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:
- 3 cups of Grape Nuts Fit: Cranberry Vanilla (or regular granola if you wish)
- 1 cup (or more as needed) of peanut butter
>> 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
- 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
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.
Colby thought I was baking more homemade dog bone biscuits for her, silly girl!
She was so cute that I let her lick the yogurt spoon when I was done.
Things got REALLY MESSY here … I hate mixing things with my hands, but a fork didn’t work.
Now it’s ready to sleep in the freezer overnight.
The finished product was loved by the Treatsie Club. Hooray! Success!
Your pooch is so cute waiting and looking on for a treat!
yes, she is my cute little baby. she gets lots of treats, so she begs a lot. That’s my fault. lol.
Looks like that could be really good without as much empty calories! Could use natural peanut butter and make it even healthier 🙂
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.
Colby is so lucky to lick the spoon! These sound absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make them!
hehe she feels entitled to the spoons around my house. always begging, and I’m always giving in. #badpuppymama #pushover 😉
I’m a pushover too when it comes to our dogs!
Oh my goodness, I HAVE to try these. Thank you!!! I’m pinning your version 🙂
AW! yay! 🙂
Oh yummmmmmy! 😀 These look fantastic!