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Candy Corn Parfait


These Candy Corn Parfaits are a naturally sweet and healthy Halloween snack that offer a boost of protein in an adorable little package that your kids are going to love!

A small glass cup filled with pineapple, oranges, and whipped cottage cheese to look like a candy corn.

Delicious & Adorable Halloween Snack

I can’t say I really enjoy eating candy corn- but there is something so adorable and nostalgic about them. They just scream Halloween. As soon as we see those yellow and orange bags start popping up in the grocery stores, we know that spooky season is right around the corner.

I love finding fun, healthy, and tasty ways to celebrate the holidays. And these little Candy Corn Parfaits fit the bill perfectly! If you’ve never tried whipped cottage cheese, this is the perfect time to start. The texture is smooth and fluffy- perfect for people who are sensitive to the texture of regular cottage cheese. Plus, these little halloween treats have only 4 ingredients (unless you want to add a little garnish), come together in about 5 minutes, and they couldn’t be cuter. Because let’s face it. Cute food is just more fun to eat.

Little candy corn parfaits topped with whipped cottage cheese, orange and yellow sprinkles, and a candy corn.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Candy Corn Parfaits:

  • Pineapple
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Maple Syrup
Ingredients needed to make healthy candy corn parfaits.

How to Make Candy Corn Parfaits:

  1. Chop the pineapple. Peel, core and dice your pineapple into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Whip the cottage cheese. Place your cottage cheese in a food processor. Blend for about 30 seconds; scrape down the sides and blend until super creamy and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and pulse until blended.
  3. Layer the parfaits. To small clear serving glasses, add a layer of chopped pineapple, a layer of mandarin oranges, and a layer of whipped cottage cheese.
  4. Enjoy! Add a few sprinkles or a candy corn for garnish and dig in!
Healthy halloween fruit parfaits made with pineapple, oranges, and cottage cheese.

Tips & Suggestions:

You’ll need to use a food processor to get the right consistency for the whipped cottage cheese. A blender can over whip it and you’ll end up with a liquidy consistency. This is a great way to enjoy cottage cheese for people who don’t like the texture of regular cottage cheese!

Greek yogurt or whipped cream make good substitutes for the whipped cottage cheese.

You can use canned pineapple if desired, however, fresh pineapple is so much better and has a much brighter yellow color.

Cover leftovers or place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Rows of glass parfait cups with candy corn colored fruit and small wooden spoons.

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Healthy Candy Corn Parfait

These Candy Corn Parfaits are a naturally sweet and healthy Halloween snack that offer a boost of protein in an adorable little package that your kids are going to love!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Parfaits
Calories: 188kcal


  • 2 cups cottage cheese 2% is best
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 cups pineapple chopped
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges 10.5 ounce each, drained
  • candy corns for garnish optional


  • Place the cottage cheese in a food processor and blend for about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Blend again until completely smooth. Add maple syrup and pulse until combined.
  • Place 1/2 cup of chopped pineapple in a clear glass jar or bowl.
  • Add a layer of mandarin oranges on top of the pineapple.
  • Top with whipped cottage cheese. Add a few candy corns for garnish for fun! Enjoy!


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Keyword : Halloween snack


Natalie Monson

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