If you're looking for a healthier vegan and gluten free treat that you can make in a relatively short amount of time, you need to make these vegan frozen yogurt bites which are strawberries covered in peanut butter and chocolate soy yogurt.
They take less than 30 minutes to freeze once everything has been prepared. When you get chance to try this recipe, you're going to fall in love with it.
These chilled nibbles taste great in the summer time, when the weather gets warmer. However, you can make these simple snacks at any time of the year as long as you love chocolate, peanut butter, dairy-free yogurt and of course - strawberries.
Why You Will Love These Frozen Yogurt Bites
- A Nice Breakfast Treat - When you want to begin your day with something a little sweeter than usual, these bites are perfect. They're still on the healthier side with the dairy-free yogurt, strawberries and peanut butter but still feel like a treat at the same time. Some other breakfast recipes that I'm loving at the moment include my vegan nutella chocolate oat milk crepes and vegan brownie batter. Be sure to give them a try!
- Easy To Make - These delicious bites can be made with ease. Dip the strawberries into melted peanut butter and freeze. Then dip them into the vegan yogurt mixture and freeze again. It really is as simple as that.
- Delicious Layers - The three layers which are the fresh strawberries, melted peanut butter and chocolate yogurt are so tasty when eaten together. They're all so complimentary to each other and none of them are overwhelming or dominant.
- Allergy Friendly & Plant Based - This vegan frozen yogurt peanut butter strawberry bites recipe is completely vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
- Large strawberries - Strawberries which are on the larger side are my preference for this recipe. I mean, the more the better right? Don't use frozen strawberries.
- Smooth peanut butter - As these bites are already topped with chopped peanuts, I used smooth peanut butter in order to bring a sense of balance to this recipe. I was also wary of a potential peanut butter 'overhaul' if I'd used crunchy peanut butter instead.
- Vegan chocolate chips - You can also use ordinary vegan dark baking chocolate if you prefer as they melt better. Once melted, these will be then be added to the yogurt mixture. When used in the right recipe, dairy-free chocolate chips can be very useful and certainly enhance the recipe. This can be said for my vegan oven s'mores chocolate dip, vegan strawberry chocolate chip cake and vegan lemon cookies.
- Coconut oil - This will be mixed into the chocolate chips when you're melting it over the stove. Some types of dairy-free chocolate chips struggle to melt on there own over the heat without becoming lumpy but the coconut oil helps them to move smoothly and easily.
- Plain dairy-free yogurt - Vanilla-flavored vegan yogurt is a great option as many of them have quite a neutral taste. Some are actually labelled as 'plain' which is even better and ideal. Many dairy-free yogurts are soy-based these days and I'm also aware that some people have an allergy to soy. If it affects you, perhaps you can try oat-based yogurt instead.
See recipe card for full information on individual ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
- If you're not feeling strawberries but you love the sound of this recipe you can use a different kind of fruit. When I have made these bites in the past, I have used bananas and raspberries for this recipe and I imagine that you will be able use various types of fruits successfully too. It's all in the imagination!
- Chopped peanuts are the recommended topping for these frozen yogurt bites but if you wish, you can use another type of nut for garnishing. Not everybody likes chopped peanuts so you can certainly substitute them for something such as, chopped almonds or hazelnuts. My eggless coffee cake loaf is topped with chopped walnuts which are also incredibly delicious. If you don't like nuts at all, desiccated coconut works well.
How To Make Dairy Free Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Bites
For the full method, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
1: Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
2: Remove the tops from your strawberries.
3: Dip each of your strawberries into melted peanut butter and freeze so that they can set.
4: Make the chocolate yogurt coating.
5: Cover the peanut butter strawberries in the yogurt mixture.
6: Sprinkle on some peanuts and freeze again.
Freeze after dipping in peanut butter - Although this mentioned in the recipe method, please make sure that you allow the peanut butter to set before you dip the strawberries into the chocolate yogurt. Otherwise, you won't have layers as they'll just mix into each other. It will also be very messy.
Don't over freeze - After you have dipped the strawberries into the chocolate yogurt, don't freeze for longer than the recommended amount of time (unless you like super hard treats). They won't be appetizing if you can't bite through them.
They are! Dairy-free yogurt is packed with calcium, fiber, healthy fats and protein. Yogurt bites are actually very good for your digestion too due to the probiotics that they conatin. So you can have fun eating these treats.
Yes, it does, generally vegan yogurt products can be frozen for several weeks without any issues at all!
Vegan yogurt can be made from many different things such as soy, oat products, almond products and even kefir.
Store these inside an airtight container inside the freezer for up to 1 month.
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Frozen Yogurt Peanut Butter Strawberry Bites (Vegan + Gluten Free)
For the frozen yogurt bites:
- 8 large fresh strawberries tops removed
- 100 g smooth peanut butter melted
- 70 g vegan chocolate chips melted
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 100 g plain dairy-free yogurt
- Chopped peanuts to taste
Make the strawberry bites:
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Start by dipping the strawberries into the melted peanut butter. Place them onto the baking tray and freeze for 15 minutes so that the peanut butter can set.
- While the strawberries are in the freezer, make the yogurt coating. Melt the vegan chocolate chips with the coconut oil using the bain-marie method then mix it into the dairy-free yogurt.
- Take the peanut butter strawberries out from the freezer and dip them into the chocolate yogurt mixture so that they are all fully coated.
- Place the strawberries back onto the lined baking tray and top with chopped peanuts.
- Set in the freezer for 25-30 minutes so that they are still quite soft. If you would like the chocolate yogurt to be a little harder, try 60-90 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
- Although this mentioned in the recipe method, please make sure that you allow the peanut butter to set before you dip the strawberries into the chocolate yogurt. Otherwise, you won't have layers as they'll just mix into each other. It will also be very messy.
- After you have dipped the strawberries into the chocolate yogurt, don't freeze for longer than the recommended amount of time (unless you like super hard treats). They won't be appetizing if you can't bite through them.