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Cherry Chocolate Parfaits

This refreshing layered dessert from Light & Tasty's Test Kitchen really looks-and tastes-special! Families will go for this budget blend of chocolate cookies, cherry gelatin and creamy topping.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup diet lemon-lime soda
  • 8 reduced-fat Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat whipped topping


  • In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Transfer 1/2 cup to another bowl; stir in sour cream and extract. Divide among four parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Refrigerate until firm, about 35 minutes. Stir soda into the remaining gelatin; cover and refrigerate until partially set.
  • To assemble, sprinkle half of the cookies over cherry layer. Top with soda mixture and remaining cookies. Refrigerate until firm. Just before serving, dollop with whipped topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 146 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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