Mint Chocolate Dessert Tonight!

chocolate mint pudding

I really like anything dealing with chocolate,  such as chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding, and chocolate brownies, just like most moms in the world; plus I have a weakness for Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. I decided that I would try my hand at combining a few ingredients into one delicious chocolate parfait.

The final result is nothing short of incredibly decadent (without a ton of calories, I might add.)

These parfaits are also super easy to create and will serve an entire family (if you don’t have like 10 children to feed, in which case prepare to fight for your serving.)

Hope you enjoy these!

Chocolate Pudding Parfait Recipe

Ingredients

1 package (5.9 ounces) JELLO Instant Chocolate Pudding

2 cups 2% milk

1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1.5 cups whipped topping (Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream)

1 cup Thin Mint cookie crumbs (about 16 biscuits)

Instructions

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients to make pudding.
  2. Whisk together until smooth (I suggest using a stand mixer or hand blender to get the lumps out of the pudding.)
  3. Fold whipped cream into pudding mixture. (If you create fresh whipped cream, then add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 1 tbsp. granulated sugar to half a pint of heavy whipping cream and blend in a stand mixer or with a hand blender on medium-high until thick and fluffy.)
  4. Blend 16 Thin Mint cookies (half of the box) in a food processor until the consequent crumbs are smooth with no big chunks.
  5. In a parfait glass, alternate layers of chocolate pudding mixture, cookie crumbs and whipped topping, ending with fresh chocolate and whipped grated chocolate.

To make it look even prettier top with strawberries and fresh mint.

 

fresh mint to add to chocolate dessert

If you can stand to wait, serve them chilled.  Otherwise, grab a spoon and go to town!  I would suggest making them in the morning while the kids are at school.

Then place plastic wrap over each dish and put in your refrigerator for a min. of one hour.   I like placing them on a tray, brownie pan, whatever you have on hand to easily move them in and out of the refrigerator.

If layering dishes is too much work for you, get the kids involved and let them build their own parfait for dessert after dinner.


Start at 2:42 min into the video for the Thin Mint Dessert.

Another chocolate option less labor intensive is Thin Mint chocolate brownies. See the recipe here.  Yummy as well.

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