Jack-o-lantern Brownie

The first time I made this was when I was in college.  It was first year that baker’s man and I were together.  I wanted to impress him with my domestic skills, but I wasn’t really good at cake decorating.  Instead of the usual way to decorate, I used a bag of m&m’s and some jelly candies that we had on hand to decorate a pan of brownies.    It was a tradition early in our marriage, but after we had kids, we eventually switched to making mud for Halloween dessert. 

candy corn, a hug, and a pretzel make halloween candy.

Candy Corn Hugs Pretzel

The name of this post sounds like the headline from a tabloid.  Candy Corn was seen hugging Pretzel.  “Who knew that someone so sweet would melt for someone so tough and salty?”  It sounds like a good start, right?   I didn’t really know what to call this recipe, but as I was thinking about the ingredients, candy corn, hugs, and pretzels, I settled upon the headline above.   The idea dates back to last Christmas when a friend from work made the cutest candies.  They were made from pretzels, topped with peppermint kisses that had been melted and topped with plain […]