This is a decadent dessert best served for two! The directions and ingredients below are all “from scratch” but if you need to cut a few corners, you could use packaged pudding, marshmallow cream and whipped cream. A special date night dessert for you and your husband would be a perfect way to stay connected without having to go out or spend a ton of money.
Don’t wait for special days like Valentine’s and your anniversary to plan something special with your husband. It’s important to stay connected all year round. You can easily do that by planning a special dinner at home with this decadent dessert as the end to a perfect night. Pair it was a delicious drink or champagne for extra specialness.
Strawberry S’mores Parfait Recipe
Makes 8, 5 oz. dessert cups
Graham Cracker Crust:
16 graham crackers
1 basket of fresh strawberries
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Makes 2 parfaits
There are quite a few steps to building this dessert, so take a read through first and then start preparing your ingredients.
Graham Cracker Crust:
Step 1 – Place the graham crackers in a large zip lock bag
Step 2 – Crush the graham crackers until they are fine and smooth
Step 1 – Add sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan.
Step 2 – Stir the ingredients to mix completely
Step 3 – Slowly stir in milk
Step 4 – Continue to cook on medium heat, while stirring constantly, until mixture boils
Step 5 – Boil for 1 minute, while continuing to stir
Step 6 – Remove from heat
Step 7 – Add in butter and vanilla and stir until mixed in completely
Step 8 – If making ahead – Place cling wrap on top of the pudding to eliminate skin from forming on the top
Step 1 – Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites, corn syrup, and salt on high speed for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and doubled in volume
Step 2 – Lower the speed to low and beat in the powdered sugar until combined
Step 3 – Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated
Step 4 – If making ahead, store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
Step 1 – Wash the strawberries
Step 2 – Slice off the leaves
Step 3 – Slice the strawberries
Step 1 – Add all ingredients in a chilled bowl
Step 2 – Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until the cream holds soft peaks
Building the parfait:
Bottom layer – Spoon crushed graham crackers just enough to lightly cover the the bottom of the parfait dish.
Second layer – Add a thick layer of chocolate pudding
Third layer – Add a thin layer of marshmallow cream
Fourth layer – Place freshly sliced strawberries on top of marshmallow cream
Fifth layer – Add another layer of chocolate pudding
Sixth layer – Add a large scoop of whipped cream
Topping – Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers
Enjoy some special time with your sweetie with a delicious homemade dessert!