Oct 2, 2011

Homemade Butterfingers

At long last... I bring you the Butterfinger candy bars made from (drum roll please) Candy Corn!!! This recipe only uses three ingredients. I promise. It is one of the simplest things I've ever made. There are only two downsides to it: 1. It's kind of hard to mix. I used one extra strong and fabulous husband, but I'm sure a standard Kitchenaid mixer would do in a pinch. 2. Your scale will not be nice to you the next morning. Other than that - no problem!

The instructions for the original recipe I found said to spread the filling "in an 8x8 pan lined with parchment. Cool completely. Cut into squares. Dip in melted chocolate candy coating. Lay on waxed paper to set." But after my Twix Bar Fiasco, I decided to try a different route. I lined some candy molds with the melted chocolate, let it cool, and then smashed some filling into them. After one more layer of melted chocolate, I stuck them in the fridge for a few minutes to set and then dumped them out. Much easier and much prettier than the Twix mess. I would love to get some chocolate molds in the shape of candy bars (like these!) and then my life would be ten times awesome-r. Yes, awesome-r is now a word. Regardless of how you assemble these, they will taste amazing and the filling texture is just as flaky and fabulous as a real Butterfinger.


1 lb. candy corn

16oz jar peanut butter (I used a super chunky one because that's all we had, but it was still awesome.)
16oz pkg. chocolate candy melts

Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-second intervals til melted, stirring after each interval. It will get thick and hard to mix... a wooden spoon would probably work better than the metal one I used.

Stir in peanut butter. Or have your husband do it. Or throw it in a stand mixer and pray the motor doesn't burn out. Well, maybe don't actually throw it. It gets pretty sticky, too.

(Here are the original directions... feel free to improvise.) Spread mixture in an 8x8 pan lined with parchment. Cool completely. Cut into squares. Dip in melted chocolate candy coating. Lay on waxed paper to set.

If you do make these, I'd love to hear how you choose to assemble them and how they turn out!


Bridget said...

Can't wait to make these! I would of never of thought to melt candy corn--Genius!

Reptyler said...

I believe this is the only palatable thing I've seen done with candy corn. Eating it plain reminded me of candle wax drippings as a kid. But butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars... go figure.

the speers said...

oh my gosh, I'm in love with all your yummy recipes!! I can't wait to try these!!

Megan said...

Tyler - I totally agree with you! I think candy corn are nasty!

Chira - thanks! Let me know what you make!

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