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Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits - a decadent-tasting but healthful portable treat!

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but yeah, I just completely missed the boat on the mason jar trend sweeping the interwebs a few years back. Charming though they were, I couldn’t find the space for them in my tiny bungalow kitchen. But somehow, they started to win me over. And I found myself thinking “well…there is that little bit of storage space back there behind the re-usable glass storage dishes….”

I went to the hardware store on the corner for some dish soap earlier this summer (because our hardware store is the closest one-stop shop that has everything under the sun), and impulse-bought a pallet of mason jars. And then it was over. My life would never be the same.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits - a decadent-tasting but healthful portable treat!

Now, I have large mason jarssmall mason jarsblue mason jars, and a mason jar light fixture. I pack oatmeal in them, I layer salads in themI pour smoothies into them. I use them to store leftover sauces, use them for bathroom storage and organization, and use them to decorate my home. I use them to re-create wedding cakes. Basically, I use them for everything other than their real purpose – canning and preserving. Maybe someday. Right now I’m too busy buying bulk grains and storing them in jars. And making yogurt parfaits in them.

I never claimed to be one of the popular kids. But hey mason jars? Yeah, you have my heart. Finally. And always and forever.

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits - a decadent-tasting but healthful portable treat!

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Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 4 small (1/2-pint) mason jars
  • 3 (6 ounce) containers vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 16 Naturebox Cocoa Waffle Wafers, crushed, plus additional whole wafers for garnish (or your favorite brand of chocolate wafers)
  • 5 ounces fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. In small bowl, stir together 2 containers of yogurt and cocoa powder.
  2. Divide half of yogurt/cocoa mixture between jars. Divide crushed wafers over yogurt/cocoa mixture, then divide raspberries over wafers. Divide remaining container of vanilla yogurt over raspberries. Top jars with remaining yogurt/cocoa mixture. Serve garnished with additional wafers.

This recipe originally appeared here on the Naturebox blog

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5 Responses to “Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfaits”

  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — August 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I missed so many food trends, and will continue to do probably…lol! This dessert couldn’t be easier, and so good looking Lori!

    Reply

    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — August 27th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

      Haha, I know – how can food even BE trendy? It’s so silly. Plus, can mason jars be a “trend” when they’ve been used for preserving for over a century? Pretty sure they’ll never go out of style!

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — August 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I missed so many food trends, and will continue to do probably…lol! This dessert couldn’t be easier, and so good looking Lori!

    Reply

  3. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Haha, I know – how can food even BE trendy? It’s so silly. Plus, can mason jars be a “trend” when they’ve been used for preserving for over a century? Pretty sure they’ll never go out of style!

    Reply

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