Thursday, November 22, 2012

3 Ingredient Butterfinger-Pinterest Test


I love Butterfingers. Not only how they taste but how they crunch. When I saw a copycat recipe on Pinterest, I just knew it was on my list of things to try soon. Bonus: Only three ingredients! Sounds even better. I waited until after Halloween to buy candy corn so I didn't have to spend too much if the recipe didn't work. I also bought name brand candy corn just to be safe.

The pin in question is this one:




Doesn't that look yummy? It did to me anyway. I could tell the texture wasn't going to be like this pins namesake but I truly love Butterfingers so much I was willing to give it a try.

So let's try it out.

Gather up:

1 lb. candy corn
16oz jar peanut butter
16oz pkg. chocolate candy coating (I used Hershey's milk chocolate pieces and a teaspoon of shortening.)

Pour your one pound of candy into a microwave safe bowl. My bag of candy was more than a pound so I just set the bag on my scale and removed enough until it actually weighed one pound.

Melt candy corn in microwave on high 1 minute.

Stir and continue cooking in 15 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval.

Keep melting and stirring until it becomes this. (It took me about 2 1/2 minutes total)

Stir in peanut butter. At this point the candy begins to harden almost immediately and it becomes very hard to stir. Very, very hard. You might need to tag team with someone. I had to take small breaks of a couple of seconds then keep going because it was just going to get too hard to stir. The candy stuck to the sides, not the peanut butter.

My hands HURT by the time it was mixed up.

Spread mixture in an 8x8 pan lined with parchment. I used a 6x9" pan.


Cool completely. (Get impatient and put it in the fridge.)

Cut into squares. Or logs.


Dip in melted chocolate candy coating.  Or put it on a fork and spoon the coating over it. Gently scraping off the excess. Drip chocolate all over while you are transferring to set.

Lay on waxed paper to set. (Get impatient and put it in the fridge.)

Once you have patiently waited for them to set, grab one and try it. I was expecting so much more. I took one bite and knew this was not my beloved Butterfinger. It was a funky textured chocolate covered peanut butter log. My husband tried it and liked it because it reminded him of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

So in conclusion. You will have to make up your own mind with this one. I did not like it for what it is supposed to be. However, for a candy treat (or to use up leftover candy corn) it's not all bad. Especially for peanut butter lovers.


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