Holiday Toddler Treat: Melted Snowman Yogurt Bark

Looking for a fun and delicious holiday treat to make with your little one? Look no further! Our Melted Snowman Yogurt Bark is the perfect recipe to add some festive cheer to your kitchen. Let’s dive in and create lasting memories together!

The holiday season is all about spending quality time with our loved ones, and what better way to bond with your toddler than by making a delicious and healthy treat together? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create yogurt bark with your little one. We’ve even given it a festive twist by turning it into adorable melted snowman shapes. So, let’s grab our aprons and get started!

Ingredients for Your Holiday Treat

  • 2 cups of whole milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Handful of strawberries (cut in triangles), blackberries (cut in half lengthwise), pretzels, and pomegranate seeds
  • 1 pack of candy eyes

Feel free to make substitutions according to your preferences or dietary needs.

How to Make Melted Snowman Yogurt Bark with Your Toddler

  • Begin by lining a pan with parchment paper. Make sure it’s small enough to fit in your freezer. A standard-sized baking sheet worked well for us.
  • Mix together the yogurt, honey, and vanilla.
    • Start with 2 cups of yogurt in a large mixing bowl, and pre-portion the honey and vanilla. This way, your little one can pour them in and lend a helping hand.
    • Pass the spatula to your toddler and let them stir away!
    • Once the mixture reaches a creamy consistency, pour it onto the prepared parchment paper and spread it out evenly, thick enough to hold the toppings.

Now comes the fun part!

  • Encourage your toddler’s creativity as they design their melted snowman on the yogurt bark.
    • Begin by adding candy eyes to set the snowman’s face. These will add a touch of charm and personality right from the start.
    • Place blackberry halves on top as the snowman’s “top hat.”
    • Add pomegranate seeds (or chocolate morsels) as buttons.
    • Use sliced strawberries in triangle shapes for the snowman’s nose.
    • To complete the look, place pretzel sticks on each side of the “body,” serving as stick arms.
  • Freeze and Enjoy!
    • Place the pan in the freezer overnight to allow the yogurt bark to freeze thoroughly.
      • Before we freeze the bark, it’s important to explain to your little one that this snack is not meant to be eaten right away. You can say, “We’re going to make a fun treat today. We’ll create our melted snowman yogurt bark and place it in the freezer overnight so we can have it as an afternoon snack tomorrow. I can’t wait to see how our melted snowman turns out!”
    • When it’s time for a tasty treat, take the pan out of the freezer and break the bark into fun, bite-sized pieces.
      • For storage: Use a freezer-safe container and line it with parchment paper (in between the pieces so they don’t stick together).
  • Now, it’s time to enjoy our cute and delicious Melted Snowman Yogurt Bark together!

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a festive and adorable snack that your toddler will enjoy. Remember to involve them in the process and let their imagination run wild as they design their own melted snowman yogurt bark. So grab your aprons, gather the ingredients, and get ready to have a blast with your toddler this holiday season!