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Cherry Chocolate Parfaits

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


4 servings

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.


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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