Greek Yogurt Bark
We are experiencing a major heat wave here at the farm and anything that can offer a cool reprieve is more than welcome. This yogurt bark is a major hit with my little toddler and I have to say, I am pretty darn smitten with it too! This is one of those recipes that comes together quickly, only requires one bowl, and can be enjoyed all week long. Just break off a little piece and go to town!
We sprinkled our bark with strawberries from the farm and homemade granola. However, you can choose to use any fresh fruit and crunchy topping that you wish. The topping is optional but I love the addition of fruit and a little crunch. This bark tastes best if eaten 5-10 minutes after you remove it from the freezer so it has a chance to soften up every so slightly. I think it also has more flavor if you wait a few minutes to take that hard frozen chill out of the bark. Though be aware that this will melt if left out of the freezer for more than 15 minutes. With all of that in mind, this is a wonderful and easy treat to whip up all summer long. I love that it’s loaded with protein from the greek yogurt, and is only minimally sweetened with pure maple syrup. This is a recipe I will continue to make for my family every summer when the berries are in season and we need something special to have on hand in the freezer.
I hope you all enjoy this simple recipe as much as we do!
Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.
Greek Yogurt Bark
Prep Time: 10 minutes (+ 2 hours to freeze) Cook Time: 0 minutes Serves: 8-10
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- handful of fresh berries for topping
- handful of granola for topping (optional)
- sprinkle of sea salt for topping (optional)
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla and spices. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet (you want about 1/4 inch thickness). Top with the berries, granola and sea salt. Place in the freezer until frozen (about 2-3 hours).
- Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut into pieces or just break it apart with you hands. Store the bark in a sealed container in the freezer.
- Remove the bark 5 minutes before you enjoy it so that it has time to soften up ever so slightly (this helps with flavor and makes it easier to bite into).
Notes*This recipe is adapted from the website "Eating Bird Food"