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Chocolate Mint Parfaits

This minty chocolate dessert tastes so light and refreshing. For fun, you can add some tempting finishing touches to the dessert parfaits. Top them with shaved chocolate, nuts or crumbled cookies. Or you can substitute vanilla or banana pudding.—Karalee Reinke, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cold 2% milk, divided
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Mint Andes candies, optional


  • In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; set aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, extract and remaining milk. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spoon half of the pudding into four parfait glasses. Top with half of cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Garnish with candies if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without candies): 323 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • da_30303
    Feb 21, 2012

    This was just great.We enjoyed it!

  • asabot
    Jan 30, 2012

    A tasty dessert that was easy to make. I used skim milk, sf/ff pudding, lite cream cheese, and lite whipped topping. Next time I'll probably add a drop of green food coloring to the cream cheese mixture.