Sunday, October 2, 2011

Homemade Butterfingers

I hate eating candy corn.  I don't like it's waxy feeling when you chew it, the flavor- nothing about the taste of candy corn do I like. If I were in a Dr Suess book "I do not like it here or there, I do not like candy corn ANYWHERE!"  I've seen a few recipes involving candy corn running around pinterest that I have bookmarked since I'm married to a man who adores candy corn.  It is his favorite candy and he will go through 2-3 bags of it every season.  This works out well since he gets to eat it himself (with the kids of course!) and he stays out of my "good" candy like Milky Ways, and basically anything chocolate.  So I toyed around with candy corn ice cream recipe, but it seemed a bit involved.  I happened upon a butterfinger recipe with THREE ingredients: Candy Corn, Peanut Butter, and Dipping Chocolate.  And it had rave reviews, everyone who made it said it tasted like real butterfingers.  I'm not a huge fan of butterfingers, but I will eat them- so I  thought I had to try it!  They were DELICIOUS!!  I didn't stir my candy corn and peanut butter together enough so it crumbled a bit more than it should and made dipping not fun, but the taste was good.  So here is the simple recipe (and it's made in the microwave to make it even simpler!!
It even LOOKS like a butterfinger with the layers!

1 pound candy corn
1 pound peanut butter (or equal amounts of both)
Chocolate chips of other dipping chocolate: I used chocolate almond bark
Melt candy corn in a bowl for 1 minute in the microwave, stir and cook at 15 second intervals until melted.  Stir in the peanut butter well and put into a butter greased, parchment lined 8x8 pan.  I put mine in the fridge until it was set and cold.  Cut into (small) squares and dip.  ENJOY
I kept mine in the fridge for the 8-9 hours or so that they lasted, but I'm not sure you'd have to or not.  I liked the taste of the cold.

A little messy in my dipping, but they tasted delicious!


  1. Oh my gosh are you kidding me? These look divine. And can you beat a microwave recipe? Found you from the spicy weekend hop btw.

  2. Wow! that is really cool. Follower from Say Hi! Sunday blog hop.

  3. These look amazing! Love all things candy corn! Thanks for sharing! I just posted a recipe for Caramel Apple Salad on my blog. Check it out if you like.
    Stephanie @

  4. Holy Flippin' Cow! I'm not a big fan of candy corn, but I think I might be after making this! Found you via Raising 4 Princesses. Toodles, Kathryn

  5. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. May I invite you to join me, too, at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  6. Really? It tastes like butterfinger? Wow!! I knew mixing candy corn and peanuts tasted like a payday but not this!! cool!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

  7. Just had to post. I have the EXACT same china as you showed your candy on. May sound silly but I have never seen anybody else with the same. I am sure you will understand my excitement. lol. The candy sounds good.

  8. Dawn- I LOVE that china! I actually only have three tea cups and plates that I found at a thrift store. I had my youngest daughter get them for my oldest daughter for Christmas last year since she LOVES tea parties. It's so pretty- how lucky for you to have the whole set! I keep checking to see if anything else pops up nearby but not yet.

  9. Yes- they taste exactly like butterfingers or at least as exact as I remember- I don't eat them often. I'm hoping to pick up another bag of candy corn today to make them again. Such a quick and easy treat!