You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you I had the solution to almost every food craving you could have-in one simple fix. Feening for something sweet? This will do it. Something crunchy? Yep. Lusting after something salty? It’s that too. And guess what? IT’S HEALTHY. I know, by now you think I’m either insane or absolutely full of it. That’s okay. You’re about to change your mind. Now say it with me…
Cranberry & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Bark
So I came across the idea of making a yogurt bark while on, you guessed it; none other than Pinterest. I thought, what a perfect idea! You see, in my household anything frozen and sweet is a hot commodity. Riley is a huge fan of Go-Gurt and up until a few months ago, we were tossing them into the freezer for him. We thought they served as the perfect little sweet treat. However, after taking a long look at the added sugar and ingredients we decided the Go-Gurt popsicles would be no more. After I took them off of my grocery list, I tried to replace them with countless other sugar-free popsicle brands but he always seemed less than enthused. So when I ran across a pin for yogurt bark, I was thrilled! Here was my chance!
The problem I found with a lot of the yogurt bark recipes I came across, was that many of them weren’t exactly a healthier option. I wanted to make a bark that was sweet, and tasty, and had more nutritional value- minus all the extra added sugar. So I made a list, went to the grocery, crossed my fingers, and gave it a go! And man was I right!
What you’ll need :
- 2 cups non-fat plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup non-salted almonds
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1 handful of frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons of mini morsel semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Wax Paper
- Cookie Sheet
- 1 tablespoon of honey
I began by laying out my cookie sheet, sizing my wax paper out to fit across it lengthwise, and began measuring out all of my ingredients. Now theres obviously no perfect way to do this, I was basically just winging it. It just happened to work out great, so here I am sharing.
After ensuring that all of my ingredients were set aside and measured out properly, I started with my greek yogurt. Using a spatula, I spread the yogurt across the top of the wax parchment paper evenly until it was about 1/3 of an inch thick. I’d say this part is pretty important because these suckers will melt pretty quickly when out of the freezer. I feel like if I would have made them any thinner, they would have fallen apart pretty easily.
Next I began sprinkling my ingredients on top of the spread yogurt. You literally just ant to cover the entire surface of the yogurt as evenly as you can. Then I took a hand and pressed them slightly into the yogurt so they would be slightly submerged. I absolutely love the mixture of colors together! Don’t they look so beautiful? And so ridiculously easy!
I drizzled a bit of honey across the top for just a wee bit of sweetness and popped the pan into the freezer. I left the house to run a few errands and once I got home several hours later, the bark was ready to be broken. I just picked it up and broke it into pieces. The result? A beautifully crunchy, salty, sweet treat, packed with lots of protein and healthy goodness! And it was a family hit! Even Riley was begging for more! Needless to say, I’m satisfied! What ingredients will you use?