03 October 2011

Candy Corn Brownie Bites

I love Halloween. I think I always have. It's the candy holiday, what's not to love?

But there is something confusing about Halloween to me. Every other day of the year we tell our kids two very important things: do NOT talk to strangers and do NOT accept candy from strangers.

And then we send them out on Halloween. Sure, sweetie, go on up to that neighbor's house we don't know and knock on their door. Ask them for some candy. Oh, and then let me check it for razor blades before you eat it.

It never fails to seem very strange to me. And if it's confusing to me, it must be weird for the kids, right? Although my daughter has never said anything of the sort to me and I never remember thinking anything of it when I was a kid. Weird.

You know another thing that is weird to me? Candy corn. I've never liked it. Not the taste or the texture. But this kind of candy corn? This kind I could like.

My daughter bought me this brownie pan ages ago. I've been trying to figure out how to use it and then I had an inspiration - the brownie bites are sort of shaped like candy corn. Perfect, a candy corn I could like!

It's a brownie dipped in yellow, orange, and white candy melts. Or, in this case, orange and white candy melts with some of the white dyed yellow. Because of course Michael's would be out of ALL of their candy melts right when I decide what I'm making for Halloween. There must be a lot of bloggers or do-aheaders around me because that always seems to happen when I go shopping.

These are oh-so simple and oh-so good. It's the honest truth - I ate all of them. If you don't have one of these brownie pans, you should get one. I've got a few other cute recipes coming that uses it. And the ideas keep coming!

Candy Corn Brownie Bites
Recipe by Crazy for Crust

1 box brownie mix (Family Size), plus ingredients listed to make the brownies
White, orange, and yellow candy melts (or white candy melts and orange and yellow candy color)
Brownie Pop Pan (Wilton)

1.       Mix brownies according to package directions.  Spray your brownie pop pan liberally with cooking spray and fill each cavity 2/3 full of brownie mix. Bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before dipping.  (Note: the entire brownie mix makes about 24 brownies using this pan, meaning three trips through the oven.)
2.       First, melt your orange candy melts in a small but deep microwave safe bowl. Hold the brownie bite by the bottom and dip it upside down 2/3 of the way into the orange melts. Place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and chill until hardened.
3.       Next, melt your white candy melts. Dip the orange tip of the brownie bite in the white, forming the white point at the top of a candy corn. Return to refrigerator and chill until set.
4.       Last, melt your yellow candy melts. Hold each brownie, white point side up, and dip the bottom in the yellow melts. Place back on the cookie sheet and chill until hardened.

Note: If you cannot find orange or yellow candy melts in your store, buy candy color (NOT food coloring) and add it to the white candy melts after melting.

Yield: 24 brownies

What do you think is creepiest about Halloween?

This recipe may be linked with:
MondayMingle Monday (Add a Pinch), Joy of DessertsTuesday2 Maids a Baking (2 Maids a Milking), Tea Party Tuesdays (Sweetology), Mushki Loves My Stuff (Mushki Loves), Totally Tasty Tuesdays (Mandy's Recipe Box), Talent Show Tuesdays (Chef-in-Training). WednesdayCast Party WednesdayMade It On Monday (Lark's Country Heart), This Chick Cooks.  ThursdaySweet Treats Thursday (Something Swanky), Chic-and-Crafty (Frugal Girls), Turning the Table Thursdays (Around My Family Table), Tasty Thursday (The How-To Mommy). FridaySweet Tooth Friday (Alli-n-son), I'm Lovin' it Fridays (TidyMom), Friday Favorites (Simply Sweet Home). SaturdaySweets for a Saturday (Sweet as Sugar Cookies), Seasonal Inspiration (Crumbs and Chaos). SundayA Well-Seasoned Life,Sharing Sundays (Everyday Sisters)

Labels: ,


At October 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Karen @ Trilogy Edibles said...

these look yummy too!

At October 3, 2011 at 4:29 PM , Blogger rebecca @ beurrista said...

these are WAAAY too cute.

At October 3, 2011 at 4:32 PM , Blogger The Swank Family said...

These are too, too cute! I love ALL things candy corn-- except for candy corn itself-- yuck. But I LOVE how it looks! And I'm pretty sure I would love to eat these!!!

At October 3, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

Cute! I made some candy corn cake balls that remind me of these. I'll be posting them next week! I need to get some of those brownie pans.

At October 3, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Anita Stafford said...

Now I have to buy that little brownie pan, these are so adorable! Very creative!

At October 3, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Anonymous The Better Baker said...

Very cute & creative!

At October 3, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Karen @ Trilogy Edibles

Thank you! :)

At October 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@rebecca @ beurrista
Thanks! :)

At October 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@The Swank Family
I'm the same way - candy corn? YUCK. But brownies? Awesome.

I can't wait to see them! I bet they are so cute. :)

At October 3, 2011 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@The Better Baker
Thank you!

At October 4, 2011 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

These are so cute!

At October 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! :)

At October 5, 2011 at 10:09 AM , Anonymous Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

How adorable!

At October 6, 2011 at 5:44 AM , Blogger Katie said...

love this recipe! I want to make these asaP!

At October 6, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Emily @ 52mantels said...

They look delicious AND they are so cute! I may have to try these for a Halloween party! Thanks for sharing. I found you through Chic & Crafty Thursdays!

At October 7, 2011 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Emily @ 52mantels
Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm glad you found me! :) If you try them out, let me know what you think!


Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment! Reading your comments is better than eating pie...and if you know me that's saying a lot. :)

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home