Candy Corn Cookie Bars

by Alli

Fall is in the air and it’s the perfect time to make Candy Corn Cookie Bars. These cookie bars have candy corn baked into the cookie layer and they are topped with a creamy vanilla icing.

Candy Corn has always been a sign of fall. These little candies are popular around Halloween. The three colors of the candy and the shape mimic a kernel of corn. These little candies add a nice pop of color to these cookie bars. 

Fall is the most wonderful time of the year. I’ve got my mind on our annual trunk or treat party, apple picking, baking fall goodies, football and Thanksgiving – not necessarily in that order. 

Cookie Bars

Candy Corn Cookie Bars

When I’m baking, I like to start with a clean kitchen. I gather all the ingredients beforehand so I won’t be running back and forth to the pantry.

Ingredients to Make Candy Corn Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.

Combine butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. 

Cream together butter and cream cheese

Add sugar and mix well. 

Add sugar to cookie dough

Mix in the eggs and vanilla, then add the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Mixing the Batter for Candy Corn Bars

Mix well until a dough is formed.

Fold in the candy corn.

Fold candy corn into cookie batter

Pour the cookie bar batter into the baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Candy Corn Cookie Bar Dough in Pan Ready to Bake

Remove from oven and let cool completely. It’s important to cool completely!

Cookie Bars Cooling on Rack

While the cookie crust is cooling, make the icing.

Mixing the icing ingredients together to make candy corn bars

Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.

Bowl of Icing for Candy Corn Cookie Bars

Once the cookie crust has cooled, spread the icing evenly onto the cookies. Sprinkle candy corn on top and cut into bars before serving.

Stacked Candy Corn Bars

Yield: 36

Candy Corn Cookie Bars

Candy Corn Bars

Candy Corn Cookie Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Cookie Base Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ Cups unbleached flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup Candy Corn

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.
    3. Combine butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer.
    4. Add sugar and mix well.
    5. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
    6. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt.
    7. Mix well until dough forms.
    8. Fold in candy corn. 
    9. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
    10. Remove from oven and let cool completely *this is very important*
    11. While the cookie crust is cooling, make the frosting. 
    12. For the frosting, mix all ingredients together until smooth. 
    13. Once the cookie layer is cooled, spread the icing evenly onto the cookie.
    14. Sprinkle candy corn on top and cut into squares or bars.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 235Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 103mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 0gSugar 23gProtein 2g

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Robin rue August 26, 2019 - 9:19 am

I love that it’s time for candy corn again! These sound like a yummy fall treat.

Melissa Chapman August 26, 2019 - 10:30 am

This is one way to beat the fall blues. I will miss summer but candy corn makes everything better. I have to make these when i get my first bag of candy corn.

Terri Steffes August 26, 2019 - 10:35 am

You win the internet today!! I love these. Cannot wait to make them and share them with friends and family. Yum.

Amber Myers August 26, 2019 - 12:53 pm

I will be making these! I love candy corn. I am so ready for fall goodies.

Farrah Less August 26, 2019 - 1:24 pm

This will definitely satisfied my sweet tooth been craving for candy corn lately. I gotta try this recipe this weekend we are having a party this is perfect.

Tasheena August 26, 2019 - 3:32 pm

Candy Corns are one of my favorite fall treats. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

Ice Cream N Sticky Fingers August 26, 2019 - 4:21 pm

I’m one of the weirdos that like Candy Corn. I don’t eat it all the time because it is so sweet. But to put them into cookie bars, would be so tempting to try. It’s probably a good thing my kids aren’t fond of candy corn because I would make these in a heartbeat. However, my waistline doesn’t need an entire pan of them. 🙂

Sue Reddel August 26, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Love these candy corn cookie bars. My niece has a big Halloween party every year so I’m passing this right along to her.

Rena August 26, 2019 - 5:18 pm

My daughter will love these! I can’t wait to make these for her. Fall is definitely here isn’t it!

Rebecca Miller August 26, 2019 - 5:20 pm

I am sooo looking forward to Fall, but around here it is still 93 F!! These candy corn cookie bars just scream Fall and I would love to try them!

Monica August 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm

I’m not the biggest fan of candy corn but these look so good! I will definitely be giving them a try.

Pam August 26, 2019 - 8:25 pm

These sound really good! I like candy corn, which can be an unpopular opinion, so I know I would love these.

Kita Bryant August 26, 2019 - 10:50 pm

So many people don’t like candy corn. Last time I ate a whole bag I had cavities lol I think making this though is much better that way I don’t eat the entire bag and put it to better use.

Chef Dennis August 27, 2019 - 1:27 am

Fall is really fast approaching! This Candy corn cookie bards looks sooo yummy! The colors are wonderful. Perfect for this coming Fall season.

Ruth I August 27, 2019 - 3:06 am

I am sure this tastes amazing! I agree with you, setting up all the ingredients prior and making your baking station tidy is a must.

Kita Roberts August 27, 2019 - 3:45 am

These Candy Corn Cookie bars sure are very delicious! I can’t stop myself from craving! Thanks for sharing the recipe

Lynndee August 27, 2019 - 8:14 am

Those cookie bars are making me excited for fall which is my favorite season. I love munching on candy corns…they’re so yummy. Bet your cookie bars are yummy too.

HilLesha August 27, 2019 - 3:37 pm

My mom and mother-in-law love candy corn! I’ll have to share your recipe with them.

Nikka Shae August 28, 2019 - 9:15 am

Candy corn is my favorite Fall treat! Then you make it into a sweet bar, oh my I need to try this!


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