Now that the Halloween festivities are over, I've got more than half a bag of candy corn sitting on my kitchen counter. There is nothing more annoying than having a big, bright orange bag just laying around...right next to Ruby, my Kitchen Aid standing mixer. (Don't you just love her name?) I need to get rid of this bag STAT and found this homemade butterfinger recipe on Karly's blog.
I'm going to make these into truffles using a tiny cookie cutter and possibly add fleur de sel on top as the chocolate sets. I will post pics as soon as I make them tonite. :) But for all you visualists, here's the finished product:
Photo courtesy of Karly
- 3 cups candy corn
- 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
- milk chocolate chips or candy melts, for dipping **I used dark chocolate candy melts of course
- Place the candy corn in a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and return to microwave. Continue heating for 30 seconds and then stirring until it is completely melted.
- Stir in the peanut butter. The heat from the candy corn should melt the peanut butter, but if not return to the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir to combine.
- Spread the mixture into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth it out evenly in the pan. Let cool for one hour and then use a pizza cutter to slice into bars. **I let the candy mixture chill for about 10 minutes before using a larger piping tip as a cookie cutter. I wanted to make sure the mixture was stiff enough to maintain its shape but soft enough to remove the tip. Let me know if this makes sense.
- Melt the chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave. ** I used my handy dandy Wilton melting pot.
- Carefully dip the candy bars into the melted chocolate and turn to coat.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and wait for the chocolate to set. ** I added a bit of fleur de sel for more flavor.
- Store at room temperature for a chewy texture or in the fridge for a more crisp texture.
**End result: The homemade butterfinger candies/truffles had a different texture than what I had expected. The taste was there but the consistency was similar to that of nougat, kinda chewy and not as crunchy.