Have you seen the recipes for homemade butterfingers floating around? I was pretty curious how such a strange candy could be made so I thought I’d try my hand at it. Basically all you do is melt candy corn in the microwave, add peanut butter, and then let it cool. When it’s cool you chop it into pieces and dip it in chocolate. Really! It’s three ingredients and you guys, the texture is perfect!!! My husband’s favorite candy bar is a Butterfinger and he was a total skeptic when I told him how fun and odd the recipe was. We were both shocked at how good they are! They really taste like a butterfinger candy bar, if not better. And the better part comes with the chocolate. I used a high quality dark dipping chocolate and they were amazing. Dark or milk chocolate, it doesn’t matter, but a good chocolate is worth finding.
I thought I’d post this recipe in time for the weekend. I know I’m not the only one planning on hitting up a few Halloween parties the next few days. These are the perfect, easy, and totally novel treat to take. Your friends will think you are a real wizard in the kitchen and you won’t mind snacking on a few before the party starts.
Make these this weekend! You won’t regret it. Plus, then you can say you made your own butterfingers. How fancy is that?
- 3 cups candy corn
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups good quality chocolate – milk, dark, or even white!
- Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper (be sure to cover up the sides of the dish too), and set aside.
- In a large glass bowl melt the candy corn in the microwave. Melt it in 30 second spurts and stir it well in between each time. When it is completely melted add the peanut butter and stir to combine. Pour it into the prepared pan, spreading it out, and smoothing the top. Let the mixture cool completely, about an hour.
- When cool, remove the candy from the pan by pulling on the parchment paper. Place the parchment paper and candy on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the candy into bite-sized pieces.
- Melt the chocolate and then dip each piece of candy completely into the chocolate. Remove and place on a piece of waxed paper until the chocolate is set, about 20 minutes.
- Serve or store in an air-tight container.
I like to use a double boiler to melt chocolate because I always ruin it in the microwave. Melt it how you please.
The middle part was a bit crumbly, just like it should be. So I had some extra bits and pieces that broke. I just saved them and made a butterfinger milk shake with chocolate ice cream a few days later and it was delicious. So no worries about a few broken bits; they can be put to good use.
And if you are a real butterfinger nut you might also like these recipes:
Butterfinger Muddy Buddies (Chex Mix) from High Heels and Grills
Butterfinger cupcakes from Make Bake Celebrate
Butterfinger Apple Nachos from A Pumpkin and a Princess
And if you are needing a treat to take to a party I recommend –
The best caramel dip ever (serve with apples and pretzels). Super quick and easy to make and everyone goes nuts for it!
My mom’s gooey caramel corn recipe – makes a bunch, it is easy, it is addicting, and is inexpensive.
Husband’s favorite cookies with a fall twist:
Or if you need something not so sweet… this loaded baked potato chip dip is awesome!
That’s a pretty good looking list of eats! Have a great weekend and enjoy some delicious treats. Maybe I’ll have a baby to show you on Monday… or maybe not! Let’s all cross our fingers though 🙂 I’m ready!
Thanks for reading. You guys are the best.