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Sep 25

Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pies

Secret: until this year I didn’t love candy corn. Now I wonder where it’s been all my life.

It’s especially good when you mix it with peanuts. And now? Candy corn is amazing when you pop in on top of mini brownie pies.

Use pumpkin candy corn and you’ve got yourself a pumpkin patch, perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pies made with homemade brownie mix!

It’s no secret that I love a brownie pie. I’ve made footballs, mintturtle and coconut. I’ve even turned brownies and pie into a Snickers and my favorite recipe in my book is a brownie pie made with Milky Way candy bars.

Seriously, if my blog wasn’t Crazy for Crust it would be Crazy for Brownies. #addicted

Last week I told you about the candy corn shortage at my local Walmart. (I know, right?) When I went to my second store to stock up I bought lots and lots of candy corn. Then I had to hide it from Jordan because when it comes to candy corn, she’s totally addicted.

Jordan: “Mom, I’m just gonna grab a few candy corns for dessert!”

Me: “Okay. But a few means 7 pieces. That’s it!”

I say that as I’m remembering the M&M incident of ’13. When she kept saying she was just getting a few M&Ms and like a stupid person I trusted her. She ate the entire bag in a week.

Moral of the story: you can’t trust Jordan around candy.

Candy Corn Brownie Pies made with homemade brownie mix and candy corn pumpkins!

Anyway, during my stock-the-candy-corn-for-armageddon shopping trip, I bought some Candy Corn Pumpkins. I’m sorry, but they’re the cutest things ever since these.

{Get ready to see them in pretty much every single pumpkin photo shoot I do between now and Christmas. I mean, seeing a pumpkin in the shot makes the post scream pumpkin, am I right?}

Anyway, my first thought – seriously – when I saw them was that I needed to make brownie pies.

So I did.

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Pies

These pies could not be easier to make. All of my brownie pies are absurdly easy.

I start with a refrigerated pie crust. Pillsbury is my favorite and I’m saying that because I believe it, not because I also work for them. You can also use a homemade pie crust for these, but in this instance, the Pillsbury just makes it easier. Use what you like the most!

Normally I use a boxed brownie mix for my mini pies, but this time I decided to give my homemade brownie mix a whirl. 2 cups of that mix, plus the ingredients, filled about 36 pies which is perfect for 2 pie crusts. If you prefer to use a box you can. A 9×13 pan sized box of brownie mix will yield you 36 pies with some batter left over. I like to pour the leftover batter into muffin pans or a mini loaf pan.

2 notes about the recipe:

  1. My homemade brownie mix baked in the pies in about 13 minutes. If you’re using boxed brownie mix, they can take up to 15 minutes, depending on the brand.
  2. If you only want to make 18 pies, use one pie crust and follow the 1 cup recipe for the homemade brownie mix (or, if using a box, you’ll just have some more batter left over).

Once the pies are baked and come out of the oven, immediately push a candy corn pumpkin (or regular candy corn) on the top. If you wait too long, the brownie will cool and it’ll be hard to push the candy corn in. Let them cool, then eat!

Candy Corn Pumpkin Brownie Pies - perfect for Thanksgiving!

It’s like an edible pumpkin patch!

{Er…I guess all pumpkin patches are technically edible. But these taste way better.}

Candy Corn Brownie Pies

Yield: 36 mini pies

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:14 minutes

Total Time:34 minutes

These brownie pies are easy to make with homemade or boxed brownies. Top them with candy corn pumpkins for a fun Halloween treat!

Ingredients:

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (such as Pillsbury) or make two homemade pie crusts
  • 1 box brownie mix, plus the ingredients on the box to make the brownies OR 2 cups homemade brownie mix (and the following ingredients to make the brownies)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Candy Corn Pumpkins or regular Candy Corn

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Unroll one pie crust and use a 2 1/2” round cookie cutter to cut circles of dough, re-rolling as needed. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray (I like to use the kind with flour in it) and press one round in each cavity. Repeat with second crust in box. You will get about 36. Chill until ready to fill.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions. Or, if using my homemade brownie mix, stir together mix, oil, eggs, vanilla, and water until smooth. Remove crusts from refrigerator and fill each cavity with 1 tablespoon brownie batter. If you’re using my homemade brownie mix, you’ll have exactly enough. If you’re using a box brownie mix, you’ll have some leftover. (You can make mini brownies using a muffin tin with the leftover.)
  3. Bake pies for about 12-14 minutes, until the crust is browned. Remove from the oven and immediately place a Candy Corn Pumpkin (or some regular Candy Corn) on top. Let cool before removing from the pans.

Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies – use your favorite Hershey Kiss!

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Turtle Brownie Pies

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Candy Corn Magic Bars

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Sweets from friends:
Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownie Pie by Inside BruCrew Life
Pumpkin Brownie Pie by Bakeaholic Mama
Brownie Pie Pops by Something Swanky