I’m all about food hybrids, y’all. It’s even more fun when they have cool names.
The Cronut? Sign me up. I just wish I’d thought of it first. But beware, because the Bronut (i.e., a brownie/donut mash-up) is totally mine for the taking. What can I say? It’s a dream, a glint in my eye, but it’ll happen. And the Pake? I didn’t make that one up, but who can object to pie and cake together? Or the Pookie? I love cookie and pie in the same place!
It is with this spirit of cooperation and togetherness that I bring you…drumroll, please…
Yep, you heard right. It’s a white chocolate brownie. I’ve already made Wownies (see my White Chocolate Oreo Bars), but I just haven’t dubbed them until today. Well, wait no more. Consider the Wownie a named treat!
And this time, I’ve filled them with seasonal candy corn goodness. Not just candy corn itself, but Hershey candy corn bars and candy corn M & Ms (which are really just white chocolate in cool candy corn colors, but whatevs).
It’s sugar upon sugar. Sweet upon sweet. And boy, is it good! These bars have that perfect brownie consistency, but no actual chocolate. No, white chocolate is not chocolate. I love it anyway, though.
This is a one-bowl, no mixer required recipe. And if you can’t find all the candy corn stuff, just fill them with what suits you! I just couldn’t resist all the orange and yellow right now. And for those of you who are getting sick of my pumpkin/candy corn/apple phase, I am going back to form and posting a very indulgent PB and chocolate recipe Wednesday.
But for now, enjoy the Wownies! And remember: they were named here first!
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 cup candy corn
1/2 cup candy corn flavored M & Ms
4 fun-sized Hershey candy corn bars, broken into little squares
- Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and white chocolate chips for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, microwaving in 20-second intervals if needed to melt the chocolate. Do not overheat or the white chocolate will seize up and become unworkable.
- Stir in the eggs, sugar and vanilla until fully incorporated. Mix in the flour and stir again. Fold all three kinds of candy into the batter, reserving a few pieces of each to press into the top.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and put the reserved candy on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and set. Cool and cut into squares.