Keeping with Halloween and candy corn colors, try these Candy Corn Pudding Parfaits as your next Halloween pudding cups! A simple dessert that is done in under 10 minutes!
Candy Corn Pudding Cups
If you’re looking for the perfect treat that is also a thrifty and fun Halloween dessert, I have the ticket! This Candy Corn Pudding Parfait recipe was actually inspired by my daughter who loves to cook.
I told her that I was thinking about making something inexpensive and cute that could be served at kids’ Halloween parties and she not only thought of pudding but helped me pick out the colors and make each parfait.
Knowing that she was only seven years old at the time should tell you that anyone can make this easy recipe. Plus, it’s the perfect time to let the kids assist! They’re always more willing to try eating something that they’ve helped cook and these are a lot more fun than snack pack pudding cups.
Made with simple ingredients, this festive dessert is perfect for Halloween celebrations or as Halloween party treats for little hands. Just because it’s a spooky season doesn’t mean that your dessert table can’t have easy treats for everyone.
- If you don’t like lemon or butterscotch pudding, or you find other flavors of orange pudding and yellow pudding for this delicious treat, you can absolutely swap flavors in this dessert recipe. The important part is the orange color, yellow color, and white topping.
- You can use skim milk, whole milk, or anything in between to make your pudding.
- Make sure to use clear cups or glasses so that you can see all of the colors of your favorite holiday!
How To Make Candy Corn Pudding Parfaits Recipe:
Candy Corn Parfait Ingredients:
1 box instant butterscotch pudding 3.4 oz
1 box instant lemon pudding 3.4 oz
4 cups cold milk (check the pudding instructions for specific requirements)
1 container whipped topping, thawed
Two large mixing bowls
Four clear parfait glasses
Step 1: Take out your ingredients and make each box of instant pudding mix per the instructions on the box.
My instructions (this was the Jell-O brand) required two cups of milk each, so while you should be prepared for that, you will want to be sure to read the specifics on the box you purchase.
Make each box of pudding in a separate bowl and allow them to set in the refrigerator (about five minutes, but check your box for specifics).
Step 2: Grab your glasses, run a spoon through the pudding in the mixing bowl, and layer the lemon pudding in the bottom third of each one.
Step 3: Add a layer of butterscotch pudding on top of the yellow pudding. This will take up the next third of your glass. Be careful not to mix the bottom layer of pudding with the second layer while adding the butterscotch.
Step 4: Follow this with a dollop of whipped topping on each parfait. You can use a piping bag for the whipped topping, but you shouldn’t need to.
Voila! Delicious, thrifty, and beyond easy. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This yields four large parfaits or eight smaller parfaits. Happy Halloween!
How To Store Leftover Candy Corn Parfaits
Store these easy desserts under a piece of plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Can I Make This Fun Dessert Ahead Of Time?
This tasty candy corn pudding is something you can make ahead of time or right before serving. I made them two days before eating them, and they were great.
Can I Make These Halloween Pudding Treats Healthier?
Sort of! There are two options for altering these fun treats. First, you can use Greek yogurt instead of pudding. Separate a healthy amount of Greek yogurt into two bowls. Use a few drops of orange food coloring in one and yellow food coloring in the other. You won’t have different pudding flavors, but it’ll look cool.
Second, make small mason jars or clear glasses of pudding parfaits and pair them with candy corn fruit parfaits so that everyone gets individual servings of each. It’s a fun way of being a little more healthy.
In your small cups, layer fresh pineapple chunks on the bottom for your yellow layer and mandarin oranges or sliced regular orange pieces on top for your orange layer. A little fresh fruit and a small cup of pudding evens out the heavy sugars a bit.
Can These Halloween Treats Be School Snacks?
Yes! Provided your school allows homemade treats, you can definitely make smaller versions of these easy Halloween pudding cups for larger groups.
Using clear plastic cups with a lid, layer each pudding mixture, put your Cool Whip or whipped cream on top, and seal each cup. Make sure to bring plastic spoons for your individual cups!
Can I Add Anything Else To This Fun Halloween Treat?
Yes! This is the perfect Halloween dessert for adding little monsters or guys to the top of the pudding cup. You could easily add some gummy worms coming out of the top of the dessert, a monster face or spider ring to each one, or even a few candy pumpkins.
These aren’t dirt pudding cups, but you could easily add some Oreo cookies or chocolate chips for flavor and texture if you should choose.
Are You Looking For More Fun Halloween Themed Food? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Halloween Waffles (That Look Like Candy Corn!)
- Halloween Mummy Brownies
- Candy Corn Krispie Treats
- Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes
- No-Bake Owl Cookies
- Jack O Lantern Twinkies
- Halloween Trifle – Spooky And Delicious
- 15 Fun Halloween Snacks and Treats
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.