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I should call these “lucky day” dessert shooters.
And it’s not for the obvious reasons. Before we get down to all things shamrock-y for these Rainbow Dessert Shooters, I want to impart a sweet little secret that allows me to stave off late-night ice cream and cream-pie cravings. Two little words: yogurt and whip. Mix up your favorite flavor of Yoplait light yogurt (vanilla, key lime pie, etc.) 50/50 with some reduced calorie whipped topping. Add a tablespoon or so of your fave yummy-but-highly-caloric-granola, and there you have it. Sweet, creamy, crunchy – but you can even add a berry or two or a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips to cover all the dessert bases.
Best of all, the concept is highly customizable – add a green sugar rim, a little food coloring, and swap out the granola for a more holiday appropriate Lucky Charms, and it’s an adorable little St. Patty’s Day treat!
Here’s a tip to make these extra special: make little holiday flags. I have friends who make elaborate, embellished personalized flags for their desserts – something I find so impressive! But I personally don’t have the time or the scrapbooking equipment. Cute stickers from my local craft store are a fun, easy substitute. Just sandwich the pointy end of a toothpick in between two identically shaped stickers, and there it is – a tiny flag!
These little guys are best when assembled shortly before serving – maybe an hour or so. Otherwise the cereal can get a little soggy. Before serving, top each parfait with a little flag, and get ready to enjoy a 9 oz helping of rainbow-y dessert-y good fortune!