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Healthy Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

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This frozen Greek yogurt bark is the ultimate HEALTHY dessert recipe. Much lighter than ice cream, it’s a cool and creamy frozen treat the whole family will love!

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

With a few simple ingredients and some lightly sweetened plain Greek yogurt, this delicious treat can be customized into the perfect snack for a hot day. Make sure to get the kids to help you! This bark is super fun for the little ones to decorate. Have them sprinkle on their favorite toppings and drizzle on some melted chocolate, they’ll have fun playing in the kitchen and even more fun eating their creations–they won’t even know that it’s good for them!

How to Make Frozen Yogurt Bark

This is the perfect base for any topping. We start by making a lightly sweetened yogurt, flavored with a hint of vanilla.

ingredients for the greek yogurt bark

Ingredients for the bark base:

  • Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt– I like the higher fat content in whole milk yogurt and full-fat Greek yogurt for the creamy texture, but feel free to use regular plain yogurt if that’s what you have on hand. I prefer the plain flavor so I can control the sweetness.
  • Honey– this adds a nice natural sweetness.
  • Pure vanilla extract-vanilla extract adds a nice smooth flavor and compliments any toppings you add to the bark.

Instructions:

To make the Greek yogurt bark base, start by lining a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Next, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined and smooth. 

At this point you can leave it as is and pour the yogurt mixture onto a prepared baking sheet. Spread the yogurt into an even layer about 1/4″ thick. Don’t worry about spreading the yogurt out to the sides of the pan.  Top with different fresh fruits, melted nut butters, or crunchy toppings.

Once the toppings are evenly distributed, pop the bark into the freezer and freeze 4-6 hours until completely frozen

Topping Ideas:

The sky is the limit when it comes to making Greek yogurt bark! Feel free to opt for healthy frozen yogurt toppings like healthy fruits or go nuts and top with all the sweet goodies in your pantry. The best part of this recipe is that you can use what you have on hand to make the perfect healthy snack to combat those hot summer days.

Three recipes for frozen yogurt bark

Greek Yogurt Bark with Strawberries and Blueberries

You’ll Need:

  • Fresh lemon zest
  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • A handful of fresh blueberries

To Make:

Add fresh lemon zest to the base ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Pour the yogurt onto your parchment lined baking sheet and spread it into an even 1/4″ thick layer.

Yogurt spread on a pan and topped with blueberries and strawberries

Evenly distribute the sliced strawberries and blueberries, pressing gently into the yogurt to secure. Pop in the freezer and freeze for 4-6 hours until completely frozen.

Yogurt bark with strawberries and blueberries

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Bark

You’ll Need:

  • Peanut butter, smooth or creamy, use your favorite!
  • Sliced banana
  • Mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs

To Make:

Chocolate peanut butter and banana bark

Prepare the basic Greek Yogurt base.

Pour the yogurt base onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly into a layer about 1/4″ thick.

In the microwave, heat the peanut butter until just melted—but not hot(about 15-20 seconds). Set aside.

Frozen greek yogurt bark with banana and peanut butter

Press the sliced banana into the yogurt base to secure it in place and drizzle the melted peanut butter over the top of the bark. Sprinkle on the mini chocolate chips and freeze for 4-6 hours until completely frozen.

For White Chocolate Raspberry Bark

You’ll Need:

  • Fresh orange zest
  • Fresh raspberries
  • White chocolate chips

To Make:

Add the fresh orange zest to the yogurt base ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Pour the yogurt onto your lined cookie sheet and spread it into an even 1/4″ thick layer. 

Distribute the raspberries and the white chocolate chips over the top of the Greek yogurt base. Lightly press the fresh berries and chocolate into the yogurt to secure.

Raspberry and white chocolate flavor

Pop in the freezer and freeze 4-6 hours until completely frozen.

White chocolate raspberry frozen greek yogurt bark

Additional Topping Ideas

  • Sprinkle on any of your favorite toasted chopped nuts or peanuts
  • Coconut flakes, sweetened or unsweetened
  • Your favorite granola is made for this treat
  • Sunflower seeds or pepitas add a nice crunch
  • Add a little lime zest for a tropical feel
  • Jams would look really pretty swirled on top–especially with peanut butter for a PB&J experience
  • Use your favorite dairy-free yogurt!

How to Cut The Bark

How to cut up your bark

Once your bark is completely frozen, you can peel the bark off the parchment paper and break it up in large chunks by hand. This will give you nice random size pieces–just like chocolate candy bark.

If you want your yogurt to be more uniform or in the shape of bars, you can use a large sharp knife to chop the bark into squares. I recommend chopping the bark BEFORE removing the parchment paper. Your cuts won’t be perfect, but the parchment paper will hold the bark in place better as you make your cuts. Once your bars are cut, then peel them off the parchment and serve.

FAQs

What yogurt should I use?

I like to use plain, whole milk Greek yogurt. I opt for the plain flavor because I like to control the sweetness, but that’s a personal preference.
If you’re not a Greek yogurt fan, feel free to use what you have in the house or whatever your family loves. This is also a great way to use up some yogurt that’s about to expire.
If you want to use flavored yogurts like vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, etc… just omit the honey so that the bark is not too sweet.
Nonfat and low-fat yogurts are perfectly good to use too. The texture may be a little different than using whole milk, but the recipe will totally work!

Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Greek Yogurt is full of good stuff like protein, live gut healthy bacteria (probiotics), and calcium!
This article goes into depth on all the benefits that yogurt offers you! As long as you stick to yogurts with no added sugars and no artificial ingredients, this stuff is a nutrient powerhouse.
It is up for debate whether or not probiotics are lost during the freezing process. Articles I’ve read explain that as long as your yogurt has live active cultures in it, the cultures will go dormant during the freezing process, and will wake up once it hits your stomach. So you can rest assured you’re still getting all the good stuff in this tasty frozen snack!
You can read more about freezing and probiotics in this article.

How long does frozen yogurt bark last?

You can store your bark in an airtight container, in the freezer for up to a month!
This bark is also delicious blended in to smoothies!
I recommend blending the peanut butter banana into this smoothie for the ultimate healthy treat!

Tips

  • Don’t worry about spreading the yogurt out to the edges of the pan. 1/4″ thick is a good size for holding toppings and taking bites.
  • I like letting my chunks of bark sit for a couple of minutes to soften slightly before biting–that’s just my personal preference–but do not let it reach room temperature the bark will get too melty.
  • Only serve the bark you need, it melts quickly so keep whatever you’re not using back in the freezer.
  • Any yogurt you love will work, but I find using whole milk or full-fat yogurt makes for a smoother and creamier bark!
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Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

Healthy Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

Yield: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Greek yogurt is sweetened with honey and topped with a variety of delicious and healthy toppings. It's an easy, healthy frozen dessert that both kids and adults will love!

Ingredients

For The bark base:

  • 2 cups of plain whole milk Greek yogurt ( regular yogurt is just fine too!)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

For Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark with Strawberries and Blueberries:

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest
  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • A handful of fresh blueberries

For White Chocolate Raspberry Bark:

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh orange zest
  • Fresh raspberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons of white chocolate chips (or more to taste)

For Yogurt Bark with Peanut Butter and Banana

  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana, sliced thin
  • 1-2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. To make the base, combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined and smooth. 

To make the Greek yogurt bark with strawberries and blueberries:

    1. Add fresh lemon zest to the base ingredients and whisk until smooth.
    2. Pour the yogurt onto your parchment lined cookie sheet and spread it into an even layer about 1/4" thick. Don’t worry about spreading the yogurt out to the sides of the pan. 
    3. Evenly distribute the sliced strawberries and blueberries, pressing gently in to the yogurt to secure. Pop in the freezer and freeze 4-6 hours until completely frozen.

    To make the raspberry and white chocolate frozen yogurt bark:

      1. Add fresh orange zest to the base ingredients and whisk until smooth.
      2. Pour the yogurt onto your parchment lined cookie sheet and spread it into an even layer about 1/4" thick. Don’t worry about spreading the yogurt out to the sides of the pan. 
      3. Distribute raspberries over the top of the greek yogurt base. Lightly press the berries in to the yogurt to secure.
      4. Sprinkle white chocolate chips over the top as well.
      5. Pop in the freezer and freeze 4-6 hours until completely frozen.

      To make frozen yogurt bark with peanut butter, chocolate, and banana:

        1. Prepare the base as above.
        2. Pour base on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and spread evenly into a layer about 1/4" thick. Don’t worry about spreading the yogurt out to the sides of the pan. 
        3. In the microwave, heat the peanut butter until just melted—but not hot(about 15-20 seconds). Set aside.
        4. Press the sliced banana into the yogurt base to secure and drizzle the melted peanut butter over the top of the bark. Then sprinkle on the mini chocolate chips.
        5. Pop in the freezer and freeze 4-6 hours until completely frozen.


        Cutting And Serving:

        Once the bark is completely frozen, break into chunks with your hands or by using a kitchen knife. Serve immediately and store the leftovers in the freezer.

        Nutrition Information:
        Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
        Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

        This is based the bark broken into 12 pieces

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        1. This looks like a fabulous healthy substitute for chocolate bark. I love the number of different options to switch up the flavours. Will definitely be giving these a try. Thank you for the inspiration!

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