This one goes out to all the parents of young kiddos who want to help in the kitchen! These recipes are so easy, your kids can almost make them on their own while you do what actually needs to be do in the kitchen. You probably already have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your house so no need to make a special trip to the store. I also picked these recipes because they are excellent summer time, cool-down treats since they are frozen.
Set up a baking pan lined with wax paper on a suitable work space. Get out a couple of flavors of yogurt and some frozen, or fresh, berries. Go-Gurt was easiest because it already comes in a squeeze pouch but if you use other yogurt, I recommend transferring it to a plastic bag first so it can be squeezed out onto the wax paper rather than spooned. For your fruit version, you’ll want to use a toothpick to spear the fruit with then to dip it into the yogurt. I used a fork to pop the yogurt-coated fruit off the toothpick after dipping but you, or your kiddo, can slide it off with your fingers just as easily. Create until you fill up a pan, freeze for at least an hour, and voila! you have a tasty, fun, frozen snack.
- Name: Yogurt Bites
- Location of Recipe: Eating on a Dime blog HERE and Peanut Butter & Peppers blog HERE
- Hardware Needed: Baking sheet, wax paper, toothpicks, zip-lock bag (if using regularly packaged yogurt), scissors for cutting small hole in corner of go-gurt or zip-lock bag, and fork (optional for removing fruit from toothpick).
- Recommendation: 1) Make room in your freezer before starting! 2) If you choose Greek yogurt, you’ll want to put the snacks in a freezer bag or container after they complete their initial one hour freeze time to keep them from drying out/becoming chalky. 3) I used frozen blue berries and I did not need to thaw them before being able to poke them with the toothpick. However, as they did thaw they did bleed into the yogurt which is why mine ended up looking like they were coated in purple yogurt. 4) These are not melt proof! There are recipes out there for that but I didn’t think they were nearly as easy plus spoons will take care of the melted bits 🙂