Chocolate Banana and Pretzel Parfaits
Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes
These chocolate banana parfaits make for a perfect family-friendly dessert. The bananas, pretzels, and whipped cream perfectly complement our recipe for homemade chocolate pudding, which can be a quick and easy, stand-alone dessert.
2½ cups Chocolate Pudding, or best-quality store-bought chocolate pudding
1 cup mini pretzel twists or sticks, plus more for garnish
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large banana, or 2 small bananas, cut into ½-inch rounds
Chocolate shavings, for garnish, optional
- Place the pretzels in a resealable bag or food processor. If you are using a bag, place it on a work surface and break up the pretzels with the bottom of a heavy pot or a meat mallet. If you are using a food processor, pulse into small pieces.
- Add the cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whip until the cream holds soft peaks.
- Using 10 (6-ounce) glasses or small jars, spoon about 2 tablespoons of pudding to the bottom of each. Sprinkle a layer of pretzels crumbs on top of the pudding, and place 4 to 5 slices of banana on top of the crumbs in a single layer. Top with more pudding and whipped cream. Garnish with a piece of sliced banana, pretzels, and if you wish, chocolate shavings.