YoNuggets Recipe

These YoNuggets are the perfect snack to keep in your freezer.

Why give your kids garbage from the drive-thru window for dessert when you can give them something they will love while still making sure their little bodies get some good, healthy nutrients?

A pile of these Clean Eating YoNuggets is staked up on a pale, aqua colored plate. The pale orange of the yonuggets looks almost like sherbet.

The truth is, I loathe processed desserts. Unless it’s something like ice cream that generally always tastes the same, any dessert that is highly processed/bagged/boxed/packaged just tastes like a cheap, chemical impostor to me. In fact, I think that’s probably why I have more recipes in the dessert section of this blog than any other category on this site.

I firmly believe that dessert should be real. I mean, what’s the point of indulging if you’re noshing on chemically-flavored styrofoam? Ick.

So I do tend to make a lot of desserts at home so that I can feel at least a little bit confident in giving Mini Chef the dessert he begs for on a semi-regular basis.

These little goodies are an idea my mom came up with. She likes to always have something sweet in the freezer for him, and I have asked her not to continuously buy ice cream for him. So we met at the middle ground with this recipe.

Mini Chef loves them and he still feels like he’s getting a special treat at grandma’s!

The Tray

I purchased this ice cube tray at Safeway. The tray is plastic, but the bottoms are flexible rubber so you can easily pop out the cubes. Here it is on amazon. (affiliate link)

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YoNuggets Recipe

These delicious treats are perfect straight out of the freezer!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 172kcal


  • 1 ice cube tray with round cube wells.


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cantaloupe (chopped small for measuring)
  • honey to taste


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. 
  • Adjust honey as needed. 
  • Pour into small ice cube trays and freeze. 
  • Pop out into a ziplock bag for storage.
  • Yield varies by size of ice tray used.


Please note that the nutrition data here is for the entire batch. Divide that by the number of individual pieces you end up with. Data does not include the honey.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 5410IU | Vitamin C: 58.7mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 0.3mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 7/30/14.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. This is such a great idea! I searched on Amazon and they have the same “push out” ice cube trays available there. Can’t wait to make these for my kiddos!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nicole – Let me know how you like them!

  2. Is there a particular reason you chose cantaloupe, or is it okay to substitute other fresh fruits?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa H – You can sub with any fruit you like! Cantaloupe is just what I had on hand.

  3. Hi Tiffany,
    I love your site. Just an FYI for your readers, you can probably find those ice cube trays at a dollar store if a local grocery store doesn’t carry them. I paid $1.49 for the same exact tray. I also got rectangular ones. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anne – Awesome! Thanks!

  4. Holly Hester says:

    These look delicious. I’m going to buy and ice cube tray today and see what happens! Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Holly – I hope you enjoy them!

  5. This is probably a silly question, but after they are froze and popped out are they stored in the refrigerator or the freezer? Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brandy – They are like ice cream, so keep them in the freezer. 🙂

  6. I wouldn’t have guessed that there was cantaloupe in there! Love the ice cube tray though since you could just popped it out. I’ll have to look into that since I use my ice cube trays for a lot of things that would be a lot more convenient to just pop out like that.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      AZ – Yes!! I love that tray for that very reason. Makes it super simple!!