Prep Time
20 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 6 servings

We tried using both sugar-free instant and regular pudding mixes to make these chocolate parfaits. To our surprise, we preferred the flavor of the sugar-free.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl until blended and smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping.

Step 2

Spoon 1 Tbsp. crumbs into each of 6 (4-oz.) glasses, and top with 1/3 cup pudding mixture. Repeat layers with remaining crumbs and pudding mixture. Top each parfait evenly with remaining whipped topping and grated chocolate. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Ratings & Reviews

SERIOUSLY - Home made with instant pudding?!?

February 17, 2017
What happened to make it from scratch?!? 

kisstina's Review

July 15, 2014
Great! Made this as part of a 'no-cook' summer cooking demo and everyone loved it!! I made mini parfaits so everyone could sample. I used chocolate fudge SF pudding mix...yum!!! Delish :)

Reg1003's Review

May 26, 2013
Delicious! It was fast, simple, pretty, and tasty. Perfect for a warm evening. I added a tiny bit extra sour cream, because I don't like chocolate to be quite so strong. We'll definitely make again.

LutzCat's Review

July 30, 2012
There's a major problem with this calls for one 1.4-oz pkg of fat-free, sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix. The only pudding mixes I buy are Jello, and I found out after mixing this up, that the pkg is 1.0-oz, 40% less. I mixed this up and what I ended up with was something resembling chocolate milk, not a parfait. I then pulled the box out of the trash and realized what had happened. More and more companies are reducing the size of the product, so they can keep the price the same which ends up in a screw-up like this. This was a TOTAL and somewhat costly bust. The only other pudding brand that I see at the store is Royal which I don't like. Southern Living, unless Royal's box is 1.4-oz (and I doubt that it is), you really need to get this recipe revised/corrected, so nobody else has to throw away a pkg of pudding mix, 2 cups of mix, 1/2 cup of sour cream, and 1-1/2 cups of Cool Whip. One unhappy cook here.

mimple's Review

September 10, 2011
i used 1C sugar free almond milk with 3/4C whipping cream. then spooned half and mixed that with the cool whip and made a strawberry choco-gram parfait. so tasty

rumnougat01's Review

July 31, 2011
I used skim milk instead of 1%, but with the light sour cream you would never know the difference! The fat-free, sugar-free pudding mix is delicious. The only problem we had was inhaling the graham cracker crumbs by mistake, because we were eating it so fast!

flambe99's Review

October 21, 2010
Delicious and so easy to make. Fits perfectly in my juice glasses. Great little dessert.

cag220's Review

February 06, 2010
I work in a nursing home and had the residents make these. It was great having something sweet that they could make and enjoy without worrying about high calories, fat, or sugar. We also tried a cream cheese sugar free pudding with honey graham crackers which was yummy too!

WIreba's Review

July 30, 2009
I love this recipe! I've made them numerous times for work potlucks, bridal showers, and parties. Everyone loves them everytime! They're also great for a light and easy dessert any night of the week:)

Candy911's Review

July 03, 2009