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. Rachel

    I have a question about the recipe. Do you make your brownies per the “fudgey” or “cakey” directions?

  2. 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….

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    1. Jenny

      Hi Hannah
      I found the silverware at World Market but it was a year or so ago. Doesn’t hurt to check it out 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. Jen @ How To: Simplify

    This is a beautiful treat and perfect for fall! I’ve never even heard of candy corn kisses…amazing!

  7. Stacy

    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!

  8. Blendra

    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!

  9. 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?

  10. Sonya

    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. 🙁

  11. 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!!!!

  12. 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!

  13. Duchess of Fork

    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! 🙂

  14. With Style and Grace

    get out, this is a-mazing! I didn’t even know they made candy corn kisses – happy halloween!

  15. 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* 😀

  16. Sonya

    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!!!

  17. Jamie

    How cool are those candy corn kisses. It’s like a hidden treasure in the brownies. They look crazy good.

  18. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    So cute. I never think to go to Target. You always do!! I’ll be better about that at Christmas-time when those yummy Candy Cane kisses come out!

  19. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.

    These are adorable, so festive for Halloween! Love the orange and yellow peaking through from the hidden Kisses.

  20. 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! 🙂

  21. Ginny

    Made them. Ate them. Love them! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I never would’ve considered the combination.

  22. Kelly M

    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 🙁 Tried 3 Target’s and Farm Fresh (a local grocery store). Any other ideas?

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