogurt and swirl like the peanut butter.
How to Make Frozen Yogurt Bark
Mix together the yogurt and protein powder in a small bowl with a whisk.
Transfer the yogurt mixture to a lined sheet pan or plate. Spread it out with the back of a spoon or a spatula until it’s in an even layer.
Add a few spoonfuls of peanut butter on top of the yogurt and use a butter knife to swirl it around with the yogurt.
Add the chopped fruit over the top and sprinkle with the granola.
Place the yogurt bark in the freezer for at least 6 hours. Use a knife or your hands to break it apart and dig in!
Give your healthy frozen yogurt bark time to setup. I know you’re ready to enjoy it right away but I find that the yogurt bark with berries really needs a solid six hours to fully set up in the freezer. Most of the time I make the day before I plan to enjoy it.
Chop the fruit up into small pieces. While blueberries and raspberries are small enough they don’t need any chopping, make sure to slice other fruits into similar sized pieces.
Line your baking tray. You can use parchment paper or wax paper on top of your baking tray. This makes the yogurt much easier to remove from the pan and break up into smaller pieces.
Store yogurt bark in the freezer. That way it stays firm. It will last up to three months in the freezer. After breaking it up into pieces, store in a container with a piece of parchment paper between the layers. Make sure it's well covered or inside an airtight container to keep ice crystals from forming.
Make sure you choose a pan that fits in you freezer and can remain flat.
Get creative with your favorite fruits and toppings! The possibilities are endless, and you can tailor the recipe to suit your personal preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can. However, I find that frozen raspberries and blueberries are the perfect size. But other larger fruits and strawberries work best using fresh so that you can cut them into smaller pieces.
More Healthy Snack Recipes
Fruit and Granola Frozen Yogurt Bark
- ½ cup vegan yogurt use regular if you prefer
- 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- 2-3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt and protein powder.
- Line a baking tray or plate with parchment paper, then transfer the yogurt on top.
- Spread it out into an even layer using a spoon or spatula.
- Add a few dollops of peanut butter on top of the yogurt and use a butter knife to swirl it around (this part is optional).
- Add chopped strawberries, blueberries, mango slices, kiwi slices, blueberries, and granola on top.
- Place the yogurt bark in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
- Once it has been fully frozen, use a knife or your hands to break it apart and dig in!