Greek Yogurt Fruit Bark

I searched high and low for the best seasonal fruit at the Farmers Market on the Capitol in Lansing for this recipe, like cantaloupe, raspberries, blueberries and nectarines. You’d be surprised at what great fruit pickings are available so late in the summer in Michigan. Peaches are in season starting in June, however they are in abundance during the months of July and August. Likewise, blueberries and cantaloupe are in season from July to late August and even into early September. There is a lot of freedom in this recipe to combine different fruit and topping combinations, which makes this fun for the family to make together.

Plain Greek yogurt is high in protein and low in sugar, which helps balance out the sweetness from the fruit and dark chocolate chips. Fruit bark can serve as a unique breakfast or a quick, flavorful snack. If you have a sweet tooth and don’t want to break your diet, then this recipe is perfect for you. Depending on what’s in season you can switch up the fruit combinations and try making your own recipe!

Quick tips to determine the ripeness of fruit:

  • Knock on a cantaloupe. If it sounds hollow, then it is ripe.
  • Smell a peach. If it smells sweet and fruit-like, then it’s ready to eat! You can also lightly squeeze the peach, it should be medium-soft, not too firm and not too squishy.

Photo Credit: Alyssa Hadrych, A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

  • 1-32 ounce container of plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (optional for added sweetness)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Unsweetened coconut shavings
  • Pistachios
  • Dark chocolate chips

Greek Yogurt Fruit Bark

Instructions
1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium mixing bowl mix the plain Greek yogurt with the vanilla and honey until well combined. *For a chocolate option, mix in ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder until well combined.*
3. Pour the yogurt onto the baking sheet and spread until the yogurt is in a medium-thin, even layer.
4. Sprinkle the chopped fruit, chocolate chips, coconut shavings and nuts over the top. You can create your own combination of toppings.
5. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours until frozen solid.
6. Slice up the bark and serve immediately.


Nutrition information per serving:


Recipe inspired by Courtney’s Sweets.

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  1. This looks WONDERFUL! I’ll be giving it a try. I won’t be calling it a bark though as that is a candy base with the nuts, seeds and sometimes DRIED fruit pressed into it to make a very portable treat. Search features will put this with candy and that’s the last place we’d look for something this healthy and DELISH! This seems more a salad, fruit, or YOGURT snack or lunch and looks to be a WINNER!!!! TY for sharing it!

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