One of our favorite snacks to keep stocked in the fridge are these blueberry yogurt gummies (by Yummy Toddler Food). Whether giving them to our toddler as is, or freezing them for our infant to gnaw on in her feeding pouch, these are always a healthy hit to keep on hand.
Since my husband gave me this adorable silicone gingerbread mold last Christmas though, I just knew I had to recreate the yogurt gummy recipe we already use with one that included seasonal flavors and this mold.
Here is the result! Give it a try as a healthy, low-sugar option for over the holiday weekend.
Gingerbread Man Yogurt Gummies
Inspired By Recipe From Yummy Toddler Food
Prep Time: 10 min / Cook TIme: 3 hours (to chill)
Makes: 20 gingerbread men (using mold)
- Two containers (4.4 oz each) of 4% siggi's yogurt, vanilla flavored
- 1 cup whole milk, divided
- 3 packets gelatin
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp molasses
1. Using 1/2 cup of the milk, pour into a large baking dish. I use 9x13 to increase the surface area. Sprinkle all three packets of gelatin over the milk. Whisk together until gelatin is well-absorbed, then let sit for ~3 minutes.
2. While milk+gelatin mixture is sitting, heat the other 1/2 cup of milk for 30-45 seconds or until hot, but not boiling (think 100 degrees F, or what I think of as "hot-tub hot"). Pour over mixture, and whisk until well-combined. Let sit for an additional 1-2 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, and molasses. Mix well, then add to the milk+gelatin mixture in large 9x13 pan. Stir until combined and smooth.
4. Using a cookie dough scoop, put one heaping scoop into each mold space. Smooth with silicone spatula, then pop into the freeze for 3 hours so gingerbread men set. Remove mold and pop out each gingerbread man. Put into an air-tight container then to thaw, store in the fridge and enjoy within 5-7 days. Gingerbread men may also be kept in an air-tight container in the freezer for froyo gingerbread treats!
For this Recipe, You Will Need:
Prefer to use cookie cutters instead? Smooth out the surface of the mixture in the 9x13 dish, then place in the refrigerator to chill for ~4-6 hours (or until firm). Once firm, use holiday cookie cutters to get the desired shape for each yogurt gummy. Put in an air-tight container and return to refrigerator prior to enjoying! Note using cookie cutters will produce a different yield and more waste than the silicone mold suggested above (which can be snacked on my Mrs. Clause or your little elves, but you won't want to more formally "serve").