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Tomorrow is Halloween so I’m sharing a super easy last minute treat today!
Halloween is a little bit on the “Sugar Overload” side. These Candy Corn Alternative Treats are just too fun! They are definitely kid approved and I must admit… I LOVE THEM!!!! I’m so happy to have Cadan back to share this awesome treat!
When the kids were babies, it was total organic!
Now at 10 and 7 years old, they, of course, have had their fair share of “unnatural sugars”, but I still strive to keep the sweets as natural and organic as possible. With Halloween upon us, it seems the entire year of trying to keep them from devouring sugar is all for not. Or is it? If I can trick them (it is Halloween after all) into thinking the snacks they’re eating are indeed the same as the real thing… then perhaps we will ALL get what we want! Enter the healthier version of candy corn, well kinda….
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 Cantaloupe
- 1 bag of medium sized Marshmallows
- A few wooden skewers. Cut in half
With the shape of a candy corn being what it is, I started creating this treat from the bottom up.
ONE, I cut the pineapple into bite sized pieces and shaped them into, what looked to me like the bottom portion of a candy corn.
TWO, I cut the cantaloupe into wedges. I then cut pieces the same thickness as the pineapple and added the skewer.
THREE, I added the marshmallow. Let your marshmallow be your guide here. Follow its width and cut the rest of the fruit to size.
Once you have cut one of each piece of fruit, use it as a guide for the remaining bits.
You may also try using canned pineapple. I just always seem to reach for the whole fruit when I’m in the market.
Now for the taste test:
Not only did they think it was cute, it was tasty too! They even thanked me for that little bit of “unnatural sugar” I left in…. the marshmallow.
Happy and Healthy-ish Halloween!
That is such a cute idea. My kids would love those in addition to candy 😉
This is the coolest treat ever. I’m sure my girls would eat the marshmallow and hand the rest back to me but that’s okay.
What a fun little treat. My kiddo will only eat fruit if it’s in little chunks like that.
My daughter would love these, as she’s not actually a fan of too much candy! This is such a cute idea.
Awesome treat. Healthier and tasty looking.
Cantaloupe’s one of my favorite fruits. Nice idea. Junk the sweets, have some fruits.
This recipe is great! I love healthy snacks as opposed to all the sugar snacks on Halloween!
As soon as I saw the pineapple on there, I was hooked. I can’t resist pineapple at all. That trumps candy corn any day of the week.
This is a great alternative to traditional candy corn. My favorite Halloween treat is the peanut butter cups.
My favorite too Ann! If we alternate the two I think it’ll balance out 😉
I love pineapple. These look so easy to make and tasty.
This is such a great alternative. Too bad you can’t hand these out instead of candy
How adorable, and I know the kids would love it!! It’s absolutely a healthier alternative to candy corn, and it’s cute too!
This is such a great idea! It makes the fruit so cute and fun to eat and you still get that little bit of a marshmallow treat too.
What an awesome recipe! Much more guilt free than the real candy corn I was eating yesterday.
Definitely a nice change from all of the heavy desserts of the season! I wouldn’t feel guilty eating this!
This is seriously adorable. I had never thought about this before.
Finally. A healthy Halloween treat. I am so excited to see this. Candy corn is my favorite but I am keep as low carb/low sugar as possible. This is perfect.
I love this! What a great healthy alternative to all this candy!!! I will make my family some this weekend!
What a clever idea. My kids love fruit so they will enjoy this.
That is a great idea. My kids would love these. They are fruit fanatics!
I love this take on candy corn. It sounds yummy, it’s really easy, and it’s totally cute!
That is such a cute treat! My kids would love this!
This is soo creative! What a yummy treat.
That is a very cute alternative to the sugary candy corn out there! Now I’m craving pineapple….
Thank you for all of your sweet comments! Now we can eat candy corn throughout the entire year with, as Christie mentioned, “less guilt” 😉
These are really cute. I will pin them for next year.
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