Homemade Butterfinger Bark - your favorite candy in a bark form! Only 3 ingredients needed to make this treat!
Last year, about this time, I stumbled onto a recipe on Pinterest for homemade Butterfingers. My favorite candy. Next to Reese's cups. And Kit Kat. And Almond Joy. Okay, so it's not the only favorite candy of mine but it's up there in the top 5! I tried the homemade version last year and it was fantastic! Today I am sharing it's bark version on the blog. You only had to wait one year. 🙂
This bark is so ridiculously easy to make, it's crazy! We are talking three ingredients that I bet you already have in your pantry. You can make this into candy bars but the bark takes significantly less time and is equally delicious!
My Hubby and I love Butterfingers! We always try to steal them from the Halloween treat-or-trick bags! 🙂 Now we don't have to! This bark is the real deal. So easy to make and tastes just like Butterfingers. Actually, as soon as you start combining the ingredients - you will smell the Butterfingers! The hardest part is waiting for everything to set up. Then cut and devour!
You have to try this recipe! I love DIY recipes of my favorite candy that I can make at home. Especially easy ones like this one!
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BUTTERFINGER BARK RECIPE:
Homemade Butterfinger Bark Recipe
- 1.5 cup candy corn
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter
- 1.5 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Line a 8" square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth.
- Pour half the chocolate onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Smooth out. Set aside to set.
- In the meantime, place candy corn in a large heat-proof bowl and melt in the microwave for 45 seconds. Check if it's melting and melt for another 20 to 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
- Add peanut butter to the melted candy corn. Stir until smooth. Warm up in the microwave if needed.
- Pour the mixture (it will be thick) onto the set chocolate in the pan. Spread and smooth the top.
- Pour the rest of the melted chocolate on top of the butterfinger filling.
- Smooth the top.
- Place the pan in the fridge to set, at least 1 hour.
- Cut into squares or triangles or free-form pieces.
- Store in the fridge,in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
Looks super good! Can I just melt the candy corn on the stove top until all melted and smooth, and then stir in the room temperature peanut butter? Thanks
I can’t find corn candy anywhere. I’m thinking it’s because if the current season. Can you substitute corn syrup for the corn candy?
I found Candy Corn at Tractor Supply the first of August.
Cant wait to try it!!!!
My stupid mistake, I overcooked the candy corn so it was way, way too hard and chewy. That being said, I'm still over here chewing away because it tastes FANTASTIC! I got a new microwave and I'm still testing out the power, I guess. Sigh. I suppose I'll have to make another batch...
I've made two batches of this already, with great response. I've given all of them away, because I'm afraid that if they are in the house, I'll eat them all up. The semi-sweet chocolate makes them taste more decadent than the commercial candy bars, and nobody has come close to guessing the ingredients.
Does it come out crunchy like a butterfinger or does it just taste like one?
Hi Susan! Yes, these bars have the crunchy texture of the Butterfingers. Make sure the peanut butter and candy corn mixture is smooth. Reheat if needed. Hope this helps! Thank you!
Bark always reminds me of the holiday months so seeing this recipe made me smile. Now I just want to reach through the screen and grab a few! 😉
This looks amazing! Candy corn and peanut butter are a match made in heaven 🙂
Curry and Comfort says
Wow, this is one clever recipe... I would have never thought to use candy corn like this. My mother is a butterfinger freak... she would adore this. 🙂
Is there a homemade recipe for corn candy? I haven't seen it over here in th UK. I love,love,love Butterfingers!! Thanks for,all the great recipes.
I've seen candy corn recipes online, however you can buy imported candy corn here in the UK! American food shops carry it and you may be able to find some in large grocery stores which have a US import section, like Tesco.
I wonder...does this filling become crispy like a real butterfinger? Also, does natural pb work here, or does it need to be something like Jif or Skippy?
Hi, I'm in Australia and am intrigued - what are Butterfingers? What is candy corn? Can you get thein Australia and if not what can I do to make them???
Darlene Morse says
Carol, Alton Brown is a Southern chef in the US; he has a recipe for candy corn.
Oooh, I love this! I tried to make the homemade butterfingers in separate bars but I SUCK at dipping things in chocolate so they turned out hideous. Definitely doing it this way from now on!
Oh, I know what you mean! I am the same - can't make a smooth truffle! This is much easier! Thanks, Amanda!
I am so intrigued! I cannot wait to try this...I love Butterfingers!
Thank you, Annie!
Thank you, Kristen!
What an awesome recipe!