2 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups Quick Oatmeal Granola (see below)
3 cups thawed whipped topping
Quick Oatmeal Granola
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Whisk together first five ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium high heat, and cook, whisking constantly, for five minutes. Gradually mix 1/3 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg in a small bowl. Whisk egg mixture into remaining hot milk mixture. Cook whisking constantly for 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into a glass bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on top of warm mixture to keep a film from forming and chill two hours.
Make granola by stirring together honey and next two ingredients in a small bowl. Stir together oats, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add honey mixture to oatmeal mixture, stirring until combined. Spread oat mixture onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring often.
To make parfaits, layer 1 1/2 Tablespoons granola, 3 Tablespoons chocolate mixture, and 1/4 cup whipped topping into each of the parfait glasses. Repeat layers once and sprinkle the top of each parfait with 1 Tablespoon granola. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 parfaits