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Chocolate Parfait

This chocolate parfait is a fun and delicious dessert for adults and kids.

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings 1x


Chocolate Layer

  • 2 dark chocolate bars (6-7oz total)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Whipped Cream Layer

  • 1 cup heavy cream – very cold
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Splash of vanilla extract


  • Crushed oreos
  • Fresh raspberries or fresh diced strawberries


  1. To prepare the chocolate layer, break chocolate bars into small pieces in a heat safe mixing bowl. Heat 1 cup heavy cream on the stove until it just beegins to boil and pour very hot cream over the chocolate bar. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and a smooth ganache remains. Sift 2 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp powdered sugar through a fine mesh strainer to sift out the clumps and fold into the ganache with a flate spatula, fold in the salt and place in the fridge to cool while you prepare the whipped cream. 
  2. Whisk 1 cup heavy cream with ½ cup powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla extract. Whisk vigorously with a hand whisk or use an electric mixer. Mix until soft, smooth peaks form about 2 minutes. Careful not to overmix the whipped cream
  3. Assemble the parfaits first with a layer of the cooled ganache, then the whipped cream, then either crushed oreos or berries, continue layering until the cup is filled. You should be able to make 3 servings.
  4. Best if enjoyed immediately! You can store in the fridge for up to 4 days, but the chocolate layer will be thicker when fully chilled.
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