Cherry Chocolate Parfaits Recipe

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Cherry Chocolate Parfaits Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Parfaits Recipe

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This refreshing layered dessert from Light & Tasty's Test Kitchen really looks-and tastes-special! Families will go for this budget blend of chocolate cookies, cherry gelatin and creamy topping.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup diet lemon-lime soda
  • 8 reduced-fat Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Transfer 1/2 cup to another bowl; stir in sour cream and extract. Divide among four parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Refrigerate until firm, about 35 minutes. Stir soda into the remaining gelatin; cover and refrigerate until partially set.
To assemble, sprinkle half of the cookies over cherry layer. Top with soda mixture and remaining cookies. Refrigerate until firm. Just before serving, dollop with whipped topping. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Parfaits in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 146 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup diet lemon-lime soda
  • 8 reduced-fat Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Transfer 1/2 cup to another bowl; stir in sour cream and extract. Divide among four parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Refrigerate until firm, about 35 minutes. Stir soda into the remaining gelatin; cover and refrigerate until partially set.
  2. To assemble, sprinkle half of the cookies over cherry layer. Top with soda mixture and remaining cookies. Refrigerate until firm. Just before serving, dollop with whipped topping. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Parfaits in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p19

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rfwvess User ID: 3257127 172835
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I didn't make parfaits, I made it in a chocolate pie crust. It was really good"

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KimFiscus User ID: 4503196 155510
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This was just OK. It sounded better than what it was. It was also too expensive and too time consuming to make again based on the result. The picture is not accurate either."

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janicespearson User ID: 2960182 172834
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I was disappointed. It was no big deal. Sounded better than it actually was."

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BETTY 10 User ID: 4457794 108933
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I was very happy with it always looking for a recipe with low fats & sugars."

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merumick User ID: 5476439 155508
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Good tasting low-fat dessert! Bottom layer needed to be sweeter though. Since I didn't have any, I omitted the cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies. Still great tasting! easy to make!"

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poppygirl12 User ID: 4235047 108930
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"I was excited to try this recipe but found it to be just o.k. My family found it to be not very flavorful, and the bottom not very sweet. A lot of work for a mediocre dessert."

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sweetpeasweet16 User ID: 2874281 78370
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2008

"OH MY GOSH IT LOOKS SO GOOD!"

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