Sometimes I am embarrassed to tell people how easy this delicious candy is to make. It tastes very much like a famous crunchy peanut candy bar, and can be made in about 10 minutes (total time)! I like to buy a lot candy corn right after Halloween when it is on sale so it can be a very inexpensive candy to make. Sometimes I drizzle some melted milk chocolate on top of the semisweet chocolate after it's cooled just for decoration.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 pieces
Advertisement

Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper.

    Advertisement
  • Place candy corn in a microwave-safe bowl (not plastic) and heat in several 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until candy corn is warm, melted, and smooth.

  • Stir peanut butter into melted candy corn until thoroughly combined; transfer candy to the prepared pan, pressing and smoothing the candy into the corners of the pan.

  • Place chocolate chips and vegetable shortening into the top of a double boiler set over simmering water. Heat the chocolate, stirring constantly, until just warm, melted, and smooth. Spread warm chocolate over the peanut candy. Chill in refrigerator until candy is set, at least 30 minutes, before cutting into squares.

Cook's Notes:

I like to buy candy corn on sale after Halloween to use for making candy for Christmas gifts.

With some store brands of chocolate chips I have had to use 2 tablespoons shortening.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 27.3g; fat 14.7g; sodium 120.4mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (29)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2012
What a sticky fun recipe! The melted candy corn can be a challenge to stir but the end product is fantastic! I am not a candy corn fan at all but my husband loves the candy bar so I gave these a whirl. They turned out great! My husband said they were "extremely good" and "better than a Butterfinger." The taste is dead on with a slightly different texture which we like because it doesn't stick to your teeth. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2012
Pretty good recipe but next time I will use creamy peanut butter. Read More
(2)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2012
What a sticky fun recipe! The melted candy corn can be a challenge to stir but the end product is fantastic! I am not a candy corn fan at all but my husband loves the candy bar so I gave these a whirl. They turned out great! My husband said they were "extremely good" and "better than a Butterfinger." The taste is dead on with a slightly different texture which we like because it doesn't stick to your teeth. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2012
Delicious! My husband who hates candy corn absolutely died when we tried these! He ate half the pan in the first 20 minutes after they were ready. Only thing I would change is the amount of candy corn. I would add an extra half cup. The candy corn is what makes it all stick together and I felt it needed a little more sticky-ness they were just a little crumbly. Definitely a keeper! Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
Fantastic! SILLY easy and really very much like a Butterfinger. I used a 25 cent clearance bag of smushed "fall mix with candy corn" (the kind with the little orange and green pumpkins) I made it even easier by just sprinkling the chips on the warm filling and spreading them after they melted. Go ahead-you know you want to make these! Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2014
This candy is pretty close to the real deal in taste slightly different in texture. The melting of the candy corn is pretty simple but you MUST work quickly with this as it becomes very hard to stir. Have your peanut butter measured and ready to add before you start melting the candy corn. I poured mine in a parchment lined small cookie sheet. Once it set up (I did not put it in the refrigerator) I lifted out the parchment to cut. This cut nicely into squares and was a nice addition to Christmas cookie/candy platters. Everyone liked it no one raved about it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2012
These are excellent and taste exactly like the candy bar. I did not use shortening I just microwaved the chips at 30 second intervals stirring in between 'til they were ready. Also I stuck the bars in the freezer for several minutes before spreading on the chocolate. I didn't find this recipe until long after Halloween candy was gone but luckily Amazon stocks candy corn year round. This will be on my Christmas tray for many years to come. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
Wonderful & Super Easy! Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2012
Very sticky and very good! My boyfriend was hesitant because he dislikes candy corn but he gobbled it up once they were finished. Just like butterfingers! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2013
These taste like a fudge form of the candy bar. Awesome! I doubled the amount of chocolate. 6 oz is not enough at all. I did good with the 12 oz bag of chocolate chips and did add the shortening which helped the chocolate spread easier. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2017
My family make these every year for Christmas. Mom makes some my sister in law makes some and I make some. We use creamy peanut butter (it mixes easier with the melted candy) and we use the chocolate candy coating and dip the bars after they set. Its less crumbly and sticky to eat that way. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2012
Pretty good recipe but next time I will use creamy peanut butter. Read More
(2)
Advertisement