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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites with Cranberry-Granola Crust

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I know it’s not technically October yet, but I’m already going super strong with my pumpkin game. Had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season (#basic), stocked up on my craft pumpkins for decorating, and now I’m bringing you these crazy easy and delicious, No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites with Cranberry-Granola Crust. Pumpkin? No-Bake? Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries? Sign me up!

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So if you’ve been hanging around Because I Said So Baby for any length of time, then you know we love yogurt. It’s got the healthy fats busy toddlers need and is my favorite mid-morning momsnack. But sometimes you’ve got to change it up, you know? Sometimes you’ve got to add dreamy pumpkin pie spices, tart Craisins® Dried Cranberries, and hearty nuts + oats to take plain yogurt to the next level. And that’s what we’re doing today. We are giving the oven a break, upping our Fall 2016 Pumpkin Game and we are loving.every.second.of.it.

Here’s the deal with the Cranberry-Granola crust. You simply process the crust ingredients in your food processor and then press into a muffin tin. THAT’S IT. Older toddlers and kids may even want to help with this step ‘cause smushing the mixture into the pan is like playing with your food, right? Harper on the other hand is just happy to taste test.

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites with Craisin-Granola Crust

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Let’s take a second to talk about this filling. This filling is just everything right now: creamy, dreamy, fall deliciousness with just a touch of real maple syrup to play nicely off of the tart cranberries in the crust.

These No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo cups may sound super decadent but they’re really an anytime, healthy snack. Perfect for breakfast, a post-naptime pick-me-up, or even an afterschool snack. Seriously though, how cute are these little bites?

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No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites with Cranberry-Granola Crust

Makes 12

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 ½ Cups Raw Pecan Halves
  • ½ Cup Raw Cashews
  • ½ Cup Craisins® Dried Cranberries
  • ⅓ Cup Coconut Oil, Melted (I used refined)
  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • ½ TSP fine sea salt

In the bowl of your food processor, pulse the oats and nuts a few times until broken up into small pieces. Add the dried cranberries, melted coconut oil, melted butter, and sea salt and pulse again a few times until the mixture starts to form a soft dough. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate while you make the filling.

For the Filling

  • 1 ½ Cups Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Plain Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 TB Real Maple Syrup (we like dark grade B)
  • ½ TSP Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ TSP Ground Nutmeg
  • ⅛ TSP Ground Ginger
  • Pinch Ground Allspice

Whisk all filling ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembly

Note: you shouldn’t need to spray your muffin tin as the coconut oil and butter in the crust will prevent the bites from sticking to the pan. A silicone muffin tin or cups would work great for this recipe!

Press about 2 tablespoons of the crust mixture into each cup of the muffin tin, making a well in the center of each.

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Using a measuring cup or small ice cream scoop, fill the wells with the yogurt mixture until it just reaches the top of the crust.

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Cover the muffin tin with plastic wrap and freeze until completely set, about 3-4 hours. These are a great make-ahead treat! When you’re ready to eat them, gently run a butter knife around the rim of each cup and lift out the fro-yo bite. These are easiest to eat if you let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes.

Notes

+Although you may not be able to find Craisins® Dried Cranberries at your local Sam’s Club, you can still find them at other grocers. I got my bulk size bag at my local Publix store (perfect for the upcoming holiday season). You can find them in the same aisle as the squeezy pouches. 

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+To make this recipe vegan-friendly, use another ⅓ cup of coconut oil instead of the butter and use dairy-free yogurt in place of the Greek Yogurt. I haven’t personally tried this method, so if you try it – make sure to let me know how it comes out!

+This recipe is naturally gluten-free. If gluten is an issue for you, make sure to buy gluten-free rolled oats.

+You could probably also use non-fat or 2% Greek Yogurt, but I have only made this with Whole Milk yogurt.

What easy & healthy pumpkin recipes are you drooling over this fall? Get some more fall recipe inspiration, here!

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These No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites are the perfect healthy fall treat! My toddler is obsessed with these and they are so easy to make! Naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and made with simple pantry staples! #ad #betterwithcraisins #collectivebias

 

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    September 28, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Wow, these look AMAZING. Love this! I’ll have to try this.

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      Marla
      September 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM

      Thanks, Jen! Let me know how they come out!

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    ted
    September 28, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    GReat idea! So very falll

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 28, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      We do love fall! And fall baking, of course.

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    September 28, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Yumm! Cannot wait to try these 🙂 and how cute is your sous chef?!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 28, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      Thank you! She is the cutest! And she is a great taste-tester 🙂

  • Reply
    Natalie
    September 28, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    These look delicious!! Can’t wait to make them!!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 28, 2016 at 12:03 PM

      Yay! 🙂

  • Reply
    thekeeledeal
    September 28, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    These look so yummy! What a great idea for a different pumpkin treat!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 28, 2016 at 3:03 PM

      Thank you! It is fun to change it up sometimes.

  • Reply
    Dave
    September 28, 2016 at 8:57 PM

    What a great, simple idea! Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie or cranberries? Yum!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 29, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      Thank you! Right?!

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    morgan
    September 28, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Heck ya! These looks delish!! Going to try these soon!

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 29, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      Thanks, Morgan!

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    Angela
    September 29, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    These look so good! I can’t wait to try!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

      Thanks, Angela!

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    Taylor - Lights Camera Catwalk
    September 29, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Such a creative idea! Yum!

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com

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      Marla
      September 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

      Yay! Thanks, Taylor!

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    Emma @ Our Whimsical Days
    September 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    These look delicious! I love that they’re no-bake!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 29, 2016 at 8:21 PM

      Thanks, Emma! No-bake is always a winner with little ones 🙂

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    Vanessa Mota
    September 29, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    These looks yummy!! I love everything no-bake! Definitely will try it.

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 30, 2016 at 2:14 PM

      Thank you! Same here 🙂

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    Fran
    September 30, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    What is calorie count of these

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 30, 2016 at 2:18 PM

      Hi Fran, sorry, I’m not sure! You could always swap out the whole milk yogurt with non-fat Greek yogurt, and the recipe should still work. Hope that helps! 🙂

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    Erin C
    September 30, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    These were absolutely delish!!! We are huge yogurt fans too! I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the crust so I took the filling part and made mini yogurt popsicles for Cade (and me)! So yummy

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      Marla
      September 30, 2016 at 2:20 PM

      Yay! So glad you liked them. That sounds amazing and we will definitely need to try that.

  • Reply
    suzanne
    September 30, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    You had me at “no bake”! Pumpkin and cranberry together are like a match made in fall heaven. YUM!

    • Reply
      Marla
      September 30, 2016 at 8:18 PM

      Right?! I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves that combo of flavors!

  • Reply
    Stacy
    October 2, 2016 at 3:03 AM

    These sound delicious and so easy. I don’t think I can ruin this recipe since there’s no baking involved! 😄Xo

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      Marla
      October 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM

      That is the beauty of the recipe!

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    Peggy Thompson
    October 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    its hard to find Cranberries that are gluten free…any idea’s

    • Reply
      Marla
      October 2, 2016 at 7:54 PM

      Hey Peggy! I just checked the Craisins Dried Cranberries bag and it says “gluten-free” on the front 🙂

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