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 brownie on a napkin.

Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies

Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies may go down in history as one of the best, most sinful treats ever. These fudgy brownie bars include a brownie layer atop a buttery shortbread layer, filled with candy corn kisses!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 brownies
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: brownie cookie bars, candy corn brownies, halloween brownies recipe, shortbread brownies



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75 Responses
  1. 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.

  2. Sweets2share

    Look so goooood 🙂 we dont have candy corn kisses here, but the idea I will try with simular candy 🙂

  3. Stacey

    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. 🙂

    1. Jenny

      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 🙂

      1. Stacey

        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. 🙂 I think they’ll be cute anyway and it won’t matter what they look like when they taste so dang good.

  4. Becca

    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 🙁 I’m thinking that candy corn will work on the INSIDE, but I have no idea how to make orange frosting… ideas?

  5. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin

    Oh my goodness, those look absolutely amazing. So I’m guessing the candy corn kisses just taste like white chocolate?

  6. 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! 🙂 yum

  7. michelle

    WHAT?! I didnt know candy corn kisses existed!? I was just at Walmart too! I WILL be making these; can’t wait!

  8. Sues

    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 🙂

  9. Amanda :)

    Jenny, you have totally outdone yourself!! 🙂 Shortbread, brownies, plus a candy corn kisses chocolate topping?? *applause*

  10. Pat

    Theses are just too adorable. I’m off to my local grocery store to see if they have these Hershey candies!

  11. 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! 🙂

  12. Dorothy

    OMG these look AWESOME!!!! So want to try them…any maybe substitute the peppermint Hershey’s kisses at Christmas!!

  13. Heather

    These are great Jenny! Love that you can see the candy corn when you cut into them. What a great treat for Halloween too.

  14. Lauren B.

    I haven’t seen Candy Corn Kisses around, but I’ll have to get some! Those are so cute!

  15. 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!

  16. bunkycooks

    These are so fun! I wish I had little ones that could eat up all of these Halloween treats. I sure don’t need them, but they are fun to look at!

  17. Samantha

    Those look so good!!! I would love to make those but do the kisses taste like candy corn or chocolate?

    1. Jenny

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

  18. marla {family fresh cooking}

    I have never seen those kisses- they are gorgeous! Jenny this idea is brilliant. Love how you placed them on the bottom of the pan & they held their shape in these treats. Perfect! xo

  19. 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. Jenny

      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 🙂

  20. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    Adorable! Completely adorable! Where can we get our hands on these kisses!? They’re so cute!

  21. Miranda Merten

    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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