Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars

Keep your cool.


Well summer is officially here.  I personally feel that summer starts in May, but officially it is not until June 21st.  What better way to cool off than with a light, refreshing low-calorie frozen treat?  I picked up a box of Honey Maid Graham Crackers (the only brand I will eat) to use for one baking project or another.  I don't typcially make too many recipes on the back of packages, but this one really peaked my interest.  I modified it slightly, but it turned out fantastic!  It even inspired me to make a couple other flavors.  I can't get enough of these things.  


Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars
recipe modified from Nabisco

10 1/2 Honey Maid Graham Crackers, broken into quarters (42 rectangles)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, pureed
1 cup nonfat plain Greek style yogurt
1 1/2 cup thawed frozen reduced-fat whipped topping
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Line 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides.  Arrange half the graham pieces, in 3 rows of 7 pieces each, on bottom of pan.

Spoon strawberry puree into medium bowl; stir in yogurt, whipped topping, and vanilla extract.  Spread over graham pieces in prepared pan.  Top with remaining graham pieces, aligning to match placement of graham pieces on bottom layer. Freeze 4 hours.  Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan; cut between grahams to form 9 square bars and 3 rectangular bars or 21 rectangular bars.  (square bars are pictured)