Finding snacks that are just as much fun to make as they are to eat can be challenging. While our frozen fruit yogurt bites did not turn out exactly as anticipated, Addi, Max and Mimi had lots of fun in the kitchen and still enjoyed the end result. This post is a tad different as I will fill you in on the right way to make these….and the wrong way! 🤣
I am notorious for just “winging it” in the kitchen. The kids used to sit and watch at the kitchen island and marvel at how I just added a little of this and a little of that. They have now learned that as you get more comfortable in the kitchen, it becomes easy to guesstimate while cooking. However, sometimes one should really follow the directions.
Frozen Fruit Yogurt Bites Ingredients ~
- 1 Cup Plain Greek yogurt
- Handful of Frozen fruit of choice
- 1 tsp. Honey (or more to taste)
- Spinach (let’s get real sneaky!)
- Place frozen fruit and honey (and spinach if you choose to add) in blender to puree. We love our Ninja Personal Smoothie Blender… it makes smoothies so much easier to make. By using the personal size, each person can choose their own fruit flavors. Check it out here➡➡➡ Ninja Personal Smoothie blender – we LOVE it!
- Scoop the puree into a bowl and add 1 cup greek yogurt. Stir until well mixed.
- Pour the yogurt mixture into a baggie (or a piping bag if you have one). I definitely suggest a zip type baggie to alleviate any future messes.
Of course, even with a zip type baggie you can still get leakage out of the top if it isn’t sealed well. Oh well, at least this is a recipe that is safe to eat even before you freeze!⬇⬇
- Snip a VERY SMALL tip off of the bottom of one side of the baggie. This creates a bag similar to a piping bag. Proceed to gently squeeze small dots onto wax paper. For those old schoolers out there, it should look similar to candy buttons. Craving those Retro candy buttons now that I mentioned them??? Here ya go…
- Put in freezer for 3 to 4 hours or until solid. These will melt fairly fast, so be sure to have them completely frozen before enjoying.
Very Important Tips ~
***Do not add water when making the puree. This is the first step I messed up on. I told Addi to add water to her cup to make the puree process easier. Instead, we should have let the frozen fruit thaw a bit and NOT add water. By adding water, the mixture came out runnier than it should have been!
***Puree completely as small chunks will create a hole in your bag later….which you do NOT want!
***Greek yogurt helps with the consistency.
***Let the kids use a whisk to blend. They enjoy that so much more than a spoon and it blends better. We started out with a spoon and switched once we realized it wasn’t mxing well.
***When letting kids help, as I highly recommend that you do, be prepared for the fact that you may not get “dots” as you originally intended. That is ok!
***Add that spinach….it will make a very fun green color frozen yogurt bite and yet the kids won’t realize it’s coming from spinach. Unless of course, you let them take part in the puree step as the spinach should be pureed with the fruit and honey.
End Result ~
Ok, so ours did NOT end up in the cute little button style. I realized very early on that this step was not going as planned. So, I put on my big girl panties and said to myself, “That’s ok!” Afterall, isn’t learning in the kitchen part of this whole process?
Seriously, look at that determination in his face. Who cares that they weren’t perfectly formed. They still taste the same. It was time for a little improvision.
We smeared that stuff around and decided to cut little squares instead. This way, they got to use Addi’s new kid-safe kitchen knife that I talked about for her birthday post. Did you catch that post? If not, check it out here as I showed several great kitchen tools for kids….Great ideas for kids in the kitchen!
Does it look like she cared that her yogurt bites weren’t in the button shape? Who can resist the happiness in that face?
Quick and Easy Version ~
While it is so much fun to create your own flavors, there is an easier version. Using store bought Go-Gurts , snip off a small corner as mentioned earlier(do not use the precut pull tab they provide). Proceed to squeeze small dots on wax paper and freeze until solid. This is quick and easy!
These frozen fruit yogurt bites are a big hit with the kids and adults alike. Everyone chooses their favorite flavors. You can get creative and mix different fruits to make new fun flavors. Have fun and enjoy!