Orange “Creamsicle” Parfaits Recipe:
My kids LOVE fruit, and I’m so glad they do. I try to enforce healthy snacking habits with my children, so I always opt for fruits as the sweet snack of choice around our house. Sometimes I like to surprise the kids with snacks that they think are “unhealthy”, because it makes them think I'm an awesome mom, and I just like to mix things up a bit.
When I got the chance to work with Lil Snappers, by choosing a recipe from their site I immediately went to the deserts page. As soon as I saw the Orange “Creamsicle” Parfaits Recipe, I knew it would be a big hit, and I was right! This dessert is perfect for kids and adults alike, and is a quick and easy way to wow any guest while keeping things healthy.
You can take a look at the recipe below and try it for yourself. Be sure to let me know what your kids think of it. I opted to use the mandarin oranges because they are easier for little mouths to eat. Oranges can be a choking hazard for toddlers and mandarin oranges are the perfect substitute or navel oranges.
With over 20 varieties of Lil Snappers available (including organic) you are sure to find the perfect fruit for your little ones. My kids were thrilled to open the fridge and find three different kinds of oranges and a bag of Lil Snappers Pink Lady apples. And of course they asked for them every day at snack time. This fruit is the perfect size for little hands, and makes a great addition to lunch boxes, and snack bowls.
- 60z vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp Sunkist® navel orange zest (zested from fruit, prior to cutting)
- Scant pure orange-flavored extract (add drop by drop, to taste)
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Sunkist navel oranges, cut into segments*
- 2 honey-flavored graham crackers, crumbled
- Combine yogurt, zest, extract, and honey in a bowl; stir well to combine.
- In a small glass or clear glass dessert dish, layer 2 to 3 tablespoons of yogurt mixture, top with a layer of orange segments, and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs; repeat layer.
- Serve cold.
- Note: To cut segments, turn orange on its side and slice both ends off; discard ends. Stand orange upright and carefully cut away peel and pith, following natural curve of fruit. Holding fruit in one hand, use a paring knife in opposite hand to carefully cut between membranes to release segments.