Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

Candy is the main food category when it comes to Halloween, and candy corn is one of the main staples. If you’re looking for a dessert option for this Halloween, then you’re definitely going to want to try out these candy corn cake mix cookies!

You only need 4 ingredients to create these fun and festive cookies made with candy corn, and they’ll be ready to go in about half an hour! 

If you’re looking for a variety of Halloween desserts to make, then be sure to try out this Halloween Dirt Pudding Dessert

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Why you’ll love these cookies with candy corn in them

Since these cookies are made with only 4 ingredients including cake mix, they really couldn’t be easier to put together before any big Halloween party. 

Ingredients for this recipe

Yellow cake mix: The base of the cookies.
Vegetable oil: Adds moisture to the cookies.
Eggs: Help bind the mix together.
Candy corn: The key ingredient for this dessert.

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies ingredients

Equipment needed for this recipe

To make these 4 ingredient cookies, you’ll want a mixing bowl to hold all of the ingredients together when you’re mixing them, and of course, you’ll want a wooden spoon to mix everything together with. An ice cream scoop will help ensure you have even-sized cookies when you’re portioning them to bake. Of course, you’ll also want baking sheets to bake the cookies on in the oven. An airtight container is also helpful if you plan to keep the cookies for a day or two, or if you have to transport them to a Halloween party. 

How to make candy corn cake mix cookies

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

mixing ingredients in a clear glass mixing bowl

Step 2: Add the cake mix, oil, and eggs to a large bowl. Stir with a silicone or wooden spoon, until you have a soft dough consistency.

placing cookie batter on a baking tray

Step 4: Transfer to the oven, and bake for 8-10 minutes, until done.

scooping up cookie batter

Step 3: Use a cookie scoop to drop rounded scoops of dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Space the dough about 3 inches apart.

freshly baked cookies topped with candy corn

Step 5: Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and immediately place 3 pieces of candy corn onto each cookie, pressing in slightly to get them to stay.

Step 6: Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack, then enjoy!

What other Halloween recipes should I try?

If you’re looking for other Halloween recipes to make, then you may also really enjoy these Halloween Pudding Cookies. Create a batch of these and mix them in with the candy corn cookies. Halloween Popcorn is also a great snack option that people of any age will surely enjoy. If you want to create a fun drink for the holiday, then you should make this Halloween Dirt Shake

Common Questions

Will candy corn melt in the oven?

Yes, candy corn will melt in the oven, so be sure you don’t decorate your cookies until you’re completely done with baking them!

a plate of Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

Storage suggestions

To store this Halloween cookie recipe, you’ll want to keep them in an airtight container for a few days to help keep them as fresh as possible before eating. 

These cookies with candy corn don’t need to be reheated, just enjoy them when you have a craving or when it’s party time!

Yield: 24

Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

a plate of Candy Corn Cake Mix Cookies

Bake a batch of these candy corn cake mix cookies for any Halloween parties you have coming up this year for the perfect treat to share!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 72 pieces of candy corn (approximately 1 cup)

Instructions

    1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


    2.Add the cake mix, oil, and eggs to a large bowl, and stir with a silicone or wooden spoon, until you have a soft dough consistency.


    3.Use a cookie scoop to drop rounded scoops of dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing the dough about 3 inches apart.


    4.Transfer to the oven, and bake for 8-10 minutes, until done.


    5.Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and immediately place 3 pieces of candy corn onto each cookie, pressing in slightly to get them to stay.


    6.Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack, then enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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