Butterfingers have always been a favorite candy bar of mine. I used to get them at the movies and I'd nibble on the small squares which came in a huge box and cost about four bucks. I came across a recipe for homemade Butterfingers and the ingredients may surprise you. Candy Corn, one pound of it, goes into the recipe. Plus a whole jar of peanut butter. Dip it in chocolate and you've got your own Butterfingers. So because of Halloween and the bags of Candy Corn for sale everywhere, I decided to made some. Plus, today just so happens to be National Candy Corn Day. Don't make these if you're dieting because the calorie count would scare you as much as 'Friday the 13th'. That's why I'm giving most of mine away to friends. They taste pretty close to the real thing but even richer. If you have tons of Candy Corn left over from Halloween or you're just craving some Butterfingers, the recipe is below.
The recipe I used was found here.
1 lb. candy corn
16 oz jar creamy peanut butter
16 oz pkg. chocolate candy coating
Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-second intervals til melted, stirring after each interval. Stir in peanut butter. 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 can't find any chocolate candy coating then two cups of chocolate chips will also work.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!