Introduction: Homemade Butterfingers Made With CANDY CORNS!

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Homemade Butterfingers!
Everyone loves a good copycat recipe!

These are no exception!
Not as crispy and crunchy as store bought butterfingers...but so yummy!

And pretty inexpensive--only 3 ingredients!

and one of them is...Candy corn!

Perfect for this time of year because candy corn is super cheap and everywhere!

Step 1: Ingredients!

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You'll need:
1 cup of CANDY CORN or other mixed indian corn/pumpkin weirdness.

1/2 cup of Peanut butter

9 oz. Dipping chocolate

Parchment paper and a baking sheet

There is a couple ways to do these. You can make the insides, let them cool and then dip them individually...or spread chocolate, add the insides, top with chocolate and cut. This is the option I went with. It's faster and looks pretty!

Step 2: Melt Chocolate, Spread and Cool.

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Melt the chocolate and spread half of it on some parchment paper.
Let it set up firmly. I put it in the freezer while mixing up the insides. can dip them as a final step, your choice!

Step 3: Make the Smooth Butterfinger Center!

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Put 1 cup of candy corn or assortment into a microwave safe dish.

Microwave 30 seconds...then stir...microwave again...stir.

After about a minute to will be very easy to stir...

Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter and stir.
As it cools it will become harder to mix.

Let it cool just a bit before putting it on the chocolate.

Step 4: Pour and Spread!

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Remove chocolate from freezer.

Pour on all the candy corn topping and spread.

Mush with fingers quickly so the chocolate doesn't melt!
Then quickly stick it in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Pull it out...pour remaining chocolate on the top and spread it smooth.
Back to the fridge for 15 minutes.

Then pull out and cut up!

I used a long bread knife and cut off all the edges, just barely.

Then cut 6 rows and cut in half.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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I made 12 bars...and enough edges to snack on
that you'll be satisfied for a while!

They are pretty this size...but I'd cut them up a few
more times to pass out or have at a party.

I love Butterfingers!
Remember this recipe when you see cheap bags of

Candy Corn at the store!!!

My husband, who detests Candy Corn, loved these.

He said he like them better than crispy butterfingers.

Try some today and let me know what you think!

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cluna9 (author)2016-03-26

I love Butterfingers, I'm really excited to make this!

mrsquick (author)2014-10-15

How do you make this recipe when candy corn isn't "in season"?

doreen1978 (author)mrsquick2016-01-09

Brach's sells candy corn year round. It is more expensive then at halloween but it is still sold. I found it at Kroger. Maybe not all stores have it but I am sure you can find it year round.

TheCoffeeDude (author)2015-12-24

Nom Nom Nom!

greenriverrock (author)2014-12-16

Sounds like a good recipe! I can't wait to try making it.

RadioactiveBees (author)2014-12-07

Awesome! Took maybe 20 minutes, and tastes amazing. I'm glad I found a use for all the left over candy corn I had lying around! Definitely going to make this again.

severett3 (author)2014-11-12

Very good recipe. Taste so much like a butterfinger I dont think I'll ever buy one again!

doodlecraft (author)severett32014-11-12

I've heard it's good with corn flakes mixed into it it some crunch. I don't know...I love it smooth! I just bought a bunch of clearance candy corn to make more! :) Glad you like it!

TheRagingEggo (author)2014-10-30

I was scrolling and scrolling den I this and I was like "OH MY GOD" This is the best thing I'v ever found on this site! Thanks doodlecraft!

dlurwiller (author)2014-10-10

These turned out lovely. Made a couple of batches for a big dinner at the church. I'm sure they will be a hit. Thanks for sharing!

Kyle Hamilton (author)2014-10-08

Thanks for the 'ible!! Tried my hand at these this morning. Turned out pretty good! More will be requested from me.........soon.

mountainmasha (author)2014-09-28

My mother-in-law found a similar recipe last year and has pretty much made them constantly since. I like the way you pour the bars, we've always rolled the filling into balls and dipped them in the chocolate. Your way sounds easier!

afloyd4 (author)2014-09-23

I made it! Yum! quick to mix up a batch.

Rhetorical_Save (author)2014-09-17

(Loud applause) I love this idea so ima gonna make it thx so much. but one question... why do you use candy corn? I don't see why...

Candy corn is in huge supply right now...but I'd much rather eat butterfingers! :)

But making them from scratch is good too cause I got lotsa candy corn and chocolate :)

Lol yeah

mr_marte (author)2014-09-17

You are awesome!

Blaise_Gauba (author)2014-09-17

YUMMY! I want to try this simple recipe too! Thanks for sharing.

gecko_girl3 (author)2014-09-16

I wonder if you were to use a double boiler and candy thermometer to bring the melted candy corn to a high enough temperature, if you could make these as crispy as the original. I'm going to have to give it a try as my BF loves butterfingers. I'll be sure to post my results when I do.

doodlecraft (author)gecko_girl32014-09-16

Try it and let me know! I've also heard of putting cornflakes into it as well may give it a crispy texture...looks like I'll need to load up on more candy corn! :)

gecko_girl3 (author)doodlecraft2014-09-17

There are other great ibles here that show you how to make your own candy corn. Looks like the most challenging part is cutting the little pieces, but with your recipe that's not necessary. I might have to make both as I'm a stickler about artificial fod coloring sand their negative impact on health/behavior.

Maybe altering a toffee recipe by adding natural peanut butter would do the trick. I'll have to do some experimenting once I have a day to spend in the kitchen. :)

PinchOfChili (author)2014-09-16

This looks delicious – even though I prefer from-scratch recipes!

TigerMoon (author)2014-09-16

Oh yeh, gotta' make this one. Thanks!

ssmithsonian (author)2014-09-16

And no weight was lost ever again......

craft-n-genius (author)2014-09-16

Yum!!! will definetly be making this! Thanks for sharing :)

Bhawya (author)2014-09-16

looks so simple and delicious..

tylerham (author)2014-09-16

Wow - This looks fun and super easy! Going to have to try it this season!

jsilcox (author)2014-09-16

I have a peanut allergy, so I wonder if I can make these with WOW Butter (Soy substitute that tastes just like peanut butter). Might have to put the Corn Flakes in to make it solid enough, but that might help with the texture too...

Now I just need the time to try this.

doodlecraft (author)jsilcox2014-09-16

I bet you could! If you try it, let me know! :)

DDW_OR (author)2014-09-16

here is a recipe i have.

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
Melted Milk Chocolate
Cook syrup, sugar, and water to 310 F. Remove from heat.
Stir in warmed peanut butter (warm slightly in microwave)
until well blended. Pour into a greased (buttered) 8" X 8" pan.
Score mixture into desired size bars.
When COMPLETELY cool, dip in melted milk chocolate
(use a double boiler to SLOWLY melt) and set on wax paper
until chocolate has hardened.

yours sounds better, will add yours to my collection.

doodlecraft (author)DDW_OR2014-09-16

I don't know if mine is better...but it sounds faster! :) Awesome way to do it without candy corns though!

KateS52 (author)2014-09-16

Sounds good! Do you think the candy center would fluff up in a food processor? I might try that.

Mielameri (author)2014-09-15

*melts into a puddle of bliss* there has been a bag of candy corn eyeing me from the pantry it has a purpose!

BakeitUp (author)2014-09-15

Wow! Yummy

ninjachimp09 (author)2014-09-15

looks delicious but can't try:-(

connie46 (author)2014-09-15

Where's the peanut butter ?

doodlecraft (author)connie462014-09-15

Step 3: 1/2 cup of peanut butter mixed in with the melted candy corn. :)

Davlof (author)2014-09-15

I'm gonna try these, looks delicious!

vivi12 (author)Davlof2014-09-15

ya that sure do

vivi12 (author)2014-09-15

can somebody tell me how 2 make my picture 4 my back round

vivi12 (author)2014-09-15

ohhhhhh that looks sooooooooo good!!!!!!!!

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