Chocolate-Oatmeal Parfaits

Chocolate-Oatmeal Parfaits Recipe
Van Chaplin
To save time, use instant chocolate pudding and store-bought granola. The pudding isn't as rich, but it's quick.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional 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


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
3 cups thawed reduced-fat whipped topping


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes granola.

Beth Eaton, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

September 2007
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