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Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 'Perfect' Scoopable

Today's glass is not to be filled with a beverage but a foodie considered the perfect way to end the day. It's a tasty layered treat that may contain granola, nuts, yogurt or pudding, fresh fruits, and whipped cream. If you are not into granola, bits of cookies could be added for extra crunch. There is even a way to watch those calories. Substitute cottage cheese for the whipped cream or maybe your favorite flavored Jello. Not a bad idea, especially on this day since the special ingredient of the day is chocolate!

May 2 is...
National Chocolate Parfait Day

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-chocolate-parfait-day-may-1/

Parfait literally means "perfect". Often parfaits are associated with warm weather since they are mostly cool desserts or snacks. Parfaits make great make-ahead desserts or snacks and are so unique they are terrific additions to any festive season. Even better is they look like you have spent the entire day getting them ready! 



~Recipe Time~ 

http://classygirlcupcakes.com/milwaukee-gourmet-cupcakes/cupcake-mousse-parfaits/
Cupcake Mousse Parfaits (Recipes)

Who doesn't like cupcakes! Use them as the basis for a parfait and voila! the possibilities here are endless!

 Chocolate Parfait (Recipe)

That's not all either. Invite the kids into the kitchen, be creative and have fun. How can you go wrong with whipped cream and chocolate!

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a11970/chocolate-bread-parfaits-recipe-fw0710/
Chocolate-Bread Parfait (Recipe)

Want a little extra 'kick'? Don't throw away that day old bread...cut into cubes, soak with whisked sugar and rum. Then, celebrate!

http://thefoodiepatootie.com/national-chocolate-parfait-day/
 Chocolate & Vanilla Pudding Parfait (Recipe)

Chocolate & vanilla go together like peaches & cream. Go for the combo that makes the perfect blend!

http://www.rantfood.com/2015/05/01/15-amazing-chocolate-parfaits-to-enjoy-on-national-chocolate-parfait-day/
15 Amazing Chocolate Parfaits (Recipes)

Okay, all you chocolate lovers! Try these delicious versions of the classic parfait...perhaps one will blow your mind!

AND something special for cheesecake lovers...

 Individual Chocolate Pudding Cheesecake Parfait (Recipe)

Oh, my! Add layers of cake and make that parfait a trifle. Check out the trifle gallery! Here is a sneak peak...
 Peppermint Tiramisu Trifle (Recipe)

This gallery is loaded with parfait ideas. If one does not include chocolate, you surely will have no trouble figuring a way to add it!

Is your mouth watering yet?