A festive frozen yogurt bark/wreath recipe that kids will love. It can be made using homemade natural yogurt or coconut yogurt, for a Vegan version, and whipped up in 10 minutes then left to freeze. A delicious & healthy snack whenever cravings hit!
Christmas is famously known for a time of indulgence, particularly with food. However, I love to have some healthy Christmas snacks to-hand too, so I’m not reaching for ‘just one more chocolate’ ( for the 6th time). These festive frozen yogurt bark/ wreath recipes are a wonderful Christmas snack for kids and adults alike and is made with homemade natural yogurt or homemade coconut yogurt, for Vegans.
I know something doesn’t sound quite right about the phrase healthy Christmas snacks. But just because something is healthy, doesn’t mean that it’s not delicious! I mean, not all Christmas treats have to be filled with sugar or unhealthy fats, do they?
Frozen yogurt bark recipes are also notoriously simple to make, and I think we all need some easy Christmas recipes. Simply choose your yogurt of choice and your toppings, and that’s the hardest part done! Next, it’s as simple as chopping up your toppings to spread over the yogurt layer.
In fact, I’d suggest getting your kids involved with this recipe too. Kids will love to make the design of their choice on their blank yogurt ‘canvas’. You could even use leftover cranberry sauce to swirl into the yogurt too.
This yogurt bark/wreath is also a great way to use up leftover fruit and Christmas treats from other recipes, so you waste less this Christmas. You could even make a dessert version with finely crushes candy canes although we’re definitely stepping away from the idea of healthy holiday snacks then.
I’ve included two versions of this homemade frozen yogurt bark onto this blog post. The first is a normal frozen yogurt bark and the second option is a more festive yogurt wreath. Plus, both varieties have the choice of using homemade natural yogurt or Vegan coconut yogurt.
Even if you’re not vegan, any coconut lovers are sure to love this coconut milk yogurt recipe with its coconutty taste and a smooth, rich creaminess.
And what makes this recipe so festive, you ask? That’s all in the toppings, flavours and design. For a Christmas spice version, mix some cinnamon into your yogurt or a little bit of peppermint flavouring for a minty candy cane version. Alternatively, you can mix leftover homemade cranberry sauce into it to create beautiful swirls.
In terms of the fruit you use to top the yogurt bark, this is entirely up to you. I chose a variety of my favourite fruits along with some Christmas flavours like cranberries. I also cut my kiwi out into little Christmas trees and my strawberries into stars and added some puffed quinoa for added protein.
Also, I’d like to note that this yogurt bark isn’t sweet as I used plain yogurts. However, if you are wanting to make a sweeter version then mix in some natural sweetener such as agave or maple syrup.
How to make this delicious Festive frozen yogurt bark recipe
This festive yogurt bark is so easy to make. You just need to choose your yogurt, decorate it with your favourite fruit, freeze it and then enjoy!
The entire process takes no longer than ten minutes to create and around 2-4 hours to fully freeze.
I’ve included my suggestions for toppings to include; Kiwi, Puffed quinoa, edible flowers and various berries. However, you can choose your favourite fruits and freezable topping.
The first step to creating any frozen yogurt bark recipe is choosing the yogurt. I have made two types before- one with homemade natural yogurt and one with vegan coconut yogurt. Both work amazingly and taste superb too.
Once you’ve made your pick of yogurt, cover a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper and spread the yogurt in a thin layer over it.
It’s then time to prepare your toppings. Depending on what fruit you have decided to use, you may want to chop these in various ways. For this festive snack, I decided to cut my kiwi into Christmas trees and strawberries into stars. I also halved any large berries.
To decorate the yogurt bark, let your creativity loose. I simply arranged my various toppings all over the yogurt evenly.
Note* I coloured my puffed quinoa with raspberry powder for even more of a festive look. Plus, it tastes lovely too.
Once you’ve decorates this to your heart content, simply pop the tray into your freezer until it has completely frozen. This should take between 2-4 hours, depending on your freezer.
Once the yogurt is frozen solid, take it out of the freezer to ‘snap’ into smaller sections. Pop these pieces into a freezer-friendly container and they are ready to pull out at any time. An almost effortless healthy Christmas snack!
In fact, if you’re wanting some festive inspiration. How about creating a lovely Christmas Frozen yogurt wreath. It looks beautiful and would be a wonderful table centre-piece. Not to mention, the options for decorations are countless.
You can serve this wreath frozen or as a fresh healthy Christmas snack, layered in a bowl. You could also layer the mixed yogurt over homemade Christmas granola or mini pancakes.
It’s just as easy to make as the frozen yogurt bark – Simply choose your favourite fruit and berries and cut them into the shapes you like.
If you want to make this a granola or mini pancake wreath, start my arranging them in a circular shape and covering with the yogurt and toppings. Meanwhile, if you’re only making a wreath, layer your coconut yogurt and toppings on some baking paper.
Note* I used some homemade raspberry jam for this. You could also use leftover Christmas cranberry sauce. Then top with shredded coconut. Add all your favourite berries and fruit shapes.
Freeze for 2-4 hours. Keep in mind that if you are using coconut yogurt, it reacts faster to the change of temperature. To enjoy it frozen, do so quickly after you take it out of the fridge.
Other Christmas Recipes you may like
Tis the season to be jolly… And eat a lot of delicious food. So here are some other Christmas recipes you may like.
For something a bit sweeter, you may like this Gingerbread cookies recipe or even these Orange Sugar cookies. For more Christmas snacks for kids, you may like these Festive breakfast toasts or these healthy candy cane jars.
As always, if you give this yogurt bark/wreath recipe a go then let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations-I’d love to see your festive designs- @AlphaFoodie.
Healthy Festive Frozen Yogurt Bark
- 1.1 pound Yogurt homemade natural yogurt and vegan coconut yogurt are both great choices!
- 1-2 kiwis
- ½ cup berries mix and match your favorite
- Puffed quinoa
- Edible flowers
To Make Yogurt Bark:
- Cover a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper and spread the yogurt in a thin layer over it.
- It's then time to prepare your toppings. Depending on what fruit you have decided to use, you may want to chop these in various ways. For this festive snack, I decided to cut my kiwi into Christmas trees and strawberries into stars. I also halved any large berries
- To decorate the yogurt bark, let your creativity loose. I simply arranged my various toppings all over the yogurt evenly.
- Once you've decorated this to your heart content, simply pop the tray into your freezer until it has completely frozen. This should take between 2-4 hours, depending on your freezer.
- Once the yogurt is frozen solid, take it out of the freezer to 'snap' into smaller sections. Pop these pieces into a freezer-friendly container and they are ready to pull out at any time. An almost effortless healthy Christmas snack!
To Make a Festive Christmas Wreath
- This can be done one of two ways. You can either make a frozen yogurt wreath or use the combination of un-frozen yogurt and fruit to cover a wreath-arranged pile of granola or mini pancakes.
- To make the frozen wreath, simply spread your yogurt in a ring shape over a piece of parchment paper. Swirl in some preserve or leftover cranberry sauce, if wanted and then decorate.
- Freeze for 2-4 hours.