Candy Corn Wownies

Candy Corn Wownies

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…

The Wownie!

Candy Corn Wownies

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!

Candy Corn Wownies

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).

Candy Corn Wownies

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.

Candy Corn Wownies

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.

Candy Corn Wownies

But for now, enjoy the Wownies! And remember: they were named here first!

 

Candy Corn Wownies

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 eggs
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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Mir, I love the idea of a Wownie! I discovered those candy corn M&M’s last year and haven’t quite trusted myself to buy a bag this year. At least not yet… Loving all the bright fall colors in these!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Heather! Honestly, between you and me, they’re not my favorite M & Ms. But they sure are cute!

      1. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

        I won’t tell anyone;) PB filled are my favorite! The birthday cake ones were really disappointing…
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  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Dessert mashups are always the best! This wownie look incredible! I am such a huge fan of anything with white chocolate, so I’m loving this mixed up brownie. I also love one bowl desserts, and those candy corn M&Ms are just calling my name! Delish!
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    1. Mir

      It’s super easy to do, Gayle, and you can customize your fillings. They’re super white chocolate intense!

  3. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Oh, I love these “wownies”. One bowl recipes are the best!! My kids and I would gobble these up. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Renee! My kids had too much fun with them. Then I had a massive sugar high situation on my hands while they bounced off the walls. Worth it!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love food hybrids too, but I still haven’t tried a cronut. Can you believe it!?
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    1. Mir

      I can believe it! Try it at some point to see how you feel. I did, and it was fine. But honestly, they also kind of scare me.

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I like the idea of “wownie” Mir! These look like a fun treat! 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! I’m a bit too proud of the name!

  6. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    mmm I can tastes these right now and the pictures wow they totally show how soft and moist these babies are! amazing… and love the name “Wownies” very creative 😉
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! You can tell how proud I am of that name, right? 🙂

  7. Danielle

    I definitely love food hybrids too.. wownies sound just like my kind of dessert! Love these, there’s nothing better than a one bowl dessert recipe!
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    1. Mir

      I agree, Danielle! I don’t know why, but using my mixer always seems like work, even though it’s my favorite kitchen gadget!

  8. Isadora @ She Likes Food

    Haha, I love the Wownie!! And also, the bronut is awesome! I’ve always loved white chocolate and the marriage of brownies and white chocolate sounds like a match made in heaven! And then to add candy corn just takes it over the edge!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much! I really need to get on the bronut. What could be bad about that, right?

  9. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    I’m super in love with these Wownies! 🙂 Great name for a great dessert! Yum!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jocelyn! I get very excited about anything with candy corn.

  10. Mary Frances

    Whaaaat. The bronut … girl, now that is money.
    Haha, these wownies have my heart and funny bone wrapped around their little fingers! 🙂 So cute and seriously, sugar upon sugar is the only way to go!
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    1. Mir

      I’m gonna make the bronuts this week, Mary Frances! I’m excited about it.

  11. Christine

    Okay, I tried these and even cooked them for 15 minutes longer than recommended and the middle was still gooey (as in, inedibly gooey). Any suggestions for how to avoid that next time? I used the correct pan size, and I even used real butter and eggs, which I usually don’t do.

    Despite the gooeyness though, they did taste absolutely delicious 🙂

    1. Mir

      I need more information to answer your question. Did the chocolate melt in normally? Was everything else exactly as the recipe was written? I’ve never had an issue with these being gooey before, so backtrack and I’ll try and figure it out!

  12. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    You had me at candy corn! These look so good! I need some wownies in my life ASAP!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jen! Wownies do improve life quality!

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