Friday, January 6, 2012

Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bars





Butterfingers are probably my favorite candy bar. It is my choice for ice cream toppings and blizzards too.


Is there still candy corn around?  I know it's more of a Halloween candy but I think they still sell it in the bulk aisle.


I've seen this recipe floating around a lot. I was skeptical.  Candy corn and peanut butter?  Really?  How on earth could that taste like a butterfinger candy bar.  I'm not really even a fan of candy corn.


Well, they didn't make the prettiest bars in the world but they DID taste like butterfingers!  The texture was not the same but it was still strangely similar.  If you haven't tried these, I highly suggest trying them.  This was a super simple recipe and incredibly delicious.


Homemade Butterfingers Recipe

1 lb Candy Corn
16 oz jar of Peanut Butter
16 oz pkg of chocolate candy coating

Melt candy corn in microwave for a minute. Stir and continue in microwave at 15 sec, stirring each time. Once melted stir in peanutbutter. Spread mixture in an 8 x 8 pan with a parchment lining. Cool completely and cut into squares. Dip in melted chocolate and lay on wax paper to set.


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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

14 comments:

  1. These look so good and sinful. Seriously sinful.

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  2. This is interesting. I don't like candy corn, but I love butterfingers and I trust you! I would definitely try this. Thanks!

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  3. If it tastes close to a butterfinger, it's worth trying!

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  4. I am going to keep this recipe in mind next year when stores are clearing out candy corn for ridiculously cheap amounts. What a cool idea!

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  5. Sounds tasty & one to put on the list to try when I'm feeling sinful:-)

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  6. Hi Debbi, I too am going to save this for next Christmas. Sounds like a delicious, simple bar to make. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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  7. Oh those dastardly little devils! Something this good should not be so simple to make! lol. I like how you spread the chocolate on top instead of dipping-I wanted to try that to save time but wasn't sure I could cut them once the chocolate was hard. Did you cut them before the chocolate was completely set or was it easy after it was set?

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  8. These look awesome Deb. I bet daycare would love them. I'll have to see if I can find some candy corn.
    Thanks for your help today. I really did apprecaite it.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend!

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  9. I have wanted to try these!! And I think you can usually find candy corn at party stores year round.

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  10. i'm almost embarrassed to admit that candy corn is my favorite store bought sweet...and i always have some in the pantry..which might account for all my excess poundage :) Happy New Year...this looks like a fun project!

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  11. These are so easy I'd be foolish not to make them! If only I had some candy corn! Thanks for the tip on the bulk bins.

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  12. Darn it, I should have grabbed the clearance candy corn when I had the chance, these look great.

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  13. Ok I am so gonna make these! I remember last year seeing this post too late and not being able to find candy corn. I'm off on a hunt for a bag!!! Thanks for reminding me because I have now craved them for a year!!

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