Monday, June 27, 2011

It's HOT! But I Can't Wait for August

And here's why.

HOMEMADE Butterfingers.

Yep. That's right. I said Homemade.

I found the recipe here.

Note that the original recipe calls for the ingredients in ounces. After researching those amounts, I have converted the recipe to read in the terms of cups for 2 of the ingredients.

Although Steph posted it last November I just came across it last week.

I can't remember exactly how that happened but I'm glad it did.

And I still had an unopened bag of candy corn from last Fall.

Candy corn? Yes, that's right. It's one of the THREE ingredients that this recipe calls for.

Candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate candy melts. Put them altogether and you get homemade butterfingers.

Here's how you do it.

Pour 2 and 1/2 cups candy corn (I used Brach's) in a microwave safe bowl that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. (I also sprayed the spatula I was using to stir the melted candy.) Continue microwaving at 15 second intervals and stirring after each 15 seconds.

Once the candy corn is totally melted, stir in 1 and 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter. (I personally used Jif because it's my favorite.)

Pour the mixture into an aluminum foil-lined 8x8" pan that has also been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. (I used a 9x9" pan because that's all I have and it worked out fine.)

The candy will harden - not totally hard, just very firm - as it cools. Anxious to see how the candy would turn out, I put the pan in the refrigerator to cool. But because I was doing other things, time got away from me and the candy was in there for a couple of hours or so.

Once the candy is cool, take it out of the pan and cut into individual pieces. Melt 16 ounces of chocolate candy melts per package directions and dip each piece, coating completely. As you are dipping the pieces, let the excess chocolate drip off each one before placing it onto waxed paper to harden.

I'm telling you - these candies taste exactly like the store-bought kind! While they don't have the "dry, flaky" texture of store-bought, once you start chewing a piece, it definitely has the crunch.

Besides the taste, it's that crunch that just blows me away. It's exactly like eating one of the store-bought candy bars!

So why can't I wait for August to get here? 

I checked several stores and couldn't find candy corn in any of them right now - at least reasonably priced candy corn. I did find some in a mall candy store but I just couldn't justify spending $10 a pound for it. Then I asked around and found out that candy corn usually starts making its appearance on store shelves sometime in August.

You can be sure I'll be stocking up. I think boxes of homemade butterfingers will make great Christmas gifts.


  1. Forget AUGUST, I'm doing this one NOW! TYSM for sharing.
    I see the calories piling on ...

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~

  2. Marydon, If you don't already have candy corn, let me know where you find it.

  3. Oh, that sounds easy enough for me to make!!! Thanks!!!

  4. Sounds like an idea! Only, I want one now :(

    Somebody let me know how they turn out!!!

  5. Sharon, I took some to my weekly scrapbooking group and they all LOVED them. My husband took some to work and he said "they went fast!" I think that pretty much sums up how good they are.

  6. I love Butterfingers! I'm going to try this recipe.

  7. Great husband will love these. Now I just need to find the time to put these together.

  8. OK you've got my curiosity peaked. I gotta find some candy corn!

  9. I can't wait to try these. The ingredients can be found Gluten Free. Awesome. I'll send people to your site for the recipe.
    Mom and Dad say it is really hot and dry right now in OK. Stay cool.

  10. Wow...I have to do this!!

  11. Sounds yummy. Found this link for you:

    Your Friend,

  12. Did you get the link I sent you?

  13. Deborah, I did get the link. Thanks so much!

  14. bought the ingredients tonight while working at the grocery store. Should have kept my mouth shut - even the security guard wants to try them. Hope I got enough for a double batch. Using the $1 section candy corn.

  15. I love Butterfingers! This sounds great... and what a great gift it will make. Too bad you have to wait. But I guess if it was a real emergency you could pay the big bucks for the candy corn. Waiting, though, will make it that much more yummy when the time comes :)

  16. Wow, what a recipe. They look good.

  17. Why is it that whenever I see sweet good looking food posted somewhere I just gotta have it? Did someone mention Christmas aaargh.

  18. Yum! They look almost sinful! Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I can't wait to make them!

  19. Those would be the best Christmas present ever!!!

  20. visiting here with a smile.. =D

  21. New follower from MBC Blog Hopper. Looking forward to reading more posts & sharing some "Granny-isms" :)

  22. Walgreens has their candy corn out (in Tulsa area) as of july 14th :)