When making treats, I try to make them as appealing as possible and like to decorate them. I have been looking for an icing recipe that can be used for decoration that doesn't include sugar. Most of the ones I have found call for yogurt, however they do not harden. I recently purchased a mix which was yogurt based which worked really well however could get costly if I do a lot of treats. I was wondering if I used a royal icing recipe and substituted the confectioner's sugar in the recipe with yogurt powder, would it work?

  • I'm tempted to say: there's only one way to find out! Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 14:07
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    Sorry Pat, long time ago this community decided that pet food questions are off-topic. I personally disagree and find your question reasonable, but I am bound by the existing policy and have to close the question :( For what it's worth, I would say that the answer is no - it doesn't matter that they look similar, yogurt powder and sugar powder have completely different physical properties and won't behave the same way in a recipe. You cannot use them as substitutes. I can't tell you how to develop a suitable glaze, but just using yogurt in a sugar recipe won't work.
    – rumtscho
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 14:17
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about creating food for pets, not for humans. Here the relevant Meta thread, meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1108/….
    – rumtscho
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 14:17
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    Couldn't we convert this question so it is for humans (and dogs) too?
    – Mien
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 14:30
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    I edited the question to remove the referral to pets. I think that pets or no, it's an interesting substitution idea.
    – SourDoh
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 17:41

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I wonder what those yogurt covered peanut contain? They are sweet but a similar setting agent minus the sugar might do the trick? e.g Agar agar

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