Easy Butterfinger Candy

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Kelli Stovall

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@ThePharmcook

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.

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These candy bars are so interesting! Who knew melting candy corns 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.

Note: We found once the candy corns were 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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 26 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    candy corn (16 oz)
  • 1 jar(s)
    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

Step-by-Step

  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.
  2. Stir in 1 jar of crunchy peanut butter to melted candy corn until well blended.
  3. Press mixture into a parchment paper-lined 9 x 13 pan. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips with 1 TBSP shortening in a double boiler or microwave. (I prefer the double boiler.)
  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.
  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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About Easy Butterfinger Candy

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #BUTTERFINGER #candy



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