My Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits are the perfect no-bake treat to start or end your day! Summer berries are layered with healthy chocolate yogurt, making it a fun dessert or a decadent breakfast.
To me, summer has slammed in full force. It’s been around 100 degrees here and I’m m-e-l-t-i-n-g!!!
I took the kids (that I nanny) to the zoo yesterday morning, and by 10am I was in one of those “hurry and look at that animal so we can GO” moods. Needless to say, we didn’t get out of there for another 40 minutes. Sheesh! Pregnant me just can’t take it.
And, because I’m pretty sure you’re feeling it like I am I’m bringing you an awesome no-bake recipe!
My Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits make a rich and fun breakfast, but they also pass as dessert, easy peasy. If your husband is like mine, call it pudding.
But I love that I have this chocolaty, creamy, fresh dessert up my sleeve that highlights summer berries and is a healthy way to end the evening. It’s perfect for the Fourth of July, because any berry would be fabulous here. And ending a barbecue-filled day with an easy dessert is just the way to go in my book.
If you love darker, richer chocolate, just add more cocoa. If you love sweeter chocolate, add a touch more maple. This is so versatile, so play around with it. And I love whipping up this double batch to keep in the fridge for a couple desserts during the week.
Time to make some Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits, right? Yes.
- 1 cup 2% or full fat Greek yogurt
- 2.5 Tbs. cocoa powder
- 1.5 Tbs. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4-5 large strawberries
- In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the strawberries. Mix well until completely smooth and chocolaty. Taste, if you like a richer chocolate, add more cocoa.
- Rinse strawberries. Chop into small pieces.
- In parfait bowls, layer chocolate yogurt and strawberries. Eat, enjoy!
- Parfaits can be made and put in the fridge to eat later. You can keep them for up to 4 days in the fridge.
- Don’t use fat free Greek yogurt. It adds too much tang, taking away from the richness needed for the chocolate flavor.
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