Homemade Butterfinger Bars

The holiday season is upon us, and here I am posting about a recipe that involves candy corn.  Oops, my bad.  Hopefully you’ve got a bag stashed away in your pantry somewhere, because this recipe is worth making at least once.

Looks kinda weird, tastes good, I swear!

When I first saw this recipe, I was quite doubtful as to whether it would actually taste like the real thing.  My other thought was who created this recipe??!!!  Melting candy corn and mixing it with peanut butter, cover it in chocolate and suddenly you have a homemade butterfinger bar.  What??!!!   Was it a happy accident or intentional?  Like who discovered that if you beat egg whites long enough, they turn into meringue?

Either way, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of this recipe.  It definitely tasted incredibly close to an actual butterfinger.  So if you get bored of Thanksgiving leftovers, make a change Halloween throwback style with these homemade butterfingers.

Also, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Homemade Butterfinger Bars

Adapted from Buns In My Oven

 3 cups candy corn

1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter

milk chocolate chips or candy melts, for dipping

Place the candy corn in a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and return to microwave. Continue heating for 30 seconds and then stirring until it is completely melted.

Stir in the peanut butter. The heat from the candy corn should melt the peanut butter, but if not return to the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir to combine.

Spread the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth it out evenly in the pan. Let cool for one hour and then use a pizza cutter to slice into bars.

Melt the chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave.

Carefully dip the candy bars into the melted chocolate and turn to coat.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and wait for the chocolate to set.

Store at room temperature for a chewy texture or in the fridge for a more crisp texture.

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