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Black Forest Parfaits

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4
Strawberries would be a good substitute for the cherries in this quick dessert. For a less sweet parfait, try using plain Greek yogurt in place of the vanilla frozen yogurt.


  • 2 cups frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 14 chocolate wafer cookies, crumbled (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
  • 2 cups vanilla fat-free frozen Greek yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 315
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 8.9 g
  • carbohydrate 65.1 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 220 mg
  • calcium 166 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine cherries and cornstarch in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave cherry mixture at HIGH for 3 minutes or until hot. Mash cherries with a fork or potato masher until desired consistency.

  2. Divide half of the chocolate wafer crumbs evenly among 4 parfait glasses. Spoon 2 tablespoons cherry mixture into each glass. Top each serving with 1/2 cup yogurt; divide remaining cherry mixture and remaining chocolate wafer crumbs among servings.