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No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits

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These No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits are the ultimate boozy dessert idea! Guests will love them, and you’ll love how easy they are to make!

side view of a no-bake spiked parfait with two more parfaits and a bottle of whiskey in the background

While some parts of the country are experiencing some very snowy and very frozen weather, we are experiencing a drought and much warmer weather than usual. I am sure there are only a handful of people complaining about this, but I want some dang snow! It’s like spring skiing on the mountain and while I love to ski in warm weather, it’s really killing my winter vibe. We don’t get a lot of weather out here, so for this east coast girl, I welcome the change in the winter. End rant.

Dear Weather Man, Please send snow. Thanks, xoxo.

side view of a spiked chocolate parfait garnished with fresh strawberries

Earlier this week, I asked some Facebook fans about Valentine’s Day. December 26th, Valentine’s Day product hit the shelves at our local stores. I feel like we need a bit of time to recover from the holiday rush. So while my everyday self isn’t even thinking about Valentine’s Day, my blogger side is wondering when I should part posting Valentine’s Day recipes. I met myself in the middle, and will just be posting some chocolate recipes in the interim.

overhead of a glass filled with a chocolate parfait garnished with strawberries

Speaking of chocolate, I mentioned that I baked a TON of recipes over my holiday break. These No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits were a cross between a truffle and a no-bake cheesecake. Since I just made a No-Bake White Chocolate Mimosa Cheesecake last week, I decided to do parfaits cups for this recipe. I love parfait cups, because there isn’t a whole lot of clean up, assuming you get disposable cups!

You can serve them on a pretty platter. These Spiked Chocolate Parfait cups are made with a whiskey-infused chocolate combined with a cream cheese and Cool Whip mixture. I love the color added by the strawberries as well.

closeup of a glass filled with a chocolate parfait

No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 parfaits


These No-Bake Spiked Chocolate Parfaits pack a punch thanks to the addition of whiskey!


  • 12 oz Dark chocolate chips
  • 1 C Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 C Whiskey
  • 1 pk (8oz) Cream cheese
  • 1 Container (8oz) Cool Whip
  • 2 C Oreo crumbs
  • 1/4 C Unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 Strawberries, sliced


  1. In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream over medium-low heat just until bubbling. Stir to prevent the cream from burning.
  2. In a heatproof bowl, place dark chocolate chips in the bowl and pour heated heavy cream over top of the chocolate. Allow to sit for 10 minutes until the chocolate has melted slightly. Whisk until smooth. If the chocolate is not all melted, microwave the chocolate mixture in 15-20 second increments in the microwave.
  3. Add whiskey and stir into melted chocolate
  4. Allow mixture to cool and refrigerate until slightly firm. I cooled in the fridge for about an hour.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate mixture with cream cheese. Beat until mixture is smooth. Add Cool Whip and continue to beat until well incorporated. Set aside.
  6. Use a food processor to grind up Oreo cookies into a fine crumb. Note that I did remove the white filling from the Oreos and just used the cookie part.
  7. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter for about 30 seconds.
  8. Combine melted butter with Oreo crumbs and mix thoroughly. If the mixture still feels too dry, add an additional tablespoon of butter and pop back in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  9. Wash, dry and dice strawberries into small pieces.
  10. Assemble your parfaits by adding two tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs into the bottom of your parfaits. Follow with about 1/4 cup of the chocolate filling and top with strawberries. Garnish with additional Oreo crumbs.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no bake dessert, easy dessert recipes, chocolate parfait

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21 Responses
  1. Joni

    These look amazing! I am cooking for a banquet for church where alcohol would be frowned on. If I made this without that would I need to add anything in it’s place or just leave it out? Thanks!

  2. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    Oh. My. Word. I need one of these parfaits in my life as soon as possible! What a gorgeous, delicious dessert. I smell a feature tonight at Saturday Night Fever 😉

  3. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    Oh yes, please. I want one or ten of these parfaits! Delicious and beautiful! I can’t believe how early stores put out Valentine’s stuff this year. So crazy! Thanks for sharing this at Saturday Night Fever, pinning now!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  4. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

    I will happily send you our weather. We got 8 inches of snow yesterday and today the windchill is putting us at negative 45! I’m loving these parfaits cups…super cute and I’m sure delicious! I’m pinning this one for sure! I can’t wait to give it a try! Pinned!! 🙂

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      The negative wind chill totally downplays the excitement of the snow. I am a total winter girl but this weather is INSANE! Stay warm Christina!

  5. Beth @ bethcakes

    These parfaits cups are so cute! I really love the color the strawberries add. And I can’t believe there was Valentine’s stuff out in December! That’s insane. I haven’t checked at my grocery store yet. I agree with you – I think these parfaits would be perfect for Valentine’s or any day!

  6. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Please!! Take all of my snow from here in the Chicago area! AND these frigid cold temps!! School was cancelled here today and is already cancelled tomorrow and though an extra long winter break may sound like a dream, my kids are climbing the walls (and my nerves!! 😉 These gorgeous mousse parfaits look like JUST the thing to lift my spirits! They look amazing!!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Oh gosh I can only imagine! We certainly never had more than 2 days off of school for snow days when I grew up. Stay warm Renee!

  7. Melissa L.

    You must be in So Cal like me… miserable, right? I’ve been here 28 years and still get grumpy in a hot winter. Time for a parfait!

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I would gladly send you all our snow if you would send me a huge parfait! These sound and look amazing girl!!!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Yes- let’s make those arrangements! I loved all your snowy pictures you have been posting on Instagram!

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