March 6, 2016

Frozen Fruit & Yogurt Bars

How to make Frozen Fruit & Yogurt Bars


                 You know how we buy an ingredient for a recipe & you have leftovers. Then we need another recipe to use that leftover ingredient; which calls for more ingredients, so on & so forth...This is one such recipe. I bought some honey graham crackers for the Raspberry French Silk Bars & I noticed this recipe on the back of that box. I immediately knew that, the frozen fruit & yogurt bar was going to be my next dessert. 

                    I was going to have some friends over for dinner & made these bars just in time for them. Our friends liked these refreshing bars & wanted to know how to make them too, before they left. Sharing this delightfully easy & mildly sweet frozen treat with my friends over at Sri Valli's  CCChallenge #30.







Ingredients for 21 bars:

10 & 1/2 Graham (honey) crackers, broken into quarters (42 rectangles) or any similar variety of crisp, square or rectangular cookies/unsalted crackers/biscuits
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup chopped bananas
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup vanilla Greek-style yogurt
1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping(ex: cool whip)




Method:

  • Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over the sides. 
  • Arrange half the graham crackers, in three rows of seven pieces each on the bottom of the pan.
  • Pulse the fruits in a food processor/blender into tiny pieces. 
  • Spoon the fruits into a bowl; stir in yogurt & whipped topping. Spread evenly over graham pieces in the pan; top with remaining graham pieces, aligning over graham crackers on bottom layer.

  • Cover tightly & freeze for four hours. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan; cut between grahams (crackers) into 21 bars.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving & enjoy.

Notes:
  • Graham crackers are mildly flavored & crunchy crackers. They come in big rectangles, which can be broken into 2 squares or 4 smaller rectangles. 
  • You can use any other variety of rectangular or square cookies (known as biscuits in India).
  • You can use any of your favorite combination of fresh fruits, for the filling.
  • If whipped topping is unavailable - Using an electric beater, whip up some heavy cream, until stiff peaks are formed & use.




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