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    Cherry Chocolate Parfait

    Source of Recipe

    JoAnna M. Lund

    Recipe Introduction

    This tastes just like chocolate-covered cherries.
    Serves 8

    List of Ingredients

    • 1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar free chocolate cook-and-serve pudding mix
    • 1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar-free cherry gelatin
    • 1 1/2 cups water*
    • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) tart red cherries, packed in water, undrained
    • 1 teaspoon brandy extract
    • 1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
    • 2/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
    • 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons purchased graham cracker crumbs or 6 (2 1/2-inch) squares made into crumbs
    • 1 tablespoons (1/4 ounce) mini-chocolate chips


    1. In a medium saucepan, combine dry cook-and-serve pudding, dry gelatin, and 1/2 cup water. Stir in undrained cherries. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture thickens and starts to boil, being careful not to crush cherries. Remove from heat. Stir in brandy extract. Place pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes. In a large bowl, combine dry instant pudding, dry milk powder, and remaining 1 cup water. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in full 1/3 cup Cool whip Lite. Add cooled cherry mixture. Mix gently to combine. For each parfait, spoon about 1/3 cup pudding mixture into a parfait glass. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs over pudding, spoon a full 1/4 cup pudding mixture over crumbs, then garnish with 1 tablespoon Cool Whip Lite. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes.

    Final Comments

    Each serving equals:
    HE: 2/3 Fruit, 1/3 Bread, 1/3 Skim Milk, 3/4 Slider, 9 Optional Calories
    162 Calories, 2gm Fat, 6gm Protein,
    30gm Carbohydrate, 421mg Sodium, 1gm Fiber
    DIABETIC: 1 Fruit, 1 Starch

    "Cooking Healthy With a Man in Mind, pg. 232"




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