The Shady Porch: Homemade Butterfinger Candy

11.28.2011

Homemade Butterfinger Candy

It's a annual tradition for the hubby and me to make goodie gifts for his colleagues at work. In selecting the candies to prepare for this year, I found a recipe for homemade Butterfinger candy bars. Can you say "Instant Winner?"
 
I thought the recipe was probably going to be difficult, costly, and time-consuming. Wrong, wrong,...and wrong! It's easy, cheap, and microwave fast! 

We made a test batch and all of our taste testers recognized the "Butterfinger" flavor at once, and the most common response was, "That was like having the freshest Butterfinger candy bar ever!"
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Homemade Butterfinger Candy
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For the holidays, we cut them into bite-sized pieces for presentation and decoration purposes. I added a few sprinkles to some of the candies to make them appear a little more festive. Spoiler alert...it's probably going to be in your goodie bag this Christmas! 

Note - If you have found this and it is NOT 'candy corn season' at your local store, you can still purchase it online for a good price.
Checking the candy corn in melting process

Homemade Butterfinger Candies
1 lb. bag candy corn
16 oz. jar peanut butter
16 oz. pkg. chocolate candy coating


Candy is ready for dipping in the chocolate
Directions:
  • Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-20 second intervals until the candy corn has melted, stirring each time.  Don't overcook or the candy will be tough instead of having a fresh, smooth creaminess.  
  • Stir in the peanut butter until mixture is smooth (no lumps).  
  • Spread candy mixture into a 8x8 parchment lined pan. Allow to cool (I placed mine in the refrigerator) while you melt the chocolate. 
  • Once the chocolate has melted either pour evenly over the top of the candy base or cut the candy and dip them in the chocolate. [Note - if you opt to just pour the chocolate be sure to cut it as desired, before it cools completely. Once the candy cools completely, it is prone to crack when you cut it.]
  • Decorate, if desired.