Candy Corn punch is terribly easy to make, tasty to drink, and a fantastic beverage for parties and special occasions (although we drink it on Tuesday afternoons around here just for fun!). This Halloween Punch is a favorite among younger kids, because of how fun and sweet it is. And it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
If you're not a fan of soda you can always replace it with orange juice, which is what we often do in this family- I'm not a fan of all the sugar. But for special occasions (like Halloween), you have to drink the full blown, full sugar version. (Calories don't count on holidays, right?)
I personally don't like diet soda and believe in just simply drinking the real thing in moderation but if you are good with it... use diet soda in place of real to keep the calorie count down.
The best way to make this is actually to chill the pineapples and pineapple juice before serving, but don't feel like it's necessary. You can just add the pineapple and juice without the extra step, but for the most fun and tastiest punch we recommend chilling it in the fridge for a bit. Chilling the pineapples and juice keeps your drink cold without watering it down with ice and works great if you want to make a large batch!
Tip: freeze your pineapple and juice if you aren't serving immediately but want to get these ready..the frozen pineapple and juice will help keep the drink cold!
This Halloween Punch is incredibly simple, just grab some pineapple (we recommend using real pineapple, but canned will work just as well!) , the juice from the pineapple (or bought pineapple juice), and orange soda. Then pour the ingredients into some glasses (clear work best so you can see the fun layers!), and top with whipped cream and a candy corn.
The main point of this beverage is to have something yellow (pineapple), orange, and white. So really, if you'd rather just mix pineapple and orange juice together in a glass and put some cool whip on it we won't judge...it will taste the same. But, in our opinion this is the best way to make this drink.
Because the fun of this drink comes from the layered effect, serving this drink in a punch bowl doesn't look as great as single glasses. My suggestion would be to have a drink table set up with ingredients and let the kids create their own drinks. Bonus: it's an activity!
We added candy corn to the top to make it even more obviously Halloween, but really, this punch would work really well any time of year. You just might not want to call it candy corn punch at Christmas. Just saying.
3 ingredient candy corn punch
- ⅓ of the glass pineapple tidbits make sure they are cold!
- ⅓ of the glass orange soda you can use orange juice, if you prefer
- dollup whipped cream
- candy corn
- Fill the glass about ⅓ full with cold pineapple tidbits
- Pour orange soda on top of the pineapple until the glass is about ⅔ full
- Dollup a scoop of whipped cream (or ice cream) on top.
- Don't forget to top with a candy corn!