Quark and Berries Parfait

2013 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 1st Place!  [After school snack: Grades 1 to 3]

Eden, from Toronto, says, “Children will LOVE this recipe as it is very yummy, colourful and full of fresh fruit”. Kids can do most of the recipe themselves - a great way to get involved in snacktime.  

Preparation Time: 5 minutes



  1. Try something new! Quark is a fresh cheese available in the dairy aisle alongside sour cream and cream cheese. Sold in a tub, it is great to enjoy on its own or stirred up with herbs as a dip. If quark is not available, look for a thick Balkan style or Greek yogurt to use instead.
  2. Works well with frozen fruit. Just let them thaw a bit before eating.
  3. Change up the fruit to suit the season and your preference.


Quark cheese 

1/4 cup (60 mL)   

Large flake oats

1 Tbsp (15 mL)

Fresh strawberries 


Fresh blackberries 


Fresh blueberries

1 Tbsp (15 mL)  

Pure maple syrup (optional) 

1 Tbsp (15 mL)  


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.
  2. Spoon quark into a small bowl. Sprinkle with oats.
  3. Gently rinse berries under cool running water.  Cut larger berries into halves. Top quark berries. Drizzle with maple syrup, if using. Eat immediately or store in the fridge at or below 4ºC (40ºF).

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 90 kcal

Protein: 8 g

Fat: 1 g

Carbohydrate: 13 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 34 mg

Last Update – March 21, 2024

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