Magic Shell Yogurt Bites are the perfect high protein snack to have stored in your fridge. These bites have a hard chocolate outer shell that is filled with a creamy pumpkin yogurt.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Reasons to Embrace This Recipe:
- Indulge in Magic Shell Yogurt Bites, an ideal high-protein snack ready to grace your fridge.
- Brimming with the goodness of Greek yogurt and pumpkin, offering a natural protein boost and a Vitamin A kick.
- Experience a delightful textural interplay – a crispy exterior housing a velvety, smooth interior.
- While these delectable bites can be stored in the freezer, the fridge is favored for a luxuriously creamy center.
- For a burst of flavor, explore our blueberry-filled yogurt clusters – a perfect companion if you enjoyed this recipe!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Magic Shell Yogurt Bites. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
For this recipe I used plain greek yogurt which is naturally high in protein, however, you can use any type of yogurt that your prefer such a pumpkin flavored yogurt, vanilla, or non-dairy yogurt for a vegan option.
Pumpkin puree is naturally high in Vitamin C and adds a lovely fall twist to these bites.
A touch of vanilla bean paste adds a ton of flavor, however you can also use vanilla extract.
Maple syrup is an unrefined sugar that I love to use in my recipes, however, you can also use honey, agave or date syrup.
Use any type of chocolate that you’d like such as dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate.
How To Make
ONE: In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, pumpkin, maple syrup and vanilla. Use a cookie scoop or a spoon and add dollops of the yogurt to a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper and freeze.
TWO: When ready, in a medium bowl melt the chocolate, I like to add in a touch of coconut oil which helps the chocolate melt and have a creamy and smooth texture.
THREE: Working quickly, dip each frozen yogurt bite in the melted chocolate and coat fully. Place back on the parchment paper and back into the freezer.
FOUR: Once totally frozen, store in the fridge and enjoy!
Tips And Tricks
Yogurt bites must be fully frozen before dipping in the melted chocolate.
Work in small batches when dipping the yogurt in the chocolate so that it doesn’t melt.
Be sure to fully coat the yogurt bites in chocolate to create that outer shell, otherwise the yogurt will seep out once placed in the fridge.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these Magic Shell Yogurt Bites one the outer shell has fully hardened and enjoy straight out of the fridge. You can also freeze these, however the inside will instead be hard and tough to enjoy.
Store in the fridge and enjoy within 4-5 days. Or in the freezer and enjoy up to 30 days.
Taste And Texture
Magic Shell Yogurt Bites are sweet with a creamy gooey center. The pumpkin yogurt has a great flavor that isn’t over powering that pairs great with the dark chocolate.
The texture is crunchy on the outside but smooth and creamy in the center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make these vegan?
Yes, just use a vegan yogurt and a vegan chocolate.
Why is my yogurt seeping through?
You must make sure the yogurt is fully coated in the melted chocolate. This creates that outer magic shell, if there is openings then the yogurt will seep through once placed in the fridge.
Can I make these without pumpkin?
Can I add in protein powder?
Yes totally, just mix it in when combining all the ingredients for the yogurt.