Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt Bark

Since Fall in Texas still means it's consistently over 70 and even 80 degrees, this has been a Fall favorite with my family. It mixes the flavors from the season with the nutrient-dense foods my growing girls need, making it a perfect snack or after dinner treat!

Be sure to check out my dietitian mom tip at the bottom of this recipe as well!

 
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Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt Bark

Ingredients:

1 cup plain full-fat yogurt (I used Stonyfield)
1/4 cup plain pumpkin puree
2 Tablespoons hemp hearts
1 Tablespoon Halloween sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pour yogurt onto parchment paper. Using a rubber spatula, evenly spread out until about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  3. Add pumpkin purée to yogurt. Gently mix in. Again spread out out mixture until even.
  4. With hand 12” or so above yogurt mixture, sprinkle hemp hearts evenly on the surface. Repeat with Halloween sprinkles.
  5. Put in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until firm. Remove pan from freezer, lift parchment paper, and gently break up frozen yogurt bark into large pieces. Serve immediately, storing extra pieces in air tight container with parchment paper in between layers. Enjoy! 

Note: These will thaw quickly, so best to return pieces to the freezer in between requests for seconds!


Dietitian Mom Tip

We rarely ever have foods containing food dyes in our home, sprinkles included. But for some certain seasonal items that I know will be short lived and likely live in the attic until next year, I do bend some of my standard "what I buy and why" standards. This not only helps me fit in other key foods like yogurt, pumpkin, and hemp seeds, but also makes a less exciting snack all the more fun amidst a holiday season that can be so all about the sugar. So just remember - YOU are the nutritional gatekeeper. The call is yours! But sometimes, I will give my dietitian blessing to loosen up a little bit and add a little fun for the sake of the big picture.