Monday, October 7, 2013

Candy Corn Bars



Candy Corn Bars | Cooking on the Front Burners #Halloween #bars

Happy start of the week - well, at least I hope it will be with these festive bars!  I'm sure many of you are huge candy corn lovers - I must confess that I'm not a fan of the candies - you are probably thinking "what's wrong with her?"  I really don't have a solid reason for not being a fan (maybe a bit too sugary) BUT I do like these bars that look like candy corn (they are orange flavored). 

With Halloween around the corner, you might want to whip up a batch of these!

Candy Corn Bars

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Adapted from:  Pillsbury
Ingredients (32 bars)
    Bars
    • 3/4 cup butter melted, slightly cooled
    • 1 3/4 cups sugar
    • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 3/4 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 4 drops yellow food color
    • 3 drops red food color
    Frosting
    • 1/2 cups soft butter
    • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla (I used clear)
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • - candy corns for decorations
    Instructions
    1. Preheat over to 325. Use a 9" square pan that is lined with foil - leaving 2" extra on each side. Spray with PAM.
    2. Beat the melted butter, sugar and orange peel with a wooden spoon until mixed well. Beat by hand one egg at a time. Combine the flour and baking powder then add to butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in yellow food coloring and mix well. Take out 1 1/2 cups of batter and spread in pan and freeze for 15 minutes.
    3. Add red food coloring to remaining batter then spread over chilled batter.
    4. Bake until toothpick comes out clean - about 45 minutes. Cool completely.
    5. Frosting - beat the soft butter until fluffy then add powered sugar until well blended. Beat in milk, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Frost bars then remove from pan using foil handles.
    6. Cut into 16 squares then cut each on a diagonal - top each with candy corn.
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    Today these bars are making their way to the DIY Guy's work place to share with his co-workers.  While I enjoy baking the treats - I can't eat all the treats!!

    Candy Corn Bars | Cooking on the Front Burners #Halloween #bars

    30 comments:

    1. Deb these look great but your first measurement needs a little more information. I might 3/4 cup slightly melted butter. But I am not sure. Please advise because I want to make these for friends!

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    2. You had me at candy corn :) Your photos are beautiful and the recipe sounds delicious!

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    3. I do love candy corn in small doses, but I love these bars in LARGE doses!

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    4. OMGosh, Deb! These are absolutely beautiful! I love these. ;) And yes, I say they definitely count as Halloween candy, lol! ;)

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    5. Looks fun--can't wait to make them! Yummy.

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    6. These look fantastic Deb. So fun and festive --perfect for Halloween. :)

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    7. Deb, for the big candy corn lover like me, these are fantastic!! Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning! Have a great Tuesday!

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    8. Deb, I like the idea of Candy Corn Bars and cut into triangles just like that Halloween favorite.

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    9. We don't get candy corn here in the UK so I've no idea what it tastes like, these bars look lovely.

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    10. I am making these for sure !I Can't get the real candy corn here, so these will have be be my substitute this year! :o) Emily@nap-timecreations

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    11. Too cute for words! This can be breakfast, right? Pinnd and buffered.

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    12. I prefer these bars over the candy, I have never liked those. They look delicious and perfect for Halloween!

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    13. OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these, I will be making them for our Halloween Party for sure! I just pinned them to my Halloween Party Dessert Board! :)

      ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

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    14. These look so yummy and so fun for Halloween! Pinned to my Halloween Board :)

      Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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    15. Hi Deb - Just popping back over to thank you so much for sharing these lovelies at Best of the Weekend! Have a happy day!

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    16. they are so cute and look yummy too!

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    17. These are so pretty and great for a Halloween party. Thanks so much for sharing your bars with us on foodie friday.

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    18. What precious Halloween bars. I love that they are from scratch. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinned! I hope you'll return next week when we feature tailgating recipes.

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    19. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

      Wishes for tasty dishes,
      Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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    20. These are super cute! Stopping by from the Tasty Tuesdays link party.

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    21. These look awesome!! GREAT JOB!!

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    22. Such a colorful and delicious looking cake!!
      Pinning

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    23. Love these I will be heading to the store tomorrow to make these for church & some for the kids!!!!!!

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    24. These are adorable and sound delicious! I love that they are orange flavored! Thanks for linking them up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      Blessings,
      Nici

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    25. these are so perfect looking! Thanks for sharing!

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    26. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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    27. these are so cute!! Found them on The Tasty Fork :)

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