Frozen Yoghurt Popcorn Bites

 

Looking for a sweet treat but wanting it to be healthy and a light summer delight? If so, we have the recipe that you are looking for! The charming Corina, of the blog Searching for Spice, created this refreshing recipe that will tickle you taste buds and dance on your tongue!

A Little Bit About Corina

Corina loves everything to do with food- cooking, reading and writing about food! Corina started the blog Searching for Spice to keep track of all her favourite meals and to document her cooking experiments inspired from different places throughout the world.

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I can’t resist a sweet treat and neither can my children. They love snacking and it’s a challenge to come up with snacks that satisfy their cravings while not being overly sugar laden. I have to say, they both love popcorn so when I received some samples from Portlebay Popcorn I was excited to create a recipe with it that we’d all love.  

So how did I come up with the idea of frozen yoghurt bark with cinnamon popcorn?

Well, the first thing that sprang to mind was to make a kind of chocolate coated popcorn snack bar. I love cake pops and I considered making popcorn pops held together with melted marshmallows and maybe a little chocolate too. I also considered a decadent ice cream sundae with popcorn to provide that all important contrasting crunchy texture.

However, although I loved these ideas and I do encourage you to try them, I am always looking for healthier snacks and ways to get my two rather picky children to eat a balanced diet. I wanted to create a recipe that really was healthy, not just arguably so.

Although I started thinking about ice cream, I ended up thinking about yoghurt. Frozen yoghurt bark to be exact. Frozen yoghurt bark makes a brilliant healthy snack or dessert. You just spread thick yogurt onto a baking tray lined with  baking paper and then press your chosen toppings into it. I’d made it before with fruit and I just wondered what it would be like with popcorn.  I’d seen recipes online that used granola or biscuit pieces so what about popcorn?

My fear was that the popcorn would go soggy in the freezer. I had to test it out so I made a very small batch first. I was nervous. Would it work? Would I be making popcorn pops after all? Could it work? Yes! It could! It did!

Now, I wouldn’t advise you to make this and then leave it in the freezer for days.   Then it will go soggy! But, if you make it in the morning, it will still be crisp and crunchy a few hours later when the yoghurt has frozen solid. And the next day, although the popcorn touching the frozen yoghurt will not be as crunchy any more, the popcorn that sticks out will be.

Overall, this recipe is great as a snack for kids or as a healthy dessert. I flavoured the yoghurt with caramel as I think it goes brilliantly with the cinnamon in the popcorn. I then added sliced bananas and pineapple for an almost tropical Caribbean flavour.

With summer on the way, why not make a few variations using the same method? I think flavouring natural Greek yoghurt with lemon curd then adding raspberries and lemon sherbet popcorn would be a brilliant alternative for summer.  

Recipe for Frozen Yoghurt Bark with Cinnamon Popcorn

300g natural Greek Yoghurt

2-3 tbsp caramel sauce

1 banana

1 slice of pineapple, skin and core removed

Handful of Portlebay Popcorn

How to Make the Frozen Yogurt Bark

1. Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.

2. Stir the caramel sauce into the yoghurt. Don’t add it all at first and taste to make sure you’ve got the flavour just right.

3. Pour the yoghurt onto the baking tray and spread it a little.

4. Top with the fruit and popcorn.

5. Place in the freezer for 4 hours or until completely frozen.

6. Remove from the freezer and break it up.

7. Put it in a container and return the freezer until you want to eat it. Preferably within the next 24 hours.

For more healthy recipe ideas, often with a touch of spice then do visit my blog or social media.  You can find me at:

www.SearchingforSpice.com

Instagram: @SearchingforSpice

Twitter: @CorinatheCook

Facebook: @SearchingforSpice

 

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