Candy Corn Oreo Blondies

Candy Corn Oreo Blondies

Halloween isn’t my thing.  I went trick-or-treating once when I was five or six.  I was Belle from Beauty and the Beast, though my costume had to be covered with a coat thanks to the glorious Michigan weather, and though I don’t remember much about it, I’m sure I was scared and shy, probably making my parents say “Trick-or-treat.”  I’m not sure how much candy I got or if I ate it.  Then I was a witch a couple of years for school mandated costume parties.  By the time third grade rolled around, I was totally over it.  Totally.  I think I was Sabrina the Teenage Witch, then Britney Spears the following year, meaning I wore regular clothes and told everyone it was a costume.  Middle school meant an end to Halloween parties, but they came back with a vengeance in high school, students and faculty alike obsessed.  Considering high school already wasn’t a stellar time for me, I may not have shown up those days (Thanks, Mom!).  Back then, I wasn’t even into the candy.

Now, I can appreciate the effort the Today show anchors put into their Halloween costumes, but you’re still not going to see me dress up.  Sometimes we put up a couple decorations around the house, but it’s not a big deal.  I’ve become a fan of Halloween, though, just for the sweet treats.  I troll the aisles of Target, Walgreens, grocery stores, and hit the Internet to stock up.  This year, my eyes lit up the first time I saw Candy Corn Oreos on TV.  I had to get my hands on them.  I bought two the first time I saw them unsure if I’d even like them.  Boy am I glad I did.  They’re now nowhere to be found and they’re totally awesome.  I recently made Vanilla Pudding Candy Corn Oreo Parfaits, and now I bring you Candy Corn Oreo Blondies.

Unbaked Blondies

Candy Corn Oreo Blondies

That’s right, I took moist, gooey blondies with that caramel-y flavor and put Candy Corn Oreos in the middle.  Then my head exploded from the awesomeness.  The blondies have just the right sweetness and are soft in the middle with a crispy top and edges.  Then the Oreos are in the middle giving their subtle candy corn taste and a whole lot of crunch.  Even the crème in the center gets crunchy.  Ahhh, the magic of Oreos!  Together, the flavor and texture is irresistible.

A couple of notes on this recipe.  I only put 12 Oreos in the blondies, but some pieces did not have any Oreo or had very little.  Adding more Oreos and packing them closer together would solve this problem.  While I still loved them, I feel like the blondies were slightly overbaked, when it comes to blondies underbaked is best, so make sure to watch them closely in the oven.  Also, if you can’t find Candy Corn Oreos, I bet any variety of Oreo would work and would still be a wonderful Halloween treat.

Whether you’re all about Halloween or hiding in the house waiting for the madness to be over, these Candy Corn Oreo Blondies will be one of your favorite Halloween themed treats.

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Candy Corn Oreo Blondies

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Candy Corn Oreo Blondies
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 Candy Corn Oreos
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 by 13 inch pan with parchment. Do not butter the pan or the parchment.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour and salt. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer on medium, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. A stand mixer may alternatively be used. Do not mix this batter by hand. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until once again light and fluffy. Add the flour and mix on low just to combine. Finish mixing by hand to make sure all the flour is incorporated.
  3. Pour half of the batter in the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer. This is slightly difficult because they batter is thick, but have patience and it will spread. Place the Oreos on top of the batter. Pour the remaining batter over top and spread, covering the Oreos as completely as possible.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, rotating halfway through if necessary, until a toothpick comes out with only a few moist crumbs and the top is glossy and light brown. The Oreos may rise to the top a bit, this is okay. Cool completely in pan before cutting and serving.
  5. May be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature for a couple hours or in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.

 

Comments

  1. Debbie Eccard says:

    We are going to a Halloween Party (yes, costumes required) at my friend Anna’s. May have to bake these and take them since I know Scott will eat them up! It looks pretty easy too. Love that you got nominated on Yummly. I wrote a comment there too!

    • Laura says:

      What are you going to be for the party? You should definitely make these. I know you would love them! Thanks for leaving a comment on Yummly’s site too :)

  2. Carol says:

    You really fooled me on this one. I had no idea they made candy corn oreo cookies. I loved the sample but could not understand the title, until I looked at the recipe. Great idea, good luck with the contest!

    • Laura says:

      Candy Corn Oreos are new this year, and they are so yummy. I hope they bring them back next year. I’m glad you liked them :)

  3. Mike says:

    Great taste, kinda like a sugar cookie, but not too sweet.

    • Laura says:

      Thanks, Mike! They do taste kind of like a sugar cookie. I was pleasantly surprised they weren’t too sweet with the Oreos in there.

  4. stan the man says:

    Everything you make is delicious. Can’t find the candy corn oreos, so we may try to make them with the double stuffed ones. Thanks for sharing!

    • Laura says:

      Wow! Thanks, Stan, what a compliment :D Yes, it’s a bummer that there are no Candy Corn Oreos out there, but I bet these would be fab with double stuffed ones!

  5. Lendon says:

    What a treat! I’m not the biggest fan of plain candy corn, but it taste great in with the Blondie and Golden Oreo. Your baked goods should be in a bake shop! Keep up the good work! :-)

  6. Jeff says:

    Very good combination. Tastes great.

  7. Drooling, here! I want my mind to explode from awesomeness, too! Yum.

  8. Erika says:

    You and your golden oreos! I highly support this obsession because these look fan.tastic.

  9. Yeah Halloween’s never been my deal either, although I do love costumes and getting candy! I was Belle too (with a white turtleneck under my dress bc of the weather…blech)

    These blondies look so cool!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks, Kayle! It’s always such a bummer to live in cold weather areas that force us to ruin our Halloween costumes. I’ll definitely be inside where it’s warm this year!

  10. candy corn oreos are so much fun! I love anything and everything candy corns this time of year – and anytime of year! I swear by blondies too :)

  11. Carolyn Jung says:

    That would make any trick-or-treater happy! ;)

  12. Kristy says:

    I’m not a huge fan of candy corn candy it’s self, but these candy corn oreo blondies were awesome! Thank you! Now I know what to do with all the candy corn candy my son gets in his halloween bag! Lol!!

    • Laura says:

      I’m so glad you liked them, Kristy :) Baking with all kinds of candy is a blast. You can put pretty much any candy bar into a blondie or cookie for a great treat.

  13. I’m with you, I can’t even remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween. If someone calls their party “costume only” I wear bunny ears. These blondies look awesome!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks, Jen! I’m totally remembering that bunny ears trick. I’m sure it will come in handy one day, because I can’t imagine ever dressing up.

  14. Eric says:

    Taste great!!! You think there going to be rich with all the sugar in there but there just great. Another great treat…

  15. Joanna says:

    I thought these would be too sweet with the Oreo inside but I really liked them. Not too sweet just right.

  16. sal says:

    not to much into candy corn,so for me now wow factor.i think kids will enjoy them far more then me.

    • Laura says:

      Thanks for the honest feedback, Sal! They were a unique treat that I enjoyed and thought would be appropriate for Halloween, but everyone has different tastes and that’s what makes life interesting.

  17. These look incredible! I just wish that I could still find the Candy Corn Oreos at the store. A friend of mine just found Gingerbread Oreos, so I bet those would work great too!

    • Laura says:

      OMG! Gingerbread Oreos? I’m totally on the lookout. Thanks for letting me know :) I think any flavor of Oreo would work, even the mint ones might be an interesting flavor combo, or those white fudge covered ones that are out during the holidays.

  18. Jackie says:

    An interesting combo – wasn’t too sure at first but they are pretty tasty!! Thank you so much. :)

  19. Hank Dluge says:

    Hey Laura – I am a huge fan of candy corn! I really love the taste but they are sickining sweet. Your candy Corn oreo’s have that great taste without the overwelming sweetness. I could have eaten a whole plate full!!! Thank you for this wonderful treat.

    • Laura says:

      I love candy corn too, Hank, of course you can probably tell from all the recipes! I’m so glad you liked the blondies :)

  20. Arturo says:

    Ah Candy corn, the most ignored of Halloween confections, besides the dreaded pink and white ‘Good -n-Plenties, those little disappointments were always a downer when sifting through the piles of named candies. Luckily, you have found useful and tasty alternative to these white, yellow and orange triangles of scorn. Now I wander what you can do with Fruit Cake?

    • Laura says:

      Hey, I like Good n Plenties right along with candy corn ;) And don’t worry, I definitely have something up my sleeve with fruitcake.

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