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Homemade Butterfingers

on 09/27/2011

Ever seen something that made you think, “I’ve just got to try that to see for myself”?  Well, Steph at the blog, Plain Chicken (http://www.plainchicken.com/) posted a recipe for Homemade Butterfingers that was the red flag to my bull.  It only has three ingredients, which is pretty phenomenal in itself.  Two are easy, obviously–peanut butter and chocolate.  But the third was the total kick in the pants and the reason i just had to try them.  Now before i spill the beans (no, the secret ingredient isn’t beans), let me tell you this.  If you want to make these, you’d better get the ingredient within the next few months because it is seasonal.  Nope.  Not a fruit or vegetable although it’s main ingredient is plant-based.  Are you ready?  Huh?  Okay!  Here goes!

Yup!  Candy corn!  Can you believe it?!?

Let me tell you, children…it worked like a charm.  Be warned though–it does cool off and harden quickly so get that peanut butter in there and stir immediately.  Takes a while to cool, also, so don’t think you can make this and be eating it in thirty minutes.

Three out of three Franzs (still haven’t heard from one yet but expect favorable results) highly recommend them.  My Stef says they’re BETTER than Butterfingers.  Praise indeed!  Moister, ergo better.

Oh no.  One’s calling my name.  Can’t…….resist.  All i can say is, no one better lay a finger on my Better Butterfinger.

melted candy corn

Homemade Butterfingers aka Better Butterfinger

1 lb. candy corn
16 oz jar peanut butter
16 oz pkg. melting chocolate (i used half chocolate bark and half Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate)

Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-second intervals til melted, stirring after each interval. Stir in peanut butter. Spread mixture in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment. Cool completely. Cut into squares. Dip in melted chocolate candy coating. Lay on waxed paper to set.

liquid candy corn

candy corn/peanut butter mixture

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