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Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Diane Hoffmaster
Need a healthy Halloween dessert that you can feel good about giving the kids? Or low calorie Halloween recipes you can indulge in without guilt? This candy corn fruit parfait is the perfect choice! Don't turn your nose up at candy corn until you try this...maybe even for a special breakfast for your little goblins and ghouls!
Candy Corn: Love it or Hate it?
Can I just let you all in on a little secret? I actually LIKE candy corn. I know...it is gross and artificially flavored and colored and leaves that weird taste in your mouth but for some reason I actually like the stuff. Now, don't get me wrong....I don't want to sit down and eat a bowl of it or anything. But a few pieces here or there right around Halloween is a huge treat.
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Looking for Halloween fruit ideas? This one is perfect! I decided to combine my love of candy corn with my need to eat healthier and this candy corn fruit parfait is the result! A healthy Halloween dessert (or breakfast!) that makes me feel good about my diet choices while still allowing me just a tad bit of a treat at the same time. If you don't like candy corn at all you can omit it completely and your dessert will still be just as delicious!
Fresh vs Canned Fruit
I chose to use fresh pineapple for this dessert because I prefer the flavor of it over canned pineapple. However, I did use canned mandarin oranges because I am lazy and didn't feel like peeling them all! Which you choose if really just a personal preference and what you can find at the grocery store. And, of course, what your budget allows. Fresh pineapple isn't cheap, even if it does taste better!
How do you make homemade whipped cream?
I topped my Halloween fruit parfait recipe with homemade whipped cream. I sweetened it with a bit of powdered sugar and added a bit of real vanilla to it. If you prefer the squirty stuff in a can, that would work, too. If you want to top this candy corn parfait with real whipped cream, here is a quick how to:
- Place the mixer bowl and whisk in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to chill.
- Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla into the cold bowl.
- Whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form. This should take about 1 minute. Do not over beat!
- Use on your favorite dessert recipes!
Share Your Own Halloween Fruit Ideas and Healthy Desserts!
I hope you enjoy your healthy Halloween dessert and I would love to know if you have any other suggestions. Trying to get into the spirit of the holiday without eating too much junk isn't always easy! If you are heading to a potluck or Halloween party, bring this candy corn fruit parfait. At least you will know there is a dessert recipe you can enjoy without too much guilt! Check out The Girl on Bloor for more healthy Halloween party food.
Healthy Halloween Dessert Idea: Candy Corn Fruit Parfait
Need a healthy Halloween dessert? This candy corn fruit parfait is a low calorie Halloween recipe you can indulge in without guilt. Nutrition information not always accurate
Candy Corn Fruit Parfait
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 2g
Need a healthy Halloween dessert? This candy corn fruit parfait is a low calorie Halloween recipe you can indulge in without guilt.
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.
I like candy corn too even tho it out of my norm - really artificial with a weird texture and all. I don't buy it any time other then Halloween tho. I like it, but don't love it. But it is nice for a treat 🙂
These cups are such a cute idea! The kids want a Halloween party this year and these would be a cute addition to the food.
I love candy corn but only in very small doses at Halloween. Other than that, I have no interest in it. Glad you liked the recipe!
Would it be possible to make these a day ahead would the whipped topping keep it's shape?
I would not make them up ahead of time. I recommend preparing the fruit ahead of time but layering and whipped cream should be done right before serving for best results.