Unspooky Treats: Candy Corn Butterfinger Bars

October 24, 2013

You can make copycat butterfinger bars in your own home, with just three ingredients and a microwave! All you need is meltable milk chocolate, creamy peanut butter and, wait for it… candy corn! Yes, the candy corn is what imparts that crispy, tacky texture we know and love in original Butterfinger candy.

Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bars
Courtesy of Buns In My Oven


3 cups candy corn
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
milk chocolate chips or candy melts, for dipping

Place the candy corn in a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and return to microwave. Continue heating for 30 seconds and then stirring until it is completely melted.

Stir in the peanut butter. The heat from the candy corn should melt the peanut butter, but if not return to the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir to combine.

Spread the mixture into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth it out evenly in the pan. Let cool for one hour and then use a pizza cutter to slice into bars.

Melt the chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave.

Carefully dip the candy bars into the melted chocolate and turn to coat. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and wait for the chocolate to set.

Store at room temperature for a chewy texture or in the fridge for a more crisp texture.

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