Every once in awhile we crave that sweet peanut-buttery candy that no one’s allowed to lay a finger on… except that here is a super simple 3 ingredient copycat recipe that tastes like those coveted bars!
In this case we used a dollar store jar of Peter Pan Honey Roasted creamy peanut butter. Quite frankly, I don’t think it will really matter what brand you want to use as long as it’s 16 ounces.
1 (16oz) Jar of Peanut Butter ($1)
1 (16oz) pkg of Candy Corn ($1)
1 (16oz) pkg Milk Chocolate Chips ($1.25)
**2 Tbs Coconut Oil or Solid Shortening (such as crisco) (optional)
Dump the candy corn into a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 1 minute, remove from the microwave, stir and microwave again for 30 seconds, remove, stir.
Repeat at 30 second intervals until the candy corn is completely melted.
Stir in the peanut butter until smooth. If the candy corn starts to harden before you have a chance to mix in the peanut butter, return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds (repeat if needed), until it’s smooth.
Transfer the candy to a 9″x9″ dish that has been lined with parchment paper. Let it set until cool, you can hasten this process by placing it in the freezer if you prefer.
There are a couple ways to do this next step, you can simply melt the chocolate and pour it on top to make bars, as we did, or you can cut the candy into bars and then dip it in melted chocolate chips (mixed with 2 Tbs of melted coconut oil or solid shortening) to make actual candy bars. You’ll need to add the shortening or coconut oil to give the chocolate the correct consistency for dipping candy. It’s not necessary to add anything extra if you’re simply pouring the melted chocolate over the top of the bars.
A Traditional Butterfinger bar is 2.1 ounces- this makes 48 ounces, the equivalent of 24 servings for less than $4! That’s less than 16¢ a bar!