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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 for more snacking inspiration!

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

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Tuesday 10th of January 2017

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?

Sheena Tatum

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Hi Linda,

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


Sunday 4th of September 2016

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


Friday 26th of August 2016

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

Bianca @Lady Wiser

Thursday 25th of August 2016

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


Wednesday 24th of August 2016

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

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