Butterfinger Bark and Halloween Food Party

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Easy Homemade Candy; this candy is similar to Butterfinger candy bars, and easy to make.

easy homemade candyI think I need to be up front about this and tell you that this brilliant genius easy-candy idea was not mine.  I wish it was, don’t get me wrong, but I really just cannot take credit.

I found this on Cookies and Cups, although I’m not sure Shelley can take credit either.  Whoever first thought to melt candy corn and mix it with peanut butter should get some kind of award.

The only part of this that was actually my idea was using the coffin-shaped cookie cutter.

Okay, so maybe I’m not in the running for genius of the year, but that is not going to stop me from sharing this fantastic recipe with you.  Because who knew you could make your own Butterfinger Candy Bars at home?!

Shelley is right that the texture is not quite as good as the real thing, but the flavor is, fo sho.  If you want a full tutorial with awesome pics and everything, just click through to the Cookies and Cups post.  But if you’re looking for more genius-of-the-year Halloween recipe ideas, you’re better off hanging out here.

Butterfinger Bark from Jen's Favorite Cookies

Because, y’all?!  My friends are back!!  And we’ve gathered up some amazing-awesome Halloween recipes just for you.  Because that’s the kind of friends we are.

Here’s the story.  Each one of my friends has made something fun today, and below is a photo and link to each and every one of them.  If I know you, you’re going to want to check out all of them.  Because that’s the kind of friend you are.  You might even be the friend who wants to share these ideas with your friends on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or whatever else you’re using.

Just click each image below to read the posts and get the recipes.

Butterfinger Bark from Jen's Favorite Cookies Chocolate Pumpkin Cut-Out Cookies from Created By Diane Chocolate Crepes with Pumpkin Filling from Pineapple and Coconut Vampire Delight Martini Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookie Cups from Chocolate Moosey Rice Krispie Candy Corn from That Skinny Chick Can Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Puppy Chow Homemade Sour Patch Kids from What Smells So Good Reese's PB&C Pretzel Crust Pie from Hungry Couple Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies from Crumb Blog Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Juanita's Cocina Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake from Gotta Get Baked

Let’s talk about Butterfingers again.  Am I boring you yet?

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Important Tip #1: Use fresh candy corn.  Just like with marshmallows in krispie treats, old and stale candy corn is not your friend.  Feed those to the kids and get a new bag for your Butterfingers.

Important Tip #2: Get the peanut butter ready ahead of time, as well as a big strong spoon and some elbow grease.  Once the candy corn comes out of the microwave, you’re going to need to get crackin’ on mixing in that peanut butter.  This stuff sets up fast, it’s hard to stir, and you’re going to need to work fast and hard.

Slightly less Important Tip #3:  You probably figured this out on your own, but the coffin cookie cutter is totally unnecessary.  Personally, I made a few Butterfinger coffins, and then I cut the rest into neat little rectangles with a big knife.  I like this idea too, because you can control the portion size (for my kids.  and myself.) and you don’t have any waste.

I hope you enjoy this bark, and all the genius Halloween recipes today!  Drop me a comment below if you did!

More Halloween recipes you might enjoy:

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Butterfinger Bark and Halloween Food Party
A simple homemade candy similar to Butterfinger candy bars.
Category: Candy
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips (2 bags)
  • 20 oz. candy corn (about 4 cups)
  • 1¼ cups creamy peanut butter
  1. Place half the chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish, and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until completely melted.
  2. Spread melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with foil.
  3. In a separate bowl, place candy corn. Microwave until melted, about 90-120 seconds. Very quickly stir, and stir in peanut butter. Mix well to combine.
  4. Spread candy corn mixture over chocolate layer carefully.
  5. Melt remaining chocolate as before, and spread over the top of the candy corn layer.
  6. Chill in fridge for about an hour, until set. Cut into pieces with a knife or cookie cutter. Store in refrigerator.

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  1. THIS is what I’m going to do with the bowl of candy corn on my kitchen counter that nobody eats! It sounds amazing (I’m a huge butterfinger fan!!!). Thanks for all your help with this fun party!!!

  2. You’re right, that person is a candy making genius. These look delicious, and I love the cookie cutter. Pinned.

  3. And there I thought there wasn’t anything great about candy corn until I see this and how it can be used for homemade butterfingers. Thanks again for hosting and coordinating our event. I appreciate the hard work you put in to make it happen.

  4. So really, this is just melted candy corn and peanut butter. For real genius? Do you think I can melt the candy corn on the stove top?I don’t have a microwave and I really want this right now, I love butterfingers!

  5. I don’t know if I would ever end up making these because I would eat all the candy corn before they ever became bars ha ha ha

  6. You’re the best mom. I would totally give my kids the stale stuff and use the good stuff for my own devices! What a fabulously simple and delicious recipe, Jen. The coffin shapes are super cute. Thanks so much for getting us together, putting in all the hard work and keeping us in line! I love our holiday parties!

  7. I love Butterfingers and I don’t care who came up with this idea. :)

  8. I love snacking on candy corn, but I have two whole bags of it after my candy corn cheesecake cake failed. Now instead of feeding my coworkers, Ill just make this bark for myself instead….

  9. the most perfect Halloween treat yet! LOVE it

  10. I’ve had these before! (just not nearly as cute) LOVE them! Thank you for hosting us once again!

  11. I wouldn’t normally use the word “adorable” when describing something coffin-shaped, but these are just so darn cute! :)
    I’m not the biggest fan of candy corn, normally (yeah, I know, my blogger license should be revoked), but I could make an exception for these… coffin-shaped or otherwise.

  12. This has become a tradition around here – they taste amazing (and I don’t normally like Butterfingers!)

  13. I NEED to make these, one I love butterfingers and these are just too cute, did I just say coffins look cute :)

  14. Now I have an excuse to get a bag of candy corn!

  15. I am in love with this recipe! It is setting up right now in the fridge and I can’t wait to dig my paws into it. Since I couldn’t find what pan your directions used, I used a 9×13 and it was perfect! Thanks!

  16. Mary-Claire says:

    Did you think of trying it with crunchy peanut butter?

  17. Marjorie Dempster says:

    What is candy corn? What would be the UK substitute? I would like to make them


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