Make your own Butterfingers
“What’s the deal with candy corn?” I asked in my best Jerry Seinfeld voice. Who eats it? Well, our neighbor Amy does and answered my question with an easy recipe for homemade BUTTERFINGER® Bars. To avoid any legal trouble, we’ll just call ours Butterfanger Bars. Work for you? It’s only got 3 ingredients - a plus for any recipe in my book. Buy it when it goes on half price after Halloween like we did & give it a try.
There are several versions of this recipe online. Here’s what we used:
1 pound candy corn
1 16 oz jar of peanut butter
1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips or dipping chocolate
Lay out some parchment paper on a cookie sheet or 9x13 pan.
Melt the candy corn in a glass bowl (not plastic) in several 15-30 second intervals to allow a slow melt. Stir after each blast of microwaves until it is melted & smooth. This stuff is really goopy.
Stir in peanut butter. You might need to zap it a couple of seconds now & then if it starts hardening.
Spread this onto your paper or pan. Refrigerate & let cool to harden. Cut into bite size pieces.
Melt the chocolate chips & you can add up to a tablespoon of vegetable oil if you need to get the consistency looser for dipping, but that up’s us to 4 ingredients which I am against. Dip the orange chunks into the chocolate goodness & place on a paper or foil lined tray. Refrigerate until ready to serve & keep stored in there until finished.