There's something about a pretty petite glass packed with chocolate layers that takes us back to the days of soda shops, grandma's dessert table, and ice cream parlors. At first we think it's the presentation that pulls us back in time– those enticing stacks of chocolate and whipped cream. One bite in, though, and we know it's the rich, chocolatey flavor that sparks our favorite memories. This Chocolate Parfait will not only take you back in time, but it will also help you treat yourself to dessert on the lighter side. You can use either a regular pudding mix or a sugar-free instant pudding mix. We tried both, and surprising preferred the sugar-free chocolate parfait. It's always a treat when the trick to cutting calories is actually just as tasty.Though we call for whipped topping and grated chocolate, this recipe is versatile. Try layering in fresh fruit to make it your own.


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Recipe Summary

1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
20 mins
Makes 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl until blended and smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping.

  • Spoon 1 Tbsp. crumbs into each of 6 (4-oz.) glasses, and top with 1/3 cup pudding mixture. Repeat layers with remaining crumbs and pudding mixture. Top each parfait evenly with remaining whipped topping and grated chocolate. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; fat 4.6g; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 31.8g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 306mg. Full Nutrition