Homemade Butterfinger Bark

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I know this site is full of unnecessary indulgences.

I get it.

 

Annd I realize there is no reason whatsoever in your life that you should worry about making Homemade Butterfinger bars.

But sometimes I let Pinterest talk me into doing stuff.

 

Because everyone on Pinterest is rich and pretty and wears amazing clothes and has really super clean and stylish homes, that are organized amazingly well.

And apparently I am influenced by all things superficial.

 

So, yeah.

I saw on Pinterest people making Homemade Butterfingers.  And since I also want to be rich and pretty and stylish with good hair, I decided to make Homemade Butterfingers too.

That’s how it works, right?

 

And what’s completely crazy, is besides living in perfect lighting and having unlimited money, the people of Pinterest are scientists too.

Because these Homemade Butterfingers are made from candy corn.

Seriously.

 

So I decided to give it a try.

And it’s possible that whilst I was eating my Homemade Butterfinger, I MAY have clicked my heels together 3 times, thinking that I would open my eyes to a hazy, grey and white house, with perfect throw pillows and inspirational chalkboard writing on the walls.

Well.

I didn’t.

BUT I did enjoy my Homemade Butterfinger.  So, I call it a success.

 

And since I don’t have patience to dip candy bars and make them look Pinterest-pretty I decided to make Homemade Butterfinger Bark.

More rustic…less perfect…more me.

 

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Now I know you are going to ask..does it TASTE like Butterfinger?

Well, yes and no.

I did a side-by-side taste test comparison…in the name of research…and here are my findings:

Butterfinger is more crunchy..so for texture, Butterfinger wins.

BUT for taste, Homemade Butterfinger Bark wins.  And really, isn’t taste the most important?

 

My husband really liked it, Butterfinger or not…it’s just really good.

Maybe next time I will stir in some crushed corn flakes and try to duplicate the texture…we’ll see.

 

Start with some melting chocolate. You could use Almond Bark, high quality chocolate, whatever you want…

PhotobucketMelt half of it and spread on a foil lined baking sheet…

Chill it for a few minutes to set.

PhotobucketThen grab some candy corn…I used 5 cups.

PhotobucketI melted it in the microwave.

It stays pretty thick…

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Then have your peanut butter ready to go…the cooler the melted candy corn gets, the harder it is to stir.  Just ask my biceps.

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Stir those guys together…

PhotobucketThen spread it on the chilled chocolate.

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Then chill that for about 20 minutes or so.

PhotobucketThen melt the other half of the chocolate and spread that on top…

PhotobucketEasy.

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Chill that and then cut it into pieces…

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That’s it!

Take that Pinterest.

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Homemade Butterfinger Bark
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups candy corn
  • 1½ cups peanut butter
  • 20 oz chocolate for melting, divided in half
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Melt 10 oz of chocolate over double boiler or in microwave,according to package directions.
  3. Spread the melted chocolate on the foil lined baking sheet, approximately 11"x15". DOn't worry too much about the exact measurements, you just want it to be a thin layer.
  4. Place baking sheet in fridge to chill quickly, about 10 minutes.
  5. In a large microwave safe bowl melt your candy corn, 1 minute and then stir, then in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after each 30 seconds.
  6. Immediately stir in peanut butter. Mixture will be very thick. Use those muscles!
  7. Spread it on top of chilled chocolate.
  8. Place this back in the fridge for another 20 minutes, until chilled.
  9. Melt the remaining chocolate and spread it on top of the peanut butter layer.
  10. Chill again at least 20 minutes.
  11. Cut into triangle shaped pieces.
Notes

 

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
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October 25, 2012 11:18 am

Take that Pinterest indeed. Isn’t this a trip? I was amazed that it tastes like Butterfingers made of candy corn. Pinterest scientists are onto something. Now if they could somehow use candy corn to make my house look out of a magazine, I’d be a candy corn fan fo lyfeee.

jerseygirl
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October 25, 2012 11:21 am

Who in the world thinks to melt candy corn and add peanut butter? I will never be that smart lol!

Lori @ RecipeGirl
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October 25, 2012 11:23 am

Nice! We love how they taste just like Butterfingers! We did ours a little differently and just melted the PB and the Candy Corn in a saucepan. Seemed to work well.

Tara
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Tara
October 25, 2012 11:24 am

If you heat the candy corn a little longer, until it starts bubbling, you will get a crunchier end product.

Cas Marino
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November 7, 2012 10:53 am

… especially if you add about 1/8 – 1/4 tsp. of baking soda, which adds air bubbles between layers of sugary crunch. Nom nom nom… 🙂

Betsy
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Betsy
October 25, 2012 11:25 am
Mmm…That looks tasty. And a great way to use up candy corn that always finds it’s way into my house but I don’t really like. And I totally get what you mean about Pinterest. I was a holdout – refused to join for ages because I really couldn’t handle one more thing to take up my time. About a month ago I caved and you know what? It makes me feel inadequate. I feel the urge to buy a new wardrobe and cook amazing foods. Plus, WHO KNEW I needed to clean out my washing machine and dishwasher? Don’t even… Read more »
Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
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October 25, 2012 11:30 am

I love how you made it look so easy! I am definitely more all about the taste so will be trying out this bark! Glad you found it on Pinterest.

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more
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October 25, 2012 11:34 am

oh I think it looks great as bark, I have never been a butter finger person, but I might try it, for science.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
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October 25, 2012 11:36 am

A. Maz. Ing.

My inner candy corn freak *and* my inner chocolate freak are singing your praises.

Tina | My Life as a Mrs
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October 25, 2012 11:44 am

Oh. my. gosh. Have to make these – I love the corn flake idea for that CRUNCH factor… YUM.

Kim
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Kim
October 25, 2012 11:47 am

You have made my day!!! We have had to become a dairy free household and I’m secretly dreading Halloween and having to take candy from my kids so they don’t get sick. We’ve talked up exchanging the dairy stuff for safe candy but I still feel bad. We are definitely making these this weekend to use as one of our trade options. Thank you so much for sharing his recipe!

Cookbook Queen
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October 25, 2012 11:47 am

So now I am craving these….I’m assuming they’re in the mail? Postal service from New Jersey to Arkansas IS remarkably fast these days.

Kathy A
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Kathy A
October 26, 2012 10:07 am

And you can’t deny a pregnant woman such a good treat!!!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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October 25, 2012 11:48 am

Mmm so delicious!

Vijitha
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October 25, 2012 12:56 pm

That sounds so perfect as a Halloween treat. Love the orange and brown combination. Looks super delicious.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
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October 25, 2012 1:09 pm

Yes those Pinterest people do seem to be very rich and stylish with perfect houses, hair, and nails…darn them all! But you certainly showed them 🙂

Heather
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Heather
October 25, 2012 1:23 pm

Any thoughts to using crunchy PB instead to add the crunch factor??

Barb
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October 28, 2012 10:49 am

Just made these for Halloween party and can answer the “would crunchy peanut butter improve texture”. In a word, no. The heat of the melted candy corn just makes for naked peanut pieces.. Also, do NOT use Kroger brand chocolate coating. Doesn’t stick well. And what does, mainly cracks off. Tastes good tho! Would like to try the feuiilletine. Missing the crunch 😉

Jessica
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October 25, 2012 1:24 pm

Mmm… Yes, please…

Deborah
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October 25, 2012 1:31 pm

Seriously – do you have an empty room in your house that I can move into so I can eat all of your leftovers? I want this now!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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October 25, 2012 1:41 pm

Shelly it’s awesome! I made butterfingers about this time last year, but I only frosted one side and it was a thicker layer. I wish I had done what you did…two thinner layers so both sides are coated. I need to re-make!

“Butterfinger is more crunchy..so for texture, Butterfinger wins.” <– Ive found that a variance as low as 10-15 seconds can really impact final crunchiness levels. 15 secs more and it could be crunchier. 30 secs more and you could create a molten rock. It's temperamental!

Mal @ The Chic Geek
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October 25, 2012 1:45 pm

I keep seeing this on pinterest, I really need to just make it- it sounds amazing

Sarah B.
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October 25, 2012 2:07 pm

Oh. My. Lord. This looks amazing! I want some now…. do you deliver? 😉

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies
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October 25, 2012 2:09 pm

You know the Samsung GIII commercial where the guys are in line for an iPhone 5, and the guy goes “The headphone jack is on the bottom! *mind blown kaboom*” with his hand?

Yeah. I just had one of those moments. I have a couple bags of candy corn just hanging out. BUTTERFINGER YOU ARE MINE.

vicki
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October 25, 2012 2:12 pm

Bet you could find some candy corn discounted on November 1st! Can’t wait to try it.

Katie
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Katie
October 31, 2012 6:19 pm

My thoughts exactly!

SNancyKat
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October 25, 2012 2:13 pm

What deviant mind even put candy corn in the microwave in the first place?? Cause I want to meet that person and tell them they inspire me! Melted candy corn and peanut butter…I’m still trying to comprehend it all.

tess
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tess
October 25, 2012 2:20 pm

crap- i’m on a diet..and i printed the dessert from yesterday….no i have to print this one too…ugh

sounds so good though

Marisha
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October 25, 2012 2:26 pm

As always….genius. I am apparently psychic because I see these in my very near future.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
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October 25, 2012 3:01 pm

you have the best recipe ideas- i would like a piece now please!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
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October 25, 2012 3:03 pm

I like the idea of adding in corn flakes or something for the texture piece next time. I have yet to give into making this, but I have a bag of uneaten candy corn sitting in my pantry. So we will have to see what happens…

katie
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October 25, 2012 3:32 pm

I totally have that recipe pinned on pinterest! I recently came across this one too…it has “HEALTHY” in the title which means i could maybe not feel guilty when I have a piece with my coffee at breakfast?? okay maybe not, but the recipe looks worth a try!I

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/10/18/healthy-butterfingers/

Melissa
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Melissa
October 25, 2012 3:35 pm

Hmm, I wonder what the statistics are for people who say they don’t like candy corn but do like butterfinger? Or love candy corn but don’t like butterfinger? Personally, I am Pretty much a lover of all candy, but I can’t do peanut butter anymore, so I don’t. I wonder if you did this with almond butter…hmmm

heather
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heather
October 25, 2012 3:54 pm

I was JUST saying to a friend the other day that Pinterest is the greatest tool at making you feel like the worst parent, housekeeper, disorganized person on the planet. But it’s fun to look at:)

joann drye
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joann drye
October 25, 2012 3:54 pm

wonderful idea…. going to steal some of my candy corn for Halloween right now and try it…hugs jo in Oklahoma

Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
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October 25, 2012 6:31 pm

Wow, does that ever look insane! It looks pretty darn close to me!

Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}
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October 25, 2012 7:58 pm
I wish my life was Pinteresting too, the perfect mahoosive house, fab sense of style, being totally crafty and able to do anything! I’ll take those huge stylish kitchens on there though and download all the organisation pins into my childrens’ brains! I wish I knew what a butterfinger bark was. I mean, we don’t even get candy corn here – pah! But a fantabulous US blogging buddy of mine is going to send me an epic bag of it so I can try these bad boys. I love how the melted candy corn and the PB manages to stay… Read more »
Robyn | Add a Pinch
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October 25, 2012 8:52 pm

What?! Oh my gosh! I need these bars right. this. very. second! Unfortunately, I have not one single candy corn in my house! How is that even remotely possible the week before Halloween?!

Kim Bee
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October 25, 2012 9:25 pm

I love this. It’s so pretty. I swear I think Pinterest was invented by the devil. We’re all pinning in the devil’s playground. Yup. Gotta go pin some more stuff.

Joanne
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October 25, 2012 9:46 pm

I will always and forever think it’s downright crazy that candy corn can EVER mimic butterfingers. Who’dve thunk it!

Rebecca Ednie
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Rebecca Ednie
October 25, 2012 9:46 pm

If it is hard to stir, why not melt the PB to make it easier?

Julie @ Table for Two
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October 25, 2012 10:00 pm

i still can’t believe candy corn can taste like butterfingers – i really must try this and blow my own mind. i love that you turned it into a bark!

Tara
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Tara
October 25, 2012 11:59 pm

For those looking for an add-in for crunch, if you have a high end specialty baking supply anywhere near you, look for something called feuilletine. It’s basically little flakes of crispy baked pastry used in candy making and desserts and it will add the crunch and texture these lack, if you are unable to get the desired result from the candy corn and PB alone.

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
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October 26, 2012 2:07 am

Sometimes I have to stop looking at Pinterest cuz it depresses me. hahaha. I just made homemade butterfingers, too!! I was amazed at how accurate the taste was

bigFATcook
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October 26, 2012 8:20 am

Oh i wonder what it tastes like… it looks really good!

Terri
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Terri
October 26, 2012 8:37 am

You crack me up. Your food photography is amazing and so I had to ‘pin’ it. Thanks!

Brian @ A Thought For Food
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October 26, 2012 8:38 am

Between you and me, I think this butterfinger bark looks way better than the real thing. So festive!

Meg @ Sweet Twist
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October 26, 2012 8:54 am

I feel the same seeing all these butterfingers makes me want to make them. I love how you turned it into a bark… so much easier.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
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October 26, 2012 9:21 am

too good! love this one!

Kathy A
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Kathy A
October 26, 2012 10:10 am

My friend brought a bowl of candy corn and peanuts to a tailgate a couple of weeks ago. That combo tastes just like a PayDay candy bar!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
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October 26, 2012 11:42 am

Dang, lady. I saw this on another blog yesterday and now it’s on yours. You know what this means, right? I HAVE TO MAKE IT. I am totally fascinated by this.

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
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October 26, 2012 12:16 pm

Seriously?!?!? SERIOUSLY!?!?!? I am all up in this times, like, a million. BRILLIANT.

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