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Cherry Chocolate Parfaits Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Parfaits Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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