Homemade Butterfinger Bark

This Homemade Butterfinger Bark is the ultimate Butterfinger dessert recipe! Made with only three ingredients, this easy dessert bark is crunchy and delicious.

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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.



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.


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.



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.

How to Make Homemade Butterfinger Bark

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…


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.


Stir those guys together…

PhotobucketThen spread it on the chilled chocolate.


Then chill that for about 20 minutes or so.

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



Chill that and then cut it into pieces…


That’s it!

Take that Pinterest.




Homemade Butterfinger Bark

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: About 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


This Homemade Butterfinger Bark is the ultimate Butterfinger dessert recipe! Made with only three ingredients, this easy dessert bark is crunchy and delicious.


  • 5 cups candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 20 oz chocolate for melting, divided in half


  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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I found another site where they used Cheese-Its to add crunch. Tried it and it was great! There’s absolutely no cheese flavor, but it does add crunch. Just crush some up a bit…not too much. You don’t want powder! Add it and stir really quickly because it will cool down the mixture quite fast.


I absolutely love this recipe! I just need to ask because I have been very conscious lately, by any means do you know the calorie amount in one? Also, how many triangles were you able to cut out from the amount you made?
Thanks! 🙂

Better Late Than Never To The Party
Better Late Than Never To The Party

DIY Feuilletine (foo-ye-teen)
“…or substitute slightly crushed Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies. Seriously…” [http://pastrychefonline.com/feuilletine/]

Recipe is here AND there is a GLUTEN FREE recipe on the page too!

MyThy as in "Mighty"

I made this yesterday and it was easy but make sure your peanut butter is warm and ready to go as it solidifies fast. I added crushed graham crackers and corn flakes for a crunch since everything recipe I read says this is more chewy than flaky butterfingers. Also, make a thin layer of chocolate. I used semi-sweet melting chocolates and the bottom layer was thin but my top was thicker. So when I cut it, some did not stick b/c of the thickness. The ER loved it! Gave us the extra ooph to get thru the night shift! Thanks… Read more »


I am going to make batches of this for holiday gifts. I am going to use fresh ground peanut butter, though. The texture is a little more coarse that jarred smooth PB, but not as chunky as the crunchy PB. Wish me luck!

Brenda mcfarlane
Brenda mcfarlane

My grand daughter and I were just talking about butterfingers being our fav. candy and that we both spend an adequate amount of time on the Pinterest 🙂 daily.your butterfingers bark is the best one I’ve seen,your a genius .I’am making this for myself and my grand daughter ,.keep up the good work.

stephanie c
stephanie c

Has any one tried adding corn flakes? Or maybe crushed Pirouettes?


Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating a bark instead of dipping the butterfingers in chocolate! I, like you, do not have the patience to dip chocolate so this is a great alternative!


Omgshhhh! Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made a batch and plan to send it.to my husband who’s deployed right now. He lives butterfingers and anything else peanut buttery goodness.


Just wanted to say thank you!! One of my daughters has food allergies and can’t have butterfingers but thanks to you and this recipe, she can!! Can’t wait to make these for her and the rest of my family! !


Why not use crunchy peanut butter?

Max Fenchurch
Max Fenchurch

Those look absolutely delicious! I want to make them but then there’re the candy corn problem -_- Is there a UK equivalent to candy corn?


I went to Pinterest once, Yup, just once. Between having to pin things prettily & pretending to be one if those “Oh so Perfect” Pinterest people I said screw it – it just was not for me. However, I did find “WISH”. It is like Window shopping 24/7. You can click on “WISH” & it just goes in your little box. You can recommend your Wishes to your friends & get REAL discounts on things. It also has affordable products of all kinds. You can add things you find elsewhere to your box. They send giftcards for the things in… Read more »


Yummy! So here’s what I figured out (for those interested in a shortcut). A 1lb jar of Adam’s peanut butter is exactly 1 1/2 cups & 1-24oz bag of Brach’s in just shy of 5 cups. I put the entire jar of Adam’s in the Kitchen Aid mixer until it was thoroughly mixed. Meanwhile, I melted the candy corn, then added it to the peanut butter and let the Kitchen Aid do the work! Perfect & most delicious.

Debbie Lehman
Debbie Lehman

Sounds like a great recipe…..will have to try this one.
If you want some crunch I would consider adding cereal like corn flakes or rice krispies.


So you inspired me, but I wanted the crunch so I combined two recipes – toffee crunch crackers and butter finger bars. I melted one stick butter with one cup brown sugar. I added one cup candy corn and one cup peanut butter. I cooked this for five minutes AFTER everything was incorporated. I spread crackers out onto foil I had sprayed with cooking oil. I spread on the mixture and sprinkled butterscotch and chocolate chips, and crushed pretzels. I was just getting crazy. It was crazy good – the crackers give the crunch, along with the pretzels. The candy… Read more »

Trish Morris

This was very good! I added 2 tablespoons of sugar free butterscotch instant pudding to the melted candy… tasted closer to a butterfinger than without.


I made these cookies for Christmas and wrote about them here. They really taste like Butterfingers. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.


I cannot believe how easy this was and how everyone just loved it! Thank you for sharing!


QUESTION: quick! Made this last night….Why is this impossible to cut? I gave up! The orange part is hard as a rock! Help?


You might try toasting some coconut and adding it to the melted candy corn . If I remember, it does have coconut in it. That me be the texture you are looking for. Also, My fiance’ let me in on a little secret. He mixes candy corn with peanuts. He said it tasted like a payday. It does! =0) so I melted down some candy corn, waited til it was cool enough to handle, rolled it into logs (about 1″ or so thick) and rolled in salted peanut halves. place them in the fridge to harden a bit. and viola!… Read more »


I tried to make these and they were impossible to cut. I had a super sharp knife too. I even tried heating up the knife at one point. The layers just separated into a mess. Any tips?

Alyse Fisher
Alyse Fisher

I know this sounds crazy but if you mix in crumbled cheese nibs it almost nails the real butterfinger texture.


Tried to make this, and ran into an issue. It doesn’t harden, why could this be happening?


Made these for friends and co-workers for Halloween, everyone was amazed when I told them it was 2 ingredients and one was Candy Corn! I’m not much for dipping, I always get more on me then what I’m dipping so I just cut mine into squares and drizzled melted chocolate over them with a fork. I do lik your idea of the bark, will do that next time!

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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