Easy Butterfinger Candy

Kelli Henderson Recipe

By Kelli Henderson ThePharmcook

5 Min
5 Min

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

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Cynthia Weaver cuckoo4cookies
Feb 9, 2015
Actually butterfinger candy is crunchy and chewy, these are not crunchy at all but the taste does resemble a butterfinger bar. I wouldn't exactly call them "embarrassingly easy to make", either; I thought it was a bit of a challenge. They ARE good, make no mistake and a great way to use up left over candy corn.
Lara Gallagher LadyAmalthea44
Feb 6, 2015
Meg, I think it's funny...hard, teeth-sticking chewy describes butterfingers perfectly to me! :D These are a fine art I think...differences in microwaves and candy brand can definitely affect the outcome of this. Sorry it didn't work out for you!
meg ellis megellis
Feb 6, 2015
I gave this recipe a 1-star rating.
meg ellis megellis
Feb 6, 2015
Mine came out way too hard and teeth-sticking chewy. Threw out whole batch after trying to eat a square. I followed directions precisely, so I'm not sure what happened.
Jan 24, 2015 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: Holiday & Party Treats.