Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

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I created the best dessert this past Sunday! It only took a few minutes to put together and I’ve got to tell you all about it!  But first, let me back up a bit . . .

Sundays are always reserved for family dinners.  This is the day when the entire family comes over for lunch (we call it Sunday Dinner here in the south).  There’s 15 of us now, including kids, sons-in-law, grandkids and 2 fiancés.  (Yes, we’re having 2 weddings next year!)  Be still my event-planning heart!

Whew, 15’s a crowd!  And I cook for the entire bunch.  While we eat, we catch up on each other’s week, talk over each other, interrupt each other with wild bursts of laughter and enjoy each other’s company.

As soon as the family comes rushing in for Sunday dinner, the first question is always, “What’s for dessert?” And because I don’t have a whole lot of time (nor inclination) to spend thinking about, planning or making Sunday dessert, I’ve created a Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait. And it only took a few minutes.  Here’s what I did:

While I was shopping in Publix, I stopped by the frozen dessert aisle to pick up a Sara Lee® French Strawberry Cheesecake, then I grabbed a big bottle of FREE Hershey’s® Syrup (it’s in the syrup aisle).

Receive a FREE 17-24oz Hershey’s® Syrup when you buy any ONE (1) Sara Lee® Frozen Dessert item now thru 10/09/15 while supplies last! 

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

I let the Sara Lee® frozen pie thaw just a tad – about 5 minutes – and used a cookie scoop to layer the pie into small mason jars.  I made sure I went all the way down and included the crust with each scoop.  I’m all about that crust!

Strawberry Cheesecake ParfaitAfter adding a scoop of cheesecake, I added whipped cream and a layer of chocolate sauce.

Strawberry Cheesecake & Chocolate ParfaitI kept layering until the jar was full.  Then I topped it all with whipped cream.  A big, fat juicy strawberry was added to the side of the jar by slicing a small indention in the side of the strawberry.  It adds color and lets your guest know that they are about to enter strawberry heaven!

Strawberry Cheesecake & Chocolate Parfait

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Right before serving, add another drizzle of Hershey’s chocolate sauce.

Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake

 

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Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait
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Ingredients
  • 1 Sara Lee® French Strawberry Cheesecake
  • 1 bottle Hershey's® Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
Instructions
  1. Let the Sara Lee Strawberry Cheesecake thaw for about 5 minutes.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out rounded scoops of cheesecake and place in small mason jars.
  3. Drizzle a layer of Hershey's chocolate syrup and a scoop of whipped cream.
  4. Continue layering until mason jars are full.
  5. Top with additional whipped cream and drizzle with Hershey's syrup.

My Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait was a huge success!  The next time you need a delicious, easy dessert, you’ll want to make this – I promise. Visit their websites to get more great dessert ideas from Sara Lee® and Hershey’s®.

How often do you host big family dinners?  What’s your favorite Sara Lee/Hershey’s combination?

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. Those parfaits look incrediblly delicious! And just like you, I’m all about the crust, too! 🙂
    I gotta try those frozen pies now!

  2. Oh wow these are making me hungry. They look AMAZING. I love strawberries and cheesecake. I am so going to make these!

  3. This is my kind of treat! Easy to make and looks so yummy! I have some cute mason jars I think would be perfect for layering 🙂

  4. Yum! What a quick and easy dessert. Love that you jazzed up a store bought pie by layering it in a mason jar.

  5. Oh these just sound heavenly. I would love to make some of these as a family treat for movie night.

  6. Cheesecake in a jar? I absolutely love this idea! This would be a fun summer treat for the end of the year with my students!

  7. Oh Alli, you always create the best easy desserts! My 2 year old looked at this and said, “wow, look at that!” Looks really good!
    BTW: I had to laugh at the talking over each other. I am trying to teach 2 and 4 yr olds that each should take a turn. Guess they have an excuse, ha ha!

    • Our family has grown so much that we can hardly talk without talking over each other. 🙂 On Thanksgiving, we do take turns and tell what we’re thankful for before praying over our food.

  8. Oh, my! This looks and sounds delicious! Cheesecake is one of my favorites. And what’s not to love about a free bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup! This is SO easy. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  9. That looks really good and easy too! I love family dinners. We do one every Sunday as well, although it’s not up to 15 people yet!!

  10. What a nice family tradition with the Sunday Dinners! I’m sure that it can be a little hectic at times to cook for 15 people though, but parfait seems both super easy and tasty.

  11. Wow. Those look amazing! I will definitely be making some of these this weekend!

  12. Your Sunday dinners sound like such a fun tradition. I can definitely understand why the first question is about dessert. That Chocolate & Strawberry Cheesecake parfait looks beautiful and delicious!

  13. This is so yummy! Would love to taste this too, soon! Great dessert for the whole family and friends for sure.

  14. I love making parfaits for the kids..and they’ll eat just about anything as long as it’s in a parfait!

  15. These are so cute in the mason jars! What an was and good recipe!

  16. This looks just perfect! I love a dessert like this! It’s so easy and it tastes great!

  17. Yum! That looks nice and easy and delicious! Dessert is the best part of a meal for me.

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