Wondering how to make Yogurt Bark? How to Make Yogurt Bark is the best frozen yogurt bark recipe with greek yogurt or without, berries, kiwis, chocolate, nuts or your favorites. A sweet treat or a great way to start the day!
Is there anything wrong with feeling like you're having a sweet treat early in the day? This frozen yogurt bark makes me FEEL like I'm having dessert for breakfast when it's really not the case.
I LOVE being able to have this ready and waiting for me as I wake up in the morning and I'm pretty much obsessed with the flavor as well.
This simple bark recipe is a great way to add healthy ingredients to your day. Skip the heavy sweets and take a bite out of this frozen dessert instead.
Because when it comes to filling your belly with good foods, fruits and nut recipes are really great to have on hand!
How to Make Yogurt Bark
This recipe is easy to do and is only limited by your imagination on the toppings you choose. You can add a variety of flavors to suit any taste bud in your home. I've made this bark recipe so many times and I change it up over and over again!
Even though I've listed out some options below, you can easily add in other options that you want as well. Any type of fresh fruit would be amazing in this recipe and will pair perfectly with this nice frozen yogurt treat.
You can switch up the yogurt or even combine different flavors of yogurt to create your own marble yogurt bark. The only thing you need to ensure when making marble yogurt bark is to use the exact same brand of yogurt. Flavors can change but brands cannot.
Ingredients needed to make Yogurt Bark
This list of ingredients can be changed up to suit your needs as well. You can use Greek yogurt, too, for an extra healthy addition. I've also used frozen fruit before but I prefer the fresh fruit best.
- 1 ½ cups plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ Cup of sliced kiwi
- ½ Cup raspberries (halved)
- ½ Cup pecans (halved)
- ½ Cup Chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
As you can see, this is a super simple list of ingredients that can easily vary up the taste and flavor of this frozen yogurt recipe. I LOVE adding in the kiwi when it's in season and sweet but you can easily use blueberries or some other type of fruit instead.
How to Make this a Superfood:
I checked in with my nutrition coach Jill, for her take on this refreshing treat, and she had a few suggestions about how to make this already healthy dessert into a superfood that can be a nutrition-packed snack, a dessert, and yes, even a breakfast!
High in protein, full of healthy fats, and topped with tons of superfood antioxidants, give this version a try!
Swap the regular, plain yogurt for Skyr or Greek yogurt. While all yogurt is good for the gut with probiotics, why not boost your protein too with trying a new type? Those two are much higher in protein than regular yogurt.
If you use Greek yogurt, you have to spread the yogurt mixture into the pan using a spatula, as it is quite thick...thick and totally delicious!
If you really want a little added sweetness, try just a little maple syrup or honey. You can also add a flavor boost with some vanilla or almond extract or add a little cinnamon for that fabulous bite.
Choose superfood fruits like blueberries to give a big boost of antioxidants. All berries are super healthy, so choose which ones you love or add a mix!! Other good choices are pomegranate seeds or dried unsweetened cranberries.
Next, top it off with your favorite superfood toppers such as chopped nuts & seeds such as chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp heart seeds, sesame seeds, sliced almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and even finely shredded unsweetened coconut.
A little bit of dark chocolate is delicious too, but did you know that low sugar, dark chocolate is actually good for you?
Yup! Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants, may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, may reduce heart disease risk, may protect your skin from the sun and could improve brain function. Did I just make your day?!
You can try just sprinkling all of these delicious toppings on top or give them a little swirl into the yogurt base once it's spread out in the pan. So pretty when frozen in a swirl!!
How do I keep the yogurt from sticking to the pan?
Parchment paper will do the trick. Just line your baking sheet with parchment paper so that as the yogurt starts to freeze, it's not going to stick.
The coating on the parchment paper will help the yogurt pop off easily once it's frozen and that is what makes it super simple to remove.
Natural Sweeteners for Yogurt Bark
The good news about this frozen treat is that you can use plain yogurt and add your own sweetener so you can control the added sugar.
Nutrition Tip: While most 6-oz containers of flavored yogurt contain around 26 grams of sugar, some brands have up to 34 grams of sugar per serving! That's more than some 8-oz energy drinks and slightly less that a 12-oz can of Coca Cola!
I opted for maple syrup for this recipe but you can easily use honey or agave as well. If you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, then adding your own sweetener to plain yogurt makes the most sense.
And since the fruit has a natural sweetness to it, this is also going to really help blend that sweet flavor easily without having to add in processed sugar as well.
More Ingredients to Add To Frozen Bark
This Greek yogurt bark recipe is really simple but this leaves the door wide open to make it your own, too. Some other great add-ins that should consider include, but are not limited to:
- Brazil Nuts
- Pine Nuts
- Hemp Heart
On The Sweeter Side
- Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Shredded Coconut
- Skor Bits
- Reese's Pieces
And the list could go on forever. Make a batch with some different options and see what you think!
When Patrick was young, we used to make yogurt bark for him every summer. It was like summer's right of initiation. The first yogurt bark of the year meant that summer really was there.
We'd use the sweeter side of treats to include in his bark. He absolutely loved the combination of chocolate chips with Reese's Pieces. I mean, chocolate and peanut butter are the best combination EVER!...at least according to him!
How long does frozen bark take to freeze?
You're going to want to give this recipe about 3-4 hours to be fully frozen and ready to enjoy. If you try too early, you'll find that it's not going to be set up well enough and will become a sticky mess.
What happens if my yogurt doesn't firm up?
You might need to give it a few more hours in the freezer. Just be patient with the process and let it harden up as it needs to...when I was young though, I have to admit that I never had the patience to wait the full time, my grandmother was always patient with me though!
If it never hardens up then there's nothing wrong with eating it with a spoon because it's still going to have a delicious flavor and taste. (but there should literally be no reason that this recipe doesn't harden up!)
Tips for Making Yogurt Bark
- If you want a more brittle bark you can add a cup of milk to thin out the yogurt. You can use any variety of yogurt or milk you wish. Plant-based yogurts and plant-based milk work just as well.
- Using plain unsweetened yogurt allows you to sweeten it as you wish but you can also use sweetened and flavored yogurts as they work just as well.
- If you want to make marbled yogurt bark, make sure to use the same brand of yogurt. This is of utmost importance in the end result.
- Use a spatula to spread the yogurt mixture out when you use Greek yogurt as it is thicker and needs some help to reach the edges of the pan.
- The toppings can be whatever you imagine them to be. Any fruit or nut, or chocolate, candy, etc.. can work well.
- Use your hands to break up the yogurt bark pieces as that is the easiest way to make different sizes to enjoy.
How to store yogurt bark
Once you have made this recipe, storing it in the freezer is a must. Just keep it in a freezer-safe container that you can easily access later.
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How to Make Yogurt Bark
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium to large mixing bowl add the yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla.
- Stir to combine.
- Pour the yogurt mixture onto the sheet pan.
- Spread yogurt evenly.
- Add the fruit, chocolate chips, and pecans, on top of the yogurt.
- Place the sheet pan in the freezer for 3+ hours, until the yogurt is frozen all the way through.
- Lift parchment paper out of the pan and pull out the frozen yogurt. Break into hand sized pieces and serve.
- Keep leftovers in the freezer.