Banana Chocolate Parfaits Recipe
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Banana Chocolate Parfaits Recipe

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Chocolate and banana pair in this creamy combination from our Test Kitchen. With chocolate pudding and a crunchy chocolate topping, these pretty parfaits are sure to satisfy any craving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 8 chocolate wafers, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 parfait equals 183 calories, 6 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit


  1. In a small bowl, combine bananas and lemon juice; let stand for 5 minutes. In another bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream.
  2. Drain bananas. Place half of the banana slices in eight parfait glasses; layer with pudding mixture, whipped topping, chocolate wafer crumbs and remaining banana slices. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Banana Chocolate Parfaits in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p9

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"I used Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. These tasted good but I don't think Im a huge fan of bananas & chocolate so I 'll have to try it with a different fruit maybe mangos or strawberries."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"The Co. Bernardinmakes a product called Fruit-Fresh,I have used it for years with no problems. It keeps all fruits and vegies from turning brown,doing your job in this case with no lemon flavour,if thats what you prefer, Personally, we felt it gave that nip perfectly.Hopefully you would try that idea, to keep the bananas clear.."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"I'm attending w.w. classes at this time and it was excellently approved. Forgotten the points today but very low and so tasty. I used butterscotch and made pecan crumbles for topping."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

"Used crushed Oreos or a box of crushed chocolate graham crumbs can be found in baking isle of grocery store next to boxed regular graham cracker crumbs. Recipe sounds delish! Must try it! RM"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

"Haven't made this yet because I couldn't fine chocolate wafers at my grocery store. Are they like chocolate graham crackers perhaps? I checked the entire cookie section and cracker section with no luck."

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