Homemade Butterfinger Candy

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So tell me: How do you feel about candy corn?

They're are easily one of the most polarizing holiday sweets on the planet, and I fall into the “EEEEEEWWW!” category.

Until I came across this recipe.

Part peanut butter, part candy corn, all magic.

For reals.

You simply mix equal parts candy corns and creamy peanut butter, dip in chocolate, and voila!

Homemade Butterfinger

First, melt 12 oz. of candy corn in the top of a double boiler. They'll go from this:
butterfinger01to this:
butterfinger03Once this is pretty well melted, just stir in 12 oz. of creamy peanut butter.
Keep it over the double boiler and mix in the peanut butter in batches to get it fully incorporated.

Working quickly (it sets up fast!) spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet or parchment paper, and even it out as smoothly as possible.
I used a little 1″ round cookie cutter, but you could totally just cut it into squares or bars if you want. It's up to you!

butterfinger04Once you have all of your pieces cut out, melt chocolate in a double boiler. I used candy melts, but you could use chocolate chips instead, just add a little vegetable oil or shortening to help the texture once it's melted.

butterfinger05 I find these to seem a little more “authentic” after they've had a couple of days to dry and set up, but they're delicious no matter when you eat them! (And no one will believe how easy they are to make!)

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