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Chocolate Mint Parfaits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

This minty chocolate dessert tastes so light and refreshing. For fun, you can add some tempting finishing touches to the dessert parfaits. Top them with shaved chocolate, nuts or crumbled cookies. Or you can substitute vanilla or banana pudding.—Karalee Reinke, Omaha, Nebraska
Chocolate Mint Parfaits Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cold 2% milk, divided
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Mint Andes candies, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; set aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, extract and remaining milk. Fold in whipped topping.
  2. Spoon half of the pudding into four parfait glasses. Top with half of cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Garnish with candies if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without candies): 323 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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