High Heels & Grills: Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars

Remember those sugar cookie bars I made a while back? Yeah, me too. Mmm-mm, were they good. Anyway, I was sitting home by myself last weekend since the mister had to work {boo}, and I found myself craving them. Like hard core. I got all the ingredients to make 'em and then it dawned on me - with Halloween just around the corner, they would be super easy to make into a Halloween-friendly treat! Here's what I came up with:

I've been so excited to share these little babies with you all week long! I've learned that people either love candy corn or they hate it. I, for one, don't really have a preference and have learned that it's more dependent on the mood I'm in, but for you candy corn haters that still want to enjoy it during this Halloween season, this is the perfect treat for you! Once again, the best part is: no refrigerating and rolling out your cookie dough. Holla!


  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups bread flour (or all-purpose flour is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Orange and yellow food coloring

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract {I used clear vanilla, so the frosting would be more white, but any kind works}
  • A pinch of salt

  1. FOR THE COOKIES: Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg and combine well.
  4. Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until completely blended.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Separate the dough into two equal parts and color one half of the parts orange and the other part yellow.
  8. Press the yellow batter into the greased baking dish and spread out to the edges with your hands. {If you butter your hands, this will help with the stickiness. Also, it may seem like it's not going to cover the bottom of the pan, but don't worry, it will.}
  9. Spread the orange batter over the yellow batter evenly. {I found it was easier to roll the orange dough out a little with a rolling pin before putting it on the yellow batter.}
  10. After it's all spread out and ready to go, bake it for 17-20 minutes, or until edges become lightly golden.
  11. Set aside to cool completely.
  12. FOR THE FROSTING: In a medium bowl, cream powdered sugar, butter and half and half until light and fluffy.
  13. Stir in vanilla and salt and combine well.
  14. Frost your cooled cookie bars evenly.
  15. Cut into triangles and serve.

After eating way too many of these, because they're just so dang good, I finally had to give the rest of them to the gate guards here on base. Otherwise, I would've eaten every last bit of them! Hope you like 'em and Happy Halloween folks!


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  1. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  2. This is pure genius! This recipe looks super good and I love that you themed it for Halloween.

  3. Oh my gosh, these look so incredibly yummy. My mouth is watering over here! Glad I found you through SewDarnCrafty:) Have a great weekend!

  4. OMGosh! These are so cute, and they look so yummy. I love a frosted sugar cookie! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  5. Those look perfect! What a great idea. I've made sugar cookies bars before but this takes them to a whole new level. I'll have to make them with my little girl, she will love them.

  6. These look GREAT!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Super cute...and I love the "bar" idea...not having to roll these babies out is a definite thumbs up!

  8. Wow, nice post, there are many person searching about that now they will find enough resources by your post. Thank you for sharing to us. Please one more post about that..hgh

  9. So clever! Love your recipe!


  10. I love this idea!! I'm posting about this on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for the cute new cookie!

  11. How many did you get out of the 9x13? Thinking these might be what I make for my daughter's class Halloween party.

  12. super cute and yummy! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  13. Very creative and fun, my kids will love these! Thanks for linking up at Printabelle!

  14. These look incredible!!! I have to try this!

  15. thanks for the great recipe. Found some mouth-watering healthy sugarfree candies for Halloween on oswillshopping. Hope you people like it!

  16. Very clever and timely. Thanks for the link up.

  17. Almost TOO cute to eat...almost ;) YUM!!!

  18. LOVE this! I'm all in for anything creative using sugar cookies! I am so glad I found your cute blog. :) I am new @inkhappi-putting the {i} in happi and a new follower of yours! ~Jillene

  19. I am using the recipe tonight for a Spring themed party. They turned out great! I did pink and yellow. Thanks for the great idea.

  20. Could this be made with gluten free flour?

  21. I am not a fan of using sour cream in cookies or any type of baked good. Is there a replacement to it? For example regular cream?

  22. I am not a fan of sour cream in cookies, or any baked goods. Is there a way to substitute it?

  23. I think regular cream would make it too runny. You can subsitute a cup of plain Greek yogurt and it should do that trick! Let me know how they turn out :)

  24. These cookies are beautiful and I can't wait to try them. I am making them right now, in fact. Is it really a 9x13 pan? I'm looking at the dough and it doesn't seem like nearly enough for a 9x13.

  25. I have the dough made right now and it doesn't seem like nearly enough for a 9x13 inch pan. I am making them in a 9x9. Thank you so much for the recipe, I can't wait to taste them.

    1. Hey Shannon, you'll have to let me know how it turns out in the 9x9 pan! It doesn't seem like it would fit in the 9x13, but if you push it around a lot, it fits and once it bakes, it expands and turns out nice. I'm excited to hear how ours turn out though!

  26. They turned out good! Definitely a little thicker than yours, but absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  27. I love candy corn and these look so great! Thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning! Have a happy Thursday!

  28. I will DEFINITELY be making these in the coming weeks. They look too good to pass up!

  29. OMG! I love these, I will be making them for our Halloween Party! Pinned to my Halloween Party Desserts Board! :)

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

  30. These are so cute and look delicious! Pinned and heading over to share them on our FB page {The Best Blog Recipes} now!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  31. These are adorable... and they look so good! I found this recipe through pinterest... and I believe I will be making them tonight! I'm doing a candy corn recipes series on my blog... so I'm super excited to try these out! I love your site name by the way... it's adorable. Thanks for sharing! -Jess www.frostingandfacials.com

  32. Do you think you could double the recipe and bake it in a jelly roll pan?

  33. do you think you could double the recipe and bake in a jelly roll pan?


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