The bad news is the candy disappears rather quickly.
In need of a treat for a recent bake sale, I decided on a quick cookie bar and I tossed in some candy corn and M&M's.
The result was a chewy dessert and a little less candy in our pantry's candy basket.
A Mommyhood win-win.
1 stick butter, soft
1/2 stick margarine, soft
1/2 cup sugar
1 cups brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup bread flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup candy corn
1 cup M&M's, separated (or similar)
Preheat oven to 325.
Cream butter and sugars on medium speed for a minimum of 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Turn mixer to LOW (the lowest setting available) and slowly incorporate flours and baking soda. Mix until JUST combined.
Stir in 1/2 cup M&Ms. Spread in a 9x13 baking dish. Top with remaining M&M's.
Bake 25-35 minutes, checking at 25 minutes to see if center is almost done. DO NOT OVERBAKE! These bars are chewy and delish if you remove from oven when they are a tad gooey in center.
Remove from oven and gently press candy corns into top.
Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving.