Butterfingers have such a unique taste to them but until I saw a recipe online, I never connected to what they also tasted like. You will be amazed at the 3 simple ingredients used to make these. I have to admit that they do not taste exactly like the Butterfingers we all know, but they got my husband’s stamp of approval. His only comment was that if it was crunchier, it would be just like the original. Butterfingers are tied with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for his favorite candy so I felt very successful with this recipe.
To give credit to where I originally saw the recipe, I will direct you here. However, knowing that they would not be as crunchy as the original, I adapted the recipe to the one I am posting below. I think that using the adapted version allowed the result to be a little bit more flakier/crunchier than the original recipe.
All you need is:
- 19oz. of candy corn
- 1 C. peanut butter
- 18 oz. of chocolate candy coating
In a microwavable bowl, melt the candy corn. Only microwave it for 15-20 seconds at a time and stir in between each time setting. It took me about 2-3 minutes to melt the candy corn down until it was creamy.
Then, add the peanut butter and mix well. You may have to microwave it again for 15 seconds because the corn might cool while mixing.
When mixed well, transfer to a 9 x 9 inch pan lined with parchment/wax paper. Pour it in and smooth it over until even. Allow it to cool. Do not put it in the refrigerator or it will get too hard to cut later. I did this and I had to let it thaw before it was soft enough to cut into pieces.
Cut it into whatever size you prefer. I cut mine into small squares, but you can cut it into strips. In a double boiler (or two pots that fit nicely on top of each other with water in the bottom pot) melt the chocolate. Coat the pieces with the chocolate and lay flat on a piece of parchment paper to cool and harden. I found that using a fork to move the candy piece around in the chocolate and lift out onto the parchment paper was effective.
Store in an airtight container and enjoy!