S’More Parfaits

Even an indoor “picnic” needs a classic campfire treat, reminiscent of the great outdoors. S’mores, those gooey, chocolate-graham cracker-marshmallow taste treats from childhood, get elevated to a romantic dessert when made as a parfait. Create this sweet variation inside, and surprise your valentine (but feel free to eat it by the fireplace or fire pit, too!).

 

At just 140 calories – plus low in fat (3 g), cholesterol (5 g), and sugar (14 g) – it’ll satisfy without weighing you down.

 

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1–1.4 ounce box sugar-free instant chocolate pudding

2 cups skim milk

1½ graham cracker sheets

8 tbsps. light whipped topping

4 tsps. mini-chocolate chips

4 small juice, parfait, or wine glasses

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding and skim milk according to package directions. Cool in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Place graham cracker sheets in a small plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush graham crackers into crumbs.

Place ¼ cup pudding into bottom of juice or parfait glass. Top with 1 tbsp. graham cracker crumbs and 1 tbsp. whipped topping. Layer with another ¼ cup pudding and 1 tbsp. whipped topping. Sprinkle top with 1 tsp. chocolate chips.

Repeat for remaining 3 desserts. Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (1 parfait)

Recipe adapted from www.diabetes.org.

 

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