Israeli Frankenstein Parfait

osem bamba peanut snack yogurt parfait peanut butter banana strawberry vanilla caramel chocolate

If you’ve been to the “Kosher Foods” section of your local Vons lately, you may have noticed some newcomers. Alongside the year-round stocks of matzoh that we only use for seven days in April once a year and the matzoh ball soup in a can/box (gee, we Jews must practically live on matzoh!) there have lately been some interesting snacks popular in Israel. One that I am happy about the grocery store picking up on is Bamba, peanut butter puffs made by Osem. According to Osem’s website, 90% of Israeli families regularly add Bamba to their shopping carts, and once you taste the simple but addictive snack it’s easy to see why.

Osem Bamba peanut snack

While I really like the ones filled with flavorful creams such as hazelnut, the plain flavor can be okay – if eaten with something super sweet. That’s why I created this super-indulgent parfait, complete with chocolatey-caramel pudding, light vanilla yogurt, succulent strawberries, sweet banana slices, creamy smooth peanut butter… and of course the featured ingredient, Bamba Peanut Snack. I used the individual serving bag found in my grocery store, and it was plenty to create a nice salty crunch to this parfait.

yogurt pudding parfait with osem bamba peanut snack strawberry banana chocolate vanilla caramel

The only problem: as I was assembling this I kind of felt like a foodie frankenstein, as the cylindrical peanut puffs reminded me more and more of fingers. It’s the wrong time of year for creepy Halloween food! I just tried to put that image aside and enjoy this parfait which tasted quite good despite the unfortunate resemblance. So if you’re faint-hearted, don’t try this recipe. If you love Halloween and Israeli snacks on the other hand, give it a try!

Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Vanilla Chocolate Parfait Featuring Bamba

makes one generous serving

strawberry banana peanut butter yogurt parfait featuring osem bamba peanut snack


  • 1 oz (28 g) Osem brand Bamba Peanut Snack
  • 1 Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 chocolate/caramel flavored pudding snack
  • 6-8 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbs creamy peanut butter

Directions: Layer Bamba, yogurt, pudding, and fruit in tall glass. Swirl in a spoonful of peanut butter throughout or on top as desired. Enjoy!


One response

  1. You’re right, it does look like fingers! It wouldn’t bother me too long, though.

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