Black Forest Cake │ Frozen Yogurt Bars

Mar 30, 2021

Our Frozen Yogurt Bars are sweet enough to serve as dessert but wholesome enough to enjoy as an energizing breakfast or on-the-go snack! Mix and match your favorite nut, fruit, and protein powders to create your own flavour.

Our Frozen Greek Yogurt bars are packed with healthy fats, energizing carbs, and enough protein to keep you satiated! They are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, a refreshing afternoon snack, or a simple summer dessert. We shared a similar version of these bars on the blog last summer. You can find the Berry Cheesecake version here!

I had the idea to make a Black Forest Cake version after purchasing a bag of frozen dark cherries! I captured the flavours of chocolate cake by adding cacao powder to the base and chocolate protein powder to the yogurt. Yum!

This recipe does not require precise measurements or particular ingredients. So feel free to mix up the flavour and embrace your creativity with any nut, protein powder, or fruit you have on hand!

 

BLACK FOREST CAKE - FROZEN YOGURT BARS

The Nutrition Facts are for 6 servings. If you slice the bar into quarters (ie. four slices) the Nutrition Facts are 419 caloires, 21g of fat, 21g of protein, 37g of protein, and 6g of fibre. You can log the bars in MyFitnessPal by searching Vitality Nutrition - Black Forest Cake Frozen Yogurt Bars


INGREDIENTS

BASE

  • 1 cup (120g) dates, soaked
  • 1 cup (120g) walnuts
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons (14g) cacao powder

YOGURT MIXTURE

  • 1 ½ cups (350g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop (30g) chocolate protein powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons (30mL) water
  • pinch of salt

TOPPINGS

  • 1 cup (140g) pitted frozen cheries
  • 1 square (10g) dark chocolate

DIRECTIONS 

BASE

  1. Soak the dates overnight or soak the dates in boiling water for a few minutes.
  2. Blend the walnuts and pinch of salt in a food processor until the walnuts are in fine pieces. Remove the walnuts from the food processor.
  3. Add the dates to the food processor and blend until they turn into a paste. Then add the chopped walnuts and cacao powder to the food processor and blend until well combined. The mixture will stick together and if it doesn't add one tablespoon of water and blend until the mixture sticks together when pressed into a ball.
  4. Prepare a baking dish with parchment paper, pour the mixture into the dish, and press with your hands or a spatula into an even layer.

*NOTE: you can prepare the base ahead of time and store it in the freezer until you are ready to assemble the bars with the yogurt-mixture and toppings!

YOGURT-MIXTURE

  1. Prepare the yogurt mixture by combining the plain Greek yogurt with a scoop of protein powder, one tablespoon of water, and a pinch of salt. You may need to add an extra tablespoon of water if the mixture is too thick.
  2. Pour the yogurt mixture over the base and distribute evenly.

TOPPINGS

  1. Place the frozen cherries on top of the yogurt mixture in an even row.
  2. Chop or grate dark chocolate and evenly sprinkle over top!
  3. Store the Frozen Yogurt bars in the freezer. When ready to serve, allow them to thaw for about 3-5 minutes before slicing into bars. I recommend slicing them into four bars if enjoying them as a meal and up to six bars if you are enjoying one as a snack or dessert!

F4 FORMULA

Exciting news! Our signature F4 Formula is now offered as a self-study course. If you are interested in learning about the four step formula we use to design our meals at Vitality Nutrition then click here to learn more. These Frozen Greek yogurt bars include protein (from the yogurt and protein powder), fibre-filled carbs (from the cherries and dates), and and fat (from the walnuts in the base and dark chocolate on top!). 

  


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