Candy Corn Creme Blondies

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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

Apparently, I didn’t get rid of all my Halloween candy.  I found a bag of Hershey’s Candy Corn Creme bars in the back of the pantry and I still had a bag of Candy Corn M&M’s that I hadn’t opened.  The kids already had enough candy, so I needed to use these in some kind of dessert.  Blondies came to mind, because I have never made them, not have I ever eaten them.  Shocking isn’t it.  I’m a chocaholic so I tend to migrate towards chocolaty desserts.  These Candy Corn Creme Blondies may change that.

I wasn’t quite sure how these would turn out.  I threw some marshmallows in for some extra creaminess.

I also added some extra M&M’s to the top for looks, but then it really didn’t matter when I took it out of the oven.  They had all disappeared.  They did take a bit longer than expected to cook and I thought I had burnt them.  The edges looked like they would be hard, but they actually fell apart as you ate them and had a scrumptious caramel flavor.  The middle of the bars are soft and chewy.  Holy sugar rush though.  I think I felt cavities forming just by taking a bite. But nothing a nice glass of milk or a cup of coffee wouldn’t cure.

Did this dessert turn out the way that I wanted?  Nope.  Did it look ruined and hideous? Yup.  Does it taste super sweet?  Absolutely.  Could I eat just one piece?  No way, Jose.  I don’t know what it is about these bars, but they are like crack.  The butter and sugar melted together to form a beautiful caramel that blended so well with the white chocolate and candy corn flavors.  I normally don’t like things super sweet, but these are the exceptions.  The kids loved them, hubby loved them, and the neighbors loved them.  So I guess they weren’t ruined after all.  I am going to have to make some more.

Candy Corn Creme Blondies

by The Sweet Chick

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30-35 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert Hershey’s Candy Corn Creme bar Candy Corn M&Ms Halloween blondies bars American fall

Ingredients (9 squares)

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped Hershey’s Candy Corn Creme bars
  • 1/2 cup Candy Corn M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a stand mixer, mix together the butter and sugar till well blended.

Then add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.

In a small bowl, mix together the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.

Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until well incorporated, making sure to scrap down the sides of the bowl.

Add in the candies and marshmallows, mixing until well distributed.

Pour mixture into a greased 8 x 8 pan. Smooth out the top with a spatula.

Place in oven and bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cool completely before cutting and serving. Enjoy!

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