These chocolate covered strawberry frozen yogurt bars are a protein-packed sweet treat. Made from a strawberry and Greek yogurt base and covered in a chocolate magic shell. Keep a batch in your freezer!
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We can’t stop calling these copycat Dilly Bars! These chocolate covered strawberry frozen yogurt bars are filled with an ultra-creamy Greek yogurt with strawberries and covered in a layer of chocolate that hardens similarly to magic shell. You’ll absolutely love these.
What’s in Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars?
These protein frozen yogurt bars are comprised of two layers: a super creamy greek yogurt filling with sliced fresh strawberries, and then a coating of melted dark chocolate that hardens into a shell in the freezer.
We’re offering an option to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the strawberry yogurt filling to amp up the protein even more 😀
Variations & Substitutions
Jazz up the toppings for these protein frozen yogurt bars by adding a sprinkle of coconut shreds, chopped nuts or good old fashioned rainbow sprinkles right after pouring the chocolate topping onto the bars.
Feel free to substitute the sliced strawberries 1:1 for any berry of your choice. Blueberries, raspberries or blackberries would be delicious!
Amp up the protein in these frozen yogurt bars even further by adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder in the strawberry filling.
Top Tips for Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars
- Use full fat greek yogurt: using full fat greek yogurt will ensure that your frozen yogurt bars are super creamy and not crystalized like some frozen yogurt bars can be.
- Don’t skimp on the freezing time: make sure the strawberry yogurt layer is fully frozen before adding the melted chocolate.
- Use parchment paper: parchment paper is your friend! It will ensure that you can easily remove your frozen yogurt bars without them breaking or sticking.
Storage + Freezer Instructions
After your chocolate strawberry frozen yogurt bars are fully frozen, feel free to enjoy immediately! To store for later, place in a freezer-safe bag and return to the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bars
- 1.5 cups chopped strawberries
- 1 cup 5% plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup honey
- Optional: 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
Chocolate Magic Shell
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Line a baking pan with parchment. Be sure the pan will fit in the freezer. Set aside.
- Add all of the ingredients for the clusters into a large bowl and stir until well combined.
- Use a ⅓ cup measuring cup to scoop the mixture onto a lined baking sheet. Space the scoops out so they are not touching.
- Gently spread each cluster out into a circle and place a popsicle stick into each cluster. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- With about 15 minutes of freezing time left, prepare the chocolate magic shell. Add the chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 20-second intervals until glossy and smooth. Stir between each interval.
- Remove the clusters from the freezer and quickly spoon the melted chocolate ontop of each cluster, completely covering both sides (like a Dilly Bar!) and place them back onto the lined baking sheet. Repeat until each cluster is covered.
- Return the baking sheet to the freezer for 15 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened.
- When the chocolate is frozen enjoy it immediately or store the clusters in freezer-safe bags.
Tips & Notes
- You can use any berry in place of the strawberries.
- Feel free to make the clusters smaller using a ¼ cup scoop.
- We found that the higher fat content of Greek yogurt is what prevents the bars from becoming icy. This is why we recommend 5% or full-fat!
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.