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!

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.

When I made the Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies, many people asked if I had tried the M&Ms Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies and yes, I sure had.

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.

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 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.

Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M Blondies - Super soft buttery bars with Halloween candy baked in! Do it....It's only once a year!

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.

Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M Blondies - Super soft buttery bars with Halloween candy baked in! Do it....It's only once a year!

What’s in the Halloween M&M’s Blondies? 

To make these Halloween M&M’s blondies, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s

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!

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.

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!

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.

I do the same thing with Chocolate Chip Cookies or any cookies, always placing a few bonus chips or goodies (raisins, candy bar pieces, etc) right on the top for the wow factor.

Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M Blondies - Super soft buttery bars with Halloween candy baked in! Do it....It's only once a year!

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.

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!

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. 

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!

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Candy Corn White Chocolate M&M's Blondies

By Averie Sunshine
Seasonal white chocolate M&M's are studded through these M&M's blondies. The perfect Halloween dessert for adults AND kids!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

Storage: Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 220kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 18mg, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

More Easy Halloween Desserts: 

ALL OF MY HALLOWEEN RECIPES! 

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 and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies - Fun & Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

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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  1. Just made these because we had some of candy corn m&m’s on hand. My husband brought them home by mistake instead of milk chocolate m&m’s. We weren’t fans of them and figured this would be the best way tokeep them from going to waste! I am sad to say I WAY under baked them because I didn’t fully read your last step. Whoops! I baked for 25 minutes but that wasn’t long enough in my oven. I didn’t toothpick test them which i should have. But I have another bag so I will try again. The edges were yummy though!

    1. You could probably put them back in the oven for 5 mins if you just made them and they’re still in the pan, semi-intact. I mean, they won’t be super pretty :) but they’re salvageable. Yes, bake until done. Always. Ovens and personal preferences vary – you just have to try your gut, always, and bake until done, whatever that is in your world :) Glad you will try again!

  2. Man, those look SO GOOD! I tend to just pour those m&m’s right into my trap, but using them up this way is a waaaay better idea!! :)

  3. Sometimes I crave blondies but I’m too lazy to pull out every single measuring cup and heavy kitchen “equipment.” I’ll have to remember to try your basic blondie recipe!! Instant gratification. :D

    1. Girl it’s the easiest recipe ever. Everything is “one” and the batter literally takes 5 mins to stir together. I relay and parlay this batter ALL the time!

  4. Dude, how did I not know that M&M’s had a candy corn flavor out! Definitely need to stock up before they get rid of it! Pinned, of course! :)

    1. Thanks for pinning (as always!) and while these were good, I am on the lookout for the pumpkin spice ones! Target was sold out of those when I went…

  5. I bought a bag of the White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms. We (mostly me) ate the entire thing, and I still can’t decide if I like them. I’m not a candy corn fan, but they’re better than candy corn. It’s an interesting dilemma. I might have to buy another bag and make these before I make a final decision…

    1. I love your rationale about buying another bag and make these before you make a final decision :) I agree, definitely no candy corn flavor for me or extremely subtle if it’s there.

  6. Oh man! I want to make these, but I need to be good! :( I LOVE M&M’s candy corn. I didn’t buy them because I know I would eat the whole bag. If I had your blondies I would probably eat the whole batch! They look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I have never seen candy corn m&ms! How festive and fun. I also did not know how badly real candy corns would stick to the bottom of the pan unless buried in the batter. Great tip. Everything being a “one” in this is also fantastic because it makes it so easy to throw it all together and easily repeat it if you are in the kitchen without the recipe in front of you.

    1. Little tips like the “one” and to bury the candy corns – glad you like those :) I’ve been trying to remember to add things like that lately!

  8. Candy corn M&M’s?! I didn’t know Halloween could get any better! Thanks for sharing this creative way to use them!

  9. These blondies are studded with goodies! Love that they are so simple to put together! Pinning!

  10. I specifically did not buy the candy corn m&ms because the thought of candy corn m&ms grossed me out, happy to know they are more just like white chocolate. The m&ms are so cute and festive for this time of year am happy to know now that I will enjoy them! These blondies look gorgeous, I always enjoy reading your posts!

  11. I like chewy dense blondies too – my gluten-free version is even cakier than usual and based on your post, I’m going to try leaving out the baking powder next time. Thanks for the tip!

    1. Oh girl with GF baking AND then also putting in baking powder, uh-oh – no way. LEAVE it out. You will be SO much happier with results. They’ll be fudgier and denser rather than dryer/crumblier. LMK how they come out next time after omitting the BP!