Homemade Butterfinger Bites

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing


about 4 dozen

Updated: Nov. 07, 2023
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
Homemade Butterfinger Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Microwave candy corn on high for 30 seconds; stir. Cook in 15-second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Add peanut butter; microwave mixture until smooth, 45-60 seconds, stirring 3 times.
  2. 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 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.