Friday, November 04, 2011

Homemade Butterfingers

I almost cried when a friend gave me candy corns because it was the holy grail left in my recipe for homemade butterfingers. The recipe came from here. Her pictures are way less ghetto than mine, so feel free to head over there to take a look. 

You'll need a 16 oz. bag of candy corn
1 c. peanut butter
chocolate bars (the recipe calls 16 oz. candy coating, but I don't have candy coating, so I just melted Dove bars)

Stick the candy corn in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Take them out and stir. Then, put them back in for 15 seconds at a time and stir. This took about 2 minutes total for me. Who knew you could melt candy corn?! 

Then add 1 c. peanut butter to the candy corn and stir it up.

Pour it out on a pan and form into into a rectangle. Or a rhombus. Or a pentagon. That way, you can justify this being a homeschool lesson. The recipe calls for using parchment paper, but I didn't have that either. So, wax paper it was. I put mine in the fridge for about an hour. The mistake I made was not cutting them about 30 minutes in. I then needed a hacksaw to cut them up.

Here's the candy corn and peanut butter. Don't feel the pressure to buy one with Chinese characters on it.  That's just the world I live in. I used creamy because in my 10 year old head, I remember Butterfingers not actually having peanuts in them. 

I took 6 bars of dark chocolate and melted them. I burned them a little, but I still managed to throw down 6 or 7 of these. No love lost here. My friend used milk chocolate and said they were great too.

Mine are not at all pretty because of the putting in the fridge too long incident, but I will say that these were wonderful. So take all those candy corns from your kid's Halloween stash and tell them it's for the greater good that they donate these to you. It can double as a homeschool lesson on socialism. 
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