After this brutal election season, I’m ready for some chocolate. How about you?!

I sort of fell into this recipe by accident. I’ve always loved topping my yogurt with banana slices, but I recently discovered a combination I like even better — peanuts and chocolate chips. One day, it hit me. “Sarah, why don’t you put all three together?”

Voila! The funky monkey yogurt parfait is born.

Let’s just say when I first tested the recipe, I did a happy dance right there in the kitchen. Then I tested it on my kids, and they declared me their new hero. ­čÖé It’s so simple to make and delicious!

If you’re craving a little chocolate but don’t want to blow your whole diet, this┬átreat is the perfect option. Even better shared with a friend!


Funky Monkey Yogurt Parfait

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 parfaits


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lightly salted or unsalted peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 banana, sliced


  1. Divide yogurt into two serving bowls (1 cup each).
  2. Layer each bowl with 2 Tablespoons of peanuts, 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips, and half of the banana slices.


For extra tropical flavor, add toasted coconut chips on top.



Funky Monkey Yogurt Parfait Recipe
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