This sweet, tasty candy corn fruit pizza will sure to be a crowd pleaser at any Halloween get together.
Halloween is quickly becoming my favorite time of year. I wasn’t always a big fan but now that I have little ones the holidays are becoming much more fun. My boys have already started helping me plan our front porch decorations and our neighborhood Halloween party. Both are sure to be frightfully fun!
My favorite part of throwing a party is planning foods to go with each theme. Halloween is no different. We’ve already taste tested our Dracula Punch and we had Mummies In A Blanket last year for lunch so our drinks and main course are pretty much taken care of. But what about the dessert? I wanted to do something different than cupcakes or ice cream and also wanted to make it somewhat healthy (since Halloween is notorious for being the craziest candy day of the year).
But I still wanted to incorporate candy some how. And what candy screams Halloween more than candy corn?! I could make candy corn cookies but that wouldn’t be healthy at all. Then I remembered I had been wanting to try a fruit pizza for ages and I could incorporate the colors of candy corn into this fruity, delicious dessert. I started with my favorite sugar cookie recipe and added cutie oranges and bananas on top.
These cookies/fruit pizzas were the perfect mix of sweet, fruity and tangy. My boys (and I) loved them and with the recipe I used we were able to make 10 small sized pizzas (about 6″ in diameter); the perfect amount to share with friends. So if you are looking for a sweet, healthy(ish) treat to serve this Halloween season, give these Candy Corn Fruit Pizzas a try!
What are your favorite Halloween treats?
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Candy Corn Fruit Dessert Pizza
- 1 cup butter - at room temperature
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 5 cups flour
- 1/2 cup butter - at room temperature
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 lb bag of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8-1/4 cup milk
- 1 medium banana - sliced
- 1 cutie orange - peeled
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Cream together butter, oil, sugars, eggs and water for 3-5 minutes on medium speed until smooth.
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients and slowly add (about 1 cup at a time) to wet ingredients continuing to mix on medium speed.
- Once all dry ingredients have been added continue to mix until everything is combined well and dough is no longer sticky.
- Using about 1/2 cup of dough spread out on a greased cookie sheet and flatten into a pizza shape about 1/4" thick.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes until bottom of cookie starts to brown.
- Let cool on a cooling rack.
- Cream together butter, sour cream and salt for 3 minutes on medium speed until smooth.
- Slowly add in powdered sugar.
- When mix starts to get dry add a splash of milk.
- Continue to add more powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency is reached.
- Use a rubber spatula to ice cookies.
- Starting on the outside of the cookie, spread banana slices around in a single layer.
- Next add orange slices in a single layer.
- Keep the middle free just to show white frosting.
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