easy butterfinger candy

★★★★★ 26 Reviews
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By Kelli Stovall
from Hot Springs, AR

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 of candy corn right after Halloween when it is on sale, so it can be a very inexpensive candy to make.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These candy bars are so interesting! Who knew melting Candy Corn with peanut butter would create a candy that truly resembles a Butterfinger bar. The filling has a flaky texture - just a little softer than the candy - and the chocolate coating on top is perfect. A great treat for Halloween. Inexpensive to make, they'd be great for a hostess gift too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 26 Reviews
serves 12
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For easy butterfinger candy

  • 1 lb
    Candy Corn (16 oz)
  • 1 jar
    Peter Pan peanut butter, crunchy (16.3 oz)
  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable shortening

How To Make easy butterfinger candy

Test Kitchen Tips
We found once the Candy Corn was smooth, we added the peanut butter and popped it into the microwave for 30 seconds. It softens the peanut butter and everything easily mixed together.
  • Melted candy corn in a bowl.
    1
    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. Make sure not to overheat and stir well after each interval.
  • Stirring in crunchy peanut butter.
    2
    Stir in 1 jar of crunchy peanut butter to melted candy corn until well blended.
  • Pressing candy corn mixture into a baking dish.
    3
    Press mixture into a parchment paper-lined 9 x 13 pan. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • Chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler.
    4
    Melt chocolate chips with 1 TBSP shortening in a double boiler or microwave. (I prefer the double boiler.)
  • Melted chocolate poured over the candy corn mixture.
    5
    Pour melted chocolate over candy. Allow chocolate to set before cutting. I usually place it in the refrigerator until the mixture is thoroughly cooled.
  • Cooled candy cut into squares.
    6
    Cut into squares. Enjoy! (Optional) Sometimes I drizzle some melted milk chocolate on top of the semi-sweet chocolate after it's cooled just for decoration.
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