By Stacey Kasdorf, Instagram @staceykasdorf
You can’t get through the holidays without a hearty dose of chocolate-based Christmas desserts. If you need a break from the yule log and the Christmas cookies, here’s a quick and easy dessert recipe that literally anyone can do. In this Cranberry White Chocolate concoction, the fun layers of a yogourt parfait get a delicious makeover with the help of white chocolate pudding made with Canadian milk. Vanilla whipped cream, dark chocolate shavings and a Ginger Snap crumble top it off, making for a sweet and rich Christmas dessert that still feels light. If you’re celebrating with family, we recommend getting the kids to help: they’ll be proud to show off their kitchen skills, and in the meantime everyone will get extra time to wrap up those last minute gifts!
- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cranberry Layer
- 1 cup (250 ml) frozen cranberries, thawed
- 2 cups (250 ml) plain Canadian yogurt
- ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup
- White Chocolate Layer
- 1 box of white chocolate instant pudding
- 2 cups (500 ml) 3.25% Canadian milk
- Cookie Crumbs & Chocolate Layers
- Crumbled Ginger Snap Cookies
- Shaved dark chocolate - about a 1/3 of a cup (80 ml)
- Canadian whipping cream
- A splash of vanilla
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Prepare white chocolate instant pudding according to instructions. I use 3.25% milk to make it extra creamy.
Blend cranberries, yogurt and maple syrup in a high-powered blender until smooth.
Crush Ginger Snap cookies.
Shave dark chocolate pieces - you only need about 1/3 of a cup.
Use a hand mixer to whip the whipping cream. Add a dash of vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form.
Get 5 clear glasses to assemble the parfaits.
Start with a layer of the cranberry mixture, then sprinkle a layer of cookie crumbs, then a white chocolate pudding layer, then sprinkle a layer of dark chocolate. Repeat x 2.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with more dark chocolate.