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.

Strawberry S'mores Parfait - graham cracker, chocolate pudding, marshmallow creme and strawberries. Yum! What a decadent dessert for you and your husband or sweetie.

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

Strawberry S'mores Parfait - graham cracker, chocolate pudding, marshmallow creme and strawberries. Yum! What a decadent dessert for you and your husband or sweetie.

Makes 8, 5 oz. dessert cups

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust:
16 graham crackers

Chocolate Pudding:
2/3 C sugar
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3 TBSP cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 C whole milk, room temp
2 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
1 tsp vanilla

Marshmallow Cream:
1 egg white, room temp
3/4 C light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C powdered sugar
2 1/4 tsp vanilla

Strawberries:
1 basket of fresh strawberries

Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Strawberry S'mores Parfait - graham cracker, chocolate pudding, marshmallow creme and strawberries. Yum! What a decadent dessert for you and your husband or sweetie.

Directions:

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

Chocolate Pudding:
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

Marshmallow Cream:
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

Strawberries:
Step 1 – Wash the strawberries
Step 2 – Slice off the leaves
Step 3 – Slice the strawberries

Whipped Cream:
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!

Strawberry S’mores Parfait

Strawberry S’mores Parfait

Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 16 graham crackers
  • Chocolate Pudding:
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 3 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 C whole milk, room temp
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Marshmallow Cream:
  • 1 egg white, room temp
  • 3/4 C light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Strawberries:
  • 1 basket of fresh strawberries
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Graham Cracker Crust:
  2. Step 1 - Place the graham crackers in a large zip lock bag
  3. Step 2 - Crush the graham crackers until they are fine and smooth
  4. Chocolate Pudding:
  5. Step 1 - Add sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan.
  6. Step 2 - Stir the ingredients to mix completely
  7. Step 3 - Slowly stir in milk
  8. Step 4 - Continue to cook on medium heat, while stirring constantly, until mixture boils
  9. Step 5 - Boil for 1 minute, while continuing to stir
  10. Step 6 - Remove from heat
  11. Step 7 - Add in butter and vanilla and stir until mixed in completely
  12. Step 8 - If making ahead - Place cling wrap on top of the pudding to eliminate skin from forming on the top
  13. Marshmallow Cream:
  14. 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
  15. Step 2 - Lower the speed to low and beat in the powdered sugar until combined
  16. Step 3 - Add the vanilla and beat until incorporated
  17. Step 4 - If making ahead, store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
  18. Strawberries:
  19. Step 1 - Wash the strawberries
  20. Step 2 - Slice off the leaves
  21. Step 3 - Slice the strawberries
  22. Whipped Cream:
  23. Step 1 - Add all ingredients in a chilled bowl
  24. Step 2 - Beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until the cream holds soft peaks
  25. Building the parfait:
  26. Bottom layer - Spoon crushed graham crackers just enough to lightly cover the the bottom of the parfait dish.
  27. Second layer - Add a thick layer of chocolate pudding
  28. Third layer - Add a thin layer of marshmallow cream
  29. Fourth layer - Place freshly sliced strawberries on top of marshmallow cream
  30. Fifth layer - Add another layer of chocolate pudding
  31. Sixth layer - Add a large scoop of whipped cream
  32. Topping - Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers
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1 Comment on Strawberry S’mores Parfait – A Special Date Night Dessert

  1. Leslie
    March 20, 2016 at 9:22 am (1 year ago)

    Yum! I love strawberries. I’ve never had a strawberry S’more though, it sounds yummy.

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