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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!

mini brownie pie with crust and candy pumpkin on top

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.}

mini brownie pie with crust and candy pumpkin on top

Candy Corn Brownie Pies

5 from 1 vote
These brownie pies are easy to make with homemade or boxed brownies. Top them with candy corn pumpkins for a fun Halloween treat!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Yield 36 mini pies


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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? 🙂

  3. 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. 😉

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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!!