Healthy Halloween Dessert: Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

Last Updated on September 26, 2019 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!

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Layers of pineapple and orange slices in a parfait glass topped with whipped cream and candy corn for a healthy Halloween dessert

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. 

Like this healthy Halloween dessert?  Try these fruit recipes, too!

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! 

bowl of fresh pineapple with fork holding one piece

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!

homemade whipped cream in the bowl of a stainless steel mixer

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!

Candy Corn Fruit Parfait for Halloween

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

Candy Corn Fruit Parfait Makes a Healthy Halloween Dessert!



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Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

Candy Corn Fruit Parfait Makes a Healthy Halloween Dessert!

Need a healthy Halloween dessert?  This candy corn fruit parfait is a low calorie Halloween recipe you can indulge in without guilt.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans of mandarin oranges
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 to 4 TBSP powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • candy corn for decorating


  1. Into a decorative glass, layer fresh pineapple on the bottom and mandarin orange slices on top of it.
  2. MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM: In a large bowl combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until still peaks form
  3. Top fruit with the whipped cream
  4. Add a few candy corn on top of the whipped cream and serve

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information not always accurate


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  1. 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.
    • Diane Hoffmaster says
      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!
  2. Amy Gilliam says
    Would it be possible to make these a day ahead would the whipped topping keep it's shape?
    • Diane Hoffmaster says
      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.

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