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

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

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.

Directions

  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

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.

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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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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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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

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

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

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

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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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