Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits #SundaySupper

Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits

I cannot believe that Halloween is only four days away, well, five if you count today. For me, it’s just another day. It’s another day where my doorbell will ring endlessly and I will be forced to get up countless times to answer the door to throw candy into buckets and pillowcases and try desperately to figure out what some of the costumes are. I feel so old.

Actually, what will more than likely happen, is we will drag the firepit to the front, put it in the circle in front of our driveway and we will all bundle up, in sweat pants and hoodies and sit outside with hot chocolate and soup and anything else that can keep us warm and we will hand out candy and never have to move because they will come to us. We did that last year and it was perfection.

I guzzle coffee. The teens guzzle hot chocolate and hot apple cider and we consume large quantities of chili and/or Chicken and Dumplings and the occasional piece of candy from the bowl. We stay warm because we are bundled up, and we usually have blankets and hats and mittens if it’s really cold and a nice hot fire. You know, it’s starting not to sound so bad. I think I’m looking forward to that.

In case you hadn’t noticed, my kids have all “outgrown” Halloween, my youngest is 14 and my oldest two are 19 with the other two falling in the middle there.  Nobody really cares about it anymore, in fact they don’t even go crazy for the candy anymore. So our treats are a bit more simplistic these days. No spooky treats, no gross foods, just pretty Chocolate Pumpkin Parfaits.

These are super easy to make. You just need to whip up a batch of pumpkin spice pudding and a batch of chocolate pudding and have some whipped cream and then layer it and you’re done.

We use both boxed puddings and homemade, so really it’s your call and has a lot to do with how much you need to make and how quickly you want them done.



Halloween Pumpkin Chocolate Parfaits #SundaySupper
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The perfect EASY Halloween treat for teenagers and adults. They go fast so make plenty!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Holidays
Serves: 4
For Pumpkin Layer:
  • You can either use Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix and make it as directed on the BOX, but many are saying they can't find it, so here is another great way to make it:
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • ¾ cup (7.5 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Middle Layer:
  • Whipped cream
Chocolate Layer:
  • Make boxed pudding OR do it from scratch:
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Pumpkin Layer:
  1. Follow directions on package if you are using Jello Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix OR for from scratch:
  2. Mix the vanilla pudding, milk, light cream and pumpkin puree together in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Beat for about 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens and everything is combined well. Stir in the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a bowl and cover and chill for 30 minutes.
For the Chocolate Layer:
  1. In a saucepan on the stove over low heat, combine the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Add milk slowly until the whole thing is smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook the pudding for about 2 minutes or until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  2. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. To assemble:
  4. Spoon the chilled pumpkin layer in first, next spoon in the whipped topping. Finish with the chocolate pudding and spoon whipped topping on top and serve.
  5. Garnish with nuts, shaved chocolate or sprinkles.



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  1. says

    Sooo very pretty and tasty looking Nicole. Your Halloween family gathering around the fire – even with soup in hand – seems a bit chilly. But the experience does look to be very heartwarming =) Happy Halloween!

    • says

      Thanks Kim! I’m sure it will definitely be chilly but we’re okay with it, because it’s about the memories, right? That and I might be able to get my kids off technology for a few hours. :)
      Happy Halloween my friend!

  2. says

    Every time I see the word “parfait” I think of the Shrek movie where Donkey says “everyone loves parfait” and I’m sure every one would love this one for Halloween and throughout the fall and winter seasons.

  3. says

    What a great way to spend halloween, chilled out but cosy and warm! This parfait is definitely ‘parfait’ for Halloween – it reminds me of puddings I used to get as a treat when I was a child, so I’ll definitely try recreating it!

  4. says

    We’re in the same boat…except my kids STILL want the candy! So I let them grab what they want before the trick or treaters come to the door. Your parfaits look both elegant and delish! And you are a good sport going outside to greet your trick or treaters :)

    • says

      Probably if she didn’t have older siblings that don’t want to anymore, she probably still would be. Last year she went and her older brother took her, but she didn’t like being the “only one”, so this year she’s going to hang out at a friends house.
      The rest of us will all be here. Thanks for the sweet words!

  5. says

    I like your Halloween style! Very relaxed and I’d still curl up with these parfaits outside! Also I love the new design on the site, it’s so pretty!

    • says

      haha Susan, funny you mentioned that, when they read my post they all said, we should make these again that night. Guess what we’re doing?
      Thank you for the sweet words about my site… always a work in progress.

    • says

      I wish I had that gene Megan, your post made me smile. Halloween just doesn’t happen over here in our world, which is probably because the kids don’t push it harder. On the other hand, we go nuts at Christmas. (We’ll be decorating in about 2 weeks….) ha!

  6. says

    I love the idea of being able to sit outside around a fire to hand out candy. Sounds like a great evening! Your parfaits are so pretty, Nicole! My daughters would love these!

  7. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says

    Haha, love this honest rendition of what handing out candy is REALLY like. I know some people love it, but I think it’s kind of a pain in the butt. I usually make my husband do it, but he class on Thursdays, so it’ll just be me this year. Boo.

    Also, love these parfaits! These would be perfect at Thanksgiving, since I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie. I’d way rather have these.

    • says

      It was honest, wasn’t it? I sound little like a sour puss, but yeah… not exactly the most exciting night. I’ll be thinking about you Thursday night.
      Thanks for the sweet words about the recipe!

  8. says

    Sounds like a relaxing Halloween. I love Halloween, but a part of me can hardly wait for those days! We’re so busy with Trunk or Treats, Carnivals, adn Trick or Treating, I get worn out by the time Halloween is over. Thanks for sharing such a fun, simple recipe for a Halloween treat on #SundaySupper.

  9. says

    This sounds amazing, Nicole! I know Halloween has been and gone now, but these sound like a great treat for the cold winter nights that are fast approaching. Your Halloween celebrations sound lovely, too. I’m feeling warm and fuzzy just reading about it :)


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