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Chocolate-Oatmeal Parfaits

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

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time: 8 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Chill: 2 Hours


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 380
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated fat: 7.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 8.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 67.5g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Calcium: 126mg

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