Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M’s Blondies
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Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M’s Blondies — Seasonal white chocolate M&M’s are studded through these M&M’s blondies. The perfect Halloween dessert for adults AND kids!
The Easiest Halloween Dessert!
Every year I see these candy corn white chocolate M&M’s around Halloween, and don’t do anything about them. But this year I decided do something about them. And by that, I mean baked into soft, buttery blondies.
To me they hardly taste like candy corn, and are basically white chocolate M&M’s. I love white chocolate so that’s great, but was hoping for more candy corn flavor, but I don’t get much.
I think the orange, yellow, and white colors are why they’re named ‘candy corn’ M&M’s, not because of taste.
The Halloween M&M’s blondies are super soft, dense, flat, and moist. I don’t add chemical leaveners such as baking power or soda to my blondies because I like ‘fudgy’ blondies.
It’s also why I never add leaveners to my brownies. It makes them cakier and while I love cake, I don’t prefer that texture in my blondies or brownies.
While baking, the brown sugar caramelizes with the butter, and you’re left with caramel undertones amidst the buttery, rich dough.
The big white chocolate M&M’s are the perfect complement to the buttery base. I love white chocolate blondies, and have two other recipes for them. Another one surely can’t hurt.
Save this recipe for all your leftover Halloween candy (or Easter or birthday party candy!). Chop it up and bake it in.
Extra candy makes everything taste better.
What’s in the Halloween M&M’s Blondies?
To make these Halloween M&M’s blondies, you’ll need:
- Unsalted butter
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s
How to Make White Chocolate M&M’s Blondies
I used my trusty blondie recipe to make these M&M’s white chocolate blondies because it’s no-hassle, no-fuss, no mixer required, one-bowl, and goes from pantry to oven in 5 minutes. And they’re ready in under 30 minutes.
It’s the simplest batter ever to make, and it’s very easy to memorize because everything is a ‘one’.
Melt 1 stick of butter in the micro, whisk in 1 egg, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla. Then stir in 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of M&Ms. Done.
After turning the batter out into the pan, I strategically placed the remainder of the M&Ms from the bag on top of the batter to create a nice visual pop of color and exposed candy.
Little tricks like that really make your baked goods shine and look more impressive, which is important since we eat with our eyes first.
Can I Substitute the Candy Corn M&M’s?
Of course! I bought the M&M’s at Target and they’re seasonally available at Target, Wal-Mart, many grocery stores, and Amazon.
If you can’t find them in your area, white chocolate chips will duplicate the flavor most closely. Or use regular M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, mini Rolos, or your favorite diced candy bar.
Can I Add Actual Candy Corn to the Blondies?
Actual candy corn could probably be used, but make sure it’s not touching the bottom of the pan and is well-shielded by batter or it’ll melt and then stick fiercely to the pan. Same principle as discussed in the Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies post.
Tips for Making White Chocolate M&M’s Blondies
I used seasonal white chocolate M&M’s to make this recipe, but regular M&M’s, white chocolate chips, or something similar may be substituted.
You may double this recipe, if desired. Just double the ingredients list and bake the bars in a 9×13-inch pan.
Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 9.9-ounce bag M&Ms Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
- Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
- Add the flour and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
- Stir in 1 cup M&Ms
- Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
- Add remaining M&Ms to top of batter, dispersing them evenly, and pressing them down lightly with your finger.
- Bake for about 23 minutes, or until done. At 23 minutes (shown in photos) they’re very soft and moist; if you like firmer and dryer bars, bake for a few minutes longer. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.
- Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Storage: Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
More Easy Halloween Desserts:
White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies— These Halloween cookies are PACKED with candy corn and white chocolate chips. They’re easy to make and are always a hit with the kids!
Candy Corn White Chocolate Blondies— These white chocolate blondies are studded with candy corn. They’re the perfect Halloween dessert recipe that kids and adults alike go crazy for!
Loaded Cream Cheese Halloween Brownies — Ultra fudgy, rich brownies topped with a layer of orange cream cheese, sandwich cookies, and chocolate chips!! The perfect EASY Halloween treat that everyone will love!!
Chocolate Chip M&M’s Halloween Cookies — Super soft, perfectly chewy, BROWNED BUTTER cookies that are LOADED with M&M’s and chocolate chips!! An EASY one-bowl, no-mixer recipe that’ll put everyone in the Halloween spirit!!
Soft Fall Sugar Cookies — The texture of these cookies is similar to Lofthouse-Style sugar cookies. They’re buttery soft and light, without being airy or cakey!
Loaded Peanut Butter Cookie Cake — Peanut butter is used 3 WAYS: In the dough, with peanut butter cups, and Reese’s Pieces!! EASY, no mixer, super soft center with chewy edges, and tastes AMAZING!!
Chocolate Chip M&M’s Bars — Soft buttery bars loaded with M&M’s and chocolate chips are a guaranteed hit!! Fast, easy, foolproof, no mixer recipe that’s so much simpler than making cookies!!
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