Cold Crunchies – Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches

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Do you love an ice-cream sandwich? Sorry, silly question.  Well this is a healthier version and, if I do say so myself, one of the yummiest I’ve had!  A couple of years ago I entered a foodie competition where we had to use a special yoghurt and I came up with these “Cold Crunchies”.  I didn’t win the comp but these “Cold Crunchies” got the double thumbs up from the littlies and kids at heart which is all that really mattered anyway! I’ve had great feedback on the biscuits on their own as lunch box favourites, see Oaty Chia Biscuits so I thought why not combine the two?

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You can use any yoghurt you like of course but no guesses as to which yoghurt the competition was for!

Step 1

The first step is to freeze the yoghurt.  There are 2 ways to do this depending on whether you want a rustic look to your crunchies or for them to be more refined with a rounded look – either way it’s dead easy to do.  You can also make this way in advance if necessary and keep in the freezer until you need them.

What you need:

560 g tub Rachel’s Mango & Madagascan Vanilla Yoghurt ( you will have some left over so just enjoy it as is)

Roll of cling film OR  7 – 8 silicon cupcake moulds

What you do:

Tear off a 15cm strip of cling film and put 1 heaped tablespoon of yoghurt in the middle and wrap up into a parcel OR dollop it into a silicon mould.  Repeat as many times as you want to have Cold Crunchies and then put on a flat plate (freezer safe) or board and into the freezer for minimum 5 hours.

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OR

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While they are in the freezer you can get started on the Oaty Chia Biscuits as they have to be completely cooled before you use them. These could be made up to 1 day ahead.

Ingredients for Oaty Chia Biscuits – makes 14 – 16 

80 g butter, melted

1 1/2 C rolled oats

4 Tbsp white chia seeds

1 egg

1/2 C raw caster sugar

1/2 C Wholemeal Self Raising Flour

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.  Line 2 baking trays with baking paper & melt the butter

Mix the melted butter and oats together in a bowl

Add the sugar, followed by the egg, chia seeds and flour and combine

Take a tablespoon size scoop of the mixture and roll it into a ball and then flatten into a biscuit shape and place on the baking tray.  Leave a good gap between the biscuits as they can spread. Repeat until you have used all the mixture.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until golden

Cool on trays for 5- 10 minutes as they will be soft and then completely cool on a wire cooling rack.

When everything has cooled and frozen it’s time to assemble, this only takes a moment so you can do it just before you want to serve them.

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Method

Unwrap the frozen yoghurt from the cling film or pop out of the silicon mould

Take 2 biscuits of similar size and put a frozen yoghurt in the middle to form a “sandwich” and you have created a “Cold Crunchy”.  Repeat. Go on, you know you want more.

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that give us the most pleasure.  Enjoy x

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