You have come to the right place if you are looking for an easy but elegant Valentine’s Day dessert! Chocolate Cherry Brownie Parfaits are full of fudgy goodness, sweet luscious cherries, and light as air whipped cream! And, this rich and decadent dessert is the perfect way to say “I love you”, on Valentine’s Day.
Even though these parfaits look like something you would spend hours preparing, you won’t believe how easy this no muss, no fuss recipe is! Easy Chocolate Cherry Brownie Parfaits starts with a package of store-bought brownie mix and a can of delicious cherry pie filling. And, if you are in a time-crunch, you could buy some brownies at your local bakery and these delicious parfaits could be chilling in your refrigerator and ready to serve in under 15 minutes.
To make ahead, just make the brownies the day before and then assemble the dessert right before you are ready to serve. I made these decadent parfaits with homemade cream-cheese whipped cream, but you could also easily substitute purchased canned whipped cream or frozen whipped topping.
If you are looking for other ideas for Valentine’s Day desserts, you might be interested in these decadent options:
How to make Chocolate Cherry Brownie Parfaits
Make the brownies according to the directions on the package. Cook and cut into small cubes. Set aside.
To make the cream cheese whipped cream, use an electric mixer and whip the cream cheese in a small bowl until it is soft and fluffy. Set aside.
Pour the whipping cream into a large bowl and use an electric mixer set on medium to whip the cream until soft peaks form.
Add the cream cheese to the whipped cream and continue whipping on high-speed until stiff peaks form. Add the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and whip to combine. Taste and add more powdered sugar if you want it a little sweeter. Cream cheese whipped cream can be made up to a day ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator.
To assemble the parfaits, add a layer of brownie cubes to the bottom of four parfait glasses. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling. Top the cherry pie filling with 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream and repeat the layers to the top of the parfait glass ending with a layer of whipped cream. If desired, top with a cherry. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Notes: May substitute canned whipped cream or frozen whipped topping for the cream-cheese whipped cream.
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