Recipe: Guilt-Free Vanilla Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars with Peanut Butter Crust

For my week of making our work group’s Treatsie Tuesday snack, I wanted to lead by example with something healthy. Mainly because I’m dieting and exercising, and haven’t been able to eat much of the Treatsie treats lately. I wanted to make a guilt-free dessert no one had to say no to. So, I decided to make Greek Frozen Yogurt Dessert Bars from a recipe I found on Pinterest (where else?). I heavily altered the recipe though, as I was making this for 10 people to share. Here’s the recipe and pictures of my work in progress:

Recipe:

CRUST

>> mix together with hands and then press into baking dish of choice – see the size I used as this yields more than you’d need for a pie dish

FILLING

  • 2 cups vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt (non-fat)
  • 1 tub of lite cool whip

>> mix all filling ingredients together and the pour over crust; smooth until even
>> cover with foil and freeze overnight or until hard
>> let thaw slightly before serving; enjoy

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I used Grape Nuts Fit with dried cranberries in there for a berry essence in the crust – mainly because I didn’t want to buy granola and I thought this would be a good substitution, and because it was going to be a bfast treat at work.

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Colby thought I was baking more homemade dog bone biscuits for her, silly girl!

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She was so cute that I let her lick the yogurt spoon when I was done.

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Things got REALLY MESSY here … I hate mixing things with my hands, but a fork didn’t work.

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Now it’s ready to sleep in the freezer overnight.

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The finished product was loved by the Treatsie Club. Hooray! Success!

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My piece. Yum!

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10 thoughts on “Recipe: Guilt-Free Vanilla Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars with Peanut Butter Crust

    • SO TRUE! I think next time I’ll use honey instead of peanut butter, and there’s got to be a better crust ingredient … maybe granola (which the original recipe called for). And just stick with the Greek yogurt and fat free or sugar free cool whip.

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