Candy Corn Gooey Cake Bars

Fall is my most favorite season of the year.
I look forward to it all year long…

in fact, I could really live somewhere that Fall lasted 9 months.
I do enjoy the hot Summer months, but 3 months is all I really like to see.

As soon as I find such a place, I think I’m packing us up and heading out.

Slowly our weather is changing over.
It has been cloudy and rainy for a few days and the leaves are just starting to change.
Fall just brings so many fun things with it.

Some of my all time favorites about this season are:

1.  Chilly mornings and warm covers…although that makes it just that much harder
to get myself up and moving in the morning.
2.  The beautiful changing colors of the leaves.
They are so pretty and I just want to take pictures of every single tree I see.
3.  Scarves, cardigans, boots, vests…the fashion lover in me is happy
when I can get all my layers going on without sweating off all my makeup.
4.  Bonfires, s’mores, and late nights hanging out with friends.
5.  The return of the Salted Caramel Mocha…it is my absolute favorite drink right now.
6.  Bringing out all my fun Halloween decorations.  We love this holiday…
give me spider webs and skeletons and fun spooky stuff!  Plus it gives me a real reason not to dust:-)
7.  Going to Fall Festivals…my hubby knows how much I love them,
so we try to go to at least one every Fall.
8.  Making different butters each year.  I have done apple, pumpkin,
peach, plum, and blueberry in the past…I’m still undecided on this year’s flavor.
9.  Carving pumpkin faces with the kids and laughing at their faces when they touch the “guts”.
10.  Buying bags of candy with the intention of saving it for trick or treaters,
but really knowing that I am going to bake with it or eat it all:-)

What do you look forward to the most in Fall???

Now the candy corn Oreos and the candy corn M&M’s in my cupboard
really were purchased just for baking.
I  had them hiding in my cupboard for a few weeks before deciding what to make.
But then one day I was going through some of my old recipes,
and I came across the Oreo Coconut Gooey Cake Bars I made at Easter.
Instantly I knew that I wanted to do a Halloween version.

Of course we all know that candy corn is better when paired with peanuts,
so I ran to the store and grabbed some honey roasted ones to add to the mix.

I loved these soft chewy bars.
The subtle candy corn flavor from the Oreos was perfect with the peanuts.
Of course, anything that is drowned in a can of condensed milk has to be good.
I could just hug the first person that decided to pour that sweet goodness
on top of more sweetness.

These fun gooey bars just might be my new obsession.
You wouldn’t mind seeing more fun variations…would you?

Candy Corn Gooey Cake Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Candy Corn Gooey Cake Bars

Chocolate cake crust with a sweet topping of Oreos and M&M's


1 chocolate cake mix
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. Candy Corn Oreo cookie chunks
1 c. peanuts
1 c. Candy Corn M&M's
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk


  1. Mix together the cake mix, butter, egg, and vanilla until blended. Press into the bottom of greased 9x13 pan.
  2. Sprinkle the peanuts and M&M's on the cake mix. Place the cookie chunks on top. Drizzle the condensed milk all over everything. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes. Let cool before cutting into the bars.
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  1. says

    These cake bars are gorgeous. I bought a bag of those m&m’s and they are so yummy. I actually made cake bars too (different though). I could have eaten the whole bowl in one sitting. Haven’t found the Oreos yet…and I’m still hunting for that Pumpkin spice pudding mix!!!!

  2. says

    I’m head over heels in love with fall too!! It’s my favorite time of year :) These bars look like the perfect way to celebrate such a fabulous season!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  3. says

    I also love fall, but unfortunately, summer is still lingering desperately to us Sacramentans. We have a 100 degree weekend tomorrow–ugh! I am so beyond ready to start this fall weather anyyyyytime. Maybe making these bars will help? I think so :) love how you used both the candy corn M&M’s and the candy corn Oreos–definitely makes for a special treat!

  4. says

    I am looking forward to cooler weather – and pretty much that’s it right now. I can’t even get in the mood for pumpkins and apples, it’s going to be 100 tomorrow!!!! BUT I love the leaves, the pumpkin patches, the apple picking. The FOOD. :)

  5. says

    Yum! These look delicious!I love fall time too. My favorite thing about this time of year is “The Pumpkin Walk” that they have at our local pumpkin patch. They paint the pumpkins and have all kinds of murals to see. Thanks again for sharing!

  6. says

    These look so yummy! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  7. says

    WOW! These bars look delicious! My family has already gone through two boxes of the Candy Corn Oreos and a bag of the Candy Corn M&Ms. I will be making these bars soon! I am so glad I came across this delicious recipe at Chef in Training’s Tuesday Talent Show! Thank you for the great idea!

  8. says

    These look sooo good! I’ve been saving my Candy Corn M&Ms for baking too, but wasn’t quite sure what to make with them. Now I think I know :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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