Remember when I posted the recipe for homemade Butterfinger style candybars right after Hallowen, but I said I was trying to do something different with them and said I would post it for Christmas? Well, this is it! Because I decided to roll it out and cut the candies out instead of slicing. After covering them in chocolate I froze them in the deep freeze and... here they are! Just in time to jump on our Christmas Goody trays.
Homemade Butterfinger Candies
3 c candy corn candies
1 1/2 c peanut butter (I used creamy)
1 c crushed flake cereal (I had grape nut flakes on hand)
12-16 oz. chocolate for melting and dipping
Basically just melt the candies in a microwave safe bowl. About a minute, stir, and another 30 seconds if they aren't warm enough to melt yet. Then add your peanut butter and cereal. Press into a lined or greased 8X8 pan and press. Chill about 40 minutes and slice with a knife or pizza cutter into the shapes you want. I refrigerated mine overnight because I was busy. I then had a heck of a time cutting them (rock hard!) until I warmed them up in the microwave just a bit. You can slice them however you wish (cubes, patties, etc.) Melt your chocolate and dip each candy. Let set up to harden and serve.
|I happened to have these particular brands on hand|
|Getting ready to melt them down|
|Peanut butter and cereal added|
|Rolled out and cut|
|Waiting their turn to be dipped in chocolate|
Products related to this recipe (in case you don't have extra Halloween candy sitting around);
Brach's Classic Candy Corn, 4 Pound
Brach's Candy Corn 72 Oz. Resealable Value Bag
6 Plastic Fluted Cookie Cutters Square Round Assorted Biscuit