Anyone have Halloween candy leftovers? This gluten-free recipe is an easy way to use up some of that candy corn. Believe it or not, these Candy Corn Butterfingers taste just like the real thing. As always, check ingredient lists, as ingredients can change. I’m not celiac, so I don’t need to worry about cross-contamination- as long as there are no gluten ingredients, I am fine. You may need to adjust according to your level of sensitivity.
I found the recipe online in several places, one being RecipeCircus. I had to tweak it because the peanut butter flavor was just a little too strong, and the texture was a little too oily. Could have been my peanut butter, though. Anyway, click on the link for the original recipe. Here is my tweaked version:
21 oz pkg candy corn
16 oz jar honey roasted peanut butter
16 oz pkg chocolate candy melts
Melt candy corn in microwave, stirring at 15 second intervals. Candy corn is a little tricky to melt, much like chocolate chips- you need to watch it carefully, or it will seize up on you and you’ll have a big ball of hard candy corn-ish-ness.
Stir in peanut butter.
Spread mixture in 8×8 pan lined with waxed paper. Let cool completely.
Lift from pan and cut into squares, then dip in melted chocolate.
- I don’t think the candy melts are as tasty as semi-sweet chocolate chips, but they don’t have the seizing issue that chocolate chips have.
- If you prefer chocolate chips, try adding a tablespoon of shortening (not oil) to the chips when melting.
Here is the printable recipe:
- 21 oz bag candy corn
- 16 oz jar honey roasted peanut butter
- 16 oz chocolate candy melts or 2 cups chocolate chips
- Melt candy corn in microwave at 15-second intervals, watching carefully to avoid seizing up.
- Stir in peanut butter.
- Spread mixture in 8x8 pan lined with wax paper.
- Allow to cool completely, then lift from pan and cut into squares.
- Dip squares in melted chocolate and lay on wax paper to cool and harden.
We don’t celebrate Halloween, so no candy leftovers, but I like to buy candy corn at the after-Halloween sales, freeze them, then make these for Christmas gifts. Do you use leftover candy in recipes or eat it straight from the package? Think you’ll try making Candy Corn Butterfingers?