food for a restless mind

Mixed Berry Yoghurt Bites

Although my Berry Yoghurt Bites didn’t turn out quite like the original recipe, they were still delicious so I thought I’d share them anyway. Hopefully you have better luck with them than I did. These yoghurt bites are a delicious little alternative to cheesecake. Full of flavour, and oh so moreish, but also healthy. What more could you ask for?

food for a restless mind

Unfortunately, due to lack of access to coconut yoghurt or agave syrup I couldn’t make my version of this recipe vegan like the original, but I’m now super keen to try out the vegan version as soon as I get back to Australia.

food for a restless mind

It’s beginning to get hot here again in Tonga (not that it really gets cold), and these bites seemed like the perfect snack for the hot weather. They are so easy to make. Honestly the hardest part is waiting for them to soften slightly when you get them out of the freezer. Although if you are feeling really impatient you don’t have to wait, you can just pick them up and bite into them. However, if you can manage it I recommend waiting. Then you can eat it with a fork or spoon instead of getting melted yoghurt all over your hands and/or face (not that I did that or anything).

food for a restless mind

 

First up throw all of the ingredients for the base (oats, almonds, dates and desiccated coconut) in the food processor and blitz until it form a fine-ish meal (the base will probably stick together better the finer the meal is). Spoon the meal evenly into muffin tray with 12 moulds. Use the back of the spoon to press the mixture into the base of the tin until firm.

food for a restless mind

Put all of the ingredients for the frozen yoghurt in the food processor and blend until thoroughly mixed together and smooth, making sure that there are no big clumps of fruit. It should look kind of like a smoothie.

food for a restless mind

Spoon the frozen yoghurt mixture evenly into the 12 muffin moulds, and carefully place into the freezer. It takes about an hour for the yoghurt to set enough to pry the bites out of their moulds. The easiest way to get them out is to slide a butter knife down the side of the mould until the bite pops out. After leaving mine for a few hours, just in case, I popped one out to discover that the base hadn’t stuck to the yoghurt. Oh no! I tried again just in case that one was a dud, and once again I ended up with a piece of frozen yoghurt with a layer of crumb fused to the bottom while the rest of the base stayed in the tin. However they were still really yummy so I just shrugged and spooned the base mixture left in the tin over the top of my bites.

food for a restless mind

 

The next day I decide to have some for a snack and lo and behold they come out of the tin perfectly. So if you have the same problem, just wait overnight (if you can) and they will turn out picture perfect. If you don’t care about how it looks, pry the yoghurt part out and spoon the base over top, it’s just as yummy.

Ingredients (makes 12)

Base

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of almonds
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut

Frozen Yoghurt

  • 300g of yoghurt (use dairy free coconut yoghurt if you can get it)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of honey (use agave syrup if you want to make it vegan)

Method

  1. First up throw all of the ingredients for the base (oats, almonds, dates and desiccated coconut) in the food processor and blitz until it form a fine-ish meal (the base will probably stick together better the finer the meal is).
  2. Spoon the meal evenly into muffin tray with 12 moulds. Use the back of the spoon to press the mixture into the base of the tin until firm.
  3. Put all of the ingredients for the frozen yoghurt in the food processor and blend until thoroughly mixed together and smooth, making sure that there are no big clumps of fruit. It should look kind of like a smoothie.
  4. Spoon the frozen yoghurt mixture evenly into the 12 muffin moulds, and carefully place into the freezer.
  5. It takes about an hour for the yoghurt to set enough to pry the bites out of their moulds. The easiest way to get them out is to slide a butter knife down the side of the mould until the bite pops out.
  6. The longer you leave the bites in their moulds the better they will turn out. I recommend leaving them overnight.

 

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