Each year, before Shavuot, I get into the kitchen to make the tried-and-true…but I never leave until there are also a few new recipes that get added to my repertoire. This one came about as I was preparing new cheese trifles for the Shavuot roundup. It earned the award for being ultra decadent while being simple to put together. It also freezes well and serves beautifully!
Yield: 12–16 parfaits
Add chocolate to a small saucepan over medium heat. Add heavy cream and stir until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and let cool.
In an electric mixer, beat vanilla with cream cheese. Slowly add in chocolate mixture. Beat until combined. Set aside.
In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese with heavy cream until fluffy. Fold in crushed cookies.
Pipe cookie layer into the bottom of mini trifle cups. Pipe chocolate layer on top. Garnish with whipped cream and cookie half.