Easy Homemade Candy; this candy is similar to Butterfinger candy bars, and easy to make.
I 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.
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.
Let’s talk about Butterfingers again. Am I boring you yet?
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!
- 24 ounces chocolate chips (2 bags)
- 10 ounces candy corn (about 4 cups)
- 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
- Place half the chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish, and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until completely melted.
- Spread melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with foil.
- 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.
- Spread candy corn mixture over chocolate layer carefully.
- Melt remaining chocolate as before, and spread over the top of the candy corn layer.
- Chill in fridge for about an hour, until set. Cut into pieces with a knife or cookie cutter. Store in refrigerator.