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Homemade Butterfingers

10/25/12


Do you have loads of candy corn laying around?  I'm about to tell you something that will rock your world.  No I mean it, you will do cartwheels.  That is, if you can do cartwheels, because I can't do cartwheels, so it's okay if you can't do cartwheels because cartwheels are hard to do.  Are you ready?

Want to make Homemade Butterfingers?  All you need is chocolate, peanut butter and...


CANDY CORN?!  Are you cartwheeling all over the place?!  Did you fall down and hit your head and are you okay?  Such a random, strange ingredient and yet, once melted and mixed with peanut butter it tastes EXACTLY like a Butterfinger candy bar.  I wouldn't joke about something this serious.  

It's all over the web (like here and here), but you hardly need to follow a recipe, it's that easy.  I melted 3 cups of candy corn in the microwave.  First for 60 seconds, then in 15 second intervals until it was fully melted.  I immediately added 1 cup of creamy peanut butter to the melted candy and stirred until both were well incorporated.  I placed that mixture in an 8x8 baking pan (lined with parchment paper) and smoothed out with a spatula...  


I put that in the fridge and let it cool and harden for about an hour.  Then I removed it and cut it into bite size pieces.  I melted approximately 3 cups of chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted (I only had semi-sweet chips but next time I would use milk chocolate to more closely resemble the candy bar).  My little 3-year-old helper assisted in dipping each bar...  


We got messy, we had tubbies, we slept all night long (yeah right) and in the morning, we had candy bars for breakfast.  I'm a great mom.  It's softer and chewier than the store-bought kind but the flavor is dead on.  Try it and tell me if you agree.

10 comments:

Tara said...

Do you think it would work with sunbutter? My daughter has a severe peanut allergy, but this looks so fun/yummy/wrong on so many levels...

Heidi said...

YUM!! I will by trying this for sure!

Siri said...

Tara - definitely worth a shot!! I don't know much about sunbutter but I would absolutely try it - it's easy enough : )

agalandherdog said...

I had no idea! Did you know that if you eat a handful of candy corn mixed with peanuts it tastes exactly like a Payday candy bar?

Linda said...

Yummy...hope you still have some!

Eva said...

i tried these very ones - I feel so honored to eat from your kitchen Siri! And your newest addition is absolutely precious! So fun to see you.
XO,
Eva

And P.S. They DO taste like the real thing - yummy!

Audra said...

I love both of these homemade candy bar recipes! I think I'd like these even more than regular butterfingers!

Wendy said...

I just made these the other day and can fully confirm that they taste like the REAL THING. I had about half a dozen of these for b-fast before hitting the gym (it all cancels out in my world). Thanks for posting it.

Kim said...

You're killing me here. I was going to make fancy pants French macarons tomorrow p, but alas...homemade butterfingers win.

Monique Wright said...

Yum! I have now made these 3 times with milk chocolate-and I found it's way easier to cut them into pieces before letting them cool down since they are way softer. I think my husband was sick of me trying to cut them and grunting, haha!

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