Yogurt-covered pretzels are one of my children's favorite snacks, and why wouldn't they be? They are sweet and salty with just a tiny bit of tanginess from the yogurt. I recently discovered yogurt powder as a new favorite pantry staple, and it inspired me to riff on the classic candy bark with yogurt and pretzels. Now we have a new go-to after-school snack that only takes 15 minutes and four ingredients to make.
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Yogurt Powder Is the Secret Ingredient to Pretzel Bark
Bark is as simple melting chocolate, pouring it onto a piece of parchment, and letting it cool, but to make yogurt bark you need one special ingredient: yogurt powder! You can order yogurt powder online or find it at specialty grocers. It lasts forever and you can add it to smoothies, yogurt bites, or even mix it with milk for a last-minute protein drink.
The yogurt powder will thicken anything you add it to, so work quickly once you add it to the white chocolate. Add half of the pretzel pieces and the strawberries to the melted white chocolate instead of sprinkling it all on top, so they don't fall off when cut.
Yogurt Pretzel Bark
1 pound chopped white chocolate (not white baking chips or morsels)
1/2 cup yogurt powder
1 cup mini pretzel twists, divided
1 ounce freeze-dried strawberries, divided
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Microwave the white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl on high in 30-second bursts, stirring after each burst, until the white chocolate is mostly melted — a few chunks of unmelted chocolate are welcome.
Stir in the yogurt powder until completely incorporated. Add 1/2 of the pretzels, crushing them up a bit as you do, and half of the freeze-dried strawberries. Fold these into the yogurt-chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet.
Spread the yogurt-chocolate mixture out into a 9x13-inch rectangle. Top with the remaining pretzels and strawberries. Press the pretzels down gently to ensure they stick as the chocolate sets. Let sit at room temperature until set, at least 1 hour, before cutting into bite-sized pieces.
- Buying white chocolate: Make sure the white chocolate you purchase has at least 20 percent cocoa butter to ensure that it melts smoothly. White baking chips or morsels will not melt properly and should not be used in this recipe.
- Storage: Bark keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days. The strawberries will lose their crunch after this time, but the bark will still be tasty for up to 1 week.