Mini Parfaits

Small bites are popular these days and for one who is always trying to diet, small desserts are great.  I get a bite and then I move on (most of the time).  This week we’ll share some small bite desserts that taste great, are easy to make and everyone will love!

 Today’s treat:

Mini Parfaits

What you need for 4 2” parfait cups (cups are dessert wine glasses or large shot glasses)

  • Strawberries and cream:
  •           3 medium strawberries
  •           1 teaspoon sugar
  •           12 Tablespoons whipping cream (aerosol works great)
  • Coconut Banana:
  •           1 large banana
  •           8 Tablespoons shredded coconut
  •           4 Tablespoons whipped cream
  •           2 teaspoons shredded coconut, toasted
  • S’Mores:
  •           2 graham crackers, crushed
  •           8 Tablespoons marshmallow cream
  •           Chocolate syrup

How to Do it:

Strawberries and Cream:

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Cut the berries into small chunks and sprinkle with sugar.  Allow to sit for about 15 minutes.

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Layer the berries with the whipping cream in each glass.  Top with whipped cream and a berry slice to garnish.

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Coconut Banana:

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Starting with a small amount of whipped cream, layer the bananas, coconut and cream until the glass is filled.

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Top with

 

 

 

 

 

 

another small amount of whipped cream and the toasted coconut.

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Note:  to toast the coconut, put it in a hot, dry pan.  Shake the pan over medium high heat until ti begins to brown.  Remove from the heat immediately.

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S’Mores:

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Place about 1 teaspoon of crushed graham cracker in the bottom of the glass.

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Top with 1 teaspoon of marshmallow cream (this is the hard part because it’s really sticky!!).

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Squirt a small amount of chocolate and continue to layer.  You can also add a few tiny chocolate chips!

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Keep layering until the cup is full.  Top with cream and a tiny sprinkle of graham cracker.

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Serve the parfaits with small dessert spoons.

 

Makes 4 Mini parfaits of each kind

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