3 Ingredient Homemade Butterfingers


A great recipe for homemade Butterfingers using only 3 ingredients. The crispy, crunchy texture is so similar to the popular name-brand candy bars.

3 Ingredient Homemade Butterfingers.  Make your own candy for Halloween!

That’s right – 3 ingredients!

  Butterfingers were always my favorite candy growing up and they still are.  They were followed closely by Skittles and Snickers.  In fact, I loved them so much that I used to trade my brothers two Reese’s Cups just for a Butterfinger at Halloween.  I always thought they had just the right amount of flakiness, peanut butter and chocolate flavor to them.  When I saw a recipe where I could make them at home I was skeptical, especially when I saw they were made with melted candy corn.  I have to say, though, they truly did taste like Butterfingers! It is unreal!  The taste was definitely spot-on.

I don’t even want to admit how many of these made it into my mouth, but I’m sure you can imagine.  I made sure I whipped these up when I knew I had company coming over because I didn’t trust myself to be alone with them.  I had four of my good friends come visit this past weekend to see my new house and they partook in the Butterfinger goodness.  Either they were lying, or they really enjoyed them as much as I did 🙂

You can definitely tackle this, even if you are not an expert baker.  Seriously – these butterfingers are great! I am planning to stock up on candy corn so I can make these year-round.

3 Ingredient Homemade Butterfingers
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Serves: 25
A great recipe for homemade Butterfingers using only 3 ingredients. The crispy, crunchy texture is so similar to the popular name-brand candy bars.
  • 16 ounces, weight Candy Corn
  • 16 ounces, weight Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3 cups Milk Or Dark Chocolate
  1. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan with wax paper.
  2. Melt the candy corn in the microwave in a medium bowl, stirring every 30 seconds. Continue heating in 30 seconds increments, stirring in between, until completely melted and smooth. Stir in the peanut butter until equally distributed and smooth. Pour into prepared pan and smooth. Place in the freezer for 10-20 minutes until firm.
  3. In the meantime line a large baking sheet with wax paper.
  4. Take the chilled bars out of the pan and cut them into mini Butterfinger size bars. Any size you want is fine!
  5. Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds and continuing to heat for additional 30 second bursts until smooth.
  6. Using a fork, dip each Butterfinger into the chocolate, turning to cover completely. Take the bar out of chocolate with fork and tap lightly on the side of the bowl so that excess chocolate falls off. Place on the wax paper lined baking sheet. Continue with Butterfingers until all are dipped. (If at any point your chocolate becomes too hard to dip, simply return it to the microwave and heat for another 10-15 seconds and stir. Do this throughout the process as needed.)
  7. When all bars have been dipped, place them in the freezer for an additional 5-10 minutes. Serve cooled from the 'fridge or at room temperature!


Recipe source:  tastykitchen.com

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29 Responses to “3 Ingredient Homemade Butterfingers”

  1. October 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

    Isn’t is amazing how silly easy these are to make?! I am a Butterfinger FIEND and always traded ridiculous things to get my paws on these at Halloween 🙂 and licorice. Duuude, don’t even get me started with my licorice/gummy obsession.

    These look SO good and make me want to stuff my face with Butterfingers for breakfast. Totally normal, right!?

    • October 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

      I would say it as ABnormal if you didn’t want to have these for breakfast. haha!

  2. October 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM #

    It’s fascinating what you can come up with! I just saw a recipe for a mousse that uses melted marshmallows, so the candy corn isn’t throwing me any..Some years ago I found a recipe for candy filling that ended up tasting like the middle of a Three Musketeers .I was making a lot of candy in molds at the time and it was wonderful with caramel and/or nuts. I don;t usually like chocolate and peanut butter but I make an exception for Butterfingers!

  3. October 24, 2012 at 3:35 PM #

    Whaaaat?! You can make butterfingers with candy corn and peanut butter? Get out!

  4. October 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM #

    I am so going to make these tomorrow!! Who woulda thought?? I’ve told everyone about these today…lol!

    • October 25, 2012 at 1:21 AM #

      I know – it’s amazing!

  5. October 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM #

    That still blows my mind–candy corn!! Who woulda thunk it?!

    • October 24, 2012 at 10:59 PM #

      I know RIGHT 😉

  6. October 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM #

    That’s totally amazing! Never would have thought of using candy corn. Love Butterfingers but only allow myself to eat them on Halloween.

    • October 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM #

      I eat them all year round in moderation – I allow myself to splurge around Halloween 🙂

  7. October 24, 2012 at 11:56 PM #

    Ashley, I’ve been DYING to try this out! peanut butter and candy corns are like my two favorite things ever – never ever would’ve thought up this combination AND that it would taste like BUTTERFINGER! Who knew. 😉

    • October 25, 2012 at 1:20 AM #

      Me, too! That’s why I couldn’t wait another day to make them!

  8. October 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM #

    you just might be my new favorite recipe blog – I love how great and easy your recipes look! Not to mention the ingredients are pretty easy to find 🙂

    • October 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM #

      Wow, thanks Kailey! That was such a nice compliment! I do try to keep things simple 🙂

  9. October 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM #

    I am so amazed at just 3 ingredients! And never would have thought of the candy corn. But I love these!

    • October 25, 2012 at 9:56 PM #

      I know – I was amazed at how accurate they tasted!

  10. October 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM #

    i am so amazed by these! just 3 ingredients? that is so cool! i’ve gotta try them!

    • October 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM #

      They are so easy!

  11. October 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM #

    These look amazing, and such an easy recipe. I never would have thought to use candy corn. 🙂

    • October 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM #

      Thanks, Christina! I was amazed at how they tasted so close to real Butterfingers

  12. vasweet
    November 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM #

    My daughter just got braces and was told no more butter fingers so tonight I surprised her when she came in from basketball practice with this recipe, the inside is not as hard and sticky as a butter finger so she was able to have one of her favorite treats. Thanks so much, now I will be on the hunt for candy corn, now how can we figure out how she could have pop corn or something like it, she loves pop corn.

    • November 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM #

      I feel her pain – I had braces for 4 years! I cheated a lot with the foods I wasn’t supposed to eat 🙂 Sometimes it’s gotta happen…

  13. November 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM #

    WHOA, love this ides!!! Nothing better than homemade candy!

    • November 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

      I agree! Thanks, Ashley!

  14. Mary
    October 1, 2013 at 7:57 PM #

    Can’t wait to try. You can also mix half and half candy corn and dry roasted peanuts together. Tastes just like a payday.

  15. KayeK
    October 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM #

    How is the Texture of these compared to an actual butterfinger candy bar? With those ingredients it seems like it would be softer and not as crunchy? I’m really excited to try these!!!

    • October 25, 2013 at 11:45 PM #

      I’d say they are pretty close! Maybe a tad bit chewier!! They are really good 🙂

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