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Cherry Chocolate Parfaits

 Cherry Chocolate Parfaits
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.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


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


  • 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.
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.