Homemade Butterfinger Bites

Butterfinger Bites made in the comfort of your own home with only 3 ingredients. Happy Halloween indeed!

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Hey Everyone! Yep, Halloween is finally here. Today’s high is a balmy 37 degrees. Just like that we’re saying hi to winter. We can’t really complain though. This fall has been absolutely gorgeous and the weather was beyond perfect. Ever year I am hopeful that the kids will be able to go trick or treating without having to dress warm underneath their adorable costumes, but so far no such luck. Oh well, the extra “stuffing” definitely adds to the cuteness factor.

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And just in case you’re anything like me (aka childless) and aren’t able to dig into your munchkin’s candy stash, I have an amazing recipe for you today. Because in my mind Halloween is all about the sweet stuff.

Also, if you find yourself left with ridiculous amounts of candy corn or if you do have kids, but they didn’t return with any butterfinger bars, then listen up.

This is where candy lovers unite!

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As you can see, I made butterfinger bites. I have a thang for tiny & poppable treats, but you could totally make regular-sized candy bars using this recipe as well. Or turn them into any shape, size or form you prefer. I bet they’re delicious either way.

And don’t even get me started on telling you how easy it is to pull these off. I was in a serious time crunch when I was making them and I am positive that I have found the easiest candy recipe known to man.

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If you are skeptical as to whether or not these taste like actual butterfinger bars, I am here to set your mind at ease. Because I have zero talent at cutting things straight and even, I recruited my husband to give me a hand. He had no idea what I had just prepared and the first words out of his mouth were: “Is this butterfinger candy? It certainly smells like it!”. And the taste-test only seconds later confirmed his suspicion. A copycat recipe doesn’t get better than this.

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Oh, and I should probably let you know what the 3 ingredients are, eh?! Candy corn, creamy peanut butter, and chocolate. I know.

I remember seeing recipe after recipe all over the internet a couple of years back. I always knew what was needed to make them, but didn’t know the ratios or anything. So I just decided to go for it. I combined candy corn and peanut butter until I had just the right consistency I was looking for and out come this perfect candy. Spot on in flavor, taste, and texture.

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Hope you give them a go and that you’ll have an outstanding weekend!

XOXO

Homemade Butterfinger Bites
Yields 50
Too good to be real Butterfingers Bites. Made in a matter of minutes and devoured in a couple of seconds. Candy making at its best!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups candy corn
  2. 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate, plus 1 tablespoon shortening (optional)
  4. 1/4 cup milk chocolate for drizzling, optional
Instructions
  1. 1. Pour candy corn into a medium-sized bowl that is heatproof. Place in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Using a rubber spatula, give it a good stir. Continue to heat in 30 second increments until almost completely melted. Add peanut butter, stir in and microwave another 30 seconds or until peanut butter is fully melted and completely incorporated with the candy corn.
  2. 2. Line an 8-x-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Pour candy corn mixture into the prepared pan and spread in an even layer. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.
  3. 3. Remove from the fridge and cut into squares (I cut mine into 5 equal strips and cut each strip into 10 pieces).
  4. 4. Next, line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Place dark chocolate into a small heatproof bowl (add the shortening, if desired. It makes it easier to coat the individual pieces.) and heat in 30 second increments, stirring often, until chocolate is fully melted. Place one butterfinger square at a time into the melted chocolate. Using a fork, evenly coat each square with the chocolate. Use the fork to remove the coated square from the chocolate and before transferring it to the baking sheet, slightly tap the fork against the side of the bowl to get rid of any excess chocolate. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining squares.
  5. 5. Optional: Melt milk chocolate in the same way as the dark chocolate, except omit the shortening. Once melted pour chocolate into a small ziptop bag, cut off one corner and pipe chocolate in desired pattern onto the butterfinger bites. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Homemade Butterfinger Bites can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for seven days.
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  1. You know…just when I thought I couldn’t look at one more candy bar, this post came into my life. These look divine! I have to try them. Can’t wait!!

  2. Beautiful pictures and it’s great how very few ingredients are needed, they look delicious!

  3. These butterfinger bars look SO delicious. Wish I had a couple to devour right now.. pinned!

  4. OMG! it’s so Looks Delicious, Yummy, Can’t wait to try my hand on it 🙂

  5. How cute are these!! I never would have thought to use candy corn to make homemade Butterfingers. As for chilly Halloweens – my mom grew up in Minnesota and so she always had to bundle up to go trick-or-treating…but then she never really internalized the fact that the same wasn’t true for me, going trick-or-treating in California. I was always sweating under all the layers she made me wear!

  6. No way! Those looks so much like the real thing, and I can’t believe they are so easy to make. Must try soon!

  7. I can’t believe that it’s this easy to make butterfingers! Mind = blown!

  8. Oh Kathi! Be still my heart!! These look ah-mazing! Pinned and sharing on FB today!!

  9. Kathi! It’s like you knew my Halloween situation. I most certainly raided my boys’ candy bags, but NO Butterfingers! And they had a HUGE haul. I was sad they didn’t get any this year, but it looks like I can make them at home oh so easily! Great photos, friend!

  10. Can I use regular sugar instead of the candy? I dont have access to those sweets in the netherlands.

  11. chris tanner says:

    I tried these yesterday. Mine came out very chewy. Do you have any suggestions? They did taste like butterfingers.

  12. Remember Halloween 1992? Started off at 60 and resulted in a dumping of 36 inches of snow.

    We can’t wait to make these – Winner Winner here of our 4 year guessing correctly how many candy corn pieces were in the jar (closest without going over)…

  13. I made these and they’re too hard to bite in to! They are room temperature. These could seriously pull or fillings! What was the consistency of yours??

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