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Funky Monkey Parfaits

This simple chocolate custard, which cooks quickly in the microwave, is layered with the delicious combination of peanut butter and bananas.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2004

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.7g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 127mg
  • Calcium: 53mg

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