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2012-11-10 2:27 PM
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I stumbled onto a 3-ingredient recipe for one of my all-time favorite candy bars, Butterfingers. I could not believe this could be so easy and still be true to that awesome butterfinger flavor, but I stand (or rather sit) before you today to attest to the truth of this claim, they ARE, indeed, just as yummy as the real thing. In fact, probably even yummier considering the fact that I didn't add any chemicals or preservatives, etc., to mine.
All you need are:
* 3 cups Candy Corn
* 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate (or dark if you wish) morsels
(I used Ghiardelli milk chocolate morsels)
* 2 cups creamy peanut butter
Put candy corn in a glass microwaveable dish and microwave on high for a few minutes, checking now and then and stirring, until all the corn has melted. (It took me about 4 or 5 minutes in toto.)
Spoon out the 1-1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter into the hot candy and stir heartily until it is all mixed and the peanut butter is melted into the hot candy. (Be careful not to touch the candy on your fingers or skin - I did and it burns).
Pour this thick mixture onto an 8"x9" sheet pan that has been lined with either Sil-Pat (which I used) or parchment paper.
Let this stand at room temperature to harden up, about 1 hour.
Cut it into bite sized servings.
Microwave the chocolate morsels until they have melted, mine took about 4 or 5 minutes. Also be careful when touching this hot stuff.
Dip bars into melted chocolate and lay out on parchment or Sil-Pat.
Here's a video of a woman making these bars:
You will see the size of my servings. Those are a bit big and I would recommend cutting them smaller because these are very rich and unbelievably delicious, but just one of these, as pictured here, is really more than enough for one person at a sitting.
This is where I found this recipe, Blue-Eyed Bakers.
I don't know how she got hers to look so professional. I had trouble dipping them, I was making a real big mess, so I ended up just drizzling the chocolate all over the bars in one big gloop. The two pictured above were actually leftovers and I just spooned a bit of remaining chocolate over them so they aren't really covered. The rest of them will just have the chocolate on the tops, whereas the ones on the web site are covered all over. I have no idea how she did that and kept her sanity.
I needed something sweet and now I have it in spades. Paul doesn't like chocolate, so I'm going to have to keep these out of reach for the most part. But once you taste one, you'll be amazed at how similar they are to the real thing. Not a great diet idea, I admit. But now and then a girl's gotta have chocolate and peanut butter!
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