Monday, December 12, 2011

Homemade Butterfinger Bites

This recipe is all over the internet, and it is easy to make and surprisingly, does taste somewhat like a Butterfinger candy bar.  You can cover it with chocolate any way you choose, dipping each piece, or just covering it while inside a candy cup, which is what I did.  Its not pretty, but it was simple, and a sprinkle of crumbs ( of which you will have alot) covered up a few really ugly ones. 

Homemade Butterfinger Bites

1 lb candy corn
1 16 oz jar peanut butter (I used Smuckers Natural)
Chocolate candy coating

Melt the candy corn in the microwave, for 1 minute, then in 30 second intervals after that, stirring after each one.  When completely melted, stir in peanut butter.  I had to knead it with my hands, but wait until its cool enough to handle.  Be sure to incorporate the ingredients well, its important to the texture of the final product.  Press into an 8 x 8 or 11 x 7 parchment paper lined pan, and chill completely.

Lift out of pan, and slice into bars, then slice as big or small as you would like.  This will have lots of crumbs, to use a delicate hand when cutting, and just expect it to crumble.

Melt your candy coating, then dip or cover with chocolate as you choose.  If they are less than perfect, sprinkle a few crumbs on top and call it a day.

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