These Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars are creamy with 10 grams of protein and only 8 carbs. Perfect for healthy dessert and light enough for breakfast!

We also love these chocolate berry bars!

Protein frozen yogurt bars with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on a plate.

Drawing inspiration from my strawberry bark and the trend of high protein recipes, I created this easy protein frozen yogurt bars recipe! They’re packed with protein, naturally sweet, and bursting with flavor.

Kid approved and the perfect frozen sweet treat for those scorching hot days when you need something cool and delicious!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Healthy: Only 5 grams of sugar mostly from the fresh berries loaded with antioxidants. Plus, they’re gluten-free!
  • High in protein: An energizing snack containing 10 grams of protein per bar.
  • “Normal” taste: Rich and creamy with no overpowering protein taste.
  • Easy to make: Just 3 main ingredients and your choice of berries. Simply mix, layer, and freeze.

Ingredients for Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars

Make your own frozen yogurt bars with 6 simple ingredients and skip the store-bought ones for good!

Greek yogurt, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup, vanilla whey protein powder.
  • Greek yogurt: I used 2%, the higher fat the less icy your bars will be. See below for variations.
  • Protein powder: The taste of protein powder will dictate how your bars taste. I used LeanFit vanilla protein powder.
  • Liquid sweetener: I prefer to use maple syrup because it dissolves better than honey with cold yogurt.
  • Berries: I use fresh berries because they’re more sweet and included strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. See tips below for frozen berries.

How to Make Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars

You’ll only need 10 minutes of easy prep to make these Greek yogurt bars with protein, then pop it in the freezer to set.

Step by step process how to make frozen yogurt bars with protein.
  • Make the yogurt base: Take a medium bowl and combine Greek yogurt, protein powder, and maple syrup. Whisk well until smooth.
  • Pour in the first layer: Place parchment paper in a 9 x 5 loaf pan and evenly spread half of the yogurt mixture across the bottom. I like to secure the parchment paper with clips to keep it out of the way.
  • Add remaining layers: Evenly distribute the berries over the yogurt. Pour in the rest of the yogurt mixture making sure to smooth it out with a spatula, keeping the sides clean. Give the loaf pan a few taps on the counter to help everything settle nicely.
  • Freeze: Set it in the freezer for about 4 hours, or until it’s completely set. Grab onto the parchment paper flaps, transfer it onto a cutting board, and let it thaw for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to let it thaw for too long as bars melt fast.
  • Serve: Use a serrated knife to cut the loaf into 8 bars and enjoy!

Recipe Tip

I was also thinking you could mix yogurt, protein powder and maple syrup in a large bowl. Then gently fold in the berries and then freeze in a loaf pan. I think it might hold even better.

Looking down on a solid block of frozen yogurt bars on parchment paper.

Tips for Best Results

Here are a few simple pointers for making this healthy dessert.

  • Skip non-fat yogurt: It doesn’t have the same rich flavor and texture, and could taste a bit icy once frozen. Anything 2% and higher fat content is fine.
  • Chop strawberries small: Your bars will hold better. I made a mistake and chopped strawberries into too large pieces.
  • Enjoy with a fork: I’ve found that these bars can get a bit messy.
  • Let bars set: To ensure they firm up and hold their shape when slice. Keep in mind they’ll need about 4 hours to fully set, so a bit of planning ahead is key.

Variations

If you love no bake desserts you’ll find this one super easy and fun to tweak to your taste.

  • Regular yogurt: Make sure to use 2% and higher yogurt, full fat yogurt will give you the best texture. You may use 0% but bars will be more icy as regular yogurt contains more whey.
  • Skip maple syrup: You can do so especially if your protein powder is sweet. I like to add a touch of sweetness, it’s not a lot of natural sugars.
  • Vegan protein powder: I would start with one scoop as it is more liquid absorbent than whey protein powder. Add a bit of milk to thin out, if necessary.
  • Omit protein powder: You can do so. I recommend to add more maple syrup then, or you can use vanilla Greek yogurt.
  • Frozen berries: In a pinch you can use frozen berries. I used frozen blueberries here. But keep in mind berries cultivated for freezing are less ripe and less sweet. So maybe add more maple syrup.
  • Dairy free: Use your favorite dairy-free Greek yogurt and vegan protein powder.
  • Flavored yogurt: Feel free to use vanilla, strawberry, or honey Greek yogurt for a sweeter base.

How to Store

Freeze: Place the bars in an airtight container with parchment paper between them to prevent sticking, then store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready for a treat, remove a bar onto a plate, let it thaw for 1-2 minutes, and enjoy with a fork.

FAQs

Can I make them in a baking dish?

Yes. You can make these bars in an 8×8 baking dish. The only change is you’ll get square-shaped treats instead of rectangles.

What else can I add?

Before placing it in the freezer sprinkle on some toppings like granola, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips or coconut flakes. You can also drizzle on some maple syrup, honey, chocolate sauce or a swirl of peanut butter.

Can I omit protein powder?

You can skip the protein powder, keep in mind that the overall protein content of the bars will be lower and taste will be slightly different. I would add extra maple syrup for sweetness or use vanilla yogurt for flavor.

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Protein frozen yogurt bars with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on a plate.

Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars

These Protein Frozen Yogurt Bars are creamy with 10 grams of protein and only 8 grams of carbs. Perfect for healthy dessert or breakfast!
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Servings 8 bars
Calories 78
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, add Greek yogurt, protein powder and maple syrup. Whisk very well until smooth.
  • Line 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper and spread half of the yogurt mixture at the bottom.
  • Add strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Then add remaining yogurt mixture, carefully level it with a spatula keeping the sides clean, and tap loaf pan on the counter a few times to help everything to settle.
  • Freeze for 4 hours or until fully set.
  • Remove loaf pan from the freezer, then holding onto parchment flaps remove onto a cutting board and let thaw for 2-3 minutes, not longer as bars melt fast.
  • Using serrated knife cut into 8 bars and enjoy!

Notes

Store: Place bars lined in between with parchment paper pieces to prevent sticking in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, remove bar on a plate, let thaw for 1-2 minutes and enjoy with a fork. These bars are messy and melt fast.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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