Ladyfinger Parfaits

  • Yield 4 servings

Prepare chocolate pudding in the microwave, then layer with ladyfinger cookies and strawberries and sprinkle with M&M's.

Ingredients

Pudding:
2 cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk, divided
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
Parfaits:
8 crispy ladyfinger cookies, broken into bite-size pieces
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sweetened whipped cream
1/2 cup M&M's

Instructions

  1. To make pudding, heat 1 1/2 cups milk in a microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes until very hot but not boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch, sugar and salt. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup (chilled) milk until combined; stir in chocolate chips and warm milk. Cook on HIGH, uncovered, in microwave 4 to 5 minutes until thick and bubbly, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap (let wrap touch top of pudding) and let chill in refrigerator.
  3. To assemble parfaits, layer ladyfinger pieces, pudding and strawberries in 4 glasses. Top with whipped cream, if using, and sprinkle with M&M’s.

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