I saw this recipe on Pinterest and immediately had to have it. The candies inadvertently came out much different than the origial recipe I had found. For one, I accidentally bought chunky peanut butter, rather than smooth. For another, I forgot to buy the chocolate, so I advised the hubby to pick up baker’s chocolate during a trip to the grocery, and he got semi-sweet, rather than milk. Additionally, I accidentally made the chocolate seize, and I couldn’t fix it, so I had to make my candy coating with melted semi-sweet chocolate chips that I had on hand, which, while delicious, are much meltier in the hand than candy chocolate, and I really didn’t initially want a dark chocolate taste. Lastly, I think I heated the candy corn for too long, so the “butterfinger” part was VERY crumbly. I’d have rather it been just slightly chewy.
The end result was still absolutely wonderfully delicious, and when I make it next time, I will experiment with creamy peanut butter, milk chocolate coating, and a shorter boil time on the candy corn. Enjoy!
DARK CHOCOLATE BUTTERFINGERS | Originally from Taste of Home
1 lb candy corn
16 oz. jar of peanut butter
16 oz. package of chocolate candy coating, your choice (I might even try white chocolate next time!)
1 tbsp. butter
1.) Melt candy corn with 1 T. butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat once the candy starts to boil. It is going to be traffic-cone orange at this point!
2.) Stir in peanut butter.
3.) Spread into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Allow to cool.
4.) Once cooled, lift the candy out of the pan with the parchment paper. Cut into bars or squares with a knife. MY candy was VERY crumbly, so it wasn’t possible to cut it into nice shapes. I got a mish-mash of strangely shaped hunks. I also got a lot of “butterfinger dust”, which I saved to sprinkle over the top of the chocolate later.
5.) Melt your chocolate according to the package’s instructions. Coat your candy with it while it is still hot. I sprinkled my butterfinger dust on mine before the chocolate cooled and solidified.
6.) Optional additional step – enlist toddler to help with cleanup. *grin*