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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Black Forest Parfaits

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.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 315
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 8.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 65.1g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Calcium: 166mg

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Black Forest Parfaits Recipe