Candy Corn Parfait

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This candy corn parfait is a festive, healthy and fun treat to have for Halloween. It's made with fruit, coconut milk and chia pudding - vegan and easy!

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Candy Corn Parfait

Halloween is on Wednesday! And there is candy corn everywhere in grocery stories! I love being inspired by the season, but I try to limit the artificial colors and heavy sugars for my kids. I think there’s a time and place for candy corn and Halloween candy. But I like to use is for inspiration to create something festive, healthy and totally adorable! That’s why I created this Candy Corn Parfait – It’s like a smoothie bowl topped with chia pudding.

Close up of candy corn parfait showing the three layers topped with coconut whipped cream and shredded coocnut

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How to Make Candy Corn Parfait

Even though the chia pudding is on the top, I start with that lyer. To make that, follow my chia pudding recipe here. It’s basically 1 part chia seeds to 4 parts liquid and any sweetener you want. It’s important to make the chia pudding first, because you’ll want that to set in the fridge in a jar for at least 30 minutes or ideally a few hours.

For the yellow layer, I simply use frozen mangos with coconut milk. When you blend it you’ll want to have a slushy-like consistency. This has to be the thickest layer of the candy corn parfait to hold up the other two layers. This will help make sure the layers don’t bleed into each other, like a normal smoothe would. Then I slowly pour and divide into two huge cups, or 4-6 smaller jars.

Before and after collage showing frozen mango and coconut milk in the blender before and after blending.

Next is the orange layer of the candy corn parfait. For that I use again frozen mangoes with coconut milk, but I also add carrots. The carrots give it that dark orange color and a nice vegetable serving. You can grate the carrot before blending if you don’t have a high speed blender. For this layer, you can also add maple syrup to sweeten it, but it’s totally optional.

Once the orange layer is done, pour that on top of the yellow layered cups. Then scoop on the chia pudding on top and you’ve got a festive smoothie-like candy corn inspired parfait/pudding.

Before and after collage showing frozen mango, carrots and coconut milk in the blender before and after blending.

Tips for Layering Candy Corn Parfait

  • Limit the liquids: You just need enough coconut milk to help the motor of the blender start running.  If you don’t like coconut milk, you can use any kind of milk or even water. A little bit goes a long way in creating the perfect consistency.
  • Work with frozen ingredients: It will make all the difference. Since carrots are solid though, they don’t need to be frozen, but it wouldn’t hurt.
  • Make the chia pudding in advance: Chia pudding is best when it sits for at least 30 minute or ideally a couple hours. This will ensure it’s actually pudding-like and not watery.
  • Freeze between layers: Even though the layers are pretty solid, it helps to layer the yellow and place it in the freezer while making the orange layer. Even 5 minutes in the freezer will really help it.
  • Pour slowly: If you pour it too quickly, the layers may bleed into each other, so make sure to carefully pour one layer on top of another.

Final shot of candy corn parfait layered in a clear glass with pumpkin in background and halloween decorations

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Candy Corn Parfait recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

For more similar vegan snacks, try these recipes!

 

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Final shot of candy corn parfait layered in a clear glass with pumpkin in background and halloween decorations
Candy Corn Parfait
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This candy corn parfait is a festive, healthy and fun treat to have for Halloween. It's made with fruit, coconut milk and chia pudding - vegan and easy!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Parfait, Healthy Parfait
Servings: 4 serving
Calories: 414 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
Yellow
  • 12 oz mango frozen chunks (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
Orange
  • 9 oz mango frozen chunks (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup coconut milk
White
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Whipped coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Pour the chia seeds and the milk into a jar and stir well with a fork. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then stir again very well until you see no clumping. Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 30 minutes.

  2. To prepare the first yellow layer, blend the mango chunks with the coconut milk until the mixture is thick like a slushy. Divide into two cups and place the cups in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
  3. To prepare the orange middle layer, blend the mango chunks with the carrots and coconut milk until the mixture is thick like a slushy. Divide carefully on top of the yellow mixture in the cups.
  4. Pour the chia pudding over the orange part, top with whipped coconut cream and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. This will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.

Make Ahead: You can make the chia pudding up to 3-4 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. You can get creative with the orange and yellow layers by using different fruits and vegetables. 

Equipment: I make my smoothies in my Vitamix. It has a "frozen" treats button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended without any chunks of fruits and vegetables left over

Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label does not include the whipped cream on top. Also the servings are for 4 people even though the image shows the servings in two cups.

Nutrition Facts
Candy Corn Parfait
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 629mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 23g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 85.7%
Vitamin C 68.4%
Calcium 12.4%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Audrey
    November 5, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Always looking for your tips. Frozen mangoes with coconut milk for consistency.

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