Homemade Butterfingers Recipe
The solution to all that leftover candy corn…
Hi! Butterfingers anyone?
I've got more than enough leftover candy corn to make homemade Butterfingers for everyone.
Yep. You read that right. Candy corn = homemade Butterfingers.
Well. Actually: candy corn + peanut butter + chocolate = homemade Butterfingers. That's it! Three simple, easy ingredients.
Have you tried this before?? I've seen it here and there every year, and I always vow to try this simple recipe and use up all my leftover candy corn each year. And then when I go for my candy corn stash…. it's not there anymore! I'm married to a candy corn junkie, and even when I think I've bought too much of the stuff, he swoops in and proves me wrong.
So, in truth… I made this WAY before there was a possibility for candy corn leftovers. Otherwise, I might not have had the chance with my husband around!
So. How about I answer the question that's on everybody's mind… can you REALLY make a REAL Butterfinger with candy corn and peanut butter?
Honestly? No. Not exactly.
The texture is really chewy, more like taffy. It gets a little closer to home if you refrigerate it, but it's still not exactly the same. And the flavor isn't exactly the same either. But it's close! (and really, how can anything made with peanut butter and candy corn taste bad??)
So why am I posting this recipe and telling you that it does not, in fact, taste just like a Butterfinger?
Because, of the umpteen recipes I scoped out before making these (all with the exact same measurements and instructions), they ALL claimed to be just like a Butterfinger. And then, when it wasn't, I was kind of irritated that not ONE of those sites mentioned that the inside of this candy bar isn't crunchy like a Butterfinger.
I mean… that seems like a pretty significant part of a Butterfinger to me!
Despite that– the recipe is delicious. And fun. And so easy! And it does taste remarkably similar to a (chewy) Butterfinger, especially considering the ingredients being used.
But I didn't want to post another recipe for homemade Butterfingers without being totally up front with you guys on the texture thing. So don't say I didn't warn you! But also don't let that scare you off– these are really yummy!