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Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars With Fruit

No-bake frozen yogurt granola bars are a delicious snack the whole family will love. This recipe can be easily customized to make several different variations and is dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and refined sugar free.

These frozen yogurt bars have a no-bake granola base with a creamy subtly sweet yogurt layer topped with fresh, seasonal fruit. Although you can make these any time of year, they’re best on hot summer days. The hardest part of making these snack bars is waiting for them to freeze fully.

For more refreshing summer recipes, check out frozen watermelon slushiesstrawberry grapefruit popsicles, and green piña colada smoothie.

Ingredients

For this recipe, you’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients.

  • Old fashioned rolled oats – for the granola base.
  • Tahini – this helps bind all the granola ingredients together since it’s not getting baked. I also love tahini because it’s a great nut free option.
  • Maple syrup – to lightly sweeten the granola.
  • Vanilla extract – for added flavor.
  • Pinch of salt – to balance out the sweetness.
  • Unsweetened plain yogurt – I used a thick coconut yogurt to make them dairy free, but you could also use plain Greek yogurt if not dairy free. Choose a full-fat creamy yogurt for the best texture.
  • Maple syrup – to lightly sweeten the yogurt layer and help prevent the yogurt from crystalizing when it freezes.
  • Fruit – you can use frozen or fresh fruit and you can switch it up depending on what’s in season at the time you make this. I used pitted and halved fresh cherries, but you could also use another stone fruit or fresh berries.

How to Make Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars

Step 1. Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 square baking pan with coconut oil and then press a sheet of parchment paper (not wax paper) on top. This will make it really easy to remove the bars once frozen. Set aside.

Step 2. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, tahini, maple syrup, teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.

Step 3. Firmly press the oat mixture into the parchment paper into a somewhat even layer. You want it to be well packed so it holds together.

Step 4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt and maple syrup until combined then pour onto the granola base. Spread it into an even layer, lightly press your fruit into the yogurt layer, and place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until the yogurt is frozen solid. 

Step 5. The easiest way to cut the bars is to run a sharp knife under hot water and wipe the excess water with a damp cloth. For clean slices, wipe the blade after each cut.

Step 6. Store the granola yogurt bars in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to enjoy. Avoid leaving them at room temperature for too long or they’ll melt pretty quickly.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Please remember that recipes are just a starting point

How can you make these frozen yogurt granola bars using what you already have? Here are some ideas…

  • Gluten-free? – make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
  • No tahini? – use granola butter or another seed butter to keep it nut free. Or use nut butter such as almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, etc.
  • No maple syrup? – you can also use honey.
  • Add-ins – chia seeds, flax seeds, lemon zest, or lemon juice.
  • More topping ideas – chocolate chips, brown rice crisp cereal, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, lemon zest, freeze-dried fruit. etc.

Variations

  • Vanilla – add vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste to the yogurt. Alternatively, you can use vanilla yogurt, but you may want to reduce the amount of maple syrup depending on how sweet your yogurt is.
  • Chocolate – add cocoa or cacao powder and a splash of vanilla extract to the plain yogurt.
  • Peach – add pitted and sliced peaches to the top, you can also use peach yogurt.
  • Piña colada – use coconut yogurt and top with coconut shreds or flakes and pineapple chunks.
  • Strawberry shortcake – top with fresh strawberry slices and crushed graham crackers.
  • S’mores – top with mini chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, and mini marshmallows.
  • And so many more, get creative with it!

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Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars With Fruit

5 from 2 votes
Dairy free frozen yogurt granola bars with colorful fresh cherries on top.
No-bake frozen yogurt granola bars are a delicious snack the whole family will love. This recipe can be easily customized to make several different variations and is dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and refined sugar free.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Serving Size 9

Ingredients
 

No Bake Granola Base

Yogurt Layer

Topping

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh seasonal fruit of choice

Instructions

  • Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 square baking pan with coconut oil and then press a sheet of parchment paper (not wax paper) on top. This will make it really easy to remove the bars once frozen. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, tahini, maple syrup, teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  • Firmly press the oat mixture into the parchment paper into a somewhat even layer. You want it to be well packed so it holds together.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt and maple syrup until combined then pour onto the granola base. Spread it into an even layer, lightly press your fruit into the yogurt layer, and place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until the yogurt is frozen solid.
  • The easiest way to cut the bars is to run a sharp knife under hot water and wipe the excess water with a damp cloth. For clean slices, wipe the blade after each cut.
  • Store the granola yogurt bars in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to enjoy. Avoid leaving the yogurt bars at room temperature for too long or they'll melt pretty quickly.

Notes

See the blog post for more variations.
Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations
Gluten-free? – make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
No tahini? – use granola butter or another seed butter to keep it nut free. Or use nut butter such as almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, etc.
No maple syrup? – you can also use honey.
Add-ins – chia seeds, flax seeds, lemon zest, or lemon juice.
More topping ideas – chocolate chips, brown rice crisp cereal, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, lemon zest, freeze-dried fruit. etc.
5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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