Red, White and Blue Parfait

"This was from our local paper around the 4th of July, for a holiday snack. It was easy and delicious! You could probably sub. homemade granola for the pecan sandies and it would still be great. The prep time is a guess as I don't remember how long it took."
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  • Cap strawberries, cut into bite-size pieces and place them in small mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle sugar over berries and stir. Use spoon to crush berries slightly so they will release juice. Set aside.
  • Place cookies in zipper-top plastic bag and use rolling pin to crush them finely. Set aside.
  • In small bowl or 2-cup measure, stir together 1/2 C of whipped topping and yogurt until well blended. Set aside.
  • Divide cookie crumbs evenly in bottom of 4 parfait glasses or other dessert dishes (that hold at least 1 cup).
  • Spoon strawberry mixture evenly over crumbs.
  • Spoon yogurt mixture evenly over strawberries.
  • Divide blueberries evenly, and scatter them over yogurt mixture in each dish.
  • The dishes may be served at once or covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to serve, up to 3 hours.
  • Just before serving, dollop 1 tsp of whipped topping on top of each dish as a garnish.
  • Note: Plain shortbread cookies, vanilla wafers or butter cookies may be substituted for the pecan sandies.

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  1. This was good, seemed a little healthier than some red, white and blue desserts and enjoyed the crunchy, creamy and fruit textures and tastes all combined into one dessert.
  2. Hey Cheesehead! I learned of this from another Zaar person, and made it today for my little grand daughters in special glassware for the 4th of July. They felt very special, and since they are fruit fiends, they loved this! It is very pretty, as well, and got a lot of attention at the 4th of July party today! Thank you for making me a celebrity with my little babes, I am already one because of genius recipes like yours. NorthwestGal gave me the idea to use this recipe. Check her out. There are things happening!
  3. I needed a quick and easy dessert for the 4th of July. This one was a hit! I used vanilla greek yogurt and sugar free Cool Whip. It was fast, easy, quick and delicious! Definitely a keeper!!!
  4. I made this for the first time last year (sorry it took me so long to review). I loved it so much, I'm going to make it again this 4th of doubt it is destined to become my signature patriotic dessert. It's easy, light and yummy!
  5. A big hit! i brought all the different layers in separate containers to a party and let people make their own. it was like a healthier version of "make your own sundae". I also brought milk chocolate chips and pecans to mix in. Left out the sugar/strawberry crushing step to give it a more natural feel. Thanks so much for sharing! so easy!


  1. A nice fruit parfait for an afternoon snack! I used almond granola instead of the pecan sandies. This recipe makes a pretty item for any red, white and blue event. Prepared for 2008 Election Eats Event.


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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