Easy 5-ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bars packed with protein and with no added sugar! A refreshing healthy snack for kids and adults alike.
Creamy, dreamy, gorgeous yogurt bars that are naturally sweetened and come together in five minutes...am I the snack fairy or what?! No bake recipes are simply everything right now.
- How do you make frozen yogurt bars
- Key ingredients
- Tips to make this recipe
- Flavor variations
- How to store
- Frequently asked questions
- More no-bake snack recipes
How do you make frozen yogurt bars
Holy moly, these gems couldn't be easier to make. Like, you really can't mess them up and they are so customizable! These are for busy bees everywhere. My toddler gobbled these up. Aren't kid-friendly recipes the best?
- Whisk plain yogurt, nut or seed butter, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl.
- Fold in a ripe sliced banana or whatever fruit you fancy.
- Pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and freeze until frozen solid, about 3 hours.
- Slice and enjoy!
The best part about this 5-ingredient recipe is that you likely have all the ingredients on hand. Hallelujah!
- Yogurt: I like plain, unsweetened, whole milk (full fat) yogurt best here. The ingredients should be similar to milk, cream, and probiotics. I didn't use Greek yogurt, but that would work as well! If you don't have full fat, you can try 2% but I would avoid non-fat as the flavor and texture isn't as rich and may taste icier once frozen.
- Peanut butter: This adds crave-worthy flavor and amazing texture. I use natural peanut butter with just peanuts and salt as the ingredients.
- Banana: For subtle sweetness and texture!
- Pure vanilla extract: I love the flavor this adds without extra sugar.
- Cinnamon: Even more yummy flavor that pairs well with the peanut butter in lieu of sweetener.
Tips to make this recipe
This recipe is super simple to adjust based on what you love and have on hand in the fridge. Easy is best!
- Use full fat yogurt: This is key for the best texture and to avoid that iciness.
- Add toppings: Try granola for crunch plus fresh blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries. You could also take it up a notch with shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and an extra swirl of peanut butter!
- Let sit at room temperature: Allowing bars to sit out for a few minutes before eating helps soften them up and make them easier to eat.
Whether you're looking to substitute the nut butter or try different fruit, the sky is the limit here. If you're adding fruit, fresh or frozen works--just chop it into bite size pieces for seamless slicing.
- Chunky monkey: Fold in chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Coconut almond: Use almond butter and fold in shredded coconut.
- Lemon blueberry: Swap in cashew butter and fold in lemon zest and fresh blueberries.
- Chocolate strawberry: Swap in almond butter and add cocoa powder, a splash of maple syrup, extra vanilla, and sliced strawberries.
- Flavored yogurt: Feel free to use vanilla yogurt if you want sweeter bars.
How to store
Yogurt bars should be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Once they're frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer baggie.
Frequently asked questions
I haven't tried this, but a high-fat dairy-free yogurt like one made with coconut milk should work well here.
I would recommend 2% or ideally full fat yogurt for the best flavor and texture.
It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer. I like to transfer it to a freezer-baggie once cut.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended avoiding added sugar until age two. As a registered dietitian, I abide by this and also believe it's about balance and setting a good example for a positive relationship with food first and foremost. Focus on whole fruit for sweetness!
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- Fruit kabobs
- No bake cookie dough
- Peanut butter chocolate bars
Easy 5-ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bars packed with protein and with no added sugar! A refreshing healthy snack for kids and adults alike. Prep time does not include freezing.
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt*
- ½ cup natural peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 medium ripe banana, sliced (or ½ cup berries of choice)
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. (Alternatively, you can use a rimmed baking sheet and make thinner "yogurt bark.")
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, peanut butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste mixture. It will be tart. If you'd like it sweeter, add 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup. Fold in sliced banana.
- Spoon mixture into prepared pan and use a rubber spatula to smooth the top. Place in freezer and freeze for about 3 hours, or until set.
- Once frozen, slice into 8-10 bars. Let bars sit for 5 minutes at room temperature before serving, if desired. Store in the freezer.
NUT FREE: Use tahini or sunflower seed butter.
TO STORE: Yogurt bars should be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Once they're frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer baggie.
*Using a high fat yogurt will result in the best flavor and texture. Greek yogurt also works.
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