Updated: Jul 10
Cheesecake bites are delicious, individual-sized desserts for parties and gatherings. However, they are packed with fat and sugar. These Fruity Fro-Yo Mini Tarts are a healthier version that are actually easier to make.
Fruity Fro-Yo Mini Tart Nutrition
Fruity Fro-Yo Mini Tarts are made with a Greek yogurt filling sweetened only by fruit. The filling sits atop a Graham cracker crust. Unlike most Graham cracker crusts, this recipe uses Canola oil instead of butter to significantly reduce the saturated fat content.
It relies completely on the sugar already in the Graham crackers, so the bites have no additional sugar (unlike most other recipes for Graham cracker crusts) and are a good snack for people watching their sugar intake. Each bite has only about 1.5g of added sugar from the Graham crackers.
Flavoring the Fro-Yo Mini Tarts
The tarts in this recipe blend strawberries and cherries, however, any fresh or frozen fruit can be used. A single fruit can be blended with the yogurt, or a mix of several fruits can be experimented with to create a combo flavor.
For a sweeter flavor, strawberries, mango, watermelon, and bananas are recommended. For a more tart taste, try raspberries, blackberries, ollalieberries, or boysenberries.
Fruits like blueberries, cantaloupe, kiwi, and apple may not provide enough sweetness or flavor on their own, so try mixing them with other fruits. Lemons and limes may be too acidic in the yogurt without the addition of a sweetener.
For those avoiding gluten or wheat, use a gluten-free Graham cracker. Schar makes a good quality gluten-free honeygram cracker.
For those with lactose intolerance, consider whether you can handle yogurt; many people can since most lactose is converted to lactic acid by the bacterial cultures in yogurt. If you have a milk allergy, you can try using a non-dairy yogurt such as one made with cashews or coconut.
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