Maria Cookie Parfaits | GOYA

Maria Cookie Parfaits

Chocolate-Strawberry Towers

What do you get when you layer creamy, chocolate pudding with fresh strawberries and GOYA® Maria Cookies? A heavenly cool dessert! With only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this treat is sweet and easy.

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 15 min., plus chilling time


2 cups whole milk

1 box (3.5 oz.) GOYA® Spanish-Style Custard (Natilla)

2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, finely chopped

1 pkg. (3.5 oz.) GOYA® Maria Cookies

1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise

½ cup whipped cream


1. Add milk to medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add contents of natilla box to milk. Using whisk, stir until smooth. Bring milk mixture to low simmer, whisking constantly until smooth and thick. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Add chocolate; whisking until fully melted and incorporated into custard. Remove from heat.
2. To build parfaits, line up 4 8-oz. parfait glasses or wine glasses. Spoon ¼ cup chocolate pudding into each glass. Top pudding with 2 Maria cookies and 5 strawberry halves. Repeat layering once more. Then, divide remaining pudding among each glass (about 2 tbsp. each); cover glasses with plastic wrap. Chill until pudding is firm and cookies soften, at least 2 hours, or up to 48 hours. Just before serving, add dollop of whipped cream and decorate with remaining strawberry halves.

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