Skip The Chocolate Base And Freeze Yogurt For A Sweet And Tangy Bark

If there's anything that perfectly walks the fine line between snacks and desserts, it would probably be chocolate bark. Simple yet also versatile, they offer endless possibilities for creativity and customization. For those searching for a healthier version of this sweet treat, look no further than yogurt bark. For an easy and delicious version you can try right now, check out our recipe for Very Berry Frozen Yogurt Bark, loaded with granola and three different kinds of fruit. 

With chocolate out of the picture, the bark won't have that indulgent richness any longer. Instead, it will carry yogurt's typical tanginess, accompanied by a delicate dance of sweet and creamy notes. This light and refreshing taste certainly is a stark departure from dessert's typical overwhelming flavors, but that's what makes it so uniquely good. Yogurt bark offers just enough flavors to be delightful while also making the perfect blank canvas for experimentation.

We can't forget about the nutritional benefits of using yogurt over chocolate. Rich in probiotics as well as protein, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamins, yogurt has positive benefits on the digestive and immune systems, amongst various other health benefits, according to Healthline. Whether you need a nutritious snack for re-energizing throughout the day, a quick on-the-go breakfast, or a delicious dessert, yogurt bark is the perfect choice each time.

Simple and fun from start to finish

The process of making yogurt bark is as easy as you'd expect, requiring merely a few simple steps and fundamental ingredients. To prevent the brittle iciness, make sure you minimize the amount of liquid. This is why Greek yogurt is often a top choice because it contains less liquid and a thicker consistency. Mix the yogurt with honey, maple syrup, or any additional flavorings for a creamier texture. Then, spread the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, add the toppings, and let it freeze for at least two to three hours.

The real fun, of course, lies in the selection of toppings. The most common choices are fruits, both dried and fresh. Go with berries, peaches, or plums if you like a summery sweet-tart taste. For a vibrant sweetness, tropical fruits like mangoes, pineapples, and kiwis are all excellent. To add crispiness, reach for all those nuts, cereals, granola, and coconut flakes that sit in your pantry. A sprinkle or two of chocolate chips, caramel sauce, or compotes aren't such bad ideas either.

Of course, you don't always have to stick to the same old yogurt. In addition to switching out the varieties, you can also opt for flavoring it. Fruit jams, peanut butter, or almond butter are fantastic choices, plus they help thicken the texture. If you're not ready to completely abandon chocolate, incorporate that classic bittersweetness with just a few drizzles of melted chocolate sauce.