It dawned on me that I haven't shared a dessert recipe. That's just not like me because, boy, do I love sweets. So, after serving this taste treat to a group of friends, I decided I better share it with you. It is light in calories and fat, and it is simple to make.
(idea from a Taste of Home recipe)
1 3/4 cups cold nonfat milk
1 1-ounce package sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix
4 ounces fat free cream cheese
3 ounces angel food cake, cut into small cubes
1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur
2 cups fat free whipped topping, such as Cool Whip Free
2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
In a medium bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric beaters until smooth. Slowly beat in pudding until smooth; set aside.
Place angel food cubes in a small bowl. Add Amaretto and toss; let stand for 5 minutes. Divide half of angel food cubes among 6 parfait glasses. Top with half of pudding mixture, 1 cup whipped topping and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.
Cover parfaits with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least several hours. Makes 6 servings.
Note: If you prefer an alternative to alcohol, substitute strong coffee for the Amaretto.