Probably one of the most popular treats given to our gliders are yoggies. There are several different vendors who sell them within the glider community. Basically, these are little drops made of sugar LOL. They should be fed in moderation and only as a treat, not as a part of any diet plan.
Did you know, though, that you can find these same “yoggies” at your local grocery store? It is not necessary for you to purchase them online or from any one particular vendor.
Simply go into the baking aisle of the market, in the chocolate chip section, and look for “White Morsels” or “White Chips”. There are brands such as Ghirardelli and Nestle and of course, you will find the generic and/or store brands there, too. We use Nestle White Morsels and the gliders love them. When I purchase multiple packages, I place the extras in the freezer until I’m ready to use them.
If you’ve got the time and the patience, you can also make your own!
- Frozen fruit (strawberry, mango, blueberry, raspberry, or any kind you like; you’ll only need about ¼ cup of fruit puree)
- Plain Greek yogurt (I like using whole-milk yogurt. Greek works best because of it’s thick texture)
- Honey or pure maple syrup (optional)
- Line a small sheet pan with parchment paper (make sure your sheet pan can fit in your freezer).
- Thaw ¼ – ½ cup of your frozen fruit (depending on how many drops you want to make). Using a food processor or blender, puree the fruit until very smooth. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, measure ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt. Add 3-4 tablespoons of the fruit puree to the yogurt (depending on your taste) and mix well.
- Add a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup to sweeten the yogurt a bit if you’d like.
- Spoon the yogurt mixture into a squeeze bottle or small ziploc bag (snip off a small corner for piping). Pipe small drops (about the size of a dime or penny) onto your prepared sheet pan.
- Freeze for at least 20 minutes and up to a few hours. Remove the pan from the freezer and peel off the yogurt drops. Enjoy immediately or store leftover drops in a small, freezer-safe container in the freezer for several weeks.