3 Ingredient Homemade Butterfingers

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So last week I posted about a fun way to make use of all the candy corn lots of you may have and I also asked what YOU do with all that candy corn. Reader, Kelli, left a comment and a link regarding making homemade Butterfingers with candy corn. I checked out the site she linked to and was surprised to see how simple it looked AND how little ingredients were required. I was intrigued.

This homemade recipe requires 3 ingredients. Yep, just candy corn (which I’ve got on hand!), peanut butter (which I’ve got too much on hand! 🙂 ) and chocolate candy coating (which I headed to the store for). Now check out how easy this recipe is!

Oh and before making this recipe, I want to warn you… so don’t say I didn’t. One word sums up this stuff – addicting. Very addicting. So addicting that it may become a problem. A serious problem.

3 Ingredient Homemade Butterfingers

You’ll need…
1 lb. candy corn
16 oz jar peanut butter
16 oz package of chocolate candy coating (in baking section)

Now just melt the candy corn in the microwave. You’ll want to do this gradually, in intervals, and stir occasionally as it continues to melt.  After it’s melted, mix in the jar of peanut butter. You will get a fantastic arm workout. Spread this mixture of deliciousness in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside and cool completely. Finally cut into squares or really whatever shape you like, then just dip in the melted chocolate candy coating. Lay on waxed paper to set. That’s it!

I doubled the recipe. Not a good idea.

(Thanks so much for sharing this highly addictive recipe, Plain Chicken!)

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  1. Janae

    We have made these twice in the past month at our home. VERY addicting!!!! Just make plans to take them somewhere outside of the home to share or you WILL eat them all! lol 🙂
    I made mine a little different though. Spread the candy corn and peanut butter mixture in a baking pan and then poured the melted chocolate over the top. After they cooled a bit, I cut them and bars/squares. It is just a little easier (and faster if you are in a hurry)than cutting them dipping in chocolate and taste just as good!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Great idea! I’ll have to try that next time. Well, if there is a next time! 😉

    • Kristen

      Would you put it in a larger pan to spread the chocolate more?

  2. coldmountainpix

    Does the candy corn taste like the butterfingers? Does it have that same flaky tendancy? Or is it basically melted candy corn dipped in chocolate?:) Butterfingers are my favorite!!! So, I had to ask! 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Ya… I was actually shocked as I LOVE butterfingers too. And the taste is so similar. It’s crazy!

  3. Denise from DE

    Oh. My. Goodness. I’m heading for my kitchen immediately!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  4. Lolita

    I saw her comment on that older post, and went to the link, and have been dreaming about making it ever since, lol. I’m on a diet so I was going to avoid it, but if I get an arm work-out while making it then I can probably assume that the calories and fat will be cancelled out, yay!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Exactly! 🙂

      • Lolita

        Thank you for testing it for us! 🙂 I don’t have candy corn, but I am going to go out the day after Halloween to get some just to make this. I might freeze it and save it to make it as a treat for my family after I have reached a certain weight and have stayed there for a bit. 🙂

  5. Renee

    So, you basically get 3 lbs of candy? Wow!

  6. janel

    Looks too addictive! Lol

  7. Jennifer S.

    We have made these as well, it is amazing how similar to butterfingers they taste. A great way to use up our free candy corn after tomorrow!

  8. julie

    so much for loosing that baby weight!! Nom..nom..nom

    • Lolita

      Lol, I am on the same boat….

  9. Jessica

    okay, I wasn’t gonna do this either since I try not to eat too much junk…but I was just thinking that these would make great holiday gifts! get some pretty jars & fill them with homemade candy…cheap & creative!

  10. Sarah

    Collin, was it REALLY necessary to post this? 😉 I’m trying not to gain weight over here.

  11. Sunshine Saver

    Guess I will give this a go! Butterfingers are a fav in our house!

  12. Dealzgurl

    Wow, I’m really tempted to try this. I’m avoiding sweets like the plague so I’m going to try to resist this. I LOVE butterfingers!!!!

  13. maflies1

    Butterfinger candy bars were my hubby’s fav even when we were dating…48 years ago. My time flies! And I love them, too! Saw and printed this recipe when first posted last week, but haven’t made it, cause I really try to usually cook on the healthy side. But this did it, Collin! Got to go out Thursday a.m. anyway for a dental appt. and now some candy corn, I hope! Will have to leave early in hopes of getting some. Man, do they look wonderful.

    And just read today that some dark chocolate every day is in fact good for you, in small amounts. And of course peanut butter is good for you. And if you cut them in small pieces-there you go. Take out your allottment and you’re good to go for the day. 🙂 At least I hope I will listen to me.

  14. Betsy

    This sounds so good that after reading it, I went downstairs to my stockpile and grabbed a Butterfingers. Seriously. LOL Thanks Collin, we’ll be trying this!

  15. Emily

    Get reduced fat peanut butter. Candy Corn is fat free. Other than the sugar content, this isn’t too bad for you…

    • Robin

      even reduced-fat, peanut butter is super caloric and only meant to be indulged about a tbsp at a time… not a jar, mixed with candy, covered in chocolate. one bar is probably a days worth of calories. I can’t believe you pissed that these aren’t that bad!

      that being said… I will be doing this, lol 🙂

  16. leah

    we roll them into balls. You can then use a toothpick to dip and its way less messy, and also bite size

    • Amy

      That’s an awesome idea!

    • maflies1

      Great idea! I’m wondering if my cookie scoop would work pretty good for this also, and much less mess, as it releases the dough. And then I could just stick the toothpick in it. Gem of an idea Leah. Thanks so much. I love easy and less mess! 🙂

  17. Cara

    They look peanut buttery, but are they crispety and crunchety?

  18. Ali

    I absolutely HATE candy corn….but I LOVE butterfingers….do these taste like candy corn? What could I substitute for the candy corn that would give the crunchy part of the butterfinger?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Seriously try them. They taste so much like a Butterfinger! You won’t even notice the candy corn. 🙂

  19. Julie's Stlavonlady

    I LOVE butterfingers and I also love recipes that are quick and easy….don’t we all?!?! I must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing Collin and Happy Halloween!! 🙂


  20. Sarah

    I’m going to be giving these a try but, instead of dipping individually I’m going to cut them, place them on a rack with a tray underneath and pour the chocolate over them. That way all sides are chocolate covered but, it makes it SO much easier than dipping each one. Just a tip to save us all the most important thing…..time:) Happy Halloween:O

  21. Catie

    I think I might try this in my food science class! Any information on how many servings the standard recipe makes?

  22. Laura

    I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! I have been dairy free for about a month after I found out my 3 month old nursing son has a milk allergy. WELL… Candy corn is dairy free and I found a recipe to make my own candy coating which I am going to use with my So Delicious dairy free chocolate chips! I have been CRAVING a candy bar for about a week now and I so can’t wait to try this out! Thank, you, thank you!!! 🙂

  23. midget

    Making true Butterfingers isn’t that much more difficult, and you get that awesome crispy, flaky texture. Plus, the ingredients are only sugar, butter and natural peanut butter. I just can’t seriously consider candy corn to be an ingredient (of anything worth making). Guess I’m a food snob.

    • Judy

      I felt the same way but decided to give it a try–amazing!

  24. Ali

    Midget: Could I get your recipe please?

    • midget

      Sure! It takes a little bit of experience to know what the candy should look like at certain points, but it’s really easy to make. I adapted this from of an old early 1980s Bon Appetit magazine clipping that my mother saved.

      Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter a jelly roll pan or large cookie sheet with sides. Melt 1 pound granulated sugar on stovetop, stirring constantly (don’t let it burn or get too dark, but make sure it’s fully melted). Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup butter. Doesn’t have to be mixed well. Pour mixture onto buttered cookie sheet. Dump 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (MUST be natural or you get a nasty nasty nasty mess – I use Adams) onto mixture. Take a rigid spatula and fold mixture over onto itself until the sugar gets too cold. Place sheet in oven until the sugar gets soft enough to fold again. Remove from oven and fold again. Repeat until mixture looks uniform – specifically until there are no areas of solid sugar (tooth-breakers!). It’ll probably be three or four rewarming cycles. Pat out into a uniform thickness. Score into squares (this candy can be very delicate, and rectangles may crumble). Even if the candy is too hot and the lines ooze back together, it should still break easily on the lines. I always dip mine in tempered milk chocolate (Trader Joe’s pound plus bars are excellent!). I don’t know how well spreading a chocolate layer on this candy would work. If not dipped, store in tightly closed container.

      • Ali

        Awesome! I’m going to try this….sounds great….thanks Midget.

  25. Shari

    I saw this on your earlier post, and was so excited! I like Butterfingers, but don’t much care for chocolate (I know, weird…) Anyway, I tried making them almost immediately, but dipped half in white chocolate for myself, and the rest in milk chocolate for the normal people out there. They were absolutely awesome! I shared them with everyone at work, and several even said they liked the white better! In fact, they were so good, that my mother-in-law ate ALL of them that I had left home for my husband to try. He pouted enough that I made a second batch last night!!! Thanks for sharing – you have forever changed the way I look at candy corn!

  26. Judy

    I made the bars and they were a huge hit with my small group and my coworkers–taste and smell like Butterfingers! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now everybody else wants it. They better hurry if they want to find the candy corn. We found ours at Target clearance–thanks for the tip1

  27. Simone

    I just made some yesterday and it is amazing !!!!! Thanks for sharing

  28. Beth

    I printed this recipe off when you first shared it a few months ago, intending to include it in my Christmas goody plates. These are ah-mazing!!!! I thought they were just so-so last night, when I made them at first. But, now that the sugars have had time to completely cool- I am going to have to hide them! LOL!

  29. Sara

    Bought a ton of Candy Corn on clearance for $0.25 a bag specifically for this recipe. It’s Christmas Eve and I am headed into the kitchen to make them! Can’t wait to try it. Sounds so yummy! And my oldest daughter is OBSESSED with Butterfinger. Can’t wait to see her face when she gets some of these tomorrow 🙂


    Can’t wait to try this recipe I love Butterfingers and Candy Corn so should work out great for me. Thanks . Freda

  31. Tyler

    I’ve read through all of the comments and I can not find where the two people asking whether or not the this recipe leaves the candy bars crispy and crunchy like that actual Butterfinger bar or just semi-firm like candy corn. Is the texture the same?

    • jrb

      I made these for the first time today and the texture was not at all like a Butterfinger. The flavor is great but the bars have a good bit of “chew” to them. I came back to the website to read comments and see if I had made a mistake. I will try them again but I was disappointed in the texture for my first attempt.

    • happy person

      I haven’t tried this recipe yet but i think I’m going to use crunchy peanut butter to get the right texture, thanks for the recipe!

  32. amber

    wonder if they would work in a candy mold

  33. Bethany

    Collin, you are an evil woman!!!!! 😉

  34. Ger

    How did I miss this recipe last year??? My mouth is watering, have to make some today! Thanks Collin!!

  35. debva

    The texture is not at all like a Butterfinger. I agree that they taste like one, but they are not crispety and crunchety like a Butterfinger. Still good, tho.

    • happy person

      Try crunchy penut butter 🙂

  36. Charity

    If you want an idea on how it will taste- eat 2 candy corn with 2 PB M & M’s..lol SOOO GOOD!

  37. Nichole

    Knowing the damage that this would do I made a half batch in a loaf pan. They are really good. Now if I could just maintain some self control seeing as I made them for my hubby, not me 🙂

  38. Sharon Knisley

    Could you make the candy corn/peanut butter mixture into small balls and then use them in a chocolate fountain?

  39. Katie

    We use cheeze-it’s instead of candy corn. Make little pb sandwiches and dip in candiquik for our homemade butterfingers!

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