November 3, 2011

Countdown to Christmas #2: Butterfinger Bites

 I tried it!  I've had it pinned on Pinterest and finally made them on Halloween.  I was lucky enough to snag one of the last few bags of Candy Corn!  For those of you who haven't seen these yet, they are home-made butter-fingers made with Candy Corn!  And they taste just like them!

Ingredients:

-1 lb bag Candy Corn
-1 bag Chocolate Chips or an candy melt
-1 cup Peanut Butter

Melt your bag of Candy Corn in the microwave in 30 second increments until it's all melted and smooth.  Then add your peanut butter and mix well.  For me, I had to stir fast because my mixture was hardening pretty fast.  Once it's all mixed, spread it in a 9x13" pan and let sit until hard.
 But...before it's too hard, cut little square pieces.  As you can see in the picture below, my mixture was being really, really temperamental!  For some reason there were pieces that would break off and it was really hard to get a good looking square piece!
Once your pieces are all cut out, melt your chocolate and dip each individual piece in the chocolate, and set on waxed paper to set up.

And that's it!

Makes about 2.5 dozen
Time: about 1 hour

A few notes:
Obviously you can't get Candy Corn any time of the year, although they have been making Candy Corn for various different Holidays now other than just Halloween.  I believe I have seen Christmas colored ones.  Hmmm...wonder if those would melt into a color that would look un-appetizing??  If any of you make these with Christmas Candy Corns, would you please send me a picture?  Thanks!

Taste Rating from Sweet Charli:
(1-10, 10 being extremely good!):
10
(although if there were a category based on how easy/hard they were to make, I would say these were kind of a pain in the butt to make and if I can be honest with you, I probably won't be making these for any Christmas gifts!)

Tips and Tricks for this recipe:
For some reason my Butterfinger Bites turned out to be more chewy and hard rather than crunchy, like the candy bar.  (maybe I did something wrong?)  I didn't like this.  I found that the colder they were kept, the crunchier they became.  So I stored mine in the freezer and fridge!!

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