Homemade Butterfinger

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Chocolates & Candies, Cookies | 8 comments

Homemade Butterfinger

Have you ever seen something so ridiculous, so crazy and thought there is no way that could work? Which can only mean one thing……I  MUST TRY! That’s kind of how I felt about homemade butterfinger. Really homemade butterfinger with candy corn & peanut butter? Is it really possible?

How to Make Homemade Butterfinger

Well I am glad to report it really is and it really tastes just as good as the real thing.  I have no idea why it works and I can probably safely assume this isn’t really the way it is really made, but who really cares when it tastes just as good?!

Homemade Butterfinger

I don’t think there could be a recipe simpler.  The only thing missing in this recipe is the classic buterfinger flakiness, a texture we all love so much in the classic candy bar.  The homemade version however does have a crumbly texture that mimics the butterfinger flakiness but it’s not as flaky.  I actually tried to add corn flakes to add a little texture into the candy but that did not work so well.  I don’t recommend it :).

Homemade Butterfinger

So here is the 3 step simple process to making homemade butterfinger. You really must try this!

1.) Buy one bag of candy corn, one jar of peanut butter and some chocolate for dipping

How to Make Homemade Butterfinger2.) Melt the candy corn in a medium saucepan or in the microwave.  If you use the microwave, melt it in 30-40 second intervals and give it a good stir in between. This is when  your candy corn turns into a super bright orange color.

How to Make Homemade Butterfinger


3.) Add the peanut butter and stir to combine.  Combine until it is all incorporated and smooth. Put the butterfinger mixture into your prepared pan of choice. How to Make Homemade Butterfinger

4.) Let cool and dip in chocolate. Done!

How to Make Homemade Butterfinger

And if you are looking for a super decadent treat.  Put these homemade butterfinger bites into a butterfinger cookie bar! Don’t you want to try it?  What other candy bars do you wish you could make at home?

Homemade Butterfinger


  • 16oz Candy Corn
  • 16oz Creamy Peanut Butter (Typically 1 Jar)
  • 16oz Dark Chocolate/ Milk Chocolate for Coating (you can also use coating chocolates)


Step 1
Spray a 9 x 13, 8 x 8 or brownie bite pan (which is what I used) lightly with non-stick spray.
Step 2
Melt the candy corn in a medium saucepan over medium heat , constantly stirring the candy corn. Add in the peanut butter and heat until all the candy corn is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Step 3
Pour your mixture into your prepared pan. Let sit to cool. If you poured the heated candy mixture into a pan to make butterfinger bars, cut them with a very sharp knife once they begin to hardened and let cool completely.
Step 4
Heat your chocolate in a double boiler until it is all melted. Take the butterfinger bites or bars and dip them in the melted chocolate and set on wax paper or a wire rack to hardened.

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  1. Candy corn really!?!? Who would thunk. Well I can attest that these are absolutely delicious and taste like the real thing because I had them in Liz’s candy cookie bars. That were Out. Of. This. World!

    • Haha!!! I know right?!! Never in a million years would I have guessed candy corn would do the trick.

  2. These butterfingers look fantastic! Who would have said they’d be this easy to make? 😉

    • I know right??!! Ri….di…cu…lous!

  3. These look divine, Liz! I’m so happy you commented on my blog because I’m loving all these sweet recipes on yours! You’re making me crave chocolate and your photos are just gorgeous. Keep in touch!

    • Thanks Alexe!! I was so happy to find your blog! Haha….it’s a dangerous world we live in! Sweets everywhere! 🙂 So happy to connect!

  4. Liz these look incredible!!! I am totally in love with your site – such creative, fun recipes that are beautifully photographed! I’m diving head first (& pinning) everything!

    • Haha!! Thanks Christine!! Super sweet!

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