Homemade Butterfingers

My husband and I try whenever possible, to celebrate Valentine’s Day the weekend before to beat all the lines and wait times. Everyone is typically saving their out-to-eat dinners and movies for Valentine’s Day, so we are usually seated right away and have no problem doing what we wanted to do.

On Valentine’s Day, I make a nice meal at home and he usually plans the activity.  We usually include our kids on Valentine’s Day because we had our “Date-night” before hand.  For dessert this year, I made Homemade Butterfingers because it is one of my husbands favorite candy bars.  They were a hit!  Both my hubby and my daughter enjoyed them!

Best part of all…They only have 3 INGREDIENTS!

recipe from: Plain Chicken

1 lb. candy corn
16oz jar peanut butter
16oz pkg. chocolate candy coating

Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-second intervals til melted, stirring after each interval. Stir in peanut butter.
Spread mixture in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment.
Cool completely.
Cut into squares.
Dip in melted chocolate candy coating.
Lay on waxed paper to set.


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  1. Maggie

    They do look delicious but where can you find candy corn this time of year?

  2. Chef in Training

    I just found it down the candy aisle. I think most stores with have some.

  3. joyfulobsession

    I have seen these all over pinterest and wondered if they really taste like butterfingers because those are Matt's favorite candy bar too. Glad too know that they do. I will definitely have to try them now. PS Your food photography is awesome!

  4. Janiece

    Candy Corn...REALLY!I might have to go ahead and try them.

  5. Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Your recipe is posted all over facebook and I looked, thought and debated about making these. I actually have candycorn leftover from thanksgiving. But I said, no, be good, then,I open my e-mails this morning and saw your recipe. Ok, I'm making them, I can't resist, it must be meant to be!! Yum, yum!!

  6. Becca Watson

    Awesome! I just had to try it, but didn't have the candy corn.. I had some candy pumpkins that had the same consistency as candy corn, but more orange and pumpkin shaped. They turned out really good!

  7. sallysbakingaddiction

    wow, i can't believe how easy making homemade butterfingers are!! that's crazy candy corns are used. i'll have to try this!!

  8. Mickey Jo

    Cool I can't wait to try these. I just found your pin on pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade

    Butterfingers are my favorite but I usually won't eat them because they stick to my teeth. These look like the solution. If I can find the candy corn I will have to make these. Thanks! Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

  10. suzyhomemaker

    I just wrote a post about these as well. Eventually I want to come up with a real food version.http://www.suzyhomemaker.net/2012/02/3-ingredient-butterfinger.html

  11. Anonymous

    iI found some in the Easter isle.the were pink yellow purple