How to make Sarah Michelle Gellar's s’mores parfait

Make this kid-friendly dessert

The author shares recipes from her new book, "Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to Be Creative in the Kitchen."
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Actress and businesswoman Sarah Michelle Gellar shares creative and kid-friendly recipes in her new cookbook, "Stirring Up Fun with Food." Gellar appeared on "Good Morning America" to share her recipe for s'mores parfait. Try this recipe in your kitchen!


  • 24 double graham crackers, broken into large pieces
  • 6 cups chocolate mousse pudding (see below)
  • 30 mini marshmallows
  • For the Chocolate Mousse Pudding:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (4-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Cooking Directions

    For the Chocolate Mousse Pudding:

    In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream on medium-high speed. As the cream begins to thicken, gradually add the granulated sugar and whip until soft peaks form.

    Reduce the mixer speed to medium-low, add the pudding mix and cocoa powder, and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

    Spoon the pudding into shot glasses. (Alternatively, spoon it into a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip of your choice and pipe the pudding into the shot glasses.)

    Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

    For the S'mores Parfait:

    Place a 1-inch layer of graham cracker pieces in the bottom of four 16-ounce jars.

    Spoon 1/2 cup of mousse over the graham crackers in each jar. Top with a second layer of graham crackers and another 1/2 cup of mousse.

    Top each jar with 5 marshmallows to cover. Using a kitchen torch, toast the marshmallows until golden. Serve immediately.

    (If you don’t have a kitchen torch, preheat the oven to 400°F and arrange the marshmallows on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet, at least 3 inches apart. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes. Keep an eye on the marshmallows to make sure they don’t burn. Use a spatula to remove the marshmallows from the baking sheet and place them in the jars, pressing them slightly into the mousse.)

    Recipe courtesy Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate mousse,

    Course: Dessert

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