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Monday, April 22, 2013

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bites

Guess what is seriously right around the corner??

No, no, no... Not  Mother's Day or my Birthday (Both of which are on the same day this year..hint, hint!)

Summer!!!

That's right the season of sweating through the heat and humidity anxiously awaiting the changing leaves and cooler temps. as you melt in a pool of your own sweat. Sorry, I tend to think ahead sometimes, but in my defense I have gone through my share of Summers pregnant.

All I remember is being hot, hot and hotter and not in the "I look goooooood" type of hot. I'm talking about big, awkward, fat; sweating in all the wrong places, hormonal fueled miserable type of hot.

Pregnant in the summer is just not cool.

But lets get to the point! Summer is coming and my clothes are still too tight. Feels like I've been eating too many of my sugary treats I have posted throughout the winter, although I did give birth 6 month ago (I wonder how long I can cling to that excuse.)

So snacks have been getting smaller and healthier to some degree hence better for my tight clothing dilemma AND something that my kids can/will eat! Chocolate chip peanut butter frozen yogurt bites. I swear with each new thing I make the name of it gets longer and longer.


I've made a few different fun versions of these frozen yogurt bites which you can see here or here. These are so simple to make and my kids eat EVERY. SINGLE. ONE and always ask for more.

To make them this is what you will need....
  • 6 oz container of Plain  GREEK yogurt
  • 2-3 Tbsp of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp.vanilla extract
  • Handful of mini chocolate chips
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Wax paper
  • Decorating bag and star tip (#18, #21 or your choice) OR Plastic baggie.
In a small bowl mix the yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla and sweetener of choice until creamy. An Electric mixer works wonders here. Now just to clarify a few things I use a Greek yogurt, because it is thicker, creamier and has a higher protein content then regular yogurt. I also use plain yogurt and sweeten it myself using honey because that is how my kids like it.  You can sweeten it anyway you like.

You can also use vanilla flavored yogurt if you prefer, I just prefer making my plain into vanilla because I think it tastes better (Don't even get me started on HOW MUCH better and easy homemade yogurt is, I'll share that in another post.) 

Moving on.....Fill your decorating bag or your plastic baggie (cut a small piece of the corner off) with the mixture and begin piping your yogurt bites onto a sheet of wax paper. I usually pace mine on a cookie shhet or something I can use to transport it to the freezer. Mine look all fancy schmancy because I used a star tip.


After they are all piped add a few chips to each bite. 


Put them in the freezer for about an hour, longer is fine too! When they come out they are ready to eat!!
Trust, when I tell you they won't last long!!


I hope you enjoyed reading along! If you want to say "Hello" please feel free to leave a comment below!




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