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
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 cup candy corn
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup (6 ounces) 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 three 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. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Homemade Butterfinger Bites in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2017