Chocolate Strawberry Parfaits {No Bake Desserts}

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Chocolate strawberry parfaits recipe is part of social shopper amplification that I participated in for Collective Bias and their advertiser.  I was compensated for this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Chocolate strawberry parfaits are a no bake dessert, filled with freshly whipped cream, strawberry puree, and little bites of 3 Musketeers candy bars. For a special dessert or chocolate treat, give this recipe a try!
This delicious dessert has been given the nickname, ‘Fluffy Fool’, and for a very good reason. I’ll explain why in just a minute.

Chocolate Strawberry Candy Bar Parfaits - A fun and easy to make dessert recipe from @itsyummi with layers of strawberry fool, fluffy homemade whipped cream, and bite sized candy bars - Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

 

One of my favorite chocolate candy bars is a 3 Musketeers! The texture and sweetness of the fluffy nougat makes me a little giddy. Now that they’re available in bite sized portions, I love them all the more. It’s like the gang over at Mars knows I’m trying to lose some weight or something. They totally hit the mark with their new line of Bites!

Walmart had these goodies in their candy section when I was there over the weekend.

I don’t normally peruse the candy aisle like I do the air freshener aisle, (don’t tell me I’m the only one who does the “spray ‘n sniff” test) but they had the 3 Musketeers Bites placed on an end cap near the candy aisle. Just around the corner, I saw the display, and couldn’t resist buying them!

P.S.  M&M/Mars and Walmart: if you’re reading this, it would be a genius move on your part to set up a sample table for taste testing new candy varieties when they come out. I’ll even offer my free sampling services! 😉

 Milky Way Bites on store shelves

 

 

Chocolate Strawberry Candy Bar Parfaits - A fun and easy to make dessert recipe from @itsyummi with layers of strawberry fool, fluffy homemade whipped cream, and bite sized candy bars - Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

So you may be thinking, “What the heck’s up with that name, Fluffy Fool?!” 

Well, I like the word ‘fluffy’.  🙂

OK, that’s only partially true. I do think the word fluffy is sort of cute, but also, the nougat in the 3 Musketeers Bites is incredibly fluffy! The word ‘fool’ comes from the fact that a fool is traditionally a French dessert.

In French, “fool” translates to “fouler”, which means, “to mash”, which is exactly what we do to the strawberries when we turn them into a puree.

See?  It all makes perfect sense now!

OK, are you ready to eat some of this yummi goodness?  Grab your apron and I’ll meet you in the kitchen.

There are plenty of other delicious chocolate strawberry desserts and fun cupcake recipe ideas you can make, too!

Let’s get our chocolate strawberry parfaits into action!

Fluffy Fool - a chocolate strawberry dessert recipe from ItsYummi.com

Want to make more chocolate strawberry dessert recipes, like these parfaits?

Give this one a try, too. They make perfect holiday food gifts, and of course, the best Valentine’s Day starts with chocolate covered strawberries!

Citrus-Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Citrus-Chocolate Dipped Strawberries | Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

 

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Chocolate Strawberry Parfaits

Prep Time 35 min Yields 2

This chocolate strawberry dessert is traditional strawberry fool, packed with little pieces of 3 Musketeers Bites. Makes a light and fluffy sweet treat!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (about 2/3 bag) Mars 3 Musketeers Bites
  • For Strawberry Puree
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, diced (or thawed from frozen)
  • 1/4 cup sugar or equivalent sugar substitute
  • For Whipped Cream
  • 4 ounces (1/2 liquid cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar or equivalent sugar substitute

Directions

  1. Use a sharp knife to cut 3 Musketeers Bites in half (optional)
  2. Make Strawberry Puree
  3. Hull and dice strawberries and place into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Place strawberries and their juice in bowl of a food processor or blender and process until pureed. Taste for sweetness. If you want them sweeter, stir in 1 Tablespoon sugar, repeating if necessary, until desired sweetness is achieved. Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups of puree. Chill until ready to assemble the dessert.
  5. Make Whipped Cream
  6. Place whipping cream into a chilled stainless steel mixing bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer and whip cream until soft peaks form (about 1 minute). Sprinkle sugar into the bowl and continue mixing for 1-2 more minutes, until medium peaks have formed and mixture is light and fluffy.
  7. Use a silicone spatula or spoon to gently fold 1/2 cup of puree into the whipped cream. Don't over mix or you won't see those nice specks of strawberry in the finished product!
  8. To assemble the desserts, place 3 Tablespoons of puree into the bottom of each parfait glass. (This recipe will give you enough for 2 parfaits. Add a layer of whipped cream mixture, followed by a layer of the Bites candy. Repeat layers of whipped cream mixture and candy until the glass is full. Finish with a Tablespoon of puree on top.
  9. If desired, garnish with graham cracker sticks and more candy Bites
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Chocolate Strawberry Candy Bar Parfaits - A fun and easy to make dessert recipe from @itsyummi with layers of strawberry fool, fluffy homemade whipped cream, and bite sized candy bars - Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

Chocolate Strawberry Candy Bar Parfaits - A fun and easy to make dessert recipe from @itsyummi with layers of strawberry fool, fluffy homemade whipped cream, and bite sized candy bars - Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

Chocolate Strawberry Candy Bar Parfaits - An easy to make dessert with layers of strawberry fool, homemade whipped cream, and candy bars.

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  • Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy March 22, 2014 (12:10 am)

    Holy cow. I need this ASAP! I’m craving something sweet right now and this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinned!

    • Chef Becca March 22, 2014 (5:16 am)

      I hope you have a chance to try one, Jen. It’s a fun treat!

  • Amy March 16, 2014 (2:07 pm)

    I love chocolate and strawberries together so this is a definite “try it” recipe for me!

    #client

    • Chef Becca March 16, 2014 (2:42 pm)

      They compliment each other really well, don’t they, Amy? Best part of the dessert for me is that fluffy nougat in the 3 Musketeers, though! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? March 12, 2014 (9:17 am)

    I’m always up for dessert full of yummy whipped cream. Add the three musketeer bars and it’s dessert nirvana. Thank you so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  • Gintare @Gourmantine March 11, 2014 (3:50 pm)

    There is always spaces for a lovely fluffy dessert! Nice!

    • Chef Becca March 11, 2014 (4:26 pm)

      I agree, Gintare! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  • Kathy Noble Murphy March 11, 2014 (2:50 pm)

    This would be simply delicious on a hot summer day…. hope that kind of weather is not too far off!

    • Chef Becca March 11, 2014 (4:26 pm)

      I’m hoping the same thing, Kathy! Enough with the winter, already! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Karen @ Baking In A Tornado March 11, 2014 (9:10 am)

    I can’t believe you posted this recipe. I have one bag (well hidden) of the mini Strawberry 3 Musketeers and I’m definitely making this with them. My kids may even kiss me.

    • Chef Becca March 11, 2014 (11:04 am)

      Wait… Strawberry 3 Musketeers?! Shut the front door! I’m going to the store! 😀

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