Make-Ahead Yogurt Parfait + Mason Jar Fruit Cup Hack

Make-Ahead Yogurt Parfait + Mason Jar Fruit Cup Hack

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Back to School season is here and it’s time to get those lunch boxes together. Whether you’re packing lunches and snacks for the kiddos, yourself, or spouse, I think this is a snack hack that you’ll never get tired of! This Snack Hack is a super cute and tidy way of preparing delicious snacks for the busy week ahead. Today, I’m sharing how to create a simple yogurt parfait, but the possibilities are endless when using this method for storing and carrying snacks.

Start with enough wide mouth canning jars and empty fruit or applesauce cups you’ll need for the week. I prepared three here for show. Set aside your fruit if you wish to use it in your parfait, otherwise use the fruit of your choice. I purchased peaches that worked wonderfully.

Next, you’ll need three 6 oz. single servings of Yoplait Original French Vanilla — it pairs well with any combo of fruit and cereal. You can use Yoplait’s normal-sized cups for this, but I grabbed one of the Multi Packs, which work great for families like ours because you can get enough individualized servings of yogurt for the week in one package! In addition, you’ll need 2 oz. fresh blueberries and the fruit set aside from the fruit cups. Remember you can freestyle this, using any fruit that you’d like. And lastly, you’ll need a simple honey flavored cereal. Honey Nut Cheerios make this a delightfully scrumptious snack.



3 Half Pint (8 oz.) Wide Mouth Canning Jars
3 Empty fruit cups


3 (6 oz.) Yoplait Original French Vanilla Flavored yogurt
3 (4 oz.) Fruit cups
2 oz. Fresh blueberries
12 oz. Honey Nut Cheerios



First, spoon your fruit in into your canning jars. If you prefer smaller pieces of fruit, you can take a fork and mash it down a bit.



Next, spoon your yogurt into the jar, on top of the fruit and lightly pack it in. You’ll be storing the cereal in your empty fruit cups, so go ahead and fill those up with cereal.



Place the canning jar lid on top of the cereal-filled fruit cups, shiny side down. Holding both the lid and cup together, carefully position them on top of the canning jar. Place the jar mouth on top and screw it on to attach the fruit cup to the mason jar. Pop the prepped parfaits in the fridge and they’ll be ready to grab when you pack lunches!


I hope you enjoyed this Snack Hack. If you decide to make these Make-Ahead Yogurt Parfaits in your own kitchen, feel free to leave a comment, or tag me or #Sophistishe on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK! Visit Yoplait.com for more snacking inspiration!

Do you have any hacks for packing snacks? Share in the comments below!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Linda January 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    This is such a cute idea! However, I could not for the life of me get the ring to secure to the jar with the fruit cup container on top. I placed the lid shinny side down as instructed. Just wonder what brand fruit cup you used? Maybe mine is too thick. Anyone else have this issue?

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    • Sheena Tatum January 11, 2017 at 6:46 AM

      Hi Linda,

      Dole and Walmart’s Great Value work. I used Great Value in this post. What did you use?

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      • Linda January 22, 2017 at 3:09 PM

        I used delmonte. I’ll try the other brand to see if I can get it to work. Thanks!

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  • Roxanne September 4, 2016 at 2:07 AM

    Oh my gosh I absolutely love this idea, you are so creative! 🙂

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  • Denea August 26, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    This is so cute and such a good idea for my kids. I love this parfait idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Bianca @Lady Wiser August 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    What a clever idea! This looks delicious I think I will make them and have them ready for after school snacks.

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  • Amanda August 24, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    How stinking cute are these!!! I am going to the store asap!!! These are perfect for quick breakfasts!

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  • Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com August 24, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    I’m loving all these new lunchable hacks! I’m nervous to send my kiddos to school with the glass jar but they’d be great at home!!!

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  • Carolyn August 24, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    This looks delicous and such a fun way to package it. My kids would definitely like to keep the crunchy part separate.

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  • Heather August 24, 2016 at 6:07 AM

    This is such a great idea! I think my kids would love this, not to mention it is perfect for a quick lunch!

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  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter August 23, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    I may have to buy some fruit cups just to create my own yogurt parfaits! I make my own yogurt and I’d put my homemade granola in the cup!

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  • Kecia August 23, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    This snack hacks sounds both yummy and genius! I love how you can store everything together, yet separately until you are ready to eat.

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  • Terri Steffes August 23, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    When I first saw this hack I was so impressed! How fun is that?? Your combinations sound so good. Can’t wait to give them a try!

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  • Michelle James August 23, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    These are the cutest snacks ever. It is so brilliant to add the cereal cup on the top of the cute little mason jar. I swoon over your snack creativity! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Taylor Mobley August 23, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    This looks SO yummy! And perfect morning prep! I will need to try!

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