This Candy Corn Brownie Pie is an easy dessert for Halloween parties. Swirls of colored candy corn frosting and crunchy M&M candies will have everyone asking for another slice.
Halloween is in a few days, so it's time to get our spooky treats game on. I have the most spooktacular dessert brewing in my kitchen to help everyone get into the Halloween spirit!
If you don't like candy corn, you'll be happy to know that this easy brownie pie does NOT contain any. Vanilla buttercream frosting swirled in regular candy corn colors makes this a fun Halloween dessert.
Why You Will Love This Candy Corn Pie
This fun brownie pie is ready to steal the show at your Halloween party or gathering. The combination of flavors and textures will have your whole family smiling.
- Fudgy brownie base. You can't go wrong with a classic brownie, right? This recipe uses a box mix to keep it super simple.
- Crunchy M&M candies. A brown, white, and orange M&M's mix gives each slice of pie a satisfying crunch.
- Candy corn swirls. Our brownie pie is transformed into art with stunning frosting swirls and extra candies.
You can create this fun and easy brownie pie recipe with just a few basic ingredients.
- Pie Crust - You can use a refrigerated or homemade crust.
- Boxed Brownie Mix - Use a 9x13 box mix so the pie is thick and delicious.
- M&M's - Any variety of these chocolate-covered candies will work.
- Vanilla Frosting - We always make homemade buttercream, but the container of store-bought frosting works in a pinch, too.
- Food Coloring - You will need orange and yellow food coloring if you want your swirls to look like candy corn.
How To Make a Brownie Pie
These candy corn brownies are an easy and delicious dessert recipe for Halloween time. Grab your apron, and let's get baking.
- Unroll a refrigerated pie crust and place it in a deep dish pie plate. Crimp the edges of the crust, then place the pie plate in the fridge so the crust stays cold.
- Make the box brownie mix in a medium-sized bowl following the box directions. Stir 1 cup of M&M's into the brownie batter.
- Pour batter into the chilled pie crust, and bake until done. A knife inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs. Place the pie on a wire rack and let it cool to room temperature.
- Add frosting swirls around the top of the cooled brownies. Decorate the tops with extra M&M's or candy corn pumpkins.
Store leftover pie in a tightly sealed container on the counter for up to 3 days.
Tips and Tricks
- Make a double batch of these homemade chocolate chip brownies instead of using a box mix.
- Use leftover Halloween candy. A few of our favorites are mini candy bars, Reese's Pieces, peanut butter cups, and Junior Mints.
- Let it cool completely before decorating. If it is slightly warm, the frosting swirls will melt into a colorful, gooey mess.
- Three pastry bags with cake tips will make creating the perfect frosting swirls easier.
- Cut clean slices by dipping a knife in hot water, drying it off, and then slicing slowly.
No, you can leave that out if you like. But then it's just a brownie on a pie plate, not a brownie pie.
Yes, you can. Try chocolate chips, toffee bits, white chocolate chips, nuts, or candies instead of the M&M's.
I prefer a gel food color because it is more intense and doesn't water down the frosting. For this recipe, I used orange and yellow.
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*The post was first published in October 2011. The photos were updated in October 2020, then republished in October 2023.