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Homemade Butterfinger Bites

Bent on using up a stash of leftover candy corn, I decided to experiment. Turns out, if you melt it, mix it with peanut butter and coat the balls with chocolate, you get a softer, denser version of a Butterfinger bite. Who knew? They’re delicious! —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  • Microwave candy corn on high for 30 seconds; stir. Cook in 15-second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Add peanut butter; microwave mixture, stirring 3 times, until smooth, 45-60 seconds.
  • Gently shape teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls (if mixture becomes crumbly, reheat for 15-20 seconds). Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and oil; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 50 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Dec 16, 2020

    Simple candy and good flavor. Chilling in freezer helped to firm up and shape balls prior to dipping then re-froze to set and store till use.

  • scruffy88tally
    Apr 6, 2019

    I just put these in the freezer, but they smell just like a Butterfinger. Can't wait to try!!