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When it was time for my son to try finger foods, yogurt melts seemed like a great option. I didn’t want to buy the store-bought version, because they don’t have very much food in each container. These homemade yogurt melts are a hit with my son. They are delicious and much cheaper than the store-bought version. Another benefit is that one quart of yogurt makes a large batch to last a long time.
Making Yogurt Melts
- Gallon size freezer bags
- Icing bag and tip, or ziploc bag with a small hole cut out of the corner
- Plain greek yogurt (make sure it’s doesn’t have added honey!)
- Fruit puree your baby loves. We used banana.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (You could get away with skipping this step, but using parchment paper makes it easier to remove the melts and saves some clean up time.)
- Blend the fruit puree and spinach.
- Mix yogurt and fruit/spinach puree together (DO NOT BLEND.) You want the ratio of yogurt to puree to be about 1:1.
- Pour the mixture into an icing bag or a ziploc bag with a small piece of the corner cut off.
- Pipe small dots onto the parchment paper (about ½” wide)
- Peel melts off the parchment paper and store in a gallon size freezer bag.
-When I made these for the first time, I made the mistake of blending the yogurt and puree together. This made them too runny to pipe. I was able to fix this by adding a LOT of baby cereal to thicken it.
-If you let your baby eat these as finger food, it will be MESSY! I usually just take off my baby’s clothes before he eats these.
Introducing Yogurt Melts
On the first day, I started by letting him try plain yogurt. The next day I made the yogurt melts, put some on his tray, and let him try them. He wasn’t a fan. Since he had liked the flavor of yogurt, my guess was that he didn’t like that they were cold. On the third day I helped him get accustomed to eating cold foods by putting some melts in the microwave for a few seconds. They were still mostly frozen, but soft enough that I could squish them with a spoon. I spoon fed him this. The next day we tried them as a finger food again. Success! He gobbled them up!