How to make it

  • Cook syrup, sugar, and water to 310 F. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in warmed peanut butter (warm slightly in microwave)
  • until well blended. Pour into a greased (buttered) 8" X 8" pan.
  • Score mixture into desired size bars.
  • When COMPLETELY cool, dip in melted milk chocolate
  • (use a double boiler to SLOWLY melt) and set on wax paper
  • until chocolate has hardened.

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    " It was excellent "
    PattyAnne23 ate it and said...
    I made these on 5/15 & 5/19/2013. I noticed that 310 is not hot enough for the sugar syrup. If you heat the syrup up to 320, then put the pb in the microwave on high until the sugar syrup is somewhere between 325-330 degrees THEN add your liquefied pb. You then have enough extra heat to get you from mixing in the pb to pouring it out in the pan. Since the filling is a pseudo caramel/special K bar "binder"/ brittle mixture on the sugar half of the chemical equation you need a bit heat to help you out with out crossing the 350-375 degree barrier. (At that point you have full on caramels & nougats)

    This extra heat makes perfect bars every time. And they are super easy to score & cut!! Hope this helps!
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    " It was excellent "
    idealwheels ate it and said...
    I made these yesterday, (11-17-2012) and they are amazing! They were so easy and taste just like a Butterfinger. I double dipped mine to add a little extra chocolate. You must be "VERY QUICK" at scoring your bars or cubes (what I did) as they harden extremly "FAST" I had quite a few crumbs and chunks left which I mixed with my left over chocolate and spread on waxed paper, it makes a great ice cream topping. Thanks Halees Grandma for this wonderful recipe. If I could give it a 10 star I could. I will be making these quite often.
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    " It was just okay "
    sarahvase ate it and said...
    Here's some things I've learned:

    1)It hardens quickly. If you can avoid it, don't use a knife to even out the batch after you've poured it. Also, cut your bars very soon after pouring into your dish.
    2)If using a candy thermometer, use a smaller saucepan. Even if you double the recipe.
    3)If using a double broiler to melt your chocolate: boil the water, TAKE IT OFF THE HEAT, then put the second saucepan with the chocolate on top.


    I've made this before perfectly / but also have had it where it just crumbles up when stirring it after the peanut butter's added - anyone know why this is? Should you let the sugar mixture cool down a bit before adding the peanut butter?
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  • btnbox33 4 years ago
    I tried this recipe using a microwave oven instead of stove top. The candy turned out extremely hard; like brittle. Yes, the temperature was 310F. Any suggestions?
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  • adzell 5 years ago
    My sweet tooth is aching! :) Hope you don't mind, but I added this to the "I Love Candy Bars" group!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    My favorite candy too. Can't wait to give this a whirl. YUM.
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  • cheric 6 years ago
    LOVE copycat recipes!!! These sound awesome! Thank you!! :)
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  • trigger 6 years ago
    Homemade Butterfingers

    I like home made no preservatives needed.

    Great

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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    My favorite candy bar in the whole wide world...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    yummmmmmmmmm thanks
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Sounds fantastic and I'm a big fan of Butterfingers - so this interests me a lot. Great post - thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Have to agree, 5 is deserved here. Great post. My mouth is watering. Yumola.
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  • taylorsue82 6 years ago
    OMG can't wait to try these.
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmm :) Love these things! TY, HayleesGran :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    YUMMY! I love the crispity crunchiness of a butterfinger. Great post! High 5 for U
    jett
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I love Butterfingers too! got my 5
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  • gardener61 6 years ago
    OMG! You're gonna make me FAT!!!! (LOL) ;)
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