Intro: Butterfinger Pops (with a Leftover Surprise!)
When candy corn and plastic rats start lining the store shelves, excitement for Fall is unleased!
In anticipation of the trick-or-treat season, my rat friends wanted to show how to make a yummy pop with the texture and flavor of a Butterfinger candy bar, but with the look of candy corn.
Amazingly the filling requires only Candy Corn and Creamy Peanut Butter and to keep with the Butterfinger experience, the pop is then dipped in white/yellow/orange candy melts for a festive candy corn look.
Let's watch our friends show us how to make this fun treat...
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Before starting this adventure the rodents lined a small dish (5" x 7") with parchment paper, and covered a foam block with plastic wrap.
Lollipop sticks and Candy Melts were tracked down and set aside. The ratio of the candy melts is approximately 4:2:1, or as in this batch the rats used apx 8oz white:4oz yellow:2oz orange candy melts.
The filling requires one part Candy Corn and one part Creamy Peanut Butter, and so these sneaky rats gathered 8oz of Candy Corn and 8oz of Creamy Peanut Butter to make about 20 pops.
A microwave (MW) safe dish and 3 (deep) cups were also found to be very useful in making these little treats.
Step 2: Create the Butterfinger Filling
Place the candy corn in a microwave (MW) safe bowl and MW on high for 1 minute. Stir and MW for 30 seconds longer. Repeat until candy corn is melted.
Remove from MW and stir in peanut butter until smooth. It may appear as a thick gob, but once it is spread on to the prepared pan it will be fine.
Allow to cool.
Step 3: Cut the Filling Into Triangles
Remove from dish and cut 3 strips, a little less than 2" each. Cut each strip into triangles with a base around 1".
Step 4: Time for the Candy Melts
Following package directions, MW the white candy melts in a deep cup.
Dip a lollipop stick into the warm candy melt and insert into the bottom of each triangle. (OK to nibble on scraps)
Once the stick has cooled and is firmly attached, dip the entire triangle into the white candy melt and place them on the foam block to cool/dry. While this first layer is drying, MW yellow candy melts.
Next dip 2/3 of the pop into the yellow candy melts and again allow them to cool/dry on the foam block. While these are drying, MW the orange candy melts.
Finally dip the top 1/3 of the pop into the orange candy melts and again, place them on a foam block so they can cool/dry.
Step 5: Leftovers?
When cleaning the kitchen the mice found they had some leftover candy melts. Rather than throwing the colored covering away, they decided to skip steps 1, 2, 3 and use marshmallows in place of the butterfinger triangles.
Because these pops are so pretty and quite addicting, the mice wanted to share both ideas within this instructable.
Unfortunately the house cat showed more interest in the mice than in their addicting pop treat...meow for now!