When my husband and I were first married, he told me about a snack that his mother used to make called Lemonwiches. A cool snack made from lemon yogurt and cool whip. I had eaten it once and it was good. After we had moved away from Hawaii, I remembered the snack one day and called my mother-in-law for the recipe. My mother-in-law doesn’t remember where exactly she got the recipe from, but that’s ok. We’re just glad she didn’t forget how to make it. So here’s what you need: LEMON YOGURT, COOL WHIP, and GRAHAM CRACKERS.
First get out your cool whip and yogurt. Really, it doesn’t have to be lemon. You could use whatever flavor you have or want. I’ve done it with strawberry, but then you’d have to call them “strawberrywiches” which is a mouthful. So for the sake of sharing this recipe, I’ve stuck with lemon. Just rolls off the tongue better.
After licking your spoon, place two graham cracker squares on a plate, then place a good dollop of the yogurt mixture on one of the crackers.
So the next step is a little tricky. Just wrap that little graham cracker sandwich in plastic wrap carefully, just so that the yogurt mixture doesn’t ooze out the sides. Holding it on the sides like I did in step 4 does help give the “lemonwich” it’s shape, so to speak.
It’s good to make these when your kids aren’t around for three reasons. First, if they are not a fan of yogurt, they won’t be able to have that internal dialogue in their head that that lemonwich has yogurt in it, therefore, they’ll hate it before even trying it. Second, if they do like yogurt, they won’t be bugging you every 5 minutes asking if it is ready yet. Third, if you just don’t want to share, no one will ever know.
When I had made this batch, I didn’t follow my own advice. I made the lemonwiches in front of my kid, so I had one of my five kids tell me they hated it, but eventually tried it and ate two. Another kid did literally bug me every 5 minutes asking when they would be ready. And because my kids were aware that I had made these, I had to come home during church to eat one. They came home later, devoured the rest in minutes. When you make these, let me know how they fare in your house.
Difficulty: Easy-Peasy Prep Time: 15 mins. Freeze Time: 4 hours
1 box of honey graham crackers * 2 (4 oz) containers of lemon yogurt
1 (8 oz) container of cool whip
In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt and cool whip, till they become one. *Like I said before, you could use any flavor yogurt you wanted. In fact, I bet those flavors that yoplait makes like their “boston cream pie” or “key lime pie” flavor would taste really good. Again, the yogurt world is your oyster. Alrighty, I digress. Back to the instructions. Spoon about two tablespoons of the yogurt mixture onto one cracker square. Place the other square on top making it a “sandwich”. Wrap carefully in plastic wrap. Repeat again to make more lemonwiches, or strawberrywiches, blueberrywiches or whatever flavor yogurt you decided to use, until all crackers or yogurt mixture is gone. Place them in your freezer for a good 4 hours. When you’re in the mood, unwrap one and enjoy.