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How to Make Yogurt Balls for Dessert

Updated on March 17, 2016
Frozen yogurt rolled in cereal makes a terrific sweet treat.
Frozen yogurt rolled in cereal makes a terrific sweet treat. | Source
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Charming for both kids and adults, frozen yogurt cereal balls are a cooling, satisfying dessert or snack. Easy to make and fun to eat, this treat will have you wishing you could enjoy them for breakfast as well.

And they only require two ingredients!

Strawberry and vanilla frozen yogurt and two of my favorite cereals. Did you know store brand cereals often taste better than the name brands?
Strawberry and vanilla frozen yogurt and two of my favorite cereals. Did you know store brand cereals often taste better than the name brands? | Source

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup frozen yogurt, per person
  • 1/4 cup cereal, per person, crushed

Cook Time

Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: One serving (five balls)*

*There is a waiting period of about one half hour to one hour while the scooped yogurt balls harden up in the freezer.

Cereal Coated Yogurt Balls, in Pictures

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Hardware required: cookie sheet, tin foil, melon baller, and a cup of hot water.Behold, the frozen yogurt!Scoop it...... place it...... don't touch...... and fill up the tray.Place into the freezer.Five melon scoops only equals 1/3 of a cup!Other hardware: small bowl, rolling pin, and plastic baggie. Don't forget the cereal!Smash! Smash! Smash!Crushed cereal pieces, ready for rolling.Place a scoop into the bowl...... and roll (or press) to coat.Fill up the tray and put back into the freezer. Serve and enjoy!
Hardware required: cookie sheet, tin foil, melon baller, and a cup of hot water.
Hardware required: cookie sheet, tin foil, melon baller, and a cup of hot water. | Source
Behold, the frozen yogurt!
Behold, the frozen yogurt! | Source
Scoop it...
Scoop it... | Source
... place it...
... place it... | Source
... don't touch...
... don't touch... | Source
... and fill up the tray.
... and fill up the tray. | Source
Place into the freezer.
Place into the freezer. | Source
Five melon scoops only equals 1/3 of a cup!
Five melon scoops only equals 1/3 of a cup! | Source
Other hardware: small bowl, rolling pin, and plastic baggie. Don't forget the cereal!
Other hardware: small bowl, rolling pin, and plastic baggie. Don't forget the cereal! | Source
Smash! Smash! Smash!
Smash! Smash! Smash! | Source
Crushed cereal pieces, ready for rolling.
Crushed cereal pieces, ready for rolling. | Source
Place a scoop into the bowl...
Place a scoop into the bowl... | Source
... and roll (or press) to coat.
... and roll (or press) to coat. | Source
Fill up the tray and put back into the freezer.
Fill up the tray and put back into the freezer. | Source
Serve and enjoy!
Serve and enjoy! | Source
The finished yogurt balls. Yummy!
The finished yogurt balls. Yummy! | Source

Helpful Tip

Don’t smash the cereal into powder; you want to be able to identify the type of cereal.

Instructions for Making Yogurt Balls

  1. Using a cookie scoop or melon baller, scoop out however many bonbons you want for each person. I think five is a nice number, and five standard melon baller scoops will equal about 1/3 cup of frozen yogurt.
  2. They don’t have to be perfect scoops, so don’t spend a lot of time on this part. Place onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil, parchment, or a Silpat (silicone baking mat). If you’re making these for a party, I suggest using several different flavors of frozen yogurt and cereals.
  3. Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least a half hour so the bonbons will be easier to roll and less likely to melt.
  4. While the yogurt balls are resting, measure out your cereal(s) into plastic sandwich baggies. Depending on the size of the cereal, use a rolling pin to crush it slightly. Decant the cereal into a bowl large enough for the yogurt scoop to roll around in (but not shallow enough for them to roll out of).
  5. Here comes the fun part! Working quickly and with very clean hands or a spoon, take each scoop of yogurt and roll it around or press it into the crushed cereal until completely coated. If you prefer something perfectly round, quickly reshape each scoop after coating them. If you plan to eat them right away, arrange them onto a small plate or bowl, or place into a larger bowl for family-style service. If doing them ahead of time, put into a freezer-safe plastic-ware container with a lid, or back onto a clean baking sheet.
  6. Make it a little fancier by spooning fresh berry sauce over them, or simply eat them as is (the best way, as far as I'm concerned). Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6-7 yogurt balls*
Calories 107
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 24 g8%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

*Calories determined with 1/2 cup of Hood Fat Free Strawberry frozen yogurt and 1/4 cup of Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries cereal.


Presentation Ideas

  • Poke a popsicle stick or toothpick into each one (depending on size) and keep everyone’s fingers cleaner, longer.
  • On a plate -- place three in a cluster, then top with one more.
  • Serve in individual paper candy wrappers for a more grown-up look.
  • Set out a great big bowl of these frozen yogurt balls at a birthday party instead of an ice cream cake.
  • Press down into the shape of a tiny bowl, refreeze, and serve another ball inside it!

Combinations

  • Vanilla with Raisin Bran
  • Chocolate with Special K Chocolatey Delight
  • Strawberry with Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries (pictured)
  • Peach or Blueberry with Golden Grahams
  • Vanilla with Fruity Pebbles
  • Chocolate or vanilla with Cookie Crisp (pictured)
  • Cookie Dough with Cap'n Crunch
  • Anything you can imagine! Use healthy cereals to boost the benefits.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      It's also a fun date dessert. Share then with each other and have a great time! ;-)

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      Kevin Galarneau 5 years ago from Michigan

      This looks really easy to do. I love the picture guide. I always have frozen yogurt in the freezer so if I'm feeling adventurous I'll have to do this.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hiya Keith - let me know how it come out with the Greek yogurt! Sounds tangy!!! Thanks for stopping by. :^)

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Everyday I read some new fun, exciting, and delicious article here on HP...haha! I think i'll try this with greek yogurt with a sweet cereal! Thanks for the recipe :)

      -KD

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Gina, haha! One could definitely eat them in the morning... if not for breakfast, then certainly as "part of their breakfast." ;-)

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      Gina 5 years ago

      Why can't I eat them for breakfast? Sounds like a great way to start the day.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks, Doc! Yes, please do try it. The strawberry ones ended up especially good. :-)

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      Glen Nunes 5 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

      What a great idea! There are endless varieties you can do with this recipe. And it looks so easy that even I could do it! I'll definitely be trying these.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Yes, and using a metal melon baller will ease the burden of scooping. Thanks! :-)

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      Wow! I've never heard of this recipe before. I bet my kids would love to help me make it (and then eat it!).