Decadent, sweet and healthy too, these Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Yogurt Bites will satisfy your sweet craving guilt-free!
Can you believe that summer is right around the corner? We've already had some 80 degree days here and my kids love frozen treats. For those of you who have kids, what do you think about those ice cream trucks? There are times when we love having the convenience of a nice, refreshing treat. But then there are the ice cream truck stalkers.
Ok moms and dads, you know what I'm talking about it.
They end up arriving at sporting events at like 9:00 a.m. when you barely fed your kids breakfast.
They follow you around town and blare their music at the pool, playgrounds, baseball games…you name it. And on the days that I splurge and get my kids their multi-colored, sugar laden treat, they see another one playing-that-annoying-song-that-sticks-in-your-head-all-day and they ask for another one!
Ok, I am getting off topic a bit. The reason of my rant is that I usually end up making my own treats that I can control the amount of sugar and all of the ingredients that go in it. And when I say no to the obnoxious music blaring in my front yard, I can immediately offer my kids something else.
These Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Yogurt Bites are the perfect healthy treat. There are only four ingredients in these portion-controlled treats. The best part? They taste so delicious that the kids won't even imagine that they are healthy! They are also dairy-free and gluten free too. Oh, and I snuck chia seeds in there as well. The kids won't suspect a thing.
I don't want to sound like a grumpy old lady. I do let my kids get treats from the ice cream trucks. I mean, there is no way avoiding it sometimes. And I understand that the annoying music they play is symbolic part of summer fun. Yeah, I get it. But they do stalk you, there is no denying that. So my kids indulge in them every now and then.
Repeat after me…everything in moderation.
These are super easy to make. You mix the Silk Yogurt Alternative (I chose vanilla flavor) with mini dairy-free chocolate chips an chia seeds and freeze them in an ice cube tray. I wish I had one of those cute trays, but I just have the standard, rectangular kind. But go ahead, get creative and use one of those cute ones with the fun shapes. See how pretty these look?
As simple as these are to make, they do get a little messy dipping the frozen bites into the melted chocolate. I don't know about you but I don't mind licking some chocolate off of my fingers. I think that's why my kids love to make these!
I love using Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, especially for my kids friends that come over who have a dairy intolerance or sensitivity. There are 6 grams of plant-powered protein per serving. These Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternatives are an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D and contain no cholesterol, dairy, lactose, gluten, carrageenan or casein. Do you think those ice cream trucks can say the same thing?
- 2 cups of Silk Vanilla Soy yogurt alternative
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons dairy free mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips for melting
- In a medium bowl, mix together Silk yogurt alternative, chia seeds and 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into ice cube tray ( I used the basic rectangle tray with 16 spots).
- Freeze for several hours or overnight until frozen solid.
- While keeping the ice cube trays in the freezer, melt chocolate chips in double burner or in the microwave. Remove from heat once smooth.
- Twist ice cube tray and place upside down so yogurt bites fall out.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a spoon, drop yogurt bite into melted chocolate. Remove with your fingers when thoroughly coated and place onto baking sheet until all of them are covered.
- Immediately place back int the freezer. Allow to re-freeze.
- Once hardened, eat immediately or place in airtight container in the freezer.
What are you favorite summer treats? Yes, even the ones from the ice cream trucks 🙂
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.