I know, I know, there’s nothing at all healthy about the typical little candy corns I love to over indulge int, but here I can offset all the sugar — a little bit, anyway — with this inspired parfait. The sons have been asking for this all week, for dessert! And any day I can pass off fruit as a delicious dessert, that they actually RE-request, is a great day. And I know there’s those crazies (kidding!) out there who don’t particularly care for candy or sugary sweets. Well, this is a perfect sweet treat for them while still being able to be festive. In all honesty though, candy corn just might be our favorite Halloween treat (well, aside from those fun-size Butterfinger bars) so it makes sense that we’d be all about a candy corn-inspired confection. I mean it’s a fruit parfait that’s every bit as sweet and colorful as the real thing. The best part: they’re super easy to scare up!
Note to self: Monitor the sons when there’s a ratio involved between the fruit portion and the sugary one! They went a little cool-whip happy 😉
Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits
1 cup pineapple chunks in 100% juice (I used 1 Dole fruit cup)
1 cup Mandarin oranges in 100% juice (I used 1 Dole fruit cup)
1 small container of non-fat Cool Whip
2 small bowls or cups to assemble parfaits
1. Strain the pineapples and Mandarin oranges. Spoon half of the pineapple chunks into the bottom of the dish, creating a solid layer.
2. Spoon half of the Mandarin oranges on top of the pineapples.
3. Top with a dollop (obviously the sons and I need to re-visit that definition), or two, of Cool Whip
This seems like a fast & easy treat!
So nice to have a treat that is healthy too! Thanks so much for bringing this to FF! 😀
Don’t they know the white part of the candy corn usually ends up being the shortest?! This is a really cute idea! I love it!
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Not gonna lie. I love candy corn. And pineapple and mandarins.
What a yummy recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
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I really love this candy corn inspired idea! Festive without being about candy- genius! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 🙂
Thanks, Joy. Those were my thoughts exactly!
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