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You can make Homemade Butterfingers with just three ingredients! Candy corn, peanut butter, and chocolate give these homemade candy bars their delicious taste. Get ready to create this easy and delicious Butterfinger recipe in your own kitchen.

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Did you know that you can do more with candy corn other than just eat it? I mean we all know candy corn is delicious in things like this candy corn popcorn or this candy pizza. And it's also perfect for decorating things like a Reese's turkey.

But did you know that you can turn candy corn into a copycat Butterfinger bar??? I was so excited when I found out you could turn candy corn into this delicious three ingredient dessert.

Why we Love these Candy Bars

We always have a few leftover bags of candy corn after fall is over, so this butterfinger recipe is the perfect way to turn them into a unique and delicious treat.

And yes, they actually do taste just like a Butterfinger candy bar! They have a slight crunchy texture, and the flavor is spot on. In fact, we brought a batch of these Butterfinger candy bars to our small group last weekend, and everyone was raving over them!

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What are Butterfingers?

Butterfinger candy bars has been around since the 1920's. These candy bars have a crispy, peanut butter layer that is covered in chocolate.

The crunchy orange filling is made by combining a cooked hard candy with peanut butter.

Butterfinger Ingredients

If you want to make Butterfingers at home, you will only need three ingredients. Mix these together to achieve the same texture and taste as the candy bars in the store.

  • Candy Corn - Use traditional candy corn, not any of the flavored ones. Some grocery stores carry this candy year round.
  • Peanut Butter - Creamy works best, but a crunchy peanut butter would give the candy bars a little bit more of a crunch.
  • Chocolate Melting Wafers - Use a good quality of chocolate to coat these Butterfinger bites. Our favorite brand is Ghirardelli because they melt so smooth and taste delicious. Want to make white chocolate Butterfinger bars? Use white chocolate melting wafers.

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How to make Homemade Butterfingers

These homemade Butterfinger candy bars can be made and chilling on your counter in a matter of minutes. It's as simple as melting the two ingredients until creamy, then dipping the cooled mixture in chocolate.

Step One: Melt

  1. Place one cup of candy corn and one cup of creamy peanut butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir over low-medium heat until it is melted and creamy.

Step Two: Cool

  1. Pour the hot candy into a foil lined 8x8 pan. Let it cool completely while sitting at room temperature.
  2. Lift the foil and candy out of the pan and pull the foil away from the edges.
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut the block into 24 mini bars.

Step Three: Dip

  1. Melt the chocolate melting wafers in the microwave according to the package directions.
  2. Dip each candy bar into the melted chocolate and tap off the excess before placing it on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Let the chocolate set before storing the homemade butterfinger bites in a container or bag.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these candy bars peanut free?

You sure can. I have had readers successfully use cashew butter to make these homemade Butterfinger bites.

Can I make these into fun holiday shapes?

Definitely!!! You can press the Butterfinger mixture into candy molds before it is completely cooled. Some popular shapes are eggs for Easter, skulls for Halloween, and bells for Christmas.

  • Paint the inside of a candy mold with different colored melted chocolate using a candy paint brush.
  • Refrigerate the mold for 5 minutes.
  • Brush a second coat of melted chocolate into the candy molds, so it has a thick layer. Set aside.
  • Heat the candy corn and peanut butter until melted and creamy. Let the mixture cool, but DO NOT let it harden. It needs to be pliable, so you can press and shape it.
  • Press small pieces of the Butterfinger candy into the painted candy mold.
  • Cover the back with more melted chocolate and refrigerate for 5 minutes before popping them out of the mold.

How long do these homemade candy bars last?

I don't know. We actually eat them too quickly to find out. LOL! Actually, they should keep for 5-6 days in a sealed container on the counter or up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.

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More Homemade Candy Recipes

  • Peppermint Creams
  • Peanut Butter Balls
  • Cookie Dough Truffles
  • Coconut Cream Eggs
  • Take 5 Bar
  • Mickey Mouse Cake Pops
  • Reese's Truffle recipe
  • Amish Peanut Butter Eggs

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Homemade Butterfinger Recipe

Yield: 24 candy bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

You can make these Homemade Butterfingers with just three ingredients! Candy corn, peanut butter, and chocolate give these homemade candy bars their delicious taste. Get ready to create this easy and delicious Butterfinger recipe in your own kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the candy corn and peanut butter over low-medium heat until melted, stirring often.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan and let cool completely.
  4. Remove the foil and candy from the pan. Cut into 24 small bars using a long sharp knife.
  5. Melt the chocolate wafers according to the package directions.
  6. Dip the candy bars one at a time into the melted chocolate making sure to cover all sides.
  7. Lift out with a fork and gently tap the handle of the fork on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate.
  8. Place the candy bars on parchment paper and let set.

Notes

  • Need a peanut free candy? Use cashew butter in place of the peanut butter.
  • Make the candy bars into fun shapes by paint the inside of candy molds with melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Press the cooled Butterfinger mixture into the candy molds. (If the mixture is too hard, you can microwave it for a few seconds until pliable but not hot. Cover the tops with melted chocolate. Refrigerate 5 minutes before trying to remove from the candy molds.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 24Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 132Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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*The post and recipe for Homemade Butterfingers was originally posted on October 26, 2010. The pictures and post were updated and republished on October 23, 2018.

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FAQs

What are the main ingredients in Butterfingers? ›

From the Package

CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, PEANUTS, VEGETABLE OIL (PALM KERNEL AND PALM OIL), PEANUT FLOUR, NONFAT MILK, LESS THAN 2% OF COCOA, MILK, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, ANNATTO COLOR.

What were Butterfinger BBS made of? ›

Each BB was a spherical, bite-sized version of the classic Butterfinger, featuring a crispy peanut butter-flavored core coated in a layer of smooth milk chocolate.

What is the flavor of the Butterfinger? ›

Butterfinger is a candy bar manufactured by the Ferrara Candy Company, a subsidiary of Ferrero, Nestlé. It consists of a layered crisp peanut butter core covered in a "chocolatey" coating (it is not eligible to be referred to as chocolate, as it contains no cocoa butter).

Why were Butterfingers discontinued? ›

In reply to a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the candy manufacturer stated, "Sadly, Butterfinger BB's were discontinued due to low sales." Despite the clear-cut answer, others have their own opinions on the discontinuation, such as the possibility that the snacks pose a choking hazard.

What makes Butterfinger so good? ›

The whole thing starts off with real peanuts, which are freshly roasted at the factory every day. These peanuts are ground into a creamy peanut butter, the base for the Butterfinger filling.

What is a fun fact about Butterfingers? ›

The popular candy was created in 1922 by Otto Schnering, who also developed the Baby Ruth. His Curtiss Candy Company, based in Chicago, ran a contest to name the bar. At the time sportscasters began using the term “butterfingers” to describe players who couldn't hold onto the ball.

Why is my Butterfinger orange? ›

Through the candy's production, corn flakes and peanut butter are combined and formed into the flaky candy center. Other ingredients in there are molasses (which contributes to the orange color), corn syrup, sugar, and water.

Is the inside of a Butterfinger the same as a Chick-O-stick? ›

Atkinson Candy Company's Chick-O-Sticks are crunchy and have the same flaky texture of the inside of a Butterfinger candy bar, with a hint of coconut added into the mix. Chick-O-Stick are widely distributed at convenience stores, candy shops, and you can also find them online at Amazon.

Do Butterfinger BB's still exist? ›

So Yummy claims that, to the dismay of millions, the tiny candies were discontinued 14 years later in 2006. Controversy exists as to why the poppable Butterfinger BB's were dropped from the Nestlé line of confections. One theory is that the chocolate's quick melting point was what determined the candy's fate.

What candy was popular in the 90s? ›

The 1990s introduced a myriad of candy products that fueled the sweet tooth of an entire generation. From the pop and fizz of Pop Rocks to the explosion of flavor in Warheads, these candies remain nostalgic symbols of a bygone era. Indulge in the memories and savor the sweetness of these beloved '90s treats.

What are BBs made of in the 80s? ›

For many years, BBs were made of lead, and lead "rounds" as they are called are still available for use in certain types of guns. However, BBs made of steel are almost universally used in air rifles today. To prevent corrosion, BBs are given a coating of another metal such as copper.

What candy is similar to Butterfinger? ›

Similar to the Butterfinger, the Clark Bar has a crispy peanut butter and spun taffy core.

Do Butterfingers taste like peanut butter? ›

They are a knock off of a a Clarke bar which used real peanut butter to make the crunchy filling inside. The Butterfinger has a crunchy center filling that tastes like peanut butter. Is Nestle Crunch a good candy bar?

Which Hershey's bar has no chocolate? ›

Hershey's Gold is a caramelized creme bar with peanut and pretzel bits. The candy bar is not made with any chocolate.

What is the healthiest candy bar to eat? ›

Just about any food, including candy bars, can be incorporated into a nutritious and balanced diet in moderation — especially when you choose healthy candy bars.
  • Thrive Market's Paleo Dark Chocolate Bar.
  • Alter Eco Raspberry Blackout Bar.
  • Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

What is an interesting fact about butterfingers? ›

The popular candy was created in 1922 by Otto Schnering, who also developed the Baby Ruth. His Curtiss Candy Company, based in Chicago, ran a contest to name the bar. At the time sportscasters began using the term “butterfingers” to describe players who couldn't hold onto the ball.

What does 3 Musketeers have in it? ›

3 Musketeers is a candy bar made in the United States and Canada by Mars, Incorporated. It is a candy bar consisting of chocolate-covered, fluffy, whipped nougat. It is similar to the global Milky Way bar as well as the American version of the Milky Way bar (only without the latter's caramel topping).

Why don't butterfingers taste the same? ›

Food - News

Ferrara was eager to revamp some of the newly acquired brands, starting with the classic Butterfinger. Ferrara aimed for a purer, more chocolatey flavor with bigger peanuts, and they removed some of the previous recipe's chemical preservatives.

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