These Cherry Chocolate Mousse Parfaits have layers of pie filling, cookies, and a creamy chocolate mousse cheesecake. Grab a spoon and get ready to dig in!
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My husband goes in spurts with his healthy eating. Most days he can say no to the desserts and treats that I pump out of our kitchen. I wish I had that kind of willpower.
A few months ago he decided that he was going to give up sugar and carbs for a while. Yes, right as I was in the middle of recipe testing for the cookbook, he stopped eating sweets. That limited my reliable taste testers by quite a bit. Thank goodness I have willing friends at church who are always ready to step up to the dessert eating challenge.
One night we stopped at the store to pick up a few ingredients I needed. Apparently the lack of sugar was finally starting to get to my hubby because while I was grabbing some cans of pie filling and cookies, he was looking over the chocolate baking bars.
He finally decided that he was going to buy one of the dark chocolate bars and just have a small taste. So, he grabbed the bar with the least amount of sugar. Ok, it was actually one without any sugar in it, so really just cocoa powder in solid form. Yup, the 100% cacao unsweetened baking bar went into the cart.
I tried to warn him! I tried to tell him that this was a bad idea. But does he listen to me? Sometimes yes, but not today.
As soon as we got in the car, he pulled the chocolate bar out of the bag and opened it. Again I tried to warn him this was not going to end well, but he went ahead and popped a chunk in his mouth. Like I said completely unsweetened baking bars do taste just like cocoa powder...my husband totally believes me now.
Before we even left the parking lot, he had to pull over to spit it out. Yes, I was hysterically laughing in the passenger seat. I couldn't help myself. His face was priceless!
Now something my husband does really enjoy from time to time is a chocolate and cherry treat. He absolutely loved this no bake cherry swiss rolls cake, so as I was thinking through another pie filling dessert, I knew chocolate and cherry had to happen again.
The past few months I have been working with Lucky Leaf® as a brand ambassador creating fun desserts with their pie fillings. Can I tell you a secret? Their pie fillings are my absolute favorites, so I would buy them even if I did not work for them. #truestory
I love that every time I open a can of filling, it is going to be thick and rich and full of 100% fruit. Believe me, I usually eat a few spoonfuls as soon as each lid is off the can.
For these easy no bake cherry chocolate mousse parfaits, I layered a creamy no bake chocolate cheesecake with cookie crumbs and a thick layer of cherry pie filling!
This is the perfect summer dessert for parties and picnics because you can layer everything in mason jars and put a lid on the jars for traveling.
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How long would these last in the refrigerator?
They should be fine for a few days in the fridge. After about 4 days the cookies start to be super soggy.
If you use Nutella, you could omit the cocoa powder cause Nutella has cocoa powder in it.
You could...but I added the cocoa powder to intensify the chocolate flavor even more.
Jamie | My Baking Addiction
I love simple desserts like this for the summer months! These would be perfect for a barbecue!
I'm with you on easy desserts for the hot summer months!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
Good thing there is a lot of layers here. I want them all to myself!
I'm not going to share how many of these little parfaits I ate...let's just say it wasn't one. LOL!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
These look so good! Perfect for summer picnics!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
I love parfaits in a jar. Best summer dessert ever 🙂 And the chocolate cherry combo is lovely 🙂
Huge fan of cherry pie filling and chocolate... of course! These look so great!
Honestly, I stop at the 85% mark with dark chocolate. Anything above that just tastes gross. But I gotta laugh at your husband, trying it even though you warned him. We all make that mistake once in life!
These are adorable. And delicious. Adorably delicious!
Hahaha! I don't think he will make that mistake again. But seriously, he should have listened...I mean I do know my chocolate!
Love this no-bake dessert for a great go-to when it is too hot to bake, and sympathize with Jeremy about the chocolate bar......did the same thing once, and it is truly disappointing when you just knew it would be a delicious healthy fix, and it lets you down HARD!!! Keep up the amazingly tasty things going through your mind, and thank you for sharing!!!
Wow, now that's a dessert!
Anything in a mason jar is a perfect dessert! I love how simple they are to put together!
I agree...desserts in jars are just too fun! Plus, simple and summer just go together so well.
I love the Nutella in these parfaits. They look so good!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
These parfaits look amazing! Love the chocolate hazelnut spread in there 🙂
Rachel @ Rachel Cooks
So fun and easy! I love these!
Thank you 🙂
These sound heavenly!