Funky Monkey Parfaits

Funky Monkey Parfaits Recipe
Karry Hosford
This simple chocolate custard, which cooks quickly in the microwave, is layered with the delicious combination of peanut butter and bananas.


8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 191
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 4.5 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 37.7 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 127 mg
Calcium 53 mg


6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Dash of salt
1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter sandwich cookie crumbs (such as Nutter Butter; about 8 cookies, crumbled)
3 cups sliced bananas


Combine the first 4 ingredients in a 2-quart glass measure; stir well. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Microwave at high for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Microwave at medium-high (70% power) for 2 1/2 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in vanilla. Cover surface of mixture with plastic wrap; chill.

Spoon 1 tablespoon cookie crumbs into each of 8 (8-ounce) glasses; top each with 3 tablespoons bananas and 1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate mixture. Repeat layers once, ending with chocolate mixture. Serve immediately.

August 2004
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