Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars

4 Sep 2015

Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars

These homemade Butterfinger bars taste good with or without the chocolate coating! Crunchy and chewy options available.

Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars


It feels like I have been away for years!

But after this much needed vacation, it is back to reality for me. And I am sure all students and parents are thinking the same thing..



Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars


But walking into a Costco these days. all you can see is Halloween! This is too early for me! I need to have a pumpkin spice latte at least twice before I start thinking about Halloween.

That is, until I saw the candy corn.


Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars


Does anyone actually like candy corn? I don't think I can have more than a handful before feeling very sick. And I can't promise anyone that I can actually finish the initial handful. I can actually feel the cavities being formed on my teeth.

But as soon as you mix it with peanut butter? Oh my GOD. Pure heaven. Case in point: this candy corn peanut butter. Oh yeah, and these homemade butter finger bars!


Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars


The best thing about these bars is that they can be made in so many different ways. With or without chocolate! Chewy or crunchy! Mix and match these combinations to be your own food scientist. I can assure you that you will find a combination that you adore.

ALSO, you only need 4 ingredients to make these suckers! 3 if you are making them without the chocolate coating. (but seriously, try the chocolate coated ones at least once) Back to school snacks anyone? I won't say no!


Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars



Homemade Butterfinger Chocolate Bars
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 3 cups candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoons butter


Directions:

  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe large bowl, microwave the candy corn for 1 minute. Stir, and return to the microwave. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until the candy corn is completely melted.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter. If the peanut butter doesn't completely melt from the heat of the melted candy corn, return to the microwave for 15 seconds.
  4. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Allow to cool until slightly warm (it is easier to cut this way) and cut into bars or 
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave until melted. 
  7. Carefully dip the candy bars in the chocolate, and turn to coat. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining candy bars. Allow the chocolate to set.
  8. Place in the fridge if you want crispy bars, or leave at room temperature if you prefer it chewy.

Adapted from Buns in my Oven



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16 comments:

  1. These look so good! I would love to try making them, ideal for taking to work...although don't know they'd last that long!

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  2. My oldest son would think I am the greatest person in the world if I made these!

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  3. Oo this does looks absolutely gooey n yummy 😊

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  4. wow..these look perfect n delicious,yummy ones!

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  5. They look very tempting with chocolate coating!

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  6. Cathleen, yummy delicious , going to pop out get the candy corn , anything with chocolate got to be good . :)

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  7. aww Cathleen, really, really tempting!! Look absolutely delicious!!

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  8. They look great but as you say, very sweet! I'm sure my husband would love them!

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  9. I didn't know candy corn was the secret ingredient! I love it! This is definitely a 4-ingredient candy for me—got to have the chocolate! :)

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  10. I've made these a few times and can never get over how close they taste. And nobody ever guesses the secret ingredient!

    Sues

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  11. No, I'm not going to make these because I know I can't stop eating them!

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  12. Kids love candy corn. . but I think because it looks so cool and they are drawn to anything sweet!!! I can eat maybe one or two pieces but don't want to eat more than that because it's all sugar. . or corn syrup? anyway, LOVE these homemade-butterfinger-chocolate-bars!!! and you used candy corn! So creative! love these!

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  13. I have never heard of cancy corn before, but these bars looks amazing and butterfingers are delicious :D My Danish friend introduced me to them, and why not whip up a batch? These look wonderful :D x

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  14. Oh my, these look insanely good!

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  15. I was never a fan of butter finger bars. However after looking at these, well, that could soon change!

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