Sunday, November 15, 2015

Candy Corn Peanut Bars

I was trying to find a way to "get rid of" part of the large quantity of candy corn that I ended up with after Halloween. My mom makes a snack mix of peanuts and candy corn together, so I decided to make them into a blondie recipe. They turned out great! Make sure not to cut them too large. They are very very sweet.


1 stick margarine, cut into pieces
1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. candy corn
1 c. salted peanuts

In a medium size microwave safe bowl, add the margarine and brown sugar and microwave for 15 seconds. Add in the pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla and stir until fully combined. Add the flour and salt and mix again. Stir in the candy corn and peanuts. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray with non stick cooking spray (I used Pam with flour). Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top out. Bake for 28-30 minutes. The top will still look raw but if you touch it it will be firm. Let cool until room temperature and cut into bars.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tbs. heavy whipping cream together. When the bars are cool, drizzle the icing on top and place a candy corn on each bar. Let the icing dry slightly before putting into air tight containers.

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