Brownies Go Boo! With a Candy Corn Topping

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Candy corn is a divisive item. Either you love candy corn (and I probably don’t need to tell you how great they are with brownies) or you absolutely hate candy corn and require some convincing. Rich brownies are the ideal vehicle for candy corn; their moisture, buttery texture, and dark chocolate flavor tone down the candy corn’s strong sweetness and chewy texture. Plus, look how cute they are on the baked brownies!

First, Make the Brownies

Before you can transform a pan of brownies into a Halloween treat, you’ll need to bake up a pan. Below is our recipe for homemade chewy brownies, but your favorite box of brownies works just as well (here’s our readers’ favorite brownie box mix).

If you’re in the business of baking up a brownie for one, we’ve got you covered there as well.

The base recipe: How To Make Chewy Brownies

How to Make Candy Corn-Topped Brownies

You’ll also need a small batch of chocolate frosting. The frosting found in our single-serve chocolate cupcake is just enough to cover a standard 9×9-inch pan of brownies. Spread the frosting on cooled brownies and sprinkle with 1/2 cup candy corn before cutting.