Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sweet Saturday ~ Hazelnut Cheesecake Parfaits

Welcome to Sweet Saturday at Charlene Blogs.  This week we're layering up with a beautiful parfait.  I got this recipe from  Thank you Taste of Home for allowing us to share them. :)


Hazelnut Cheesecake Parfaits

Hazelnut Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe
photo by Taste of Home

Prep: 25 min. + chilling
Yield: 2 Servings

  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coffee yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup whipped topping
  • 2 whole chocolate graham crackers, crushed
  • Chocolate curls and additional whipped topping, optional
  • In a small heavy skillet, cook and stir the hazelnuts over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar; cook and stir for 2-4 minutes or until sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool.
  • In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with cream over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until blended. Beat in yogurt and vanilla; fold in whipped topping.
  • In two parfait glasses, layer the graham crackers, yogurt mixture, chocolate mixture and hazelnuts. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with chocolate curls and whipped topping if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Analysis:
1 parfait (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 425 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Let me know how they turn out for you!  Any variations to personalize it to your taste?  

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.


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