Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Snack Bites

Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Snack Bites

By Jenna Braddock, Sponsored by UNILEVER AS PART OF THEIR AGENTS OF CHANGE PROGRAM.

Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Snack Bites

I have to admit that snack time can get a little monotonous in our household. I typically use yogurt as our go-to afternoon snack because it’s easy, delicious and nutritious. However, I’ve been noticing that Team Braddock gets bored of a straight-up yogurt cup every day. To keep snack time interesting and fun I created these Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Snack Bites and it seems to be solving my boredom-with-yogurt problem.

Snack bites on a plate

When I think about tips and tricks I’ve used to encourage healthy eating with my boys, I realize that changing the shape or presentation of a healthy food is a great way to re-spark interest. In this Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Snack Bites recipe, I simply used this silicone bottom ice cube tray and filled it with 3 ingredients (4, if you add fruit to the yogurt).

To start, I used a fun, new product that I’m excited to tell you about: Growing Roots® organic, gluten-free snack clusters.

Growing Roots product in a bowl

Growing Roots® is an organic, plant-based line of snack bites and clusters featuring delicious flavors in uniquely sweet and savory combinations. It’s a perfect, gluten-free granola substitute in this recipe that adds the crunch and unique flavor. I used the Pineapple Coconut Rum flavor but they also offer Cocoa Chipotle, Maple Rum, and Coconut Curry.

Almond butter being added to ice cube tray

After layering crushed Growing Roots in the bottom of the ice tray, I added a dollop of almond butter. This adds a nice creaminess and also helps to keep the Growing Roots® snack crunchy.

Ice cub tray with product pack

Lastly, fill in the ice cube tray with your favorite flavor of yogurt.

I used vanilla, vanilla mixed with chopped fresh blackberries, and key lime flavors. You can easily use a dairy-alternative yogurt to make this snack completely vegan.

Here’s the full recipe: Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Snack Bites
Author: Jenna Braddock, RD

Prep time – 10 mins
Cook time – 5 hours
Total time – 5 hours 10 mins
Recipe type – Snack
Serves – 14

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Growing Roots® Pineapple Coconut Rum Snack Clusters
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 8 oz of yogurt of choice (recommend full or reduced fat but NOT fat free)
  • ¼ cup chopped, fresh or frozen berries (optional)
  • Silicone ice cube tray with 14 openings

Instructions

  1. Place Growing Roots in a ziploc bag. Seal, leaving a small opening. Lay the bag flat on the counter and roll over it using a rolling pin or glass. Crush to break up large chunks.
  2. Scoop 1 teaspoon of crushed Growing Roots into each ice cube opening.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, heat almond butter for 20-30 seconds in microwave to thin. Dollop ½ teaspoon of almond butter on top of Growing Roots®.
  4. If desired, fold chopped fruit into the yogurt of your choosing.
  5. Fill the ice cube opening with yogurt to just below the top (90% full). Cover and freeze for at least 5 hours.
  6. Remover frozen snack bites from tray. Let sit for about 2 minutes and then enjoy immediately. Yogurt will start really melting about 10 minutes after removed from the freezer.