Saturday, November 13, 2010

Homemade Butterfingers

Wow, am I ever glad I bought a few bags of candy corn before they got put away for the year because these are going to be a part of my Christmas goody basket gifts.  Today, I made up the homemade Butterfingers recipe I saw on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen - she did hers all fancy-like in owl molds.  I kept mine simple, spreading it out in a 9x13" baking pan, and I think it came out just right.

The recipe is so simple, it's ridiculous:

Homemade Butterfingers

Melt 16 oz of candy corn in the microwave, stirring every minute or so until completely melted.  Mix in 16 oz of peanut butter (creamy or chunky as you like).  After it's completely blended, spread out into a 9x13" baking pan (or a smaller pan, if you'd like these to be thicker).

Notice that that's equal parts candy corn and peanut butter - this recipe is going to be very easy to double or halve or make whatever amount you want to.

Set the pan into the refrigerator to cool.  It will firm up as it cools.  Once it's completely set and firm enough to handle, cut as desired.  I chose bite sized pieces, but I would think you could do candy bar sized if you wanted to.

Melt chocolate candy coating in a double boiler (or a pot of water with a small bowl resting on the rim of the pot, which is what I did), and dip the peanut butter portions in the chocolate, coating thoroughly.  I used a pair of forks for this part, which worked both to coat the pieces and to easily lift them out of the hot melted chocolate.  Place the coated candies on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator to set - this takes all of 15 minutes at most.  Once chilled and solid, these can be stored in a container kept in the refrigerator.

If you're smart, that container will be opaque and labeled 'chicken guts' or they'll be gone before you've had time to do up the dishes.  The taste is perfect.  The texture is almost perfect (I think the peanut butter mixture would need to be pulled like taffy to get the exact texture of a commercial butterfinger - and I am not even going to get into that kind of craziness... this recipe is easy, and I'm keeping it that way)

My son in law declared it to be 'the bombdiggidy'.  I have to agree!

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  1. these look wonderful, thanks for sharing them and linking up! I have to laugh at your blog title, my great aunt used to sing this song all the time!

  2. oh my!!! these sound absolutely wonderful

    Mama Kelly aka Jia

  3. These look like a lot of fun and sooo good! Thank you for joining Friday Potluck and for following EKat's Kitchen; I'm happy to return the follow :) Hope to see you back every week!

  4. Are you kidding me? I can make these at home? SWOON!

  5. I can't believe I didn't know about this recipe while the stores were still selling candy corn for cheap. Oh well, there's always next year.

  6. Oh my goodness! My favorite candy bar ever!! Will def be trying out!!

  7. My waistline did not need to see this! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow! I had no idea there was such a simple recipe for homemade candy bars. This is awesome! I'd love to have you join me for my first linky party.

  9. Great recipe! I would love it if you would share this recipe on my weekly recipe swap. And while your there you can check out other great recipes!

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  11. I'm so glad you tried these and enjoyed them!! They really are the bombdiggedy!!

    I didn't even THINK about using these for Christmas....DUH!! Perfect way to use up the leftover candy corn!!

    Thanks so much for linking back to me!! :)

    Cookbook Queen

  12. What a great recipe! I love butterfingers!

    I wonder if candy corn is still available at the stores? hmmm....

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  13. THANK YOU for this, my fav candybar.

    new follower from friendly friday

  14. These sound awesome! My husband LOVE butterfingers, I can't wait to try these for him.

    Thanks so much for linking them up to Saturday's Party!

    -Krystal @

  15. They look amazing! I love butterfingers!
    Stopping by from the Holiday Treat linkup!