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Put Girl Scout cookies to good use in parfait

Posted on March 4, 2014 | by Helen Owolabi

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Once a year Girl Scout troops across America sell coveted boxes of Girl Scout cookies. If you are a die-hard cookie lover, you do not just buy a box or two — you stock up. In celebration of Girl Scout cookie season, and for anyone who needs to use an extra box or 10 of cookies, here is a deliciously easy recipe for all your extra Trefoils. This recipe for a cheesecake and Trefoil parfait requires only a few easy-to-purchase ingredients. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and serves eight. If you need to buy a box of Trefoils or any of your other favorite Girl Scout cookies, use the Girl Scout website’s cookie finder to find the nearest Girl Scout troop selling cookies near you.

Ingredients

1 box of Trefoils Girl Scout Cookies
1 box of instant cheesecake pudding mix (the Jell-O brand is a great, affordable option)
12 oz. of softened or whipped cream cheese
1 pint of strawberries, sliced
Chocolate syrup

Directions

1. Break apart and crush about half a box of Trefoil cookies.

2. Mix cream cheese and cheesecake pudding until it turns into smooth consistency. (Add about 1/2 to 1 cup of milk if needed with your instant cheesecake pudding mix.)

3. Layer the mixed cheesecake pudding and crushed trefoils into a cup and repeat layering until about 3/4 of the cup is filled.

4. Top the pudding with strawberries (or a mixture of your favorite berries) and two regular Trefoil cookies.

5. Finish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, March 4 print edition. Helen Owolabi is a staff writer. Email her at dining@nyunews.com.

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