So here’s the deal. Bright and early tomorrow morning, I leave to go to Blend Retreat! I can’t believe it’s finally here! I have approximately 9,280 things to do before my flight so I don’t have much time to chat.
But I just HAD to share these with you. HAD TO!
So let’s dive right in, shall we?
I don’t think it’s any secret that I adore these two companies:
They go together like peanut butter and jelly. And mixing them together is one of my favorite snacks. It also just so happens that they’re both Blend sponsors! Totally coincidental…but I guess these could also be called Blend Bites!
So here’s the deal. I love yogurt and granola mixed together. Usually I mix them together and put them on my oatmeal…but summer’s coming. And i’m not a huge fan of hot oatmeal when it’s hot out. So I decided I needed a new way to eat my favorite snack.
I’ve heard that you can freeze Chobani, but I’d never tried it. Until yesterday.
Yesterday I dumped a container of Chobani in a bowl, added some LGF granola and stirred it all up. Then I spooned the mixture into an ice cube tray and stuck it in the freezer.
After a few hours, out popped some frozen yogurt granola bites. As I was munching on one I decided some chocolate would really kick things up a notch. So I grabbed some chocolate chips, melted them and dipped my cubes in the bowl one at a time.
Then I put a picture on instagram (are you following me? theleangreenbean) & twitter to taunt you guys!
And then I made you wait until today for the “recipe”. That wasn’t very nice was it?
Well here it is. You need exactly 3 things:
Chocolate Dipped Frozen Yogurt Bites
Keywords: snack dessert greek yogurt granola no bake
- 6 oz Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 – 3/4 c Granola
- 1/3 c dark chocolate chips
Mix the yogurt and granola together and spoon into ice cube trays.
Freeze until set.
Remove from ice cube tray and dip in melted chocolate.
Freeze until set.
Friends, go make these now!
Also, some of you have asked what programs I use to play with my pictures. The one above was done in picassa….the two below were done with ipiccy.
Because really, every once and while you just need something a little more exciting than this:
Anyways, my mind is already spinning with what to do for my next batch. I think i’m going to put a banana slice between the yogurt and the chocolate. Or maybe stick an almond in the middle of each one. If I’m feeling adventurous, I might even try putting the melted chocolate on the top before even sticking them in the freezer! That would be easiest, if I could get them out of the ice cube trays without breaking the chocolate.
Oh, and because I know someone will ask…yes I did try coating one entirely in chocolate. It worked, but it wasn’t easy. The cold cubes make the chocolate sieze up and it was just a lot more work. I think dipping is the way to go for sure.
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You are a genius. That is all.
See you on Friday 🙂
[email protected] says
Holy moly! Those look delicious and I’m not even a yogart fan! May have to try these out this weekend when the fiance isn’t around to steal them all. 🙂
Oh, that’s so simple and sounds so perfect
Plus it’ll prevent me from eating the whole bag of granola right away!
[email protected] says
These look awesome! I can’t wait to try them!
this may become a new obsession…. genius as usual lindz. How’d you get so smart?
Kristen @ notsodomesticated says
Love this! So easy!! I have a coupon for the granola, I need to go get some immediately!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama says
Holy cow! I’m in love. You are one smart woman. Thank you!
Healthiful Balance says
I adore those two companies, too! They’re both super awesome!! 🙂 What a great recipe!!
Gina (The Candid RD) says
I LOVE IT! I’m doing this soon. VERY soon!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
You’re a genius.
Linz @ Itz Linz says
those look AMAZING!!!
Heather (Where's the Beach) says
PERFECT – I agree that those 2 ingredients are meant for each other
Mattie @ Comfy and Confident says
All I have to say is this is brillant! I am going to go out and buy some granola to make these immediately! What a perfect healthy treat! LOVEE
[email protected] Broken Cookies Don't Count says
What a great idea, Lindsay!
Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health says
You are a genius :). Those look so amazing!! Have SO much fun at BLEND this weekend!!!
Im gonna have to try this!! Looks so yummy!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
What a cool idea! I love frozen bites in the summer.
One more day!!! I can’t wait to meet you in person!
She Rocks Fitness says
AMAZING recipe! I cannot wait to try this out for summer! A perfect “go-to” snack!
chelcie @ chelcie's food files says
these look AMAZING!!
What an amazing and delicious idea!!!!! So doing this! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve frozen GY before to make ice cream. Soo good!
Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says
!! Genius. I am totally in love. Yogurt + granola = the perfect grab-and-go snack!
[email protected] Vanilla Mom says
These look beyond yummy! I am going to have to make some! Pinning 🙂
Alysia @ Slim Sanity says
These seriously look so amazing, and so easy! I might try putting some peanut butter on top before dipping in chocolate…. I will eat anything with peanut butter!
Have fun on your trip!
Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life says
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance says
Those looks so good! This may be a silly question, but I’ve wanted to try freezing greek yogurt before (like over raisins) and I’ve always wondered if the yogurt melts back to its original form? Like do you have to eat them right out of the freezer?
It definitely starts melting after a little while. They’re pretty hard when you first take them out but after just a few minutes, they start to soften. I don’t know how long it takes for them to soften completely, but I would guess not all that long.
Girl – you may have just made my day!! Making these now!
Brilliant!!!! Just brilliant. I love this and it’s totally a great snack for the hot summer.
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says
Blend for BLEND!! I love it!
See you TOMORROW!!
They look delish!! I’m going to buy some granola and chocolate chips today to make them!! (I already have the chobani obvi)
Those look amazing! I might have to try those for my breakfasts in the car. Have fun at Blend Retreat.
These look so awesome!!!! It’s starting to get warm here and they look like the perfect “cool” snack, and with chocolate! Making them this weekend! Thanks for posting.
Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says
Great idea! Perfect for warm days 🙂
Calee (@chimes) says
best. idea. ever.
See you this weekend! PS You totally shouldn’t stress about sending out the assignments for pen pals — it’s vacation! I wonder if you can pre-schedule the e-mail? I bet there’s a way.
you are a genius!! MUST make these!!!! Good luck at Blend!
Seriously?? This is the best invention ever. I know I say this all the time but you are a freakin’ genius in the kitchen!! what a great combo! I can’t wait to try it!
[email protected] says
Oh my… These look and sound FANTASTIC! I am definitely going to make these this weekend for my family. The kids will LOVE them! Thanks for being so creative and sharing your wonderful recipes 🙂
Yes! I will definitely be making these today! I love yogurt and granola together and after a long run, these little cold treats will be perfect! Thank you!!
Miriam @ Bellaspire says
I expected there to be way more ingredients when I saw the picture and am excited by the simplicity!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile says
This is pure genius. You’re amazing! Have so much fun at BLEND!
clare @ fittingitallin says
OH! I want these!
Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says
Omg as someone who eats greek yogurt and granola every single day, I have never thought of doing this! These look delicious and I absolutely must make them asap! I’m going to have to buy an ice tray just for this purpose! Have a great time at the retreat!
So you like using iPiccy? I was wondering about it.
i don’t 100% love it. it doesn’t let you move the pictures around as much as I’d like when you put them in collages…like once you put the picture in a collage, it doesn’t let you really pic what part of the pic you want to show (at least not as much as i’d like) but there are some cool effects and fonts and I like that you can make collages.
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food says
Oh my gosh!! These are genius! So easy and they look tooo good! 🙂
Alex @ therunwithin says
oh my gosh this is brilliant!
[email protected] says
that is so awesome. i have to try it!!
i think you should prob bring some for this weekend 🙂
[email protected] a Colorado Gal says
I can’t believe y’all are going to be here and I won’t be able to meet you! Hope you guys have a wonderful trip!
Brittany @Little b's healthy habits says
Oh my. So easy and they look SO good! Can’t wait to try!
Haley @ Health Freak College Girl says
oh my. these are like 3 of my favorite things in one!
i’m seriously drooling just reading this.
Emily @ Stylenerd says
These look amazing and look like the perfect treat for the sticky summer days around here. I can’t wait to try them!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
love when you said the two companies go like peanut butter & jelly… so true! aaaand you’re a genius for coming up with this idea. totally doing it!
Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen says
Aaaaaaaaaand you are now my new best friend 🙂
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says
These look awesome. Love Grown is THE BEST!
That looks so yummy! Please check out the ingredient label on the granola. Is it manufactured in a facility containing tree nuts? I am allergic to tree nuts and dried fruit and have found it impossible to find ‘edible’ granola.
these look absolutely amazing!!!
OMG LOVE IT!!! 😀 Definitely will be trying it!
I am a huge fan of both Love Grown Foods and Chobani so this treat is right up my alley. Definitely trying this recipe. 🙂
Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) says
From one CHO lover to another, these sound AWESOME!! I need to find myself a Love Grown replacement (they don’t carry it in my area) so I can make these. Maybe add some peanut butter?!
I need to try Greek yogurt again. The last time I had it, the taste was a little too sour or tangy for me. Any recommendations for that?? I will def have to try this though, chocolate makes everything better 🙂
it definitely takes some getting used to. definitely start with a flavored kind and mix something in like granola or dried fruit. then I started mixing a couple spoonfuls of flavored with some plain and now i eat mostly plain with granola and fruit mixed in!
Maria @ The Fitness Girl Kitchen says
I love this. I’m from Puerto Rico and because it is so hot we used to freeze everything we could to make it a cooler treat, including yogurt. I love the consistency of yogurt that has been frozen. I need to try it adding granola. Looks yummy. Visiting for the first time!
You have outdone yourself with this one! Have a great time.
Adri @FoodieBeFit says
Love this! I am thinking silicone ice trays with fun shapes for the kids! Thanks for sharing!
Holy. Moly. Genius. Now if only Canada could start carrying love grown and chobani and I would be a happy camper 🙂 Have an awesome time at the BLEND retreat, and safe travels!
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail says
have the best time at BLEND!
Presley @ Run Pretty says
So mad I didn’t think of this… but I’m glad you did! I have a HUGE tub of Chobani that I forgot in the back of the fridge. It expires tomorrow… perfect way to salvage it!
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Kayla @ Sprouty Buns says
This. Is. Brilliant! Definitely going to be a staple in my freezer allllll summer 🙂
Those look delicious! Great Idea!!
I’ve bookmarked these to make! They look so good that I can probably smuggle them into a family birthday party, and no one will know they are healthy.
Danielle Newbery says
that is so simple but genious!thanks;-)
I have to say that these look amazing and that I am def now following you on instagram! haha, can’t wait for more delish eats
i am making these ASAP!
let me know how you like them!
let me know how they turn out!!
Holy cow I have to try this! So it will only work with Chobani yogurt?
that’s the only kind i’ve tried it with…i’d imagine it would work with any greek yogurt…i’m not sure how it would go with regular yogurt.
Jennifer Long says
So sad right now 🙁 Why oh why did I not see this recipe before I went to store earlier Ugh… Now all kids asleep and I can’t leave. I will be obsessing on eating these all night. Love Chobani Love Dark chocolate Love granola. My favorite things come frozen 🙂
awwww next time!!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More says
You have my head spinning on all the options for this recipe! My girls are going to love this!!
Kim F says
Brilliant! I made an experimental batch of granola the other day and it’s not very sweet but it will be perfect in this recipe. I am thinking Black Cherry Oikos Greek yogurt and chocolate will be like a chocolate covered cherry. I love the idea of banana slices, too. Great creative possibilities… Key lime yogurt with kiwi slices? Yum…
yum! they all sound delicious! lately i’ve taken to not even bothering to dip them in chocolate. I just throw a handful of chocolate chips into the mix before scooping it into trays! Just as good and less work for me 🙂 i’ve also tried adding fresh fruit into the mix. DEEEELISH! Enjoy 🙂
these, my friend, are genius!
hehe thanks 🙂
These sound so so yummy! I bet they’d be really good if you put a strawberry half in each ice cube along with the yogurt and granola!
Danielle at Framed Frosting