Here are three frozen yogurt snacks that are sure to please! Enjoy! <3
Frozen Yogurt Shapes
Most young kids find food WAY more intriguing when it's presented in shapes! (Ok, I'll admit it- so do I!) I got this idea when my daughter and I were making yogurt bark (see below recipe). Why not try pouring the yogurt into cookie cutters? The results were amazingly adorable and entirely yummy! Plus, my tot was completely entertained, as she helped decorate our creation!
You'll need your favorite yogurt, a cookie sheet covered with foil or parchment paper, toppings (we used blueberries, banana, and rainbow sprinkles), and plastic cookie cutters. (Note: We tried using a metal cookie cutter, but the yogurt got stuck and did not slide out easily.)
Place the cookie cutters on the cookie sheet. Spoon the yogurt into each cookie cutter, filling them a quarter or half of the way (depending on how thick you'd like your shapes to be).
Drop the toppings into the yogurt. Make sure not to bump the cookie cutters.
Freeze for 2-3 hours. To remove the shapes from the cookie cutters, allow them to sit out for a minute or two. They will slip right onto the tray with a gentle push with your finger. It also helps to squeeze the cookie cutters a little bit to loosen the yogurt.
Store in a freezer bag or airtight container.
- Safety first! If you have a young toddler, exclude large pieces of fruit until you are confident that he or she can chew and swallow these safely.
- These melt fast, so consider using smaller cookie cutters for little hands and mouths.
- Try topping 'em off with these suggestions- chocolate chips, cherries, strawberries, coconut, nuts, chocolate shavings, granola, anything you choose!
Frozen Yogurt Bites
So fun and so simple! I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and I just HAD to try it. I modified with my own materials and tools because I didn't have exactly what was needed on hand.
Let's Make It!
All you need is your favorite yogurt (I used Greek, but you can also use regular), a medicine dropper or icing bag (I used a dropper), and parchment or waxed paper on a a cookie sheet.
Fill the medicine dropper with the yogurt and make rows of dots on the cookie sheet. Freeze for at least one hour.
Use a spatula to scrape the bites off the parchment paper. VIOLA! You have a healthy bite-sized snack for your tot.
- These melt fast, so serve only a small handful at a time to avoid a mushy mess! Store them in an airtight container or a freezer bag.
- Try using different flavored/colored yogurts for a rainbow of yogurt bite fun!
- You can also make these using applesauce. My daughter highly approves of applesauce bites, too!
Blueberry Yogurt Bark
Let's Make It!
You'll need your favorite yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, rainbow sprinkles (optional), and a cookie sheet covered with foil or parchment paper.
Spread the yogurt onto the cookie sheet with a spatula (we did two different yogurt flavors on one tray). Keep in mind that you want some thickness to the bark so you have something to bite into!
Drop the blueberries and sprinkles into the yogurt. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
When you remove the bark from the freezer, peel it off the foil, and break it into pieces. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag.
- Exclude the blueberries for young toddlers. I didn't add them until I was confident that my daughter could chew and swallow them without any issues.
- Yogurt bark melts quickly, so serve small amounts at a time. Be prepared to clean messy fingers!
- Toppings for this treat are endless! Try chocolate chips, cherries, strawberries, coconut, nuts, chocolate shavings, or granola!