Bailey’s Chocolate Snickers Parfaits (sort of light!)

Oh and pumpkin.

This is an easy and delicious dessert that will satisfy even the biggest chocolate craving.

And chocolate – I crave a lot!

I pretty much have to have something sweet after every meal.

It’s like a drug. If I don’t get it I feel deprived and moody and slightly bitchy and nothing can change that until I get my fix.

And this parfait is definitely very satisfying! It’s very rich and indulgent and yet sort of light. As light as any dessert can get, really…

I made the cake with chocolate mix and pumpkin!!! No oil, no eggs! Sugar-free pudding, fat-free whipped topping. The only thing that makes it naughty is the Snickers.

But you really don’t want to leave it out! Snickers makes the world a better place. Or at least I’d like to think so ;)

The hardest part is that you need to refrigerate it overnight and let all the flavors to get to know each other and marry…But all the waiting is definitely worth it!

So here’s how I made it!

Bailey’s Chocolate Snickers Parfaits

Makes 6-8 parfaits or 1 giant parfait


  • 1 box Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 small can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp instant espresso, combined
  • 1 box sugar-free chocolate pudding mix (and all the ingredients required by the box)
  • 4 full-size Snickers Bars, refrigerated
  • about 1/2 cup Bailey’s (i used coffee flavor)
  • 2 tubs fat-free whipped topping, thawed

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl with electric mixer, combine cake mix, pumpkin puree, water and instant espresso vanilla. Bake in a cooking spray sprayed 9×13 baking dish until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean ( this will vary by oven but start checking at the minimum time said on box – mine took about 45mins to bake). Let cake cool completely. Once cooled crumble the cake.

Prepare the pudding mix according to package directions.

Roughly chop the snickers bars.

To assemble: In wine glasses or parfaits glasses, place a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom. Top it with a capful of Bailey’s, then a layer of whip topping and a layer of chopped Snickers. Repeat the layers. Repeat the process until all the ingredients have been exhausted. Make the layers as thick or thin as you’d like :)

10 thoughts on “Bailey’s Chocolate Snickers Parfaits (sort of light!)

  1. Looks delicious! I also love the way you’ve photographed the dessert, the tabletop perfectly complements the colours in the pudding. Great blog as always :O) x

  2. I can totally see myself making this with leftover cake or brownies and some chocolate custard and soft whipped cream. Unbelievable decadent!

  3. I’m totally with you on needing something sweet after every meal. How else am I supposed to get that garlic, onion, salt etc. taste out of my mouth?!

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