I think I have said this before, and it should really come as no surprise since I am in love with baking and desserts, but I have a ridiculous sweet tooth. This attribute fortunately did not get passed down to my son Walker. He likes candy, but he could really go either way on it. I will occasionally buy him a Kit Kat at the gas station, and while he seems excited and very appreciative, sometimes he will just hold onto it and I will find it not eaten in his room later. If you give me candy, it is eaten immediately. Walker also usually sticks to one thing that he likes for a while and then moves onto the next. He was a big fan of oreo Hershey bars for a while, and then Kit Kats. The other day in the grocery store I asked him if he wanted anything, and he came back with a Butterfinger bar which was a little surprising since he has never chosen that before. I love Butterfingers but only the little bite ones- I can’t eat a full bar- well ok I could but would prefer something else. However, in high school, I used to get soft serve with Butterfinger all mixed together in one of those “blasts”- it was my favorite thing for all of junior year. I came across this wonderful blog Cookies and Cups (www.cookiesandcups.com) and they had posted a recipe for homemade butterfinger bark. It uses candy corns which is really awesome, so I can’t wait to try it!
Butterfinger Bark (from www.cookiesandcups.com)
5 cups candy corn
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
20 oz chocolate for melting, divided in half
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Melt 10 oz of chocolate over double boiler or in microwave,according to package directions.
Spread the melted chocolate on the foil lined baking sheet, approximately 11″x15″. DOn’t worry too much about the exact measurements, you just want it to be a thin layer.
Place baking sheet in fridge to chill quickly, about 10 minutes.
In a large microwave safe bowl melt your candy corn, 1 minute and then stir, then in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after each 30 seconds.
Immediately stir in peanut butter. Mixture will be very thick. Use those muscles!
Spread it on top of chilled chocolate.
Place this back in the fridge for another 20 minutes, until chilled.
Melt the remaining chocolate and spread it on top of the peanut butter layer.
Chill again at least 20 minutes.
Cut into triangle shaped pieces.