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Homemade Butterfingers Candy Bars

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Some people at my mom’s work were talking about this recipe and how amazing it was. They then told me the ingredients used to make these homemade Butterfingers and I was incredibly doubtful . . . I love Butterfinger candy bars, but I am not crazy about candy corn. They don’t taste like each other at all! So, in an effort to prove them wrong, I tried this recipe . . .
And I am still in complete shock over how DELICIOUS they were!
And yes, they really did taste like Butterfingers! It is unreal! The taste is seriously spot-on.
I did feel like they weren’t as hard and flaky as the actual candy bars, but I read that freezing the bars a for a little while will help with that. I actually liked these bars better than the Butterfinger candy bar. Try them out for yourself . . . they are so easy to make and require no baking at all.
Homemade Butterfingers Candy Bars
1 lb candy corn
1 (16 oz) jar creamy peanut butter
1 (16 oz) package chocolate candy coating
Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-second intervals until completely melted, stirring after each interval. Stir in peanut butter. Spread mixture in a 9×9″ pan lined with wax paper. Let cool completely (put in the fridge if you want it to set up more quickly). Cut into bite-size squares or bars.
Melt chocolate as directed on package. Dip peanut butter bars in melted chocolate candy coating. Lay on waxed paper to set.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Community.
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  1. says

    I saw a comment about this recipe on another blog and the cook had accidentally overcooked her candy corn in the microwave for almost 3 minutes… the candy was bubbling up like milk will. She VERY quickly added the PB and the finished bars were crunchy like a real Butterfinger……

  2. says

    Wow, candy corn?! I’m impressed! I hate candy corn, but this looks promising. I’ll have to put these on my to-make list this Fall! Thanks. :)

  3. says

    “accidentally overcooked her candy corn in the microwave for almost 3 minutes… the candy was bubbling up like milk will. She VERY quickly added the PB and the finished bars were crunchy like a real Butterfinger……”

    We made this recipe tonight and I accidentally microwaved the candy corn too long too. I hadn’t read the above quote yet, but I mixed in the PB anyway and hoped for the best.

    Ours turned out crunchy like a real butterfinger. Amazing!

  4. says

    OMG…seriously? I’m thinking there’s just no way this will taste like Butterfingers, right? WRONG! Being the night owl that I am, and having a serious sweet tooth. I thought these sound super simple so…what the heck, it’s almost 1 am and I’m wide awake. Here we go. The filling is in the fridge as we speak and my son is in his room scraping the bowl with a spoon! That’s just the filling. We haven’t even got to the chocolate yet. I think we are going to be in heaven quite soon….gotta go melt some chocolate now. Thanks for sharing!

  5. says

    I don’t care for candy corn, but I LOOOOVE butterfingers! This may give me cause to go out and hoard candy corn. Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday’s Sweet Confessions over at mommy’s sweet confessions! Have a great day!

  6. Joy says

    I love Butterfinger & I love candy corn, so I knew I’d love this recipe. I WAS RIGHT! They also passed inspection by my sweets-loving son!

  7. Cari says

    FABULOUS!! Seriously – these are so, so good and taste very similar to Butterfingers. We have to be sure we give some away to friends when we make them so we don’t eat the whole pan ourselves. :)

  8. Kat. says

    It’s just after Halloween, so ALL the candy corn is on sale! Perfect time to stock up and make these delicious treats, for myself!

  9. dagny says

    do we need to stockpile candy corn all year to make these? since i not sure where to buy this time of year to even try this recipe

    but soon as it comes out with halloween candy i plan to stock up

    • Cyd says

      I saw candy corn at Wal Mart yesterday. The Halloween candy is already appearing on the shelves. These are so delicious….you may want to stockpile! :)

  10. MaryW says

    Somehow, I can’t imagine anything with a pound of candy corn melted into it tastes good. Try the homemade butterfinger from the Nov/1983 Bon Appetit,so much better, and no high fructose corn syrup.

    • Cyd says

      We used Kroger chocolate candy coating on the baking aisle. Any kind of chocolate coating will work. Even chocolate chips.

  11. Kristie says

    I was wondering if you could suggest a replacement for the candy corn? My son is on a “dye-free” diet and can’t have the candy corn, but I’d love to make these!

  12. Christina says

    I made these last night. They did not turn out as pretty as your picture, but they taste pretty good. I think next time I will melt the candy corn just a bit more, as it seemed to seize up a bit when I was trying to mix in the PB. Oh well, at least this candy (even though it was a fail for me) tastes good. :)

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