Halloween….the little bite size candy given as treats during your holiday can drive a woman insane. I know that if I purchase the bite size Butterfingers or Snickers early it will result in a depressed state of mind as I sit with wrappers all around me. I mean I had to get them since they were on sale….this year I made an oath, to myself, that I wouldn’t cave and by any of your wicked candy treats until the 31st.
I failed. Kind of.
I purchased a bag of candy corn to place inside a five-dollar glass pumpkin I scored at Target. In my mind I thought…it’s décor, I won’t eat it. I could place a candle inside…and if the candy is touching a candle I won’t eat it. Oh the mind games I play with myself in the candy isle.
I stayed strong for a few days until I brought up the idea of making Butterfinger bites from the candy corn to my friend McKay, of Oatmeal Lace Design. When I get an idea in my head it’s really hard to stop it from happening. The next day I stood in my kitchen and broke my personal oath as I made my favorite candy bar from “holiday décor”.
Pretty amazed that it only took three ingredients: candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. I found this recipe sometime ago, but this awesome creation has been making its rounds all over the web. I made a small portion in attempts to keep me from completely falling off my “eat clean wagon”. BUT Mike and I only had ONE piece and then we tossed the rest away! I know insane, but I didn’t have that “Oh sh!t did I just eat all of that” moment! Everyone deserves a cheat day!
Enjoy this really easy treat!
1 ½ cups of candy corn
8 oz. peanut butter (I used creamy)
Chocolate to coat (I used semi-sweet morsels I had on hand)
In a microwave safe bowl heat the candy corn for one minute. Stir and keep heating for 20 second intervals until completely melted.
Stir in peanut butter. I use organic peanut butter so it was in the fridge. I placed it in the microwave and heated it by 20 second intervals again, stiring in between, until it was blended.
Take a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. Place the candy corn mixture into the pan and let it cool completely for about 2 hours.
Once it is cooled you can remove from pan and cut into pieces (I made about 15, remember bite size!).
Heat your chocolate via the microwave or the stovetop and then dip your butterfinger bites into the chocolate, drizzle it or spoon some on the top like I did. Just put some chocolate on it!!