|about 1/3 cup of candy corn, all I had left|
the finished product
Since this looked like a plate of poop,
I decided to remove it from the leading position.
candy corn pumpkin
It has pumpkins in the mix besides the chocolate. I did consider cutting the pumpkins in fourths so they would melt at the same rate as the corn. I forgot, and there was only one pumpkin which melted just fine. Since this is supposed to be like Butterfingers, I thought the chocolate candy corn would be okay.
There was only about 1/3 cup of candy corn. I did not want to dirty a cup and have to press the peanut butter to get an accurate measure, so I just spooned in what looked like 1/3 cup peanut butter.
microwaved for 60 seconds
I decided working in the deep, 2-cup measuring cup was not going to be good. The short, 6-inch wide Corning ware oven dish was the next choice. It worked. I microwaved the mixture for 30 seconds, stirred, and microwaved for another 30 seconds.
I did not wait for it to cool and started dipping the mixture when it was too hot to handle. Waxed paper on the counter makes this easy. Top right--original shape. Just underneath that, a molded-by-hand bar. I decided to make the drops. After all the pieces were on the waxed paper, I decided to mold them by hand--bars and drops. That worked. They, also were ragged looking until I molded them. The little bar on the right I a drop that I molded into a tiny bar. In the bottom right corner is a Coke cap to give perspective to the whole picture.
Thinking the mixture might cool too quickly, I started when it was way too hot to handle. But, I had waited three minutes! Waxed paper seemed to be the thing to use because I did not want these to stick. Take my word for it, these are way too oily from the peanut butter to stick!
Okay, taste test time....I think one minute was too long for this few. Last year, I do remember the candy being flaky. This year, for some reason the bars and drops seem tough. It has only been about fifteen minutes, so I will see if they get flaky like last year.
Homemade Butterfingers from Sue at The Little Acre that Could
"Mix equal parts of peanut butter and candy corn.
Microwave on high for about 1 minute,
stirring until they are melted together.
Let it cool just a minute or so – enough so you can handle it.
Then form into bars or bite size pieces.
You can dip it into chocolate but you don’t have to.
The longer it sets and cools, the more it becomes flaky like Butterfinger candy bars."
One caveat: I think that I microwaved this bit of candy too long. Maybe if you use a cup of each, microwaving for a full minute will work. So, sitting longer did not help. Last year, sitting did help. Oh, I did not dip these in chocolate.
Thank You, Sue
Have you ever made this substitute for Butterfingers? Will you?