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Chocolate-Oatmeal Parfaits

Van Chaplin
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 6 servings
To save time, use instant chocolate pudding and store-bought granola. The pudding isn't as rich, but it's quick.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 (4-oz.) bar semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Quick Oatmeal Granola
  • 3 cups thawed reduced-fat whipped topping

Nutrition Information

  • calories 380
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 11.4 g
  • satfat 7.2 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 8.1 g
  • carbohydrate 67.5 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 40 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • calcium 126 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture is hot. Gradually whisk 1/3 cup hot milk mixture into egg in a small bowl. Whisk egg mixture into remaining hot milk mixture.

  2. Cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; add chopped chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into a glass bowl. Place heavy-duty plastic wrap directly on warm mixture (to keep a film from forming), and chill 2 hours or until completely cool.

  3. Layer 1 1/2 Tbsp. Quick Oatmeal Granola, 3 Tbsp. chocolate mixture, and 1/4 cup whipped topping into each of 6 (1 1/2-cup) parfait glasses. Repeat layers once; sprinkle each parfait with 1 Tbsp. granola.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis includes granola.