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Easy Yogurt Bars

Transform yogurt and fruit into the yummiest Yogurt Bars with this simple method. It's a fun way to serve yogurt, it's a great snack for warm days, and it's a fun option for teething relief for littles. We like this with a base of granola, but you can skip that if you prefer.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 89kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced ripe banana (from about 1 large banana; or other desired fruit such as frozen wild blueberries or mango)
  • cups Greek-style plain yogurt (whole-milk yogurt preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey, optional to taste)
  • 1 cup crushed granola (without any large nuts; press lightly between your fingers to break up large clumps)
  • berries or sprinkles (for topping, optional)

Instructions

  • Add the banana, yogurt, and maple syrup to a blender. Blend smooth.
  • Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. (This will make it easy to lift the bars out of the pan and slice.)
  • Sprinkle granola on the bottom of the pan. Pour the blended yogurt mixture overtop. Smooth and add optional toppings if using.
  • Freeze for 4-6 hours
  • To serve, remove from the freezer and lift the bars out of the pan using parchment paper. Run a knife under very hot water and slice into bars. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Freeze leftover bars in a sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months.
  • Greek yogurt creates a slightly creamier texture, which makes them a little more pleasant (and softer) to bite into.
  • You can replace 1/2 cup of the yogurt with canned full-fat coconut milk for an even creamier consistency in the finished bars. 
  • Dairy-free: Use Greek-style nondairy yogurt or full-fat canned coconut milk.
  • Swap in graham crackers for the granola if desired.
  • Trade in mango or wild blueberries for the banana if you prefer.
  • To make without a blender, mash the banana with a potato masher. Stir it together with the yogurt, coconut milk, and the honey or maple syrup. Proceed with the recipe.
  • This melts quickly so encourage the kids to enjoy it right away!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.5mg