Chocolate Cake Cookies with Candy Corn M&Ms Treat Bags

You know I had at least one more candy corn inspired craft in me, right? This one is a sweet one, super sweet and delicious!

One of our readers actually alerted me to the fact to look for the limited edition Candy Corn M&M’s flavor. I snatched them up at after I found them at my local Target. They are candy corn filled M&M’s with a white chocolate candy shell. They are good alone, but they just called out to me to put into a recipe. And I wanted to share a really cute way to package them up. These are two cute and too good not to share!

Candy Corn gift tags and cookie treats @clubchicacircle

First, I saw this amazing recipe from Parent Pretty for cake mix cookies, and I knew I had to try it.

Chocolate Cake Cookies with Candy Corn M&Ms @clubchicacircle

These cookies were super simple to make. I started with a chocolate cake mix, added 3 tbsp of chocolate syrup, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup softened butter to it. The batter will be really thick.

Don’t follow the cake batter ingredient directions. I had to wrap my brain around that the cake batter mix wouldn’t be thin and runny like cake batter should be.

After all the cake/cookie batter was mixed together, I added about 2/3 of a bag of candy corn M&M’s. I just eyeballed it and made sure there were enough candy corn pieces in each cookie.

I made golf-ball sized dough balls and dropped them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to bake for about 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


Then, while the chocolate cake cookies were baking, it was time for the quick craft.  I knew I wanted to make candy corn gift tags for treat bags.

These cookies called out to be seen through a clear bag.

Candy Corn Paper Plate Gift Tag Craft

Here is what I used:

  • small white paper plates
  • sponge brush
  • orange and yellow paint (I used DecoArt Multi-surface Satin Paint in Pumpkin Patch orange and Lemon Zest)
  • scissors
  • Sharpie marker
  • Hole-punch
  • Orange and white striped baker’s twine
  • Small clear treat bags

First, paint the paper plates as shown above, leaving a white center, orange middle ring, and a yellow outer ring and let dry.

Each plate will make 6 gift tags.

How to make candy corn paper plate gift tags

Then, cut each plate into 6 pie shapes to create the perfect candy corn design. Punch a hole at the top of the candy corn triangle, and add a cute face on the front.

That’s it!

After the cookies have cooled, it is time to package your treats together.

Chocolate Cake Cookies with Candy Corn M&Ms treat bags

I put 5 cookies in each bag, and tied a cute candy corn gift tag at the top with baker’s twine.

So cute!

Candy Corn Cookie Gift Bags and Craft Idea Tutorial

These are perfect for a classroom treat for Halloween or simply for a Fall party.

Good luck giving them away, and resisting keeping them for yourself. I’m telling you, these cookies are sooooo good!

Happy Corn Corn Crafting and Eating!



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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  10 comments for “Chocolate Cake Cookies with Candy Corn M&Ms Treat Bags

  1. October 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Wow! You never run out of great ideas, do you? These are super fun & cute as a button!

  2. October 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I just love those Candy Corn M&Ms! And your cookies look delicious. Love how you did the plates. So cute and the perfect tag for you goodie bags!

  3. October 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Pauline, so glad you joined our FB group! This is a wonderfully delicious and adorable project. The cookies look great and that tag…so stinkin’ cute!! Pinning!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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