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Frozen Orange Creamsicle Snacks

by Courtney on June 22, 2012

Talk about a major bummer. That massage I was so pumped for this morning? Yeah…well I completely had my dates wrong. As it turns out, the appointment is set for next Friday, not this Friday. Can I tell you how much of an airhead I felt like walking out of there. Good grief.

BUT, not all was lost on my scatterbrain…I used the extra time as an opportunity to get in another yoga session! A lovely 40 minutes with the dear Chris Freytag and her 10lb. Slimdown Xtreme Yoga, and I am feelin’ better already!

Now, I think it’s time to go find myself something for lunch, but since I’m still undecided, I wanted to share a little snack that I’ve been enjoying this past week…

A few weeks ago, I was reading my pal Lindsay’s blog and came across a post of hers for Chocolate Dipped Frozen Yogurt Bites. As I read along and continued to drool over these delicious, frozen snacks that were staring me back in the face, I realized that this was absolutely genius.

Two of my favorite things – Chobani and granola – paired into one frozen treat? Incredible.

So last week, I got to work on making my own special Orange Creamsicle frozen yogurt bites. Mmmm hmmm.

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Thanks to the lovely Lauren, I recently got hooked me up with a bag of Nuts About Granola in a flavor I had never even imagined…orange creamsicle.

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I’d been snacking on this stuff for a few days, and I can honestly tell you that the stuff really does taste like orange creamsicle. It’s unreal. And insanely delicious.

So then I thought about Lindsay’s frozen yogurt bites…and then I realized I had a couple containers of Chobani blood orange in my fridge.

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And from there, I got to work.

Two containers Chobani blood orange + 1 cup Orange Creamsicle granola.

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Two mini-muffin pans (since I didn’t have ice cube trays).

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Portioned out, frozen…

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…and voila! A delicious, healthy, sweet, frozen snack that’s perfect for anytime of day.

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I’ve been snacking on these little guys throughout the week, and they’ve been perfect with all this heat we’ve been having.

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I thought about dipping them into some chocolate like Lindsay did, but ultimately decided to keep ‘em naked. Either way, they’re delicious, Lindsay is a genius, Lauren is awesome for sending me this granola, and I am a happy camper eating some tasty frozen treats. Smile

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1 Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

What a genius idea from Lindsay! I bet it would be SO good layered with coconut butter too! Mmmmm. And I totally feel ya on the airheadedness~lol. I have quite a few of those moments myself! But good thing I can laugh at my sillyness. :P
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2 HeatherB June 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Those look really good. Are they creamy or do they get icy??

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3 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson June 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I loved her post about the yogurt bites and I love this one too! I think I need to make these this weekend
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4 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries June 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

What a creative idea! I’ve been dying of heat up here in Boston, especially without air conditioning! I didn’t understand the principle of not having central AC since I’ve lived in Florida for the past 23 summers of my life. It’s been quite the culture shock and I’ve woken up numerous mornings drenched in sweat! It’s time to take the plunge and invest in a window AC unit!
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5 Sarah June 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Yummy! I want to try that recipe out! It look delicious!
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6 Elizabeth @ Southern Color June 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Yum! I am totally trying out this recipe – it’s the perfect bite sized treat!
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7 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Awesome recipe! I love this recipe!!! I have to make these!
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8 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean June 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

yay!!! glad you’re liking them. next time try adding some chocolate chips! i’ve decided dipping them is a lot of work but mixing in the chocolate chips is the perfect compromise :)
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9 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness June 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

What a great idea! I will definitely be trying these out soon!
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10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

That is such a unique treat! I definitely want to try it! :)
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11 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Such a great idea! I loooove the blood orange flavor.
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12 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Yum! What a great, simple idea!
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13 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Those sounds heavenly right now – I just got back from being outside in the 95 degree heat! And orange creamsicle is one of my favorite flavors – I didn’t know granola came in that flavor!
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14 Janae @ Bring-Joy June 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

What a brilliant, perfect-for-summer, idea! I’m gonna make these with some Whole Soy & Co. yogurt.
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15 Sarah June 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

WOW!!! That sounds amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review :)

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16 Khushboo June 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Ok. You are genius…that is all :)
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17 Lauren June 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Girl, these look amazing!!! So glad you love the granola and found a way to put it to such good use! :) Perfect for summer.
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18 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie June 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I’ve done that before with the date issues. Those treats look awesome!
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19 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

i remember seeing those when lindsay first posted them, and i completely forgot about them until now! this is a great idea for a summer treat. yum!
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20 Brandi June 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I am totally going to make these!!! **adding greek yogurt to grocery list** ;) Yum!

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21 Alysha @Shesontherun June 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm

This is such a cook snack idea. I’m so trying this!
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22 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Love! I loved Lindsay’s idea, and I love this idea!
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23 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

These sound so amazing! I totally forgot to try them after I saw them on Lindsay’s blog. They’re definitely on my to-do list for summer!
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24 Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More June 23, 2012 at 12:08 am

Super simple! Pretty sure even I could make them. Thanks!
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25 Harold K.Russell June 23, 2012 at 2:15 am

I loved her post about the yogurt bites and I love this one too! Yummy! I want to try that recipe out! It look delicious!

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26 Becka @ simplybecka June 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Wow sounds so yummy I shall have to try the recipe. Would be good on a hot day as a yummy treat.
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27 Emmy June 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

These look incredible, Courtney! Do you know what stores carry the Nuts about Granola brand? You’ve got me dying for this flavor!

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28 Olivia June 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Ohhhhh my goodness. These look incredible.

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