Kelli Henderson Recipe

Easy Butterfinger Candy

By Kelli Henderson ThePharmcook

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Kelli's Story

Sometimes I am embarrassed to tell people how easy this delicious candy is to make. It tastes very much like a Butterfinger candy bar, and can be made in about 10 minutes! (total time) I like to buy a lot candy corn right after Halloween when it is on sale so it can be a very inexpensive candy to make.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yep, Kelli is right. This DOES taste like a Butterfinger. So yummy - and easy!


1 lb
candy corn (16 oz)
1 jar(s)
peanut butter, crunchy (18 oz)
1/2 pkg
semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 6 oz)
1 Tbsp
vegetable shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy corn in microwave on high in 30 second intervals. Stir every 30 seconds until JUST melted and smooth.
Stir in 1 jar of crunchy peanut butter to melted candy corn until well blended. Press mixture in a parchment paper lined 9 x 13 pan. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Melt chocolate chips with 1 TBSP shortening in a double boiler or microwave. (I prefer the double boiler.) Pour melted chocolate over candy. Allow chocolate to set before cutting. I usually place in the refrigerator until mixture is thoroughly cooled.
Cut into squares. Enjoy!
(Optional) Sometimes I drizzle some melted milk chocolate on top of the semisweet chocolate after it's cooled just for decoration.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids



Saturday, January 24 at 1:34 PM - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: Holiday & Party Treats.
Sea Sun Seasun
Dec 9, 2014
Melanie, we don't have Kroger here but I certainly will look. Thanks! :-)
Melanie B MelBelle
Dec 9, 2014
Sea, if you have a Kroger, look in the candy section. My store has them in the green 'store brand' bags all year long. I also stock up after Halloween when they go on clearance.
Sea Sun Seasun
Dec 8, 2014
I was intrigued by this recipe and had to try it. Had I not given a shot, I don't think I would have believed that the results truly taste like a Butterfinger! Mine came out a little on the chewy side and seemed to be better the next day. It was difficult to wait that long!

I will be making these again as soon as I find some candy corn.
Sea Sun Seasun
Dec 8, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!