This is my first year creating healthy halloween treat recipes. As a disclosure, I must say I am not 100 percent into halloween. In New Zealand, it is no where near as celebrated as it is in the Northern Hemisphere. But this year I have been convinced to try my hand at Halloween treat recipes by some other incredible kid food bloggers. If you are looking for brilliant Halloween treats for children you will not be disappointed with a visit to either Fork and Beans or Eats Amazing. There are many others but these two are a great starting point and these to have been so kind to me as I attempt to up my Halloween game! For my first attempt, I have tackled a healthy Halloween frozen sweet treat
My Healthy Halloween Treat Spooky Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt Bark
The inspiration for this recipe came from two places. One: Basic frozen yoghurt bark. There are heaps and heaps of various recipes for this around. Hello Wonderful has a great strawberry version.
The second place I drew inspiration from was from a chocolate bark halloween candy picture I saw on Pinterest. It is visually spectacular but I really wanted to try an achieve a healthier alternative. So I combined the two options!
How to make healthy halloween strawberry yoghurt bark video tutorial
All steps are summarised in the video below
Spooky Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt Bark
Yield 16 Pieces
- 2.5 Cups plain greek yoghurt
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- 1 TBSP Maple syrup
- Small & Large dark chocolate drops
- In a food processor blend 2 Cups of the yoghurt with the strawberries and maple syrup (you can leave out the maple syrup, it depends a little on the greek yoghurt, some are more sour than others)
- Line a large flat dish with baking paper (ensure the dish will fit in your freezer before proceeding)
- Pour the strawberry yoghurt mixture into the dish, for best results you want it to be about 1/2 cm thick. (To be honest the batch I used in the video and for the photos was a touch too thick. I have had better results when it is around the 1/2 cm thickness) .Note the colour will change when frozen, the pink becomes more vibrant.
- Use the remaining 1/2 cup of yoghurt to create ghosts on the pink strawberry yoghurt. It goes a bit like this.. Blob a blob of yoghurt using a teaspoon. Take a chopstick and swirl a tail shape. With the chop stick create two little ghostly arms by swirling the yoghurt upwards
- Decorate with choc drops. 2 small eyes, 1 large mouth
- Freeze... Depends on the thickness, overnight will always be a winner
- Peel off the baking paper and break up into pieces
I would suggest serving this sort of dish alfresco as it can get messy