Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Homemade Butterfinger Bars

Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Steph from Plain Chicken, I've just had the pleasure of cooking and eating one of the best confections I've ever tasted!  I was sceptical at first but this simple recipe blew me away with flavor almost exactly like a butterfinger candy bar. 

Who knew that mixing candy corn with peanut butter would replicate almost the exact flavor of the store bought version.  The only real difference between the Butterfinger candy bar and this recipe is the texture. The homemade version has a smoother consistency that refuses to get stuck on your teeth unlike it's candy bar cousin.  I have to admit that I like this version better based on that criteria alone. 

One important note...this sweet confection is begging for a tall glass of cold milk or a nice hot cup of Earl Grey tea!

I didn't have chocolate candy coating in my pantry so I made a few changes to Steph's recipe and I'm happy to say the substitutions were successful! 

I'll be posting Stephs recipe as well as mine so you can try them out to see which version you prefer. Also, you can visit Plain Chicken to view Steph's recipe and blog.

At Home with Rebecka-Homemade Butterfinger Bars

22 ounce bag (4 cups) Candy Corn
48 ounces (5 cups) chunky peanut butter
2 cups Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips
11.5 ounces (2cups) milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Steph's Recipe from The Taste of Home forums
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1 lb candy corn (6 ounces)
16 ounce jar creamy peanut butter
16 ounce package chocolate candy coating

  • Melt candy corn in a microwave safe bowl on high for 1 minute.  Stir and continue microwaving in 15-30 second intervals. Stirring after each interval.  Stir in peanut butter and mix well to combined.  If needed, microwave mixture for 30 seconds to help the blending process.

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, spread mixture evenly onto baking sheet.  Cool completely.  Cut into 2 x 3 inch bars. 

  • Melt chocolate in large microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and continue microwaving chocolate in 30 second intervals until smooth, stirring after each interval.  Dip each bar in melted chocolate, allow excess to drain slightly. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet to set.  Store in airtight containers, at room temperature for up to a week. ENJOY!

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  1. I'm so glad you liked these as much as we did!

    They look great! I wish I had a batch right now.

  2. Rebecka, I love love love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by Mental Chew. Is there any chance you would be interested in doing a feature piece on my blog? Love your style!

  3. Yum,yum,yum! Looks so finger licking good, all the chocolaty deliciousness! Looks wonderful, Rebecka!

  4. Thank you all for leaving such lovely comments!
    Steph, the delicious bars are now a family favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

    MsKitty! Well, ya know I love ya!

    Val, Thank you, thank you! I would love to do a feature on your site...I'll send you a PM and we can talk turkey!

    Joy, xoxo

  5. Hello Rebecka, I’m Back From Finland, Arriving With Mr Angry Bird!

    It's so nice to be greeted by your lovely recipe. So how's the cooking of your Fish & Chips? Hope it turned out well :)

  6. Homemade is always so much better. Your butterfinger bars look delectable! It will be hard to stop at just one bar :)

  7. This sounds like a fantastic treat! Your photographs are mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing the recipe with Let's Do Brunch.

  8. I am going to try my hand at these! They even look good now and it is breakfast!

    Chat soon!

    Ava Roxanne @MySkinConcierge

  9. parteek, thanks for the visit!

    Blackswan, you're such a sweetie! I'm trying to find the fish you used to make your recipe. I really want to taste the original version. If I'm not able to locate the fish I'll sub something else, probably cod or sea bass. I'll keep you posted on the challenge...xo

    Hi Biren, I ate three the first day and felt sick form it!! You should probably start with just one and a hot cup of tea. I wouldn't want you to get a super sugar belly ache like me! I have no will power!

    Hi April, so happy to link up with you..I'll be by to visit more of the sites who linked their recipes! Thanks!

    Ava, I must confess...I've had a few of these for breakfast! Really, I have no will power! ;)

  10. Well, I happen to love Butterfinger's (even the stick in your teeth part). I would definitely give these a go, though. So weird about the candy corn! Whoda thunk it!?

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