Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars #HalloweenTreatsWeek

by Erin

No matter your feelings about candy corn, these candy corn sugar cookie bars are sure to please! It’s a cookie cake decorated to look like candy corn when cut.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars.

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I know October just started, but today is the first week of #HalloweenTreatsWeek! Even though I hate real candy corn, I still enjoy coming up with treats inspired by this iconic Halloween candy. So as you can see I am starting the week with candy corn sugar cookie bars.

Basically ,think of a sugar cookie cake dyed with food coloring and cut into wedges to resemble candy corn. It’s pretty simple and spruces up an otherwise classic sugar cookie.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars Cut into Slices.

To assemble the three colors that make up a candy corn, I made them similarly to my Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats, with a ball of white dough in the middle, a tube of orange dough circling around it in the pan, followed by the yellow – a bull-eye effect.

Then once they are baked and cooled, slice like a cake or pie and you have sugar cookie bars that looks like candy corn – but thankfully they don’t taste anything at all like candy corn. If you actually like candy corn, then feel free to eat a handful at the same time.

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Candy Corn Colored Sugar Cookie Bars.

Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars.


Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Red, Orange, Yellow food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-inch round baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Blend in the egg and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture 1/3 at a time until just incorporated.
  4. Divide the dough in half, and then to one half, divide into 1/3 and 2/3, so that 3 portions are in separate bowls.
  5. Add yellow food coloring to the largest portion, orange or red+yellow to the second largest, and keep the smallest white. Blend the food coloring until evenly distributed.
  6. Roll the white dough into a ball and place in the center of the prepared pan. Roll the orange dough into a log just big enough to surround the white dough ball. Repeat with the yellow dough. Evenly press into the pan until flat, trying your best to keep the rings even.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until center is set. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Slice into 8 wedges and serve.
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Source: Adapted from my Sugar Cookie Pumpkin Pie Bars.

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Jenni October 3, 2022 - 11:41 am

What a fantastic idea! I could see doing this with straight-up shortbread too. Awesome!

Erin October 3, 2022 - 3:39 pm

Would definitely work with shortbread as well!


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