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Greek Yogurt Strawberry Bar Dessert


This is a great summer recipe I remember having as a child. It’s what I call our Greek Yogurt Strawberry Bar Dessert. It looks fancy but it is totally made at home and is great for making with kids. Once you get used to making this recipe, I encourage you to try it with different fruit flavors if you have something you’d like to try. I, for example, also like cherry or peach, depending on what’s available. 

To get this recipe right I encourage you to try these amazing cookies that maintain their crunch even when they’ve been frozen into ice cream. You can easily order them on Amazon, or perhaps find them at your local grocery store. Then, have your bowls ready so you can prepare these on your countertop without having to run around and fetch lots of things while you’re in the process of cooking. You want this to be fairly seamless since you’re working with liquid that will turn to a solid and have to fill baking pans just so to get everything right. 

Once everything is going it mostly becomes a matter of timing the chilling so you complete the first part, then have the top layer ready to assemble. In the fridge, the bars will chill into a delicious frozen dessert. They’re really easy to slice and serve directly from the fridge once you’ve finished the final three hours of chilling. My kids love them with a little whipped cream and sprinkles on top. You can even make this into a summer birthday cake or serve for the Fourth of July. 

This is such a fun dessert for summer. It’s one of those things that both the kids and adults absolutely adore. I don’t think I'll ever get tired of it! Don’t forget to get the kids involved in this one, they’ll love making it with you. Enjoy! 



Greek Yogurt Summer Bars 

This is one of my favorite desserts from growing up. I still make it for my kids and they adore it! 

 

  • 1 lb Greek Yogurt  

  • 1 ½ packs of Biscuit Petit – Beurre Papadopoulos Cookies  

  • 1 can condensed milk  

  • 1 cup strawberry elly  

  • 2 tbsp Water  

 

  1. Crumble the cookies in a bowl and set aside.  

  1. In a separate bowl, combine the greek yogurt and condensed milk. Then stir in the crumbled cookies, reserving a few for the topping. 

  1. Pour the yogurt into a 8x8 baking dish and smooth it cover and cover it with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 

  1. In a small bowl, mix the jelly and water together to loosen the jelly. 

  1. Pour the jelly over the top of the yogurt and smooth it out so it covers the entire plan. Sprinkle the remaining crumbled cookies on top. 

  1. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and chill for an additional 3 hours. 

  1. Slice and serve directly from the fridge. 

 


Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact team@nikkiglekascollective.com or call 203.658.8659.

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