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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.

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73 comments on “Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pies

  1. These are not only easy but absolutely adorable! Love the pumpkin patch candy corn! Pinned!

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  2. Oh my heck these are the cutest!!! And your dessert mash-ups are always the BEST! Pinned 🙂

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Chelsea!! <3

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  3. There’s just something extra cute and festive about those pumpkins! I love it– you can’t go wrong with brownies!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      No, you definitely can’t!!

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  4. Oh my, get those pumpkins away from me! Forget candy corn, I’m just like Jordan when it comes to the mallow pumpkins. They are super cute on top of these brownie cups. Love it, Dorothy!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much Heather!

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  5. These are just about the cutest treats that I’ve seen, Dorothy! I love the pumpkin candy corn in the middle of each bite. Perfect for Halloween!

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  6. These are way too adorable, Dorothy! And they are super easy. It’s a win win in my book. Pinned!

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  7. So cute! I used to secretly eat all the pumpkins out of the mixed bag. They are the best part and so addictive.

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  8. Forget candy corn, I’m all about the mellowcreme pumpkins. These are adorable (which matters) and they sound like sugary-sweet morsels of autumn joy, to boot! 

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      I love them way more too! Thanks Jessie!

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  9. Super adorable and perfect for fall! I love candy corn with peanuts too.

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  10. Haha, I cannot be trusted around cute sweet treats like these either! These brownie pies are adorably, Dorothy and super festive! Love them and I need to get my hands on that Pumpkin Candy Corn! 🙂

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  11. YES these are cute fall perfection in every possible way!  I’m happy just looking at them though I still want to eat them.

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  12. These are so dang cute!!! I wish we got candy corn here, so I could see what they’re like!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      I’m sorry, I just can’t even fathom that you don’t have it. What is wrong with Europe??? 😉

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  13. Brownie pies are my faaaave evah. And the pumpkins on top? TOO CUTE.  I might have to run out and make these for bible study tonight! 

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  14. Well aren’t these just the cutest little things EVER! Seriously adorable. And they’re mini. Makes them so much easier to pop! Brownies, candy corn, yeah, dangerous 🙂 Pinned!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Way, way too much easier!!

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  15. poor Jordan-only 7 pieces of candy 😛

    These pies are SO flippin’ cute! I love how the brownie looks like the soil the candy corn pumpkins are growing out of! Plus…brownie pie=om to the NOM

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Right? I’m the worst mom ever!!! 🙂

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  16. I seriously can’t even handle how cute these are!! 

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  17. THESE PIES ARE SO CUTE! < sorry for shouting but, seriously, cuteness in a cup! Haha, I can relate my cousins to Jordan when they were little – "Evie, can I have a cookie?"
    "Of course, only one though!"
    **small cousins take 8 cookies and run into a quiet room**
    Definitely pinned 😀 x

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      LOL, she would totally do that! 🙂

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  18. These little pies are the cutest thing ever! I am so going to make them for my daughters halloween party! I have to be honest I like candy corn but only in small quantities. I can’t do big handfuls. Jordan eating all the candy sounds just like my kids. 🙂 To them 7-10 is the same as a slice of cake. Ahhhh, no not the same, hehe. Pinned! Love your blog Dorothy! 🙂

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Cyndi!! Your daughter and her friends will love them. Thanks for the pin!

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  19. Oh my goodness, these are seriously the cutest!  Such a killer combo with the pie, brownie and candy corn!  I love that they are mini and those pumpkin candy corns are my favorite this time of year too! Pinned!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks for the pin Kelly!

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  20. These are seriously the cutest! And I totally love candy corn, but I love the pumpkins like these even more. Love em!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Me too! They’re way cuter!

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  21. I love everything about these! Totally fun!

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  22. These are just so adorable!!  My kids and I would have them gobbled up in a day!  🙂

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  23. Ummm adorable!!! And so inventive! I am often find myself drawn to buying candy corn and pumpkins because I cannot resist the cuteness but then I use them as table decorations….yeah. I know. But want to devour each and every single one of those mini brownie pies! I feel like that would be okay because they’re so tiny…right? Pinned. So cute. 

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  24. Soooooo I wrote that last comment about buying candy corn and pumpkins for decorations…I have no idea why my Name and stuff changed to Renees…

    Anyways. The cuteness. I die. 

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Ugh. It’s still doing it??? GRRRR. Thanks for letting me know! And thanks for the pin!

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  25. These are so awesome, they definitely look like a little pumpkin patch! These would be great for a Halloween party too, pinning!

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  26. so fun Dorothy, and now I know what I’m taking to our neighbors Halloween party 

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  27. These are adorable. I have some little cousins who would love this, especially for the holidays!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 25th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Hannah! They’ll love them!

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  28. Haha oh gosh, these are so whimsically cute! Those candy pumpkins are my dad’s favorite, so we’d always have a bag or two of those around during Halloween when I was younger. Love them!

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  29. I thought I remembered something about Jordan and candy, so I was really hoping you wouldn’t kill me when I gave her some over the summer! 😉 These are way too cute, just like your football version!!

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  30. An edible pumpkin patch! I love it!  Would make a great treat for little kindergarteners!

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  31. Hahaha! Your daughter sounds like most kids I know—and not a single one of them can be trusted around candy. 😉 Come to think of it, I don’t think I could even be trusted around those gorgeous little pumpkin candies and these brownie pies. So so adorable! Pinned. 🙂

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 26th, 2014 at 6:21 am

      Yeah, me neither. Why I thought she could is anyone’s guess!

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  32. Super cute! I can’t wait to try the recipe. 

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  33. So cute! I love those pumpkin candies, will look out for them in the grocery store next time! Pinned! 

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  34. Oh my gosh, I LOVE candy corn!  I fell in love with these when I saw you post them on instagram…festive, pretty, and I’m certain yummy.  🙂  Sounds like a winner to me!  Have a lovely weekend!

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  35. These are adorable, Dorothy! I want to stuff my face with all of them! And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t even like candy corn. 😉

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  36. I wanted to make these this weekend as a treat for my kids and in-laws, as they were watching my kids last night so hubby and I could sneak some time away. I learned two important things 1) be sure to know how long the pie crust has been in the freezer (this one was too long) and 2) NEVER ever, I mean ever, buy store brand candy corn pumpkins. I tasted one and I literally threw the bag out. Total fail because the store was out of the good ones. However, the brownie part was so good – I scoped it out and ate it with some RediWhip 🙂

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 29th, 2014 at 6:31 am

      Oh yes Niki – I’ve had that problem with the frozen crusts! That actually happened last week, but luckily the pie I was making had to be remade anyway (whew). And the store brand…well. Yeah, there are some things that just need to be name brand, aren’t there? 🙂

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  37. I want to eat every single one of these brownie pies!! They look delish!  🙂 

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  38. Which size batch of your brownies do you use to make this recipe? I plan on making them and bringing them to my work party on Friday!

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  39. Elizabeth Julie Hernandez Reply

    Would love to make these for everyone at Thanksgiving! Looks delicious

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  40. Just made these.. I had to use a normal size muffin pan which was not a problem at all, although I would have preferred mini. They came out great and I loved the combination of the candy corn pumpkin and the brownie!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on October 5th, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      I’m so glad you like them, and good to know they work in a regular muffin pan!

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  41. Love love love the pumpkin brownie pies…mine are in the oven baking can’t wait till they finish…..they smell so good….I love baking in the fall it makes the house smell so good…..

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  42. Making these for my grandson Halloween party…. too cute !!! Will have to make extras for the the rest of the crew..

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