I am a huge fan of candy bars. I seriously love all kinds… but I especially love Butterfingers. And now, I can make them at home. You see, amazingly, for that homemade Butterfinger perfection, you need peanut butter, of course, and chocolate, but you also need one last ingredient…
Now, I love Candy Corn. And I love Butterfingers. And I also find the homemade Butterfinger recipe anytime when Candy Corn isn’t available.
So, when I stumbled upon delicious Valentine’s Corn at Walmart when searching for candy for my Valentine’s buffet, I knew it would be absolutely perfect. I picked up an extra tub of the Valentine’s corn, grabbed some peanut butter, and some chocolate, and set to work.
I started by foil-lining a 9×9 pan, and then, in a separate microwave safe bowl, microwaved 16 oz of candy corn in 30 second increments until it was melted. I then added an entire container (16 oz) of creamy peanut butter.
I mixed these ingredients thoroughly, and then added some additional red food coloring to make sure that my Butterfingers had a really nice, rich color. After all, for them to be nice and Valentine-y, they needed to be good and red.
I pressed the resulting mixture into my 9×9 pan.
This went into the freezer for several hours until hardened slightly. It’s roughly the consistency of fudge.
To cut into bars, I highly recommend a pizza cutter.
You can also use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes, like the hearts I made for Valentine’s day.
Melt some chocolate in the microwave and dip the frozen mixture into the chocolate.
Tap off your excess chocolate with a fork.
Freeze again until the chocolate is solidified. Make sure you’re putting the dipped candies on parchment lined sheets, or they will stick and pull the bottoms off of the candy. Don’t ask how many batches I made before actually remembering to do this.
Once they’re done, they can be served.
Believe it or not, these really DO taste just like a Butterfinger candy bar! I never would have guessed from the ingredients, but they are spot-on.
I may or may not have acted as my own Valentine and eaten an entire batch by myself.
Who can resist that stunning red color inside?
- 16 oz Candy Corn
- 16 oz Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 pkg Chocolate Chips
- Food coloring, if desired
- Melt candy corn in the microwave in 30 second increments.
- Stir peanut butter into the candy corn, then press into 9x9 foil lined pan.
- Freeze until hardened, then cut into bars.
- Melt chocolate chips, then coat bars in chocolate.
- Freeze until coating has hardened.
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Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody. Try to share at least one of the Butterfingers with your Valentine. If you’re your own Valentine, share it with yourself. These treats are almost worth being your own Valentine for, I can tell ya.