Homemade Butterfinger Bark

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
  • 1 1/2 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.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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115 Responses
  1. 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.

  2. 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 a bright shade of orange still. Looks so seasonal. 🙂

  3. heather

    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:)

  4. Melissa

    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

    1. shelly

      healthy? wow..I mean, I don’t claim to be a beacon of health, but there is no way I would ever call this conglomeration healthy 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

    1. 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 😉

  8. Kim

    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!

  9. Betsy

    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 get me started on how crappy my house is decorated. The first day I was on I forgot to pick up my daughter from school. So not only did I feel inadequate, but that day I kinda was. But sadly, I keep going back and pinning away…One of these days I might just create some of that cool stuff with elmers glue and paint!

  10. 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.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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