Oct 29, 2009

Happy Halloween: Candy Corn Parfait

Happy Halloween from Simple.Chic.Savory. This spooky night of ghouls and goblins happens to be one of my favorite. The crisp fall weather; the full, glowing moon; people dressed as devils, skeletons and ghosts. Chilling.

However, nothing is quite as terrifying to me than what occurs in my home on All Hallows Eve--my husband and I, home alone, stationed in front of a horror movie on the television, with a house full of...HALLOWEEN CANDY!

Like many people, I work hard to maintain healthy eating habits, but there is something about Halloween that takes me back to the ten-year-old with a bag of candy. Candy--at least a few pieces--that must be sampled before mom and dad ordered my sugared-up self to bed.

This year I am planning to make a sweet, healthy alternative to Halloween candy: a Candy Corn Parfait. With pretty layers and just the right amount of sweet, this parfait will satisfy your cravings--minus the horror of a Halloween Night Binge. Enjoy.

Makes 3-4 parfaits
1 package sugar-free, fat-free vanilla instant pudding
1 package sugar-free, fat-free lemon or banana instant pudding
2 small (or one large) cans mandarin oranges, drained
(Skim milk for making the pudding, as directed)
Fat-free whipped topping
Yellow food coloring--optional

In two separate bowls, prepare the vanilla and lemon/banana instant pudding as directed on the package . To make the lemon/banana extra vibrant, add a drop or two of yellow food coloring . In a glass, layer the lemon/banana pudding; then a layer of mandarin oranges; next, a layer of vanilla pudding; and finally top with a dollop of whipped topping . Garnish with one or two real candy corn if desired