The great thing about these parfaits is that they can be assembled and ready in no time. Don't worry if you don't have the exact ingredients called for; any type of cookie and ice cream you have on hand can work wonderfully together.
It is said "shoofly pie" got it's name because the flies were attracted to it's sweet ingredients. As the pie was cooling the chef would shoo the flies away. Shoofly Pie was originally made with Sorghum molasses; Emeril's version is with Steen's Pure Cane Syrup, a Louisiana favorite.