Today my girls got their first taste of yogurt bark. And it will certainly not be their last! This is the perfect treat for any kid, but it is especially awesome if your kiddo is currently teething. My Youngest is working hard and growing those two-year molars and they are kicking her in the hiney on a daily basis. This treat was perfect for her! And so easy to make for me!
Win, win, triple win!
First you spread the plain yogurt in the bottom of your silicone cake pan. Don’t have a silicone cake pan, don’t worry, wax paper on a cookie sheet works great too! I happen to have a very cute silicone heart shaped baking pan, so I was eager to use it.
Next add some fresh fruit, we did blueberries this time but any berries or even banana slices would be great.
Cover each piece of fruit with yogurt
and to finish, sprinkle Graham cracker crumbs on the top and pop in the freezer.
Wait a few hours until frozen solid. Unmold from pan or peel off of wax paper.
and break into pieces.
In order to break up my bark, I got to use one of my favorite kitchen tools…Meet my broken knife chisel.
Yes, I am the crazy person who not only keeps but also puts to use a broken steak knife. I promise you, I am not a hoarder and do not make a habit of keeping broken kitchen gadgets but this one is worth its weight it gold, trust me.
I know y’all have had this happen over the years,
usually the story goes something like this….
you forgot to thaw something for dinner, (for me it was a preprepared frozen crock pot meal) and you’re now stuck with a massive frozen chunk and not enough time to let it thaw naturally. So you attempt to break it up so it will thaw faster (or in my case, fit in the crock pot for cooking) and in doing this you catch yourself using your knife to pry into it much like a chisel. Well, if you’re using a complete knife, chances are that pesky knife tip will break right off.
It’s really only a matter of time.
For me it happened 3 1/2 years ago when I had just had our oldest daughter. In a rare moment of shear brilliance I had done a ton of meal prep ahead of time with the help of one of my dearest friends. We spent all day prepping all of the crock pot meal ingredients and froze each set of ingredients in a gallon freezer bag. Once baby came, it was simple, each day put one set of ingredients in the crock pot and viola!
Well, almost viola…
The one downside to this plan is that you have to remember to thaw the ingredients or they won’t fit into the crock pot. Oops. Once baby came, my sweet mother in law was visiting and was trying to make one of these frozen solid blocks of ingredients fit into our crock pot and, well, our steak knife couldn’t take the heat and broke.
She was certainly surprised when my reaction was to thank her because our kitchen needed a broken knife like this 😂😂😂.
You see, I grew up with an amazing kitchen chisel (a broken and very dull paring knife) and it’s uses are endless:
breaking up frozen meat…enlist kitchen chisel
Need to break up that full sized chocolate bunny so you can give you child a reasonable sized piece…enlist kitchen chisel
Need to break up the beautiful yogurt bark you just made…enlist kitchen chisel
Seriously y’all, we find uses for it all the time.
So the next time you break a tip off of a knife, save it to use as your very own kitchen chisel. (Just don’t forget to dull the blade first for safety)
I used mine to break up our yogurt bark on a cutting board and it worked perfectly. No damage to our cutting board from a knife tip and no trying to saw into it with a serrated knife.
Final step: Psych your kids up for their frozen yogurt bark treat and enjoy 5 minutes of quiet while you watch them enjoy some.
toddler eating yogurt bark
3 Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bark
- cookie sheet line with wax paper OR silicone baking mold
- cutting board
- 3/4 C Plain Yogurt Greek yogurt works best since its thick, but any will work
- 1/2 C fresh berries or banana slices
- 1/4 C graham cracker crumbs
- line cookie sheet with wax paper or pull out silicone mold and place on counter
- spread 1/2 C of yogurt somewhat evenly so that it is about 1/4-1/3" thick
- scatter fruit on top
- cover fruit with remaining 1/4 C of yogurt a dollop at a time
- sprinkle graham cracker crumbs to cover