Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies

Oh my, this brownie may go down in history as one of the best most sinful treats ever! This shortbread layer at the bottom makes for a buttery delicious addition that is just too good to pass up. AND how cute are the kisses hidden inside.

Ok, just stop and go make a batch, you are going to love these this weekend! Hurry and grab a bag of Candy Corn Kisses before they are all gone! If you absolutely cannot get your hands on them, any of your favorite kiss flavor will do 🙂

Happy baking!

Break out your handy brownie mix 🙂

You know the drill, eggs, oil and H2O 🙂

Whip up your shortbread layer, just a few basic ingredients, then press in bottom of baking dish.

YES! Come to mama 🙂

Looking beautiful today.


Layer these babies over your shortbread layer then…..

Pour on your brownie batter!

Nice! Now bake for about an hour 🙂  Wait patiently.

Just before serving melt your remaining kisses, they make a lovely chocolate topping for your brownies!

Now time to eat! Enjoy 🙂


Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies

1 family size brownie mix (9×13 inch size)

2 sticks softened butter

1/2 Cup granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 3/4 Cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 bag Candy Corn Kisses, or any flavor you like, unwrapped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, set batter aside. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until creamy and light. Slowly add flour and salt until combined. Press shortbread dough into a 11×7 inch baking dish lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Top shortbread dough with 50 kisses then pour brownie batter evenly over top of kisses. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes clean from center. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

2. Place remaining kisses in double broiler to melt. Spread melted chocolate over brownies, sprinkle if desired and serve.

12 brownies


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75 Responses
  1. leah

    anyone know if these are still being made? I called my local Target and they don’t have them. I also checked Amazon and nothing. Wondering how those little pumpkin shaped candy corn would work….

  2. ensign_beedrill

    Couldn’t find candy corn Kisses, but I made these with some pumpkin spice Kisses I found. Turned out pretty good! Although I really just wanted to make these so I could cut them up and see the pretty cross sections like in your pictures. So on that count, candy corn Kisses would have been better.

  3. Hannah

    I was wondering about the fork/spoon thing…Are they regular size and where did you find them? I have been looking for that style for months!THanks, Hannah

  4. Annie

    I’m currently making these with the candy cane kisses (which are my absolute favorite). I can’t wait to see how they come out.

  5. I made these for a Halloween party (i found the kisses at Target). They came out GREAT! you couldn’t see the kisses the way I cut them, but I’m not the best cook so that’s probably why. But they were awesome!

  6. Mmmm, found your site a few days too late (for this treat for Halloween). These would have been perfect for my daughter’s halloween party at school!

  7. ashley

    I LOVE this idea. I looked everywhere for the candy corn kisses though and they must be sold out. Plus it’s the day before Halloween…oops. So right now it’s in the oven with the caramel kisses. We’ll see how it tastes! Do you think I can use them as frosting too?

  8. Ok So I made these last night and they tasted incredible!!! However my kisses melted into my brownie and didn’t have the awesome color like yours. ๐Ÿ™

  9. Marivon

    I made these for my co-workers and book group members they loved them!!!!
    So easy to make and so decadent to eat…perfect!
    Thank you for this great recipe!!!!

  10. Mandy

    These are SO adorable. I am making them tonight for my trunk or treat party tomorrow…sure they will be a huge hit and can’t wait to try them with peppermint kisses at Christmas time! Thanks!

  11. These are adorable! The brownie layer looks like fudge. I’ve been too busy to bake lately, but I’m heading to the store for these ingredients now. All my teacher friends will be so happy on Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Barb in FL

    Oh my gosh! What an awesome dessert! I’m going to have to make this and bring it to a dinner party!!! Thank you for sharing *clap, clap, clap* ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. HOLY WOW!!!!!!!!! these look amazing. I had no idea there was even such a thing as candy corn kisses. I MUST FIND THEM AND MAKE THESE BROWNIES!!!

  14. Sarah

    The Target by my work is sold out of all seasonal Kisses so then I have to hunt them down when I get home. I got 2 bags of pumpkin spice and 2 bags of candy corn Kisses! Hopefully that will last me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Love all the recipes you are posting. But, getting annoyed I am excited to try them and cannot find the kisses you are using. Cant find these or the pumpkin spice. Everywhere I called said they were sold out or never carried them ๐Ÿ™ Tried 3 Target’s and Farm Fresh (a local grocery store). Any other ideas?

  16. Kayce

    We ran to our local grocery store and there on the shelves were these tasty little guys! I threw the recipe together and it smells SO good! We are patiently waiting until after dinner to dive in! Thanks for such a cute idea!!

    We also decided they sort of taste like cotton candy flavored ice cream with white chocolate.. random? yes.

  17. I am pretty certain I do not have a 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Can I just use a 9 x 13 inch one? And if so, how would I change the baking time? I really don’t want to go buy another pan and I don’t have room for one anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Stacey,
      I think the 9×13 inch would be just fine. Your shortbread layer will be pretty thin and I would start checking it after 40 minutes of baking time. Keep your eye on it, it won’t take an hour like the smaller dish. Let me know how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I made a 1 1/2 batch of the shortbread part of the recipe so it wouldn’t be so thin. They are in the oven right now and I’m not sure if the brownie mixture is going to completely cover the kisses but I really don’t care. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they’ll be cute anyway and it won’t matter what they look like when they taste so dang good.

  18. OMG… Those are the most adorable brownies I’ve ever seen! I looked at 2 Targets, 1 CVS, and 3 Walgreens and couldn’t find those adorable kisses ANYWHERE, though ๐Ÿ™ I’m thinking that candy corn will work on the INSIDE, but I have no idea how to make orange frosting… ideas?

  19. Lindsey S

    i dont like candy corn but i believe these would be delish with the pumpkin spice kisses you introduced me to last season! ๐Ÿ™‚ yum

  20. These are amazing!!! So, so cute. I cannot even believe I didn’t know Hershey Kisses came in that variety. Must find immediately! And then crash a Halloween party so I can make these ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Camille

    I’ve been waiting for your recipe using these kisses! I bought a couple bags a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to whip these up!
    I made your pumpkin butterscotch brownies and they were a huge hit! Have a great day, Jenny and thanks for another awesome recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Denise Lane

    These look beautiful and yummy! I am going to have to go out and find these kisses….was thinking the white chocolate/peppermint ones would be good for the Christmas season with a white/peppermint frosting!

    1. Hi Samantha,
      Tastes mostly like white chocolate with a little candy corn kick ๐Ÿ™‚ The nice thing is, you can use any flavor kiss you like! I already want to try the chocolate mint ones next!

  23. Melissa

    These look great and SO cute with those kisses peeking through! I have to ask, though…do the candy corn kisses taste like candy corn or are they just colored white chocolate?

    1. Melissa,
      I have to say, they don’t exactly taste like a traditional candy corn, but they are sooo good. They don’t taste like just white chocolate either, lol! You’ll have to try them and let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Those are just too beautiful! What a presentation. I’ll save this recipe and hopefully I can make them this season.. I better go get the kisses now though, they won’t be on the shelves for very long!

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